Russia

Country Russia
Capital Moscow
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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Vladimir Putin to hold national phone-in after Russians charged over MH17 - The Guardian
  1. Vladimir Putin to hold national phone-in after Russians charged over MH17  The Guardian
  2. Russia and Putin: Is president's popularity in decline?  BBC News
  3. With falling popularity, Russia’s Putin has tried softer touch. But will it last?  The Washington Post
  4. Putin, hit by ratings drop, tells Russians a better life awaits  Reuters
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The downing of MH17 rallied the West against Russia. Now, not so much. - The Washington Post
  1. The downing of MH17 rallied the West against Russia. Now, not so much.  The Washington Post
  2. Three Russians and one Ukrainian to face MH17 murder charges  The Guardian
  3. Investigators Name 3 Russians And 1 Ukrainian In Flight MH17 Downing  NPR
  4. Malaysia Leader Says ‘No Proof’ Russia to Blame for MH17 Downing  Bloomberg
  5. Flight MH17 Prosecutors Charge Russians With Murder in Shooting Down Plane  The Wall Street Journal
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Opinion: “Chernobyl” Shows How Modern Russia’s Propaganda Machine Is Falling Apart - BuzzFeed NewsOpinion: “Chernobyl” Shows How Modern Russia’s Propaganda Machine Is Falling Apart  BuzzFeed News

You already know that Chernobyl was beautifully crafted TV. What you might not have heard is how the show exposed a vulnerability in Russia's propaganda ...



The west thinks Putin is Russia's spymaster. But are the spies controlling him? - The GuardianThe west thinks Putin is Russia's spymaster. But are the spies controlling him?  The Guardian

Russia's risky policies may be a sign of the security services' sway over the president, says Mark Galeotti, author of We Need to Talk About Putin.



Russia 'Ready to Respond' If U.S. Opens Military Bases Near Its Border, Official Warns - NewsweekRussia 'Ready to Respond' If U.S. Opens Military Bases Near Its Border, Official Warns  Newsweek

A Russian official has warned that the country's armed forces are prepared to respond to any new U.S. military bases close to its borders, amid concerns in ...



Hundreds of Roma 'forcibly removed' from Russian village - The GuardianHundreds of Roma 'forcibly removed' from Russian village  The Guardian

Hundreds of Roma people have been forcibly evicted from a village in western Russia, the head of the village council has admitted, after one ethnic Russian ...



UN aid chief: Syria, Russia attacks on civilians 'deliberate' - Aljazeera.comUN aid chief: Syria, Russia attacks on civilians 'deliberate'  Aljazeera.com

Some hospitals have stopped sharing coordinates because it 'paints a target on their back', UN's Mark Lowcock says.



Trump says he will meet Russia's Putin at G-20 summit next week - CNBCTrump says he will meet Russia's Putin at G-20 summit next week  CNBC

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at next week's G20 summit in Japan.



Top Russia expert leaving Trump's National Security Council - CNNTop Russia expert leaving Trump's National Security Council  CNN

Washington (CNN) Fiona Hill, the top official on Russian affairs at the National Security Council, will depart the Trump administration this summer, according to ...



Kremlin Warns of Cyberwar After Report of U.S. Hacking Into Russian Power Grid - The New York TimesKremlin Warns of Cyberwar After Report of U.S. Hacking Into Russian Power Grid  The New York Times

MOSCOW — The Kremlin warned on Monday that reported American hacking into Russia's electric power grid could escalate into a cyberwar with the United ...



Hungry polar bear seen wandering in Russian city hundreds of miles from home - CNNHungry polar bear seen wandering in Russian city hundreds of miles from home  CNN

A hungry and exhausted young polar bear was spotted wandering in the suburbs of the Siberian industrial city of Norilsk this week, hundreds of miles from its ...



US joins four rogue countries seen as likely forces for bad, poll finds - The GuardianUS joins four rogue countries seen as likely forces for bad, poll finds  The Guardian

Russia, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Iran and the US are also seen as less likely to use their influence for good than they were 10 years ago.



They Cheered Russian Rule. Now Some Have Buyer’s Remorse. - The AtlanticThey Cheered Russian Rule. Now Some Have Buyer’s Remorse.  The Atlantic

Although investment from Moscow soared in Crimea, prices are high, goods expensive, and tourists scarce.



