Russia

Country Russia
Capital Moscow
Continent Asia
Currency Russian ruble(RUB)
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Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynasty continued this policy of expansion across Siberia to the Pacific. Under PETER I (ruled 1682-1725), hegemony was extended to the Baltic Sea and the country was renamed the Russian Empire. During the 19th century, more territorial acquisitions were made in Europe and Asia. Defeat in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05 contributed to the Revolution of 1905, which resulted in the formation of a parliament and other reforms. Repeated devastating defeats of the Russian army in World War I led to widespread rioting in the major cities of the Russian Empire and to the overthrow in 1917 of the imperial household. The Communists under Vladimir LENIN seized power soon after and formed the USSR. The brutal rule of Iosif STALIN (1928-53) strengthened Communist rule and Russian dominance of the Soviet Union at a cost of tens of millions of lives. The Soviet economy and society stagnated in the following decades until General Secretary Mikhail GORBACHEV (1985-91) introduced glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring) in an attempt to modernize Communism, but his initiatives inadvertently released forces that by December 1991 splintered the USSR into Russia and 14 other independent republics. Since then, Russia has shifted its post-Soviet democratic ambitions in favor of a centralized semi-authoritarian state whose legitimacy is buttressed, in part, by carefully managed national elections, former President PUTIN's genuine popularity, and the prudent management of Russia's windfall energy wealth. Russia has severely disabled a Chechen rebel movement, although violence still occurs throughout the North Caucasus.

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Outrage Grows as Russia Grants Passports in Ukraine’s Breakaway Regions - The New York Times
  1. Outrage Grows as Russia Grants Passports in Ukraine’s Breakaway Regions  The New York Times
  2. Kiev condemns Russia offer of easy passports to east Ukrainians  Al Jazeera English
  3. On the Russian Front in Ukraine  The Wall Street Journal
  4. Putin denies Russia is provoking Ukraine with rebel passports move  CNBC
  5. Russia's Ukraine passport move aimed to destabilize, exacerbate conflict: EU  Reuters
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Mueller report: was Russia’s election meddling a strategic failure? - Vox.com
  1. Mueller report: was Russia’s election meddling a strategic failure?  Vox.com
  2. The Russians and the Dossier  The Wall Street Journal
  3. The Trump Campaign Conspired With the Russians. Mueller Proved It.  The New York Times
  4. Trump-Russia reporting prevented further corruption.  Slate
  5. Trump: Russia investigations an attempted 'coup' - POLITICO  POLITICO
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'Spot and Assess.' The Intelligence Strategy Behind Russia's Political Outreach - TIME'Spot and Assess.' The Intelligence Strategy Behind Russia's Political Outreach  TIME

A sentencing memo in the case of convicted Russian agent Maria Butina explains how Russians seek to influence U.S. politics.



Trump admin aiming for major nuclear deal with Russia and China - CNNTrump admin aiming for major nuclear deal with Russia and China  CNN

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump has his eyes on a new foreign policy prize: a grand nuclear deal with Russia and China, that he sees as a potential ...



Kim Jong-un Meets Putin in Russia With U.S. Talks Faltering - The New York TimesKim Jong-un Meets Putin in Russia With U.S. Talks Faltering  The New York Times

Mr. Kim, the North Korean leader, met the Russian president as he tries to build support for his approach to sanctions relief and nuclear disarmament.



Did Russia Just Concede a Need to Regulate Military AI? - Defense OneDid Russia Just Concede a Need to Regulate Military AI?  Defense One

After years of Kremlin efforts to derail international guidelines on militarized artificial intelligence, a national-security leader appeared to signal ...



Russia Is Working on a New Way to 'Unstealth' U.S. Navy Submarines - The National Interest OnlineRussia Is Working on a New Way to 'Unstealth' U.S. Navy Submarines  The National Interest Online

Naval expert Alexander Mozgovoy told Izvestia that the Russian Navy has long wanted to make towed sonar arrays less awkward. Russia is working on a new ...



Germany, Poland suspend oil imports via Russian pipeline amid contamination worries - CNBCGermany, Poland suspend oil imports via Russian pipeline amid contamination worries  CNBC

The Druzhba pipeline can ship up to 1 million barrels per day (bpd), according to data sourced by Reuters — approximately 1% of global demand.



