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Continent Asia
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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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'There's no one to help': Russian mercenary industry's toll on families - The Guardian'There's no one to help': Russian mercenary industry's toll on families  The Guardian

As Russia seeks to increase influence abroad, woman who lost ex-husband in Syria tells of fight for compensation.



Russia fires nuclear-capable missile from North Pole - ForbesRussia fires nuclear-capable missile from North Pole  Forbes

A Russian submarine has punched through the ice near the North Pole and fired an intercontinental ballistic missile.



News From Russia: What You Missed Over the Weekend - The Moscow TimesNews From Russia: What You Missed Over the Weekend  The Moscow Times

Invite spat. The question of whether President Vladimir Putin should be readmitted to the G7 group of advanced industrial economies was among the rifts that ...



Trump says others support his call to add Russia back into the G7 - CNBCTrump says others support his call to add Russia back into the G7  CNBC

"We have a number of people that would like to see Russia back," Trump said when asked if there was an update about adding the former member to the group.



Russia may rejoin to make grouping G-8 at 2020 Summit in USA - Economic TimesRussia may rejoin to make grouping G-8 at 2020 Summit in USA  Economic Times

Russia may rejoin to make group G-8 at 2020 Summit in USA in what would be music to Indias ears given Delhis equally deep ties with Moscow.



Russian officials blame food for traces of radiation in doctor treating blast victims - The GuardianRussian officials blame food for traces of radiation in doctor treating blast victims  The Guardian

Authorities say one man had cesium-137 in his muscle tissue, probably from 'fish, mushrooms, lichens, algae'. Staff and agencies. Sun 25 Aug 2019 00.56 EDT.



In Photos: Russia's Humanoid Skybot Robot for Space - Space.comIn Photos: Russia's Humanoid Skybot Robot for Space  Space.com

It may look menacing, but Russia's humanoid space robot Skybot F-850 is only here to help. The robot, which launched toward the International Space Station ...



Russia to supply critical components to India's Gaganyaan - Economic TimesRussia to supply critical components to India's Gaganyaan  Economic Times

Chennai: India is likely to discuss with Russia on supply of critical components for its human space capsule that would carry Indian cosmonauts to the space.



Putin calls for Russia's 'symmetric response' to US missile test - Aljazeera.comPutin calls for Russia's 'symmetric response' to US missile test  Aljazeera.com

Russian president accused Washington of intending to deploy banned weapons in regions across the world.



Putin tried to smash the opposition. Instead protests have spiraled - CNNPutin tried to smash the opposition. Instead protests have spiraled  CNN

Moscow (CNN) It's been a heady summer for Russia's embattled political opposition. On August 10, as many as 50,000 people rallied in Moscow calling for fair ...



Trump at Odds with G-7 Leaders on Trade, Iran, N. Korea, Russia - VOA NewsTrump at Odds with G-7 Leaders on Trade, Iran, N. Korea, Russia  VOA News

Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. Share via Email. Print this page. Comments. USA. Trump at Odds with G-7 Leaders on Trade, Iran, N. Korea, Russia.



Russia tests advanced ICBMs by firing them from submarines - DW (English)Russia tests advanced ICBMs by firing them from submarines  DW (English)

Russian submarines have fired two nuclear-capable missiles which destroyed dummy targets in remote regions of the country, Russia's military says. The test ...



Can't Get Your Hands on an F-35?: Russia Will Soon Sell Su-57 Stealth Fighters - The National Interest OnlineCan't Get Your Hands on an F-35?: Russia Will Soon Sell Su-57 Stealth Fighters  The National Interest Online

With the first serially produced Su-57 fifth-generation fighter set to enter *service* in the Russian Air Force later this year, the Russian defense industry is planning ...



Russian officials blame cesium exposure on 'Fukushima crabs' - CNNRussian officials blame cesium exposure on 'Fukushima crabs'  CNN

Officials in Russia's northern city of Arkhangelsk have acknowledged that one of the doctors who helped treat victims of a recent mysterious explosion at a ...