Russian cosmonauts are refusing to give their sperm to the Kremlin - Metro.co.ukRussian cosmonauts are refusing to give their sperm to the Kremlin  Metro.co.uk

Russian cosmonauts have reportedly 'sabotaged' a government-backed experiment by refusing to agree to produce sperm samples whilst living aboard the ...



Russia alert: Kremlin warns child suicide bombers being used for biological attack plans - Express.co.ukRussia alert: Kremlin warns child suicide bombers being used for biological attack plans  Express.co.uk

RUSSIA has claimed terrorists are trying to obtain biological weapons, sparking fears World War 3 is edging ever closer.



Russia just had a mini popular uprising - Al Jazeera EnglishRussia just had a mini popular uprising  Al Jazeera English

Ten days ago, the political lethargy which Russia had descended into since Vladimir Putin won another six years in power last year was unexpectedly disrupted.



Roma flee Russian village after mass brawl - BBC NewsRoma flee Russian village after mass brawl  BBC News

Dozens of ethnic Roma (Gypsies) have fled from a village in southern Russia after a mass brawl with local Russians, in which one man died of a head wound.



Ex-U.S. Marine accused of spying by Russia asks Trump to help - ReutersEx-U.S. Marine accused of spying by Russia asks Trump to help  Reuters

A former U.S. Marine held in Russia on suspicion of spying called on U.S. President Donald Trump and the leaders of Britain, Canada and Ireland to help him as ...



State Department official didn’t disclose ties to the boyfriend of Russian agent Maria Butina - The Washington PostState Department official didn’t disclose ties to the boyfriend of Russian agent Maria Butina  The Washington Post

The State Department official in charge of U.S. arms control negotiations with Moscow and her husband had a years-long friendship with GOP operative Paul ...



How Not To Prevent a Cyberwar With Russia - WIREDHow Not To Prevent a Cyberwar With Russia  WIRED

In the short span of years in which the threat of cyberwar has loomed, no one has quite figured out how to prevent one. As state-sponsored hackers find new ...



Russia, China warn US over sending 1,000 new troops to the Gulf - Aljazeera.comRussia, China warn US over sending 1,000 new troops to the Gulf  Aljazeera.com

Deployment of 1000 troops to Middle East shows US on 'a conscious course to provoke war' with Iran, Moscow says.



Iran talking to Russia and China in case EU nuclear deal efforts fail: TASS - Yahoo NewsIran talking to Russia and China in case EU nuclear deal efforts fail: TASS  Yahoo News

Iran is in talks with Russia and China on a possible settlement mechanism in case discussions with EU over a nuclear deal fail, the Secretary of Iran's Supreme ...



Media in Russia’s south protest journalist’s arrest - Washington PostMedia in Russia’s south protest journalist’s arrest  Washington Post

Journalists in southern Russia are protesting the arrest of a newspaper editor on charges of terrorism widely seen as trumped up.



Russia Will Not Legalize Facebook’s Cryptocurrency, Official Says - CointelegraphRussia Will Not Legalize Facebook’s Cryptocurrency, Official Says  Cointelegraph

Chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee on Financial Market Anatoly Aksakov has said that Facebook's forthcoming cryptocurrency Libra will not be ...



Russian meddling in U.S. elections ‘blown out of proportion,’ says intelligence-studies researcher - MarketWatchRussian meddling in U.S. elections ‘blown out of proportion,’ says intelligence-studies researcher  MarketWatch

Sven Dekleva from the University of Ghent in Belgium says Russia is undoubtedly interested in U.S. affairs, but its priorities are on internal control.



Russian deputy prime minister meets NSA-Foreign Minister; seeks investments in Far East - Economic TimesRussian deputy prime minister meets NSA-Foreign Minister; seeks investments in Far East  Economic Times

Yury Trutnev, Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District led a high-level delegation to India from 15-19 June ...



Ukraine's Mariupol stuck between war and Russian blockade - Al Jazeera EnglishUkraine's Mariupol stuck between war and Russian blockade  Al Jazeera English

Mariupol is Ukraine's principal port on the Sea of Azov and has great economic and strategic significance.