Rosenstein unloads on critics, defends handling of Russia investigation - CNNRosenstein unloads on critics, defends handling of Russia investigation  CNN

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended his handling of the Russia investigation Thursday evening, recalling how he had promised to "do it right" ...



Let the Russia Hearings Begin - The New York TimesLet the Russia Hearings Begin  The New York Times

A reader says Kirstjen Nielsen, the former homeland security secretary, should testify about her thwarted efforts to address Russian interference in our elections.



North Korea-Russia Summit Intended To Send A Signal To U.S. - NPRNorth Korea-Russia Summit Intended To Send A Signal To U.S.  NPR

North Korea's Kim Jong Un calls the two-hour summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin "meaningful." But they did not appear to make progress on the ...



In Russia, Political Criticism Is a 4-Letter Word (and a $470 Fine) - The New York TimesIn Russia, Political Criticism Is a 4-Letter Word (and a $470 Fine)  The New York Times

A Russian court fined a man $470 for calling President Vladimir Putin a vulgar form of the word dimwit, under a new law against obscene criticism. The man ...



‘I have long dreamed of visiting’: Kim Jong Un arrives in Russia for talks with Putin - The Washington Post‘I have long dreamed of visiting’: Kim Jong Un arrives in Russia for talks with Putin  The Washington Post

MOSCOW — Kim Jong Un arrived in Russia on Wednesday ahead of the North Korean leader's first talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a meeting ...



Barings CEO: We 'won't be going to Russia anytime soon' - CNBCBarings CEO: We 'won't be going to Russia anytime soon'  CNBC

Barings does not expect to enter the Russian market, CEO Thomas Finke said, citing a lack of "confidence in the leadership, in the political system."



Russia May Soon Mothball Its Most Historic Launchpad: Report - Space.comRussia May Soon Mothball Its Most Historic Launchpad: Report  Space.com

Russia may soon decommission its most historic launch site, from which the world's first satellite, Sputnik, was lofted into space in 1957. Today, the site is used to ...



Russia's Yandex says it's learning lessons from Lyft for its own ride-hailing IPO - CNBCRussia's Yandex says it's learning lessons from Lyft for its own ride-hailing IPO  CNBC

Russian tech giant Yandex is still planning an initial public offering for its ride-hailing business, and it's not been deterred by Lyft's struggling stock, according to ...



U.S. Air Force B-52 Bombers Practiced a Nuclear Strike on Russia Last Month - The National Interest OnlineU.S. Air Force B-52 Bombers Practiced a Nuclear Strike on Russia Last Month  The National Interest Online

The U.S. Air Force in early March 2019 deployed five B-52 bombers from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana to the United Kingdom. Some of the ...



North Korea, Russia to deepen ties and cooperation: KCNA - NK NewsNorth Korea, Russia to deepen ties and cooperation: KCNA  NK News

North Korean media on Friday said DPRK leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to deepen ties and increase cooperation between ...



There’s a bigger Russian threat than meddling. Vladimir Putin is acting like he wants war - Los Angeles TimesThere’s a bigger Russian threat than meddling. Vladimir Putin is acting like he wants war  Los Angeles Times

President Vladimir Putin is never happier or more animated than when he describes Russia's nuclear hardware, aimed at the United States and invulnerable to ...



Kim Jong-un in Russia for Vladimir Putin summit - BBC NewsKim Jong-un in Russia for Vladimir Putin summit  BBC News

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived in the far east of Russia for a summit with President Vladimir Putin. Mr Kim arrived by train in the Pacific Coast city ...



Fake news and public executions: Documents show a Russian company's plan for quelling protests in Sudan - CNNFake news and public executions: Documents show a Russian company's plan for quelling protests in Sudan  CNN

When anti-government protests erupted in Sudan at the end of last year, the response of President Omar al-Bashir came straight from the dictators' playbook -- a ...



U.S. slams Russia's offer of citizenship to east Ukraine residents - ReutersU.S. slams Russia's offer of citizenship to east Ukraine residents  Reuters

The United States condemned on Wednesday Russian President Vladimir Putin's order simplifying the procedure for obtaining a Russian passport for residents ...



Russia ships X-ray astronomy satellite to launch site - Spaceflight NowRussia ships X-ray astronomy satellite to launch site  Spaceflight Now

The Spektr-RG astronomy satellite is prepared for shipment to the Baikonur Cosmodrome at an NPO Lavochkin facility in Khimki, Russia, near Moscow. Credit: ...