China increases its presence in Russia’s former backyard - South China Morning PostChina increases its presence in Russia’s former backyard  South China Morning Post

A recent joint exercise in Tajikistan is the latest example of Beijing's growing security and economic interests in the former Soviet republic.



Russia floating nuclear power station sets sail across Arctic - BBC NewsRussia floating nuclear power station sets sail across Arctic  BBC News

Russia has launched a pioneering floating nuclear power station, which will sail 5,000km (3,000 miles) from the Arctic port of Murmansk to Chukotka in the far ...



The Russian spy who posed as a Canadian for more than 20 years - The GuardianThe Russian spy who posed as a Canadian for more than 20 years  The Guardian

“A spy has to be an actor, but an actor that doesn't need a public or a stage, and doesn't require the approval of others,” says Elena Vavilova, as she sips a ...



Regime, Russia airstrikes kill 9 in Idlib, Syria - Anadolu AgencyRegime, Russia airstrikes kill 9 in Idlib, Syria  Anadolu Agency

Three among dead amid airstrikes by Russian, Syrian regime jets on southern Idlib province - Anadolu Agency.



Will China, Russia Defy US Sanctions To Fund Iranian Oil Projects? - OilPrice.comWill China, Russia Defy US Sanctions To Fund Iranian Oil Projects?  OilPrice.com

As U.S. sanctions continue to weigh on Iran's oil sector, Tehran is courting two countries with a rocky relationship with Washington to secure new investments.



Lubomyr Luciuk: We shouldn't forget that Russia began the Second World War as Hitler's ally - Vancouver SunLubomyr Luciuk: We shouldn't forget that Russia began the Second World War as Hitler's ally  Vancouver Sun

Not many remember what happened 80 years ago on Friday. Worse, we live in a world populated by scores of propagandists for Russian president Vladimir ...



Trump Says Russia Should Be Allowed Into G-7; Moscow Wants Talks To Continue - NPRTrump Says Russia Should Be Allowed Into G-7; Moscow Wants Talks To Continue  NPR

"I think it's much more appropriate to have Russia in," President Trump told reporters. In Russia, the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said discussions should ...



Watch Out: This Country Is Getting Russia's Deadly MiG-35 Fighters - The National Interest OnlineWatch Out: This Country Is Getting Russia's Deadly MiG-35 Fighters  The National Interest Online

Noteworthy the Egyptian Air Force MiG-35 deal represents the largest order for the Fulcrum fighter aircraft in the post-Soviet period. Taken by Dmitri Terekhov at ...



Why Russia’s relationship with the G-7 collapsed - The Washington PostWhy Russia’s relationship with the G-7 collapsed  The Washington Post

These days, the biggest threat to the G-7 lives in Washington, not Moscow.



MAKS: BrahMos, HAL to participate in airshow in Russia; Su-57E to be unveild - LivemintMAKS: BrahMos, HAL to participate in airshow in Russia; Su-57E to be unveild  Livemint

NEW DELHI : BrahMos Aerospace and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd will represent India in the international aviation and space show, MAKS 2019, in Russia next ...



Hundreds of pages of emails show Nellie Ohr researched Trump-Russia connections - Washington ExaminerHundreds of pages of emails show Nellie Ohr researched Trump-Russia connections  Washington Examiner

Newly uncovered FBI documents show how Nellie Ohr fits into the Trump-Russia saga, documents that also paint an increasingly clearer picture of the ...



Radiation Sensors Went Out in Russia. Official Explanations Changed. - The New York TimesRadiation Sensors Went Out in Russia. Official Explanations Changed.  The New York Times

MOSCOW — In the days after a nuclear accident at a Russian military site on the White Sea, four radiation sensors sending data from Russian territory to an ...



The Media's Russian Radiation Story Implodes Upon Scrutiny - The American ConservativeThe Media's Russian Radiation Story Implodes Upon Scrutiny  The American Conservative

What really happened at Nenoska was less explosive than everyone, including Trump, wanted you to believe. By Scott Ritter • August 26, 2019 ...