Russia Is Using Legal Methods To Undermine The West, A New Report Says - NPRRussia Is Using Legal Methods To Undermine The West, A New Report Says  NPR

The U.S.-based Free Russia Foundation accuses Russia of "infiltrating the fabric of democracy," using international law and accounting firms, think tanks and ...



Venezuela’s Collapse Frays Its Economic Ties With Russia - The New York TimesVenezuela’s Collapse Frays Its Economic Ties With Russia  The New York Times

Russia has been a bulwark of support for Venezuela. But as that country's economy crumbles, Russian state-owned businesses are pulling back to protect their ...



Trump revives Monroe Doctrine as warning to China and Russia - Aljazeera.comTrump revives Monroe Doctrine as warning to China and Russia  Aljazeera.com

Latin American countries long demonised the doctrine which historically gave Washington a blank cheque to intervene.



Hacking the Russian Power Grid - The New York TimesHacking the Russian Power Grid  The New York Times

Attacks by the United States risk escalating a digital Cold War and renew questions about whether certain targets should be off limits in cyber conflict.



Russian video game maker gets a year in jail for buying F-16 manuals on eBay - RTRussian video game maker gets a year in jail for buying F-16 manuals on eBay  RT

A court in Utah has sentenced Oleg Tishchenko to a year and a day in prison for buying F-16 and F-35 fighter jet manuals, which he says he was using to design ...



Russia's MiG Developing Drone Wingman Concept for Fighters - Military.comRussia's MiG Developing Drone Wingman Concept for Fighters  Military.com

The Russian government has accepted its first two MiG-35 aircraft, which straddles fourth-and-fifth generation capability.



What a US Operation in Russia Shows About the Limits of Coercion in Cyber Space - War on the RocksWhat a US Operation in Russia Shows About the Limits of Coercion in Cyber Space  War on the Rocks

The New York Times recently reported that the United States planted computer code in the Russian energy grid last year. The operation was part of a.



Russia's Putin says U.S. move against Huawei aims to weaken China - ReutersRussia's Putin says U.S. move against Huawei aims to weaken China  Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that U.S moves against technology giant Huawei aimed to weaken China, while U.S. tariffs sought to hold the ...



Citizens of EU27 and Schengen Area Will Soon Be Able to Get E-Visas for Russia - SchengenVisaInfo.comCitizens of EU27 and Schengen Area Will Soon Be Able to Get E-Visas for Russia  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Citizens of the 27 European Union member states and of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland may soon be able to travel to another country with only ...



The Real Reason NATO Should Fear Russia's S-400 Air Force Killer - The National Interest OnlineThe Real Reason NATO Should Fear Russia's S-400 Air Force Killer  The National Interest Online

The Russian S-400 long-range surface-to-air missile system has generated much media interest since its deployment within Russian borders and abroad.



‘Dollar becoming toxic’, more nations searching for alternatives – Russia’s foreign intel chief - RT‘Dollar becoming toxic’, more nations searching for alternatives – Russia’s foreign intel chief  RT

The use of the US dollar presents risks and more nations are looking into finding alternative tools for doing business, according to the director of the Russian ...



E.U.: Russians interfered in our elections, too - The Washington PostE.U.: Russians interfered in our elections, too  The Washington Post

Russia conducted a “continued and sustained” disinformation campaign against Europe's recent parliamentary elections, the European Union reported Friday in ...



Trump Is Assailed for Saying He Would Take Campaign Help From Russia - The New York TimesTrump Is Assailed for Saying He Would Take Campaign Help From Russia  The New York Times

The president said it was no different than meeting with the queen of England, but Republicans joined Democrats in condemning his willingness to collaborate ...



Peace on whose terms? The Sino-Russian vision for the Korean peninsula - NK NewsPeace on whose terms? The Sino-Russian vision for the Korean peninsula  NK News

On June 17, South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-hwa met with her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov for talks on ROK-Russia bilateral relations. The two ...



As accusations fly in Gulf tanker row, Russia urges restraint - Al Jazeera EnglishAs accusations fly in Gulf tanker row, Russia urges restraint  Al Jazeera English

Iran accuses US of staging attacks on Gulf ships as Saudi Arabia, UK side with Washington's claim Tehran is to blame.