Kim Jong-un in Russia – in pictures | World news - The GuardianKim Jong-un in Russia – in pictures | World news  The Guardian

The North Korean leader arrived in Russia by train on Wednesday, a day before his much-anticipated summit with President Vladimir Putin. He visited with ...



Russians Will Soon Lose Uncensored Access to the Internet - Defense OneRussians Will Soon Lose Uncensored Access to the Internet  Defense One

A new law allows the Kremlin to spy on, filter, and control the country's online activity, alarming human-rights watchdogs. The Russian government is one step ...



RIP Aircraft Carrier: How Russia or China Could Send These Warships to the Bottom - The National Interest OnlineRIP Aircraft Carrier: How Russia or China Could Send These Warships to the Bottom  The National Interest Online

In the event of a conflict, U.S. Navy admirals and the U.S. president may grow so concerned about the vulnerability of carriers that they don't use them assertively ...



What Zelensky's win will mean for Ukraine's relations with Russia - CNNWhat Zelensky's win will mean for Ukraine's relations with Russia  CNN

Ukrainians overwhelmingly threw their support behind a political newcomer, actor and comedian Volodymyr Zelensky, to become the country's next President.



Don't tell Donald Trump about Russia's election interference! - CNNDon't tell Donald Trump about Russia's election interference!  CNN

This, from The New York Times, is really something:



Biden's attacks on Romney for his 2012 warning about Russia resurface - Fox NewsBiden's attacks on Romney for his 2012 warning about Russia resurface  Fox News

Now that former Vice President Joe Biden has entered the 2020 race, his record in office is coming under intense scrutiny, including his attacks on former GOP ...



Russian company planned to quell Sudan protests - CNNRussian company planned to quell Sudan protests  CNN

A company with ties to the Kremlin tried to protect Russian interests in Sudan with a plan to discredit and disrupt anti-regime protests, according to documents ...



US warships send a powerful message to Russia - CNNUS warships send a powerful message to Russia  CNN

The United States is flexing its military muscles as a powerful warning to Russia. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen got exclusive access as US warships started their own ...



Russia's Stock Market Keeps Breaking Records - ForbesRussia's Stock Market Keeps Breaking Records  Forbes

A better day for Russia? Its stock market sure thinks so. The Moscow Stock Index has doubled in value in five years thanks to a stable ruble and a slowly ...



Kushner Distorts Scope of Russia Interference - FactCheck.orgKushner Distorts Scope of Russia Interference  FactCheck.org

Special counsel Robert Mueller's report concluded that “[t]he Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic ...



Look, up in the sky! A Russian 'spy' plane will fly above the Omaha area on Friday - Omaha World-HeraldLook, up in the sky! A Russian 'spy' plane will fly above the Omaha area on Friday  Omaha World-Herald

A New Open Skies photo observation plane might be visible over Offutt Air Force Base at about 12:30 p.m. on Friday.



Russia: CBR likely to keep Key Rate on hold - TDS - FXStreetRussia: CBR likely to keep Key Rate on hold - TDS  FXStreet

Analysts at TD Securities suggest that in line with the unanimous consensus, they expect the CBR to keep its Key Rate on hold at 7.75% at today's Boar.



Is Russia Bringing Back the Legendary T-34 Tank That Crushed Hitler? - The National Interest OnlineIs Russia Bringing Back the Legendary T-34 Tank That Crushed Hitler?  The National Interest Online

Will Russia's enemies again be crushed, as Nazi Germany was, under the treads of Russian armor? Alas for tank buffs and Russian nationalists, reports of the ...



Russia's Facebook is now balanced, as all things should be - BBC NewsRussia's Facebook is now balanced, as all things should be  BBC News

Social media website VKontakte temporarily removes 400000 users by mimicking Avengers: Infinity War.



Along Russia's Border to Norway, a Big Show of Military Force - The Moscow TimesAlong Russia's Border to Norway, a Big Show of Military Force  The Moscow Times

Sounds of explosion rocked through the borderlands as 1,000 forces and more than 340 military vehicles, tanks and aircraft engaged in military training.



Russia's hack into the US election was surprisingly inexpensive, Mueller report shows - CNBCRussia's hack into the US election was surprisingly inexpensive, Mueller report shows  CNBC

After reading special counsel Robert Mueller's report, experts noted how Russian internet trolls and hackers appeared to use limited resources in carrying out ...