Russia Has No Chance of Become an Aircraft Carrier Superpower. None. - The National Interest OnlineRussia Has No Chance of Become an Aircraft Carrier Superpower. None.  The National Interest Online

Russian defense planners often announce projects as a means of gaining resources and prestige, rather than as part of a plan to build anything in particular.



A deadly mishap in Russia's Far North, and a nuclear mystery lingers - CNNA deadly mishap in Russia's Far North, and a nuclear mystery lingers  CNN

An official state of mourning has been declared in the Russian city of Sarov. Last Thursday, five nuclear specialists employed by Rosatom, Russia's state atomic ...



Russia to introduce free e-visa for Saint Petersburg area from October - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostRussia to introduce free e-visa for Saint Petersburg area from October - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

European travelers will soon be able to visit Saint Petersburg and the surrounding areas with an e-visa, the finer administrative details of which should be ...



No World War III Today: (Video) Chinese and Russian Bombers Caused a Panic - The National Interest OnlineNo World War III Today: (Video) Chinese and Russian Bombers Caused a Panic  The National Interest Online

After the KADIZ flyover, Seoul said a Russian A-50 flew above the contested islands first at 9.09 a.m. local time and then again at 9.33 a.m., each time for just a ...



Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Released From Jail - TIMERussian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Released From Jail  TIME

(MOSCOW) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was released on Friday after spending a month in jail for calling for an unsanctioned protest. Navalny ...



Russia says radioactive isotope found in doctor who treated nuclear blast victims 'likely from mushrooms, fish, lichens or seaweed' - The IndependentRussia says radioactive isotope found in doctor who treated nuclear blast victims 'likely from mushrooms, fish, lichens or seaweed'  The Independent

Traces of a radioactive isotope found in a doctor who helped treat victims of a deadly nuclear explosion were likely due to him eating mushrooms, fish, lichens or ...



Russia Today puts Japan on the map, where New Zealand should be - The GuardianRussia Today puts Japan on the map, where New Zealand should be  The Guardian

New channel apologises to New Zealanders for map mix-up that also labelled Papua New Guinea as South Korea.



Russia Is Going to Get 76 Su-57 Stealth Fighters (But There Is a Problem) - The National Interest OnlineRussia Is Going to Get 76 Su-57 Stealth Fighters (But There Is a Problem)  The National Interest Online

In July 2019, Russia announced a major purchase of its fifth-generation stealth air superiority fighter, the Su-57. As the order is only for seventy-six aircraft by ...



Groundwork laid for second round of Russian sanctions - FreightWavesGroundwork laid for second round of Russian sanctions  FreightWaves

The U.S. State Department's Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation said it will move forward with the imposition of a second round of trade ...



Russian officials blame radioactive exposure on bad seafood - CNNRussian officials blame radioactive exposure on bad seafood  CNN

As President Trump was meeting with world leaders at the G7, Russia tested two ballistic missiles. CNN analyst Samantha Vinograd has the latest.



Russia's closed cities hold the secrets to global nuclear disasters you've never heard of - ABC NewsRussia's closed cities hold the secrets to global nuclear disasters you've never heard of  ABC News

Following a nuclear explosion killing five scientists in early August, the spotlight has been thrust on Russian cities the Government doesn't want you to know ...



World War 3: The West is ALREADY at war with Russia and China - warns John Pilger - Express.co.ukWorld War 3: The West is ALREADY at war with Russia and China - warns John Pilger  Express.co.uk

THE WEST is on the cusp of a “world war” against China and Russia, an expert has sensationally claimed - adding that there is already a “war situation” ...



Russia launches floating nuclear reactor in Arctic despite warnings - News24Russia launches floating nuclear reactor in Arctic despite warnings  News24

Russia launched the world's first floating nuclear reactor on Friday, sending it on an epic journey across the Arctic, despite environmentalists warning of a ...



Trump's 'wacky' desire to buy Greenland sends a 'serious message' to Russia, China - New York PostTrump's 'wacky' desire to buy Greenland sends a 'serious message' to Russia, China  New York Post

President Trump, mocked for wanting to buy Greenland last week, could well have been eyeing an emerging battle with China and Russia over control of the icy ...



