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Putin’s Ex-Bodyguard Challenges Navalny to a Duel (of a Sort)

MOSCOW — Over the years, the Kremlin has reached deep into its bag of tricks to silence Aleksei A. Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner and opposition leader. He has been repeatedly jailed, harassed by tax auditors and security [...]

Full text: Trump and Putin’s press conference, transcribed

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive to a joint press conference Monday. | Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images [...]

Who Is Bill Browder, Kremlin Foe Singled Out in