Syria and Now Iran: How the US Is Driving Russia South - The Moscow TimesSyria and Now Iran: How the US Is Driving Russia South  The Moscow Times

Opinion | Trump's decision to end Iran oil waivers will shift Russia's foreign policy down south.



Justice Department filing contradicts Kushner's view of Russia threat - POLITICOJustice Department filing contradicts Kushner's view of Russia threat  POLITICO

Jared Kushner, in his first public comments since the public release of special counsel Robert Mueller's final report, on Tuesday downplayed the effect of ...



Russia launches huge 'doomsday' supersub - New York PostRussia launches huge 'doomsday' supersub  New York Post

Russia has launched its new Belgorod submarine, which is designed to carry devastating underwater nuclear drones.



How the Deep State Russia Conspirators May Escape - American GreatnessHow the Deep State Russia Conspirators May Escape  American Greatness

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Reed Smith Team Moves to Hold Barr, Mueller in Contempt in Russia Case | National Law Journal - Law.comReed Smith Team Moves to Hold Barr, Mueller in Contempt in Russia Case | National Law Journal  Law.com

The Reed Smith lawyers defending a Russian company indicted in the special counsel investigation are pushing to have U.S. Attorney General William Barr and ...



Russia calls up Ovechkin for Worlds - TSNRussia calls up Ovechkin for Worlds  TSN

Team Russia called up Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov for next month's World Hockey Championship on Thursday after the Washington ...



Gilas gets green light for Russia training, June practices - ESPNGilas gets green light for Russia training, June practices  ESPN

Gilas Pilipinas has permission from the PBA to hold twice-a-week training sessions in June and a mini-camp in Russia as they prepare for the FIBA World Cup.



Mueller report sparked an increase in Russian misinformation - AxiosMueller report sparked an increase in Russian misinformation  Axios

Russia's social media efforts capitalize on any major news story to fracture the U.S. public.



Analyzing The First Images Of Russia's Huge Doomsday Torpedo Carrying Special Missions Sub - The DriveAnalyzing The First Images Of Russia's Huge Doomsday Torpedo Carrying Special Missions Sub  The Drive

Just the other day, Russia launched the world's longest submarine, the shadowy K-139 Belgorod, a modified Oscar II-class boat, which is set to become the ...



America Will Send Two Carriers to Send Russia a Message - The National Interest OnlineAmerica Will Send Two Carriers to Send Russia a Message  The National Interest Online

With two U.S. aircraft carriers operating in the Mediterranean Sea for the first time since 2016, it would be hard for Russia to miss the intended message.



Prodded by Putin, Russians Sought Back Channels to Trump Through the Business World - The New York TimesProdded by Putin, Russians Sought Back Channels to Trump Through the Business World  The New York Times

The Mueller report shows how Russia's efforts to connect with the Trump team spun into high gear after the election as the Kremlin dispatched oligarchs and ...



Russia's New Surveillance Plane Just Flew Over Two Of America's Top Nuclear Labs - The DriveRussia's New Surveillance Plane Just Flew Over Two Of America's Top Nuclear Labs  The Drive

One Russia's two Tu-214ON aircraft has conducted what appears to be its first-ever flight over the United States under the Open Skies Treaty. This agreement ...



Russia's Sovereign Internet Law Will Destroy Innovation - The Moscow TimesRussia's Sovereign Internet Law Will Destroy Innovation  The Moscow Times

The Russian authorities have embarked on unprecedented measures to control internet *content*. Under what has become known as the sovereign internet law ...



‘Putin Has Won’: Mueller Report Details the Ways Russia Interfered in the 2016 Election - The Wall Street Journal‘Putin Has Won’: Mueller Report Details the Ways Russia Interfered in the 2016 Election  The Wall Street Journal

Special counsel Robert Mueller's report lays out in unprecedented detail how Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and sought to help Donald ...



Russia's Doomsday Submarines Are Here (Armed with Nuclear Robot Torpedoes) - The National Interest OnlineRussia's Doomsday Submarines Are Here (Armed with Nuclear Robot Torpedoes)  The National Interest Online

Russian has launched the first of several submarines designed to carry thermonuclear-armed robot torpedoes.



