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Russia’s young people are Putin’s biggest fans

Today’s Russian young adults have no memory of life before Putin, who first took power as their president 18 years ago. Some have taken to the streets in protest, but …


UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018

Putin on alleged U.S. election interference: I don’t care

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he doesn’t care about alleged Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election because the actions weren’t connected to his government.


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018

Putin: Russia will ‘never’ extradite citizens accused by U.S.

Russia will “never” extradite any of the 13 Russians indicted by the United States for election-meddling, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, even as he insisted they didn’t act on behalf …


U.S. steps up lethal aide to Ukraine: 210 anti-tank missiles

The Trump administration told Congress on Thursday that it plans to sell Ukraine 210 anti-tank missiles to help it defend its territory from Russia, in a major escalation of U.S. …


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018

Putin shows new Russian nuclear weapons: ‘It isn’t a bluff’

President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia has these new strategic weapons and many more, declaring: “No one has listened to us. You listen to us now.”


Charged ‘Putin’s chef’ runs news sites along with troll army

He’s been indicted in the U.S. for meddling in the 2016 presidential election with an army of trolls and his private military company has trodden battlefields in Ukraine and Syria. …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018

Ex-workers at Russian ‘troll factory’ trust U.S. indictment

While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg “troll factory” …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018

Dutch foreign minister quits after lying about Putin meeting

The Dutch foreign affairs minister has resigned, a day after admitting that he lied about attending a meeting hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin more than a decade ago.


Celebrity injects glamour in Russian election

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s top foe in next month’s election isn’t a candidate; it’s public apathy. But he has one rival who could draw voters to the polls: celebrity TV …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018

Trump nuclear doctrine takes tougher stance on Russia

The Trump administration on Friday announced it will continue much of the Obama administration’s nuclear weapons policy, but take a more aggressive stance toward Russia. It said Russia must be …


Oregon senator seeks documents on Russia money links to the NRA

A top Democrat is seeking documents from the National Rifle Association and the Treasury Department following reports of an FBI investigation into whether a Russian central banker funneled money to …


Putin presides at events marking end of Stalingrad battle

President Vladimir Putin attended commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory in the battle of Stalingrad, lauding the Red Army’s victory as a shining example of the nation’s …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018

Putin calls Russia list ‘hostile’ as Dems decry no sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin described a list of his country’s officials and tycoons put together to comply with a U.S. sanctions law as a hostile and “stupid” move spearheaded by …


Israel PM visits Russia for talks on Iran’s actions in Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Russia on Monday for talks focused on Syria, warning that Israel will not accept Iran’s growing military presence there and in neighboring Lebanon.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018

Report: Dutch spies caught Russian hackers on tape

The Netherlands’ spy service broke into the computers used by a powerful Russian hacking group and may be sitting on evidence relating to the breach of the U.S. Democratic National …


Putin hails upgraded Russian strategic bomber

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that modernized strategic bombers will boost Russia’s military power.


Russian Orthodox bishop assails Putin, won’t vote for him

A Russian Orthodox bishop has said that he wouldn’t vote for President Vladimir Putin in March’s election – an unprecedented show of dissent by a high-ranking clergyman in the church …


Russian officials move to shut Navalny’s foundation

Russia’s Justice Ministry said Monday it has filed a lawsuit to shut down a company used by opposition leader Alexei Navalny that is being used to finance his political campaigning.


Court upholds ban on Navalny running for Russian presidency

Russia’s highest court on Saturday upheld a decision barring opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running for president in March.


Putin says St. Petersburg explosion was terror attack

The explosion at a supermarket in Russia’s second-largest city was a terror attack, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, adding that he has ordered security agencies to kill terror suspects on …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017

Russian officials bar Navalny from running for president

Russian election officials on Monday formally barred Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running for president, prompting calls from him for a boycott of next year’s vote.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017

Putin foe clears first step in bid for Russian presidency

Hundreds of supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny nominated him for president Sunday, allowing Navalny to file the endorsement papers required for his candidacy and putting pressure on the …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017

Green Party candidate says she’s cooperating in Russia probe

Former presidential candidate Jill Stein says she’s cooperating with a Senate intelligence committee probe into Russian interference in the election.


Opposition leader says he could beat Putin in fair election

As the most serious challenger during Vladimir Putin’s 18 years in power, Alexei Navalny has endured arrests, show trials and facefuls of green antiseptic that damaged his vision.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017

Kremlin says Putin thanked Trump for CIA tip on bombings

Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday to thank him for a CIA tip that helped thwart a series of bombings in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin said.


Trump thanks Putin for remarks on strong US economy

President Donald Trump thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for remarks he made Thursday “acknowledging America’s strong economic performance,” the White House said.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017

Putin: U.S. hurts itself with “invented” Trump collusion case

Russian President Vladimir Putin scoffed Thursday at allegations of collusion between U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, saying the reports have been “invented” by Trump’s foes and have hurt …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017

Putin declares victory on visit to air base in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory against “terrorists” in Syria on Monday during a surprise visit to a Russian military base in the county, where he also announced a partial …


Putin to visit Egypt next week

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Egypt next week to discuss expanding political, economic, energy and trade ties, officials said Thursday.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017

Russian President Putin announces re-election bid

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday declared his intention to seek re-election next March, a vote he appears certain to win.