Fact-Checking Trump's Orlando Rally: Russia, the Wall and Tax Cuts - The New York TimesFact-Checking Trump's Orlando Rally: Russia, the Wall and Tax Cuts  The New York Times

President Trump officially began his campaign for re-election on Tuesday at a rally in Orlando, Fla., touching on themes and promoting accomplishments that are ...



Trump Invited New Russian 'Information' About Opponents. Europe Knows Where That Leads. - The Daily BeastTrump Invited New Russian 'Information' About Opponents. Europe Knows Where That Leads.  The Daily Beast

The trouble with inviting foreign countries into your political system is that once they accept the invitation they never leave.



How the Russian Church Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - Foreign Affairs MagazineHow the Russian Church Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb  Foreign Affairs Magazine

It's impossible to fully understand the strategic reality in Russia today without scrutinizing the remarkable conjunction between the Kremlin, the Russian Orthodox ...



1 Successful Launch Russia's New Arctic Missile Knocks out Targets in Massive Test Launch - The Moscow Times1 Successful Launch Russia's New Arctic Missile Knocks out Targets in Massive Test Launch  The Moscow Times

It was a show of force and capability as the Russian Northern Fleet this week tested its new Tor-M2DT missile system (SA-15 Gauntlet). The testing took place at ...



Russian Military Reports Cease-Fire in Syria - The New York TimesRussian Military Reports Cease-Fire in Syria  The New York Times

Russian news reports say Russia and Turkey reached a cease-fire in Idlib, the last rebel-held province in Syria. But intense fighting continued.



Xi gets Russian ice cream from 'best and bosom friend' Putin for his birthday - CNNXi gets Russian ice cream from 'best and bosom friend' Putin for his birthday  CNN

Chinese President Xi Jinping celebrated his 66th birthday Saturday alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin, who surprised him with ice cream, the Kremlin ...



Malaysian Prime Minister Denies Clear Evidence Russia Was Behind Downing of MH17 - The Daily BeastMalaysian Prime Minister Denies Clear Evidence Russia Was Behind Downing of MH17  The Daily Beast

Just one day after a team of international investigators laid out clear and extensive evidence of Russia's culpability in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 ...



On Russia collusion, Trump is right and George Stephanopoulos is wrong - The Washington PostOn Russia collusion, Trump is right and George Stephanopoulos is wrong  The Washington Post

In an extraordinary interview, President Trump and ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos repeatedly sparred over whether special counsel Robert S.



Leaked documents reveal Russian effort to exert influence in Africa - The GuardianLeaked documents reveal Russian effort to exert influence in Africa  The Guardian

Exclusive: Kremlin ally Yevgeny Prigozhin leading push to turn continent into strategic hub, documents show.



Reporter’s Arrest Sets Off Widespread Protests in Russia - The New York TimesReporter’s Arrest Sets Off Widespread Protests in Russia  The New York Times

MOSCOW — The arrest of a respected investigative journalist on dubious drug charges has hit a nerve in Russia, spurring growing protests on Monday and ...



US to Russia on Nuke Experiments: Do as We Say, Not as We Do - WIREDUS to Russia on Nuke Experiments: Do as We Say, Not as We Do  WIRED

The US is quietly ramping up its plutonium experiments even as Washington raises concerns about Russian testing.



'My a** was red and blue!' Russian 'Booty Slapping Champion' on brand-spanking new sport (VIDEO) - RT'My a** was red and blue!' Russian 'Booty Slapping Champion' on brand-spanking new sport (VIDEO)  RT

Thought you'd seen every extreme and edgy sport that could be thought up? Think again. The Booty Slapping Championships is Russia's newest edgiest sport ...



Russia's Most Modern Warship And Its Escorts Have Entered The Caribbean Sea - The DriveRussia's Most Modern Warship And Its Escorts Have Entered The Caribbean Sea  The Drive

One of Russia's most modern warships, the first-in-class Project 22350 frigate Admiral Gorshkov is in the Caribbean, which might incite the ire of the United ...



How a Russian Reporter Beat the Kremlin - POLITICOHow a Russian Reporter Beat the Kremlin  POLITICO

The arrest of Ivan Golunov on bogus drug charges sparked intense protests against the menace of the corrupt security state.