Putin says Russia ‘will react accordingly’ after US missile tests - Fox NewsPutin says Russia ‘will react accordingly’ after US missile tests  Fox News

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said the United States' testing of a new missile – which had been banned under a now-defunct arms treaty ...



Russia Today got New Zealand and Japan confused on a map - indy100Russia Today got New Zealand and Japan confused on a map  indy100

A news channel in Russia got Japan and New Zealand confused, placing 'Japan' below Australia. News channel Russia Today labelled New Zealand as Japan ...



Trump Expected to Nominate Pompeo Deputy to Be Ambassador to Russia - The New York TimesTrump Expected to Nominate Pompeo Deputy to Be Ambassador to Russia  The New York Times

John Sullivan, the deputy secretary of state, has been confirmed once by the Senate. Should President Trump send him to Moscow, he would face a new ...



Russia's Deadly Nuclear Accident Shows Cover-Ups Doomed to Fail - BloombergRussia's Deadly Nuclear Accident Shows Cover-Ups Doomed to Fail  Bloomberg

The shroud of mystery surrounding Russia's latest deadly nuclear accident will become increasingly difficult to maintain once the data starts to roll in.



New evidence emerges of Russian role in Ukraine conflict - The GuardianNew evidence emerges of Russian role in Ukraine conflict  The Guardian

Newly collated evidence documenting Russian military involvement in the conflict in Ukraine will be used to bolster legal claims against the Russian state by ...



The Politics of Russia's Primorsky Krai - The National Interest OnlineThe Politics of Russia's Primorsky Krai  The National Interest Online

Sitting nearly four thousand miles away from Moscow, Russia's eastern region of Primorsky Krai thinks and acts differently than its western countrymen.



The Russian rocket accident that killed 7 was reportedly followed by a second blast and radiation spike - Task & PurposeThe Russian rocket accident that killed 7 was reportedly followed by a second blast and radiation spike  Task & Purpose

OSLO (Reuters) - An explosion that killed five Russian scientists during a rocket engine test this month was followed by a second blast two hours later, the likely ...



Russia accuses YouTube of interfering in its sovereign affairs - The GuardianRussia accuses YouTube of interfering in its sovereign affairs  The Guardian

Russia has accused YouTube of spreading information on unsanctioned opposition protests, calling recent push notifications from the US-based company ...



Putin Generation: Russia's loyal youth? - CNBCPutin Generation: Russia's loyal youth?  CNBC

Young people are often looked upon as the generation that are capable of driving change in society and politics.



What a mysterious explosion tells us about Russia's 'doomsday weapon' - CNNWhat a mysterious explosion tells us about Russia's 'doomsday weapon'  CNN

An explosion. An abruptly-canceled evacuation. Five dead nuclear experts. And a few traces of radioactive iodine in Norway. These are the fingerprints of what ...



With Pickets, Russian Protesters Look to Sustain Momentum - The New York TimesWith Pickets, Russian Protesters Look to Sustain Momentum  The New York Times

MOSCOW — Antigovernment protesters staged a series of pickets across Moscow on Saturday, trying to sustain the momentum of the growing Russian ...



Khachaturyan sisters who killed father touch Russian hearts - BBC NewsKhachaturyan sisters who killed father touch Russian hearts  BBC News

The case of the teenage Khachaturyan sisters stirs Russian anger over domestic abuse.



Russian state media celebrates Trump's comments - CNNRussian state media celebrates Trump's comments  CNN

President Donald Trump's comments that he would like to see Russia join the G8 are being lauded on state TV in Russia. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports.



Russia wants answers on Malta sanctions - MaltaTodayRussia wants answers on Malta sanctions  MaltaToday

Russia is seeking answers from the Maltese government over its desire to designate United Nations sanctions against suspected fuel smuggler Darren Debono, ...



Russia's President Putin Cancels VAT on Gold and Other Precious Metals Investments - Kitco NewsRussia's President Putin Cancels VAT on Gold and Other Precious Metals Investments  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 ...