The Mueller Report Shows Why the Trump Campaign Was Such an Easy Target for Russia - TIMEThe Mueller Report Shows Why the Trump Campaign Was Such an Easy Target for Russia  TIME

Dozens of Russian individuals, directed at the highest levels of the Kremlin, contacted at least 17 Trump campaign officials and advisors.



Russia Built a Battering Ram Drone to Knock Drones out of the Sky - FuturismRussia Built a Battering Ram Drone to Knock Drones out of the Sky  Futurism

Russia just displayed a new battering ram-inspired drone designed to take out hostile quadrotor drones. The drone, which C4ISRNET describes as reminiscent ...



Russia offers passports to east Ukraine, president-elect decries 'aggressor state' - ReutersRussia offers passports to east Ukraine, president-elect decries 'aggressor state'  Reuters

ST PETERSBURG, Russia/KIEV (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an order on Wednesday simplifying the procedure for obtaining a Russian ...



Russia Is Trying To Fly Military Planes Into Venezuela Via Syria Again - BuzzFeed NewsRussia Is Trying To Fly Military Planes Into Venezuela Via Syria Again  BuzzFeed News

LONDON — Malta has refused a new Russian request to use its airspace to fly military aircraft from Syria to Venezuela this month, BuzzFeed News has learned.



A new Russian law will further separate the country from the global internet - CNBCA new Russian law will further separate the country from the global internet  CNBC

A new law that passed Russia's parliament this week could further separate Russia from the internet. It is ambiguous, but also appears to give the Kremlin ...



Russia Has Won the Information War in Turkey - Foreign PolicyRussia Has Won the Information War in Turkey  Foreign Policy

In recent weeks, Turkey's long-standing bid to acquire Russian S-400 missile defense systems has received renewed media attention. As Presidents Vladimir ...



Half of Russia's Alcohol Sold Illegally, Regulators Say - The Moscow TimesHalf of Russia's Alcohol Sold Illegally, Regulators Say  The Moscow Times

Almost half of the alcohol products sold in Russia last year were on the market illegally, the state Federal Alcohol Market Regulation *Service* ...



Here's What We Know So Far About Russia's 2016 Meddling - TIMEHere's What We Know So Far About Russia's 2016 Meddling  TIME

From hacking the Clinton campaign to spreading propaganda, here's what we know about how Russia meddled in the 2016 election.



Russia's work with cyber criminals surging — former national security official - AxiosRussia's work with cyber criminals surging — former national security official  Axios

The Russian government is increasingly partnering with cyber criminals in its online espionage efforts, Obama administration national security official John ...



Trump soured relations in Latin America. China and Russia have welcomed the chaos. - The Washington PostTrump soured relations in Latin America. China and Russia have welcomed the chaos.  The Washington Post

With Venezuela in flames, China and Russia are seeking claims in the rubble. But the United States has been caught flat-footed, and the Pentagon is struggling ...



Paparazzi pics Wild Leopard and Tiger Make On-Camera Debut in Russia's Far East It's the - The Moscow TimesPaparazzi pics Wild Leopard and Tiger Make On-Camera Debut in Russia's Far East It's the  The Moscow Times

Scientists in Russia's Far East have spotted an Amur leopard and Siberian tiger within Vladivostok city limits for the first time, the Leopard Land conservation ...



It's Business as Usual for Russians in Sudan, Despite Bashir's Fall - TIMEIt's Business as Usual for Russians in Sudan, Despite Bashir's Fall  TIME

Sudan's Omar al-Bashir may have been ousted by a popular revolution, but his Russian allies are continuing their operations in the country.



New Revelations in Maria Butina Case Highlight Russia's Infiltration Efforts in 2016 - Mother JonesNew Revelations in Maria Butina Case Highlight Russia's Infiltration Efforts in 2016  Mother Jones

With so much attention justifiably focused on Robert Mueller's report this past week, not as much notice was paid to a parallel matter regarding another Russian ...



Business booming for Russia's arms traders | Article - Asia TimesBusiness booming for Russia's arms traders | Article  Asia Times

Moscow has overtaken Britain and become the number two weapons producer and trader in the world.



Russia's Filthy Rich Have a Thing for Miami—but the Good Times May Be Ending - The Daily BeastRussia's Filthy Rich Have a Thing for Miami—but the Good Times May Be Ending  The Daily Beast

Though Trump wanted to build a tower in Moscow and failed, many Russians have bought into Miami's Trump condos. Now, some of them can't get there.