Jigsaw Bought a Russian Twitter Troll Campaign as an Experiment - WIREDJigsaw Bought a Russian Twitter Troll Campaign as an Experiment  WIRED

In a controversial move, the Alphabet-owned tech firm played both sides of an online argument in Russia with the aim of testing disinformation-for-hire services.



Russia intercepts US, Swedish spy planes over Baltic Sea - CNNRussia intercepts US, Swedish spy planes over Baltic Sea  CNN

Russia intercepted US and Swedish reconnaissance aircraft over the Baltic Sea on Monday, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced, the latest in a series of ...



Vietnam calls in Russian experts to help preserve corpse of Ho Chi Minh - Euronews EnglishVietnam calls in Russian experts to help preserve corpse of Ho Chi Minh  Euronews English

By James Pearson HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam has formed a special team of experts, including four Russian scientists, to help preserve the embalmed body of.



U.S. Reportedly Trying To Implant Malware That Could Sabotage Russia's Electrical Grid - NPRU.S. Reportedly Trying To Implant Malware That Could Sabotage Russia's Electrical Grid  NPR

The U.S. is shifting its cyber defense strategy toward a more offensive posture. This means implanting malware in adversaries' data networks in the event of ...



Russian police detain more than 500 at protest over journalist - ReutersRussian police detain more than 500 at protest over journalist  Reuters

Russian police detained more than 500 people, including opposition politician Alexei Navalny, at a protest in Moscow on Wednesday calling for punishment for ...



It's unclear if quakes mean Russian volcano Bolshaya Udina may erupt - Science NewsIt's unclear if quakes mean Russian volcano Bolshaya Udina may erupt  Science News

Seismic rumbles beneath a long-dormant volcano on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula could herald an imminent eruption, a team of scientists says. But other ...



Investigation Confirms Lightning Struck Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 Before it Crashed Killing 41 People - News18Investigation Confirms Lightning Struck Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 Before it Crashed Killing 41 People  News18

Lightning struck a Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft knocking out its auto pilot system shortly before it crash landed in Moscow last month killing 41 people, ...



Russia's 1st 5th Generation Stealth Fighter: Meet the Secret MiG 1.44 - The National Interest OnlineRussia's 1st 5th Generation Stealth Fighter: Meet the Secret MiG 1.44  The National Interest Online

Over the prior decade, Russia's foray into fifth-generation jet fighter development has become synonymous with the upcoming Su-57. But the Su-57 was only ...



Huawei: Russia asks China's embattled tech company to build its 5G network - CNNHuawei: Russia asks China's embattled tech company to build its 5G network  CNN

Embattled Chinese tech company Huawei has struck a deal to build Russia's first 5G wireless network.



Gritty Postcards From the Russian Hinterland - WIREDGritty Postcards From the Russian Hinterland  WIRED

Dmitry Markov's photographs depict a Russia you won't see sightseeing in Moscow or St. Petersburg. In his gritty images, all taken with an iPhone, Markov ...



How L.G.B.T. Couples in Russia Decide Whether to Leave the Country - The New YorkerHow L.G.B.T. Couples in Russia Decide Whether to Leave the Country  The New Yorker

Masha Gessen on the experiences of four L.G.B.T. couples living in Russia and their decision-making whether to stay in the country or emigrate.



MH17 victims’ loved ones call for ‘justice and closure’ after murder charges against Russians, Ukrainian - 9NewsMH17 victims’ loved ones call for ‘justice and closure’ after murder charges against Russians, Ukrainian  9News

Four people have been charged with murder over the downing of the plane, which killed 298 people.



Russia ordered to release Ukraine sailors - BBC NewsRussia ordered to release Ukraine sailors  BBC News

An international tribunal has ordered Russia to "immediately" release 24 Ukrainian sailors and three naval ships it seized off Crimea in November. Moscow says ...



Russia cuts interest rates to 7.5% - Financial TimesRussia cuts interest rates to 7.5%  Financial Times

Russia's central bank cut interest rates by 0.25 per cent for the first time in a year to 7.5 per cent, citing easing inflationary pressure and lowering yields on ...



US Targets Russian Firm for Allegedly Helping North Korea Evade Sanctions - The Moscow TimesUS Targets Russian Firm for Allegedly Helping North Korea Evade Sanctions  The Moscow Times

The United States has sanctioned a Russian financial institution for allegedly helping North Korea evade financial sanctions by assisting a company linked to ...