Will Europe Ever Shake Its Dependence On Russian Energy? - OilPrice.comWill Europe Ever Shake Its Dependence On Russian Energy?  OilPrice.com

Europe has long pushed to reduce its dependence on Russian energy, and now the problem has taken a new turn with China, too, dumping cash into the ...



Russia's Putin urges new arms talks with US to avoid 'chaos' - Aljazeera.comRussia's Putin urges new arms talks with US to avoid 'chaos'  Aljazeera.com

If US makes new missiles, Russia 'will be forced to begin the full-scale development of similar missiles', Putin says.



Ireland retain top-tier status after Russian victory - RTE.ieIreland retain top-tier status after Russian victory  RTE.ie

Ireland have finished in fifth place at the EuroHockey Championship in Antwerp after a 3-2 victory over Russia on Sunday morning.



Why Russia’s garbage protests turned violent - Washington PostWhy Russia’s garbage protests turned violent  Washington Post

In recent weeks, Russian security forces have arrested more than 1,000 demonstrators in ongoing rallies against restrictions affecting local elections. But earlier ...



Olga Misik: Russia’s ‘Tiananmen teen’ protester on front line - BBC NewsOlga Misik: Russia’s ‘Tiananmen teen’ protester on front line  BBC News

The 17-year-old who read Russia's constitution to police as they roughed up opposition activists.



Russia Tells Nuclear Watchdog: Radiation From Blast Is 'None of Your Business' - The Daily BeastRussia Tells Nuclear Watchdog: Radiation From Blast Is 'None of Your Business'  The Daily Beast

The country is sick of this guy's tantrum, he's a child,” the former Tea Party lawmaker stated.



Russia backs India at UN closed door session on Kashmir contrary to reports - Economic TimesRussia backs India at UN closed door session on Kashmir contrary to reports  Economic Times

Senior Russian diplomat told media at UN following Fridays closed door session that Kashmir issue is bilateral in nature between India and Pakistan.



Russia’s New 'Altair' Spy Drone Takes to the Skies - Popular MechanicsRussia’s New 'Altair' Spy Drone Takes to the Skies  Popular Mechanics

Russia's Ministry of Defense shared video of the country's new Altair/Altius unmanned aerial vehicle yesterday, uploading a video of the twin engine drone to ...



Russia bird strike: How cool heads glided jet down to safety - BBC NewsRussia bird strike: How cool heads glided jet down to safety  BBC News

Russian crew are hailed as heroes for saving everyone aboard an Airbus jet hit by a flock of gulls.



I visited Russia's nuclear city and don't want to relive the Cold War - CNETI visited Russia's nuclear city and don't want to relive the Cold War  CNET

In 1995, I visited the Russian nuclear weapons city of Sarov. Here, I'm showing a copy of the newspaper where I worked at the time, the Los Alamos Monitor, ...



Russia's new high-altitude drone just flew for the first time, and they want to arm it with one ton of bombs - INSIDERRussia's new high-altitude drone just flew for the first time, and they want to arm it with one ton of bombs  INSIDER

On Tuesday, the Russian Ministry of Defense shared video of a test flight for the Altius-U, a major step forward in its drone program.



Death toll rises in rocket engine accident at Russian military site - The GuardianDeath toll rises in rocket engine accident at Russian military site  The Guardian

Russia's state nuclear agency Rosatom confirmed on Friday night that five of its staff members were killed in an accident during tests at a military site in northern ...



Putin the Great - Foreign Affairs MagazinePutin the Great  Foreign Affairs Magazine

On January 27, 2018, Vladimir Putin became the longest-serving leader of Russia since Joseph Stalin. There were no parades or fireworks, no embarrassingly ...



Trump Adds to Sanctions on Russia Over Skripals - The New York TimesTrump Adds to Sanctions on Russia Over Skripals  The New York Times

President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order imposing new sanctions on Russia, responding to growing pressure from Congress to further punish ...



Russia sends its first humanoid robot Fedor into space - The HinduRussia sends its first humanoid robot Fedor into space  The Hindu

Fedor blasted off in a Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft at 6:38 am Moscow time (0338 GMT) from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.