How Russia wants to control the internet - BBC NewsHow Russia wants to control the internet  BBC News

Critics say the Russian government's latest controversial cyber laws are a form of censorship.



Moscow and Three Russian Regions to Legally Pilot Crypto and DLT Tech: Local Media - CointelegraphMoscow and Three Russian Regions to Legally Pilot Crypto and DLT Tech: Local Media  Cointelegraph

The Ministry of Economic Development of Russia wants to pilot the use of unregulated tech in Moscow and other regions.



Trump welcomed the Russian attack and obstructed resulting investigations, an impeachable offense - NBC NewsTrump welcomed the Russian attack and obstructed resulting investigations, an impeachable offense  NBC News

As with many Americans, I began reading special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian election interference as soon as it was released. As a former ...



Russians Always Knew There Was No Collusion - The New York TimesRussians Always Knew There Was No Collusion  The New York Times

The Kremlin's allies and its opponents alike have been baffled by America's Russia obsession. Can we ever look at the U.S. the same way again?



In Ukraine, Russia Tests a New Facebook Tactic in Election Tampering - The New York TimesIn Ukraine, Russia Tests a New Facebook Tactic in Election Tampering  The New York Times

With Facebook focused on weeding out fake pages, Russian agents are spreading propaganda on the pages of real people willing to sell or rent them out.



The Quick Read About... Russia's Presence in Venezuela - TIMEThe Quick Read About... Russia's Presence in Venezuela  TIME

What Happened This Week: Following Russia's recent decision to send 100 or so “advisors” (read: soldiers) alongside military equipment to prop up the Maduro ...



Russia would be Turkey's 'first best choice' for fighter jets if its F-35 plan flops - DefenseNews.comRussia would be Turkey's 'first best choice' for fighter jets if its F-35 plan flops  DefenseNews.com

The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the multinational program if it buys the Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air missile system.



Russia’s Military Mission Creep Advances to a New Front: Africa - The New York TimesRussia’s Military Mission Creep Advances to a New Front: Africa  The New York Times

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Russia has been steadily expanding its military influence across Africa, alarming Western officials with increasing arms sales ...



Russia's new purges rattle the elite - Bulldogs under the rug - The EconomistRussia's new purges rattle the elite - Bulldogs under the rug  The Economist

A PRIVATE JET carrying a Russian former minister and billionaire lands in a VIP Moscow airport from Italy where he resides in a plush villa. Lured to Moscow for ...



Putin's plan Russia's Massive Infrastructure Overhaul, in 5 Examples The Russian government plans to finance around - The Moscow TimesPutin's plan Russia's Massive Infrastructure Overhaul, in 5 Examples The Russian government plans to finance around  The Moscow Times

The Russian government plans to finance around 170 infrastructure projects from 2019 to 2024.



China’s Voracious Appetite for Timber Stokes Fury in Russia and Beyond - The New York TimesChina’s Voracious Appetite for Timber Stokes Fury in Russia and Beyond  The New York Times

From the Altai Mountains to the Pacific Coast, logging is ravaging Russia's vast forests, leaving behind swathes of scarred earth studded with dying stumps.



Russia's Gas Web Ensnares Europe - Foreign PolicyRussia's Gas Web Ensnares Europe  Foreign Policy

As Washington readies itself for a diminished role in the Middle East, Moscow is laying the groundwork for a significant long-term presence. By acquiring ...



Russia Ordered a Killing That Made No Sense. Then the Assassin Started Talking. - The New York TimesRussia Ordered a Killing That Made No Sense. Then the Assassin Started Talking.  The New York Times

It turned out the killer of a Ukrainian electrician was working for Russian intelligence agents.



13 mind-blowing facts about Russia's economy | Markets Insider - Business Insider13 mind-blowing facts about Russia's economy | Markets Insider  Business Insider

Following World War II, the Soviet Union emerged as a global superpower to rival the United States. But when the Soviet Union crumbled in the early 1990s and ...



Kremlin doubts figures showing Russians too poor to buy shoes - BBC NewsKremlin doubts figures showing Russians too poor to buy shoes  BBC News

Russian leaders "struggle" with statistics that show a third of Russians can't afford two pairs of shoes.



Inside The Shadow War Fought By Russian Mercenaries - BuzzFeed NewsInside The Shadow War Fought By Russian Mercenaries  BuzzFeed News

The Wagner Group has ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle but blurs the line between what is and isn't happening on Moscow's orders.