Russia's Central Bank Is Considering Launching a Digital Currency - CoinDeskRussia's Central Bank Is Considering Launching a Digital Currency  CoinDesk

The head of Russia's central bank has said the institution could one day launch its own digital currency. Chairwoman Elvira Nabiullina told a student conference ...



Russia accuses US of escalating tensions in Middle East - Anadolu AgencyRussia accuses US of escalating tensions in Middle East  Anadolu Agency

MOSCOW Russia slammed on Thursday the U.S. decision to send additional Patriot missile systems and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to the Middle East.



Russia Targets Tinder as a Warning to Facebook and Twitter - WIREDRussia Targets Tinder as a Warning to Facebook and Twitter  WIRED

Tinder last week agreed to store data in Russia and comply with government information requests. Analysts say the regime was sending a message to other ...



One Ocean Cruises ships seized by Russian authorities, throwing Arctic cruising season into chaos - TravellerOne Ocean Cruises ships seized by Russian authorities, throwing Arctic cruising season into chaos  Traveller

Dozens of Australians looking forward to the trip of a lifetime have been impacted by a dispute between a cruise operator and Russian authorities. There is no ...



Justice Dept. Seeks to Question C.I.A. in Its Own Russia Investigation - The New York TimesJustice Dept. Seeks to Question C.I.A. in Its Own Russia Investigation  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Justice Department officials intend to interview senior C.I.A. officers as they review the Russia investigation, according to people briefed on the ...



US envoy says Russia still stands with Maduro, contradicting Trump - The GuardianUS envoy says Russia still stands with Maduro, contradicting Trump  The Guardian

The US special envoy for Venezuela has said that Moscow has “not abandoned” the regime of Nicolás Maduro and that the Russian presence in the South ...



Trump not doing enough to thwart Russian 2020 meddling, experts say - The GuardianTrump not doing enough to thwart Russian 2020 meddling, experts say  The Guardian

Despite fears of cyber attacks and disinformation, adequate funding and White House focus to counter any new election interference are lagging.



Countering Russia's Malign Influence Operations - Just SecurityCountering Russia's Malign Influence Operations  Just Security

In today's era of great power competition, it is not Russian ICBMs or hypersonic vehicles that pose the greatest threat to U.S. national security, but rather ...



Russia intercepts US aircraft flying over the Mediterranean Sea - CNNRussia intercepts US aircraft flying over the Mediterranean Sea  CNN

A Russian aircraft intercepted a US aircraft flying in international airspace over the Mediterranean Sea three times in just under three hours Tuesday, according ...



Getting out of Afghanistan, with Russia's Help - The National Interest OnlineGetting out of Afghanistan, with Russia's Help  The National Interest Online

Peace remains a distant prospect. But when an opportunity comes along, the United States must seize it and nurture it.



Russian data theft: Shady world where all is for sale - BBC NewsRussian data theft: Shady world where all is for sale  BBC News

Data breaches by Russian hackers are a global concern now, but the BBC has discovered how easy it is to buy personal data such as passport and bank ...



Russian Su-27 fighter jets intercept US nuclear-capable B-52 bombers above Baltic & Black Seas – MoD - RTRussian Su-27 fighter jets intercept US nuclear-capable B-52 bombers above Baltic & Black Seas – MoD  RT

Russian fighters were scrambled twice to intercept American B-52H bombers, active on the eastern and southern borders. The close encounters between ...



Intel chairman says FBI starting to answer questions on Russia probe | TheHill - The HillIntel chairman says FBI starting to answer questions on Russia probe | TheHill  The Hill

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that the FBI is starting to respond to his inquiries about the counterintelligence ...



Declassified: The Sino-Russian Masterplan To End US Dominance In Middle East - OilPrice.comDeclassified: The Sino-Russian Masterplan To End US Dominance In Middle East  OilPrice.com

In a recent meeting, Chinese President Xi and Russian President Putin have set out common goals to reshape the Eastern Hemisphere and to gain the upper ...



Severed Head of a Giant 40,000-Year-Old Wolf Discovered in Russia - Live ScienceSevered Head of a Giant 40,000-Year-Old Wolf Discovered in Russia  Live Science

A local man came upon a grizzly site last summer on the shore of the Tirekhtyakh River in Yakutia, a republic near the eastern edge of Russia — the severed ...