Norway detects radioactive iodine days after explosion in Russia - CNNNorway detects radioactive iodine days after explosion in Russia  CNN

Moscow, Russia (CNN) The Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority on Thursday said "tiny amounts of radioactive iodine" had been detected at an ...



Russia protests: Hundreds detained during unauthorised demonstration - BBC NewsRussia protests: Hundreds detained during unauthorised demonstration  BBC News

*Fresh* protests break out, despite warnings, over candidates being banned from running for election.



Russian couple filmed at protest may lose children - BBC NewsRussian couple filmed at protest may lose children  BBC News

Dmitry and Olga Prokazov also face a criminal case after footage featuring their baby was posted online.



Russia's Growing Clout in Southern Yemen - LobeLogRussia's Growing Clout in Southern Yemen  LobeLog

by Jonathan Fenton-Harvey. Russia's 2015 military intervention in Syria marked the beginning of its increasingly dominant power-broker status in the Middle ...



'Brief radiation spike' after rocket engine blast in northern Russia - BBC News'Brief radiation spike' after rocket engine blast in northern Russia  BBC News

A rocket engine explosion on a naval test range in northern Russia has killed two people and injured six, the defence ministry told Russian media. The victims of ...



Russian plane crash-lands outside Moscow after striking flock of gulls - CNNRussian plane crash-lands outside Moscow after striking flock of gulls  CNN

A Russian passenger jet flew into a flock of birds then crash-landed in a cornfield just outside a Moscow airport Thursday, according to Russia's Federal Air ...



Russia's Chechnya inaugurates what it says is Europe's largest mosque - Yahoo NewsRussia's Chechnya inaugurates what it says is Europe's largest mosque  Yahoo News

Authorities in the Russian region of Chechnya on Friday inaugurated what they said was the largest mosque in Europe in a pomp-filled ceremony attended by ...



Vladimir Putin has dominated Russia for 20 years. Will he ever step down? - CNNVladimir Putin has dominated Russia for 20 years. Will he ever step down?  CNN

On August 9, 1999, Russian history changed forever when Boris Yeltsin named Vladimir Putin, his former head of domestic intelligence, as acting prime minister.



Overstock C.E.O. Takes Aim at ‘Deep State’ After Romance With Russian Agent - The New York TimesOverstock C.E.O. Takes Aim at ‘Deep State’ After Romance With Russian Agent  The New York Times

Patrick Byrne said in an interview that he was still “quite fond” of Maria Butina, who is now in prison, and that she “should go home and be president of Russia ...



The Best Way to Deal With Russia: Wait for It to Implode - POLITICOThe Best Way to Deal With Russia: Wait for It to Implode  POLITICO

Why the ticking time-bomb of separatism that Putin fears so much will explode in 10, 20 or—maximum—30 years.



Patrick Byrne, Overstock C.E.O., Resigns After Disclosing Romance With Russian Agent - The New York TimesPatrick Byrne, Overstock C.E.O., Resigns After Disclosing Romance With Russian Agent  The New York Times

For two decades as the chief executive of the online retailer Overstock.com, Patrick Byrne has never been far from controversy. He posted elaborate theories on ...



Evidence is building that China and Russia's long-haul passenger plane won't arrive on time - CNBCEvidence is building that China and Russia's long-haul passenger plane won't arrive on time  CNBC

The two countries want to smash the civil aerospace duopoly enjoyed by Airbus and Boeing.



How Trump Can Avoid War with Russia - The National Interest OnlineHow Trump Can Avoid War with Russia  The National Interest Online

Our Russia challenge does not fit neatly into either the “offensive Russia” or “defensive Russia” schools of thought, but the tangled set of issues crisscrossing the ...



Russia has released footage of its new 'Hunter' stealth attack drone - CNNRussia has released footage of its new 'Hunter' stealth attack drone  CNN

Russia's Ministry of Defense has published a short video showing its new "Hunter" attack drone in action.



US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman resigns - CNNUS Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman resigns  CNN

US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman has submitted his resignation letter to President Donald Trump and plans to move back home to Utah, according to a ...



