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Moscow police arrest least 5 protesters near security office

MOSCOW (AP) – A human rights activist says Moscow police have arrested at least five protesters at an unsanctioned rally outside the headquarters of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the successor agency to the KGB. Oleg Yelanchik told [...]

Russia-Ukraine Ties Sour Further as Moscow Imposes Sanctions

MOSCOW — The bitter relations between Moscow and Kiev continued their downward spiral on Thursday, as the Russian government imposed economic sanctions against a broad cross-section of Ukraine’s political and business elite. The [...]

Syria Shoots Down a Russian Military Plane, and Moscow Blames Israel

Syrian antiaircraft missiles shot down a Russian military aircraft carrying 15 service members off the Syrian coast Monday night, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Moscow angrily blamed the Israeli military for what appeared to be [...]

Putin Invites Trump to Moscow, 2 Days After White House Postponed Summit Plans

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The Russian president continued to push for a second meeting, saying he was also ready to meet in Washington. Source: NYT > World
Trump’s false claims to Comey about Moscow stay could aid Mueller
Late last January, at a private White House dinner attended only by Donald Trump and Jim Comey, the president steered the conversation to a sensitive topic: “the golden showers thing.” He wanted the then-FBI director to know, Comey later [...]
In Moscow, a Sense of Relief After a Limited Syria Attack
Mr. Assad has become something of a “human shield” limiting Russia’s options, noted Vladimir Frolov, an independent foreign affairs analyst and columnist for Republic.ru, “but it was a choice that Moscow made.” President Putin [...]
Why Moscow Will Never Apologize for Attack on Ex-Spy
While steadfastly denying any involvement in the attack, the Kremlin has added the episode to a daily diet of news on state news media outlets that showcase what Mr. Putin, in a recent state of the nation address in Moscow, described [...]
Russian Plane Crashes Near Moscow; 71 Are Feared Dead
Photo A part of the AN-148 aircraft that crashed after taking off from Domodedovo Airport, outside Moscow, on Sunday. Credit Reuters MOSCOW — A [...]
Moscow Got 6 Minutes of Sunlight in December
But the dearth of sunlight undoubtedly has contributed to a surge in visits to psychiatrists in Moscow even beyond the expected seasonal rise, the daily newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets reported. The reports have unleashed a tide of snarky [...]
The Hidden History of Trump’s First Trip to Moscow
It was 1984 and General Vladimir Alexandrovich Kryuchkov had a problem. The general occupied one of the KGB’s most exalted posts. He was head of the First Chief Directorate, the prestigious KGB arm responsible for gathering foreign intelligence. Kryuchkov [...]