In Russia’s Provinces, the Doctor Is in (the Streets) - The New York TimesIn Russia’s Provinces, the Doctor Is in (the Streets)  The New York Times

A new doctors' union is organizing job actions and demanding greater pay than the $8670 one surgeon said he was making.



Byron York: Three reasons Trump-Russia hasn't turned into Watergate - Washington ExaminerByron York: Three reasons Trump-Russia hasn't turned into Watergate  Washington Examiner

Why haven't efforts to impeach President Trump gained Watergate-style momentum? The lack of energy has created a sense of bafflement and disappointment ...



‘Chernobyl’: Russian Communist Party Calls For Ban Of HBO’s Miniseries In The Country - Deadline‘Chernobyl’: Russian Communist Party Calls For Ban Of HBO’s Miniseries In The Country  Deadline

Communists Of Russia, a Marxist-Leninist communist party, said Thursday that it has asked Russia's TV regulator, Roskomnadzor, to block local access to ...



The Quick Read About… Turkey’s Troubling Russian Shopping Spree - TIMEThe Quick Read About… Turkey’s Troubling Russian Shopping Spree  TIME

What Happened This Week: Back in 2017, Turkey agreed to purchase Russia's advanced S-400 air defense missile system over the strong objections of both ...



Turkey vs USA: Turkey issues huge THREAT to US over Russia's S-400 missiles - Express.co.ukTurkey vs USA: Turkey issues huge THREAT to US over Russia's S-400 missiles  Express.co.uk

TURKEY issued a stern warning to the US over Washington's decision to impose sanctions for purchasing Russian missile systems.



Huawei Testing Russia's Aurora OS As Complete Android Replacement, Report Claims - ForbesHuawei Testing Russia's Aurora OS As Complete Android Replacement, Report Claims  Forbes

The latest speculation around blacklisted Huawei's "Plan B" for Android has taken an unexpected turn. Reports from Moscow suggest the company is testing ...



Russia's VVER-TOI reactor certified by European utilities - World Nuclear NewsRussia's VVER-TOI reactor certified by European utilities  World Nuclear News

The Russian-designed VVER-TOI nuclear power reactor design - developed from the VVER-1200 - has been formally certified as compliant by the European ...



Russia’s long arm reaches to the right in Europe - Financial TimesRussia’s long arm reaches to the right in Europe  Financial Times

The implosion of Austria's coalition government earlier in the week has cast a light on the linkages between Europe's resurgent rightwing parties and the Kremlin ...



Turkey has until next month to cancel a messy multibillion-dollar Russian arms deal or face harsh US penalties - CNBCTurkey has until next month to cancel a messy multibillion-dollar Russian arms deal or face harsh US penalties  CNBC

WASHINGTON — Turkey has a little more than two weeks to decide whether to complete a complex arms deal with the U.S. or risk severe penalties by going ...



Russian secret documents show plot to stoke US racial violence - Vox.comRussian secret documents show plot to stoke US racial violence  Vox.com

The Russians who interfered in the 2016 US presidential election are still at it — and this time, they're trying to ignite racial violence in America and a partial ...



US intercepts Russian bombers, fighter jets off the coast of Alaska - CNNUS intercepts Russian bombers, fighter jets off the coast of Alaska  CNN

US F-22 stealth jets intercepted four Russian bombers and two Russian Su-35 fighter jets off the coast of Alaska on Monday, according to a statement from North ...



Vladimir Putin is Russia’s biggest oligarch - The Washington PostVladimir Putin is Russia’s biggest oligarch  The Washington Post

Informed estimates suggest that the Russian president presides over fabulous wealth.



Russia launches new nuclear-powered icebreaker in bid to open up Arctic - The GuardianRussia launches new nuclear-powered icebreaker in bid to open up Arctic  The Guardian

Russia is overhauling ports as it readies for more traffic via Northern Sea Route due to warmer climate cycles.



Barr Got More Power to Review the Russia Inquiry. Here’s What We Know About Its Origins. - The New York TimesBarr Got More Power to Review the Russia Inquiry. Here’s What We Know About Its Origins.  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump has given Attorney General William P. Barr extraordinary powers to declassify intelligence secrets as part of his review into ...