• guard November 30, 2018 10:39 am

    Ukraine Bars Entry to Russian Males, Upping Ante in Conflict

    Ukrainian officials on Friday upped the ante in the growing confrontation with Russia, announcing a travel ban for most Russian males and searching the home of an influential cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church. The long-simmering conflict bubbled over Sunday when Russian border guards rammed into and opened fired on three Ukrainian vessels near the Crimean Peninsula, which Moscow annexed...

  • Germany November 27, 2018 8:48 pm

    Russia Starts Prosecuting Ukrainians After Sea Clash

    Russia on Tuesday began prosecuting the crew of Ukrainian navy vessels captured over the weekend in a confrontation off Crimea, putting some of the seamen on camera, where they confessed to intruding into Russian waters. Ukraine demanded that Russia stop using “psychological and physical pressure” on the sailors, as tensions between the two neighbors escalated. Ukraine’s top diplomat called the...

  • Trump administration June 11, 2018 3:16 pm

    US Hits Russian Firms With Sanctions, Citing Cyberattacks

    The Trump administration on Monday slapped sanctions on several Russian companies and businessmen for engaging in cyberattacks and assisting Russia’s military and intelligence services with other malicious activities. The Treasury Department said it was imposing sanctions on five Russian firms and three of their executives under legislation passed last year and an executive order aimed at punishing efforts to hack...

  • Donald Trump December 28, 2017 12:02 pm

    Putin: St. Petersburg Supermarket Explosion That Hurt 13 Was Terror Attack

    The explosion at a supermarket in Russia’s second-largest city was a terrorist attack, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, adding that another attack had been thwarted. At least 13 people were injured Wednesday evening when an improvised explosive device went off at a storage area for customers’ bags at the supermarket in St. Petersburg. Investigators said the device contained 200 grams...

  • Russia December 21, 2017 4:09 pm

    Pussy Riot Activist Sentenced to Community Works for Protest

    An activist from the punk collective Pussy Riot has been sentenced to 40 hours of community service for a protest outside the headquarters of Russia’s top KGB successor agency.

  • Donald Trump December 17, 2017 8:31 pm

    Kremlin Says Vladimir Putin Thanked Donald Trump for CIA Tip on Bombings

    Russian President Vladimir Putin called 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. Putin expressed gratitude during the call for information provided by the CIA that allowed Russia’s top domestic security agency to track down and arrest a group of suspects that was...

  • Russia December 6, 2017 6:36 pm

    Putin's Power: From Mean Streets to Kremlin

    As a kid in a dismal Soviet communal apartment, Vladimir Putin was a scrapper who dreamed of being an operator — diligently training in martial arts and boldly walking into a KGB office to inquire about how to become a spy. As Russia’s leader in the 21st century, he’s been the epitome of both traits — fighting Chechen rebels, directing...

  • Moscow April 17, 2017 4:23 pm

    Russia Reports Arrest of Suspected Subway Bomb Organizer

    Russia’s Federal Security Service says it has arrested a suspected organizer of the suicide bombing in the St. Petersburg subway that killed 14 passengers. The service, the FSB, said Monday the suspect was arrested in Odintsovo, a city just outside Moscow. It said the suspect was armed with a pistol and was of Central Asian origin, but did not elaborate....

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