NATO accuses Russian jet of conducting "unsafe" maneuver during aerial encounter - CNNNATO accuses Russian jet of conducting "unsafe" maneuver during aerial encounter  CNN

A Russian fighter jet acted in an "unsafe manner" during a Tuesday encounter with NATO aircraft, with the Russian jet almost cutting into the flight path of a ...



Russia’s mysterious ‘new’ nuclear weapons aren’t really new - Washington PostRussia’s mysterious ‘new’ nuclear weapons aren’t really new  Washington Post

The U.S. pursued similar technology in the 1960s but abandoned it back then. For good reasons.



Russia protests: Thousand arrests at Moscow rally - BBC NewsRussia protests: Thousand arrests at Moscow rally  BBC News

Police in Moscow have detained more than 1,000 people at a rally, in one of the biggest crackdowns in years. Demonstrators were dragged away from the city ...



As Putin's Popularity and the Economy Dip, Protests Pop Up Across Russia - BloombergAs Putin's Popularity and the Economy Dip, Protests Pop Up Across Russia  Bloomberg

Despite police crackdowns and mass detentions, demonstrations against the Kremlin's repressive tactics have continued.



INF nuclear treaty: US pulls out of Cold War-era pact with Russia - BBC NewsINF nuclear treaty: US pulls out of Cold War-era pact with Russia  BBC News

The US has formally withdrawn from a key nuclear treaty with Russia, raising fears of a new arms race. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) was ...



How a McConnell-backed effort to lift Russian sanctions boosted a Kentucky project - The Washington PostHow a McConnell-backed effort to lift Russian sanctions boosted a Kentucky project  The Washington Post

A spokesman said the Senate majority leader did not know the measure would help a company building an aluminum mill in an impoverished part of his home ...



Russia Instagram influencer Ekaterina Karaglanova found dead in suitcase - BBC NewsRussia Instagram influencer Ekaterina Karaglanova found dead in suitcase  BBC News

A prominent Russian Instagram influencer was found dead from knife wounds on Friday in a suitcase in her rented Moscow apartment, police said. Ekaterina ...



Exclusive: Russian Doctors Say They Weren't Warned Patients Were Nuclear Accident Victims - The Moscow TimesExclusive: Russian Doctors Say They Weren't Warned Patients Were Nuclear Accident Victims  The Moscow Times

One doctor was reportedly later found to have a radioactive isotope in their muscle tissue.



Siberia wildfires: Russian cities are choking in smoke from massive blazes - Vox.comSiberia wildfires: Russian cities are choking in smoke from massive blazes  Vox.com

Russia is now on track to have a record year for wildfires as hundreds of blazes torch huge swaths of Siberia for the third month in a row after an unusually hot ...



Russia's Navy Day parades in pictures - BBC NewsRussia's Navy Day parades in pictures  BBC News

Russia has held its annual Navy Day show at the end of a month which began with the death of 14 sailors in a fire disaster aboard a nuclear submarine.



Trump’s Oil Sanctions Leave Russian Exporters $1 Billion Richer - BloombergTrump’s Oil Sanctions Leave Russian Exporters $1 Billion Richer  Bloomberg

U.S. President Donald Trump's sanctions against Iran and Venezuela have inadvertently increased demand for a Russian brand of crude oil, boosting revenues ...



Gap Between Russia’s Dreams and Means Feeds Adventurism Abroad - The Wall Street JournalGap Between Russia’s Dreams and Means Feeds Adventurism Abroad  The Wall Street Journal

President Vladimir Putin struggles to recapture glory of former empire with risky forays abroad, but now as a second tier power.



U.S. Generals Worry About Rising Russian and Chinese Influence in Africa, Documents Show - The InterceptU.S. Generals Worry About Rising Russian and Chinese Influence in Africa, Documents Show  The Intercept

The Trump administration and the Pentagon have repeatedly warned that China and Russia are expanding their influence across Africa, where the two longtime ...



Fires, floods (and even bugs) are challenging Russia's stance on the climate crisis - CNNFires, floods (and even bugs) are challenging Russia's stance on the climate crisis  CNN

Landing in Yakutsk, six time zones east of Moscow, the first thing you see and smell is thick, acrid smoke.