Trump Warns Russia to ‘Get Out’ of Venezuela - The New York TimesTrump Warns Russia to ‘Get Out’ of Venezuela  The New York Times

Russia, which landed two planes carrying military personnel in Caracas this week, has shown little sign of tamping down its involvement as the White House ...



How Mueller used Bitcoin to catch Russia - CNNHow Mueller used Bitcoin to catch Russia  CNN

New York (CNN Business) Russian operatives used cryptocurrency at almost every stage in their online efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, ...



How Putin Built a Ragtag Empire of Tyrants and Failing States - TIMEHow Putin Built a Ragtag Empire of Tyrants and Failing States  TIME

Even in the worst of times, Russia had been a reliable friend to the Sudan of Omar al-Bashir. It continued selling him weapons during the atrocities his regime ...



US Ignored Russia's Nuclear War Prevention Pact – Reports - The Moscow TimesUS Ignored Russia's Nuclear War Prevention Pact – Reports  The Moscow Times

Russia sent the United States a draft joint declaration on how to prevent nuclear war, only to never hear back from Washington, the Kommersant business daily ...



Russia passes bill to allow internet to be cut off from foreign servers - The GuardianRussia passes bill to allow internet to be cut off from foreign servers  The Guardian

Russian politicians have approved a controversial bill that would allow Moscow to cut off the country's internet traffic from foreign servers, in a key second ...



German far-right MP 'could be absolutely controlled by Russia' - BBC NewsGerman far-right MP 'could be absolutely controlled by Russia'  BBC News

A German politician could become an "absolutely controlled" MP in the Bundestag, according to Russian documents seen by BBC Newsnight. The politician ...



US and Russia 'need to strengthen' economic and political ties, Russian finance minister says - CNBCUS and Russia 'need to strengthen' economic and political ties, Russian finance minister says  CNBC

Russia and the U.S. must find a way to resolve their differences on the international stage, Russia's finance minister told CNBC Thursday.



Meet Russia's T-90 Tank: It Blew Up All Over Syria - The National Interest OnlineMeet Russia's T-90 Tank: It Blew Up All Over Syria  The National Interest Online

Even the most heavily armored main battle tanks are significantly less well protected from hits to the side, rear or top armor. The interconnected conflicts raging ...



Russia Is Tricking GPS to Protect Putin - Foreign PolicyRussia Is Tricking GPS to Protect Putin  Foreign Policy

Researchers at a Washington-based think tank have noticed that a funny thing happens whenever Russian President Vladimir Putin gets close to a harbor: The ...



Venezuela's President Maduro Sends Birthday Wishes To Russia's Lenin - ForbesVenezuela's President Maduro Sends Birthday Wishes To Russia's Lenin  Forbes

Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro sent his birthday wishes to Vladimir Lenin on Monday, the long deceased leader of Communist Russia. Lenin is one of a ...



Russian Memes Didn’t Steal the Election - The Wall Street JournalRussian Memes Didn’t Steal the Election  The Wall Street Journal

Being influenced by foreign propaganda doesn't cost a citizen his right to vote.



How Russia Sows Confusion in the U.S. Vaccine Debate - Foreign PolicyHow Russia Sows Confusion in the U.S. Vaccine Debate  Foreign Policy

In recent weeks, public health officials and state legislators have scrambled to combat new cases of measles across the United States. By April 4, the U.S. ...



NATO trains for Russian Invasion in Norway - 60 Minutes - CBS NewsNATO trains for Russian Invasion in Norway - 60 Minutes  CBS News

For the first time in decades, the United States sent a carrier strike group north of the Arctic Circle to participate in the war games. 60 Minutes reports, Sunday at 7 ...



Russia's 2019 Gold Shopping Spree: Another 600000 Ounces Added In March - Kitco NewsRussia's 2019 Gold Shopping Spree: Another 600000 Ounces Added In March  Kitco News

Editor's Note: Get caught up in minutes with our speedy summary of today's must-read news stories and expert opinions that moved the precious metals and ...



Russia's New Surveillance Jet To Make First U.S. Visit To Photograph Military Bases - The DriveRussia's New Surveillance Jet To Make First U.S. Visit To Photograph Military Bases  The Drive

Russia is sending one of its two Tu-214ON observation aircraft the United States under the Open Skies Treaty, which gives signatories the opportunity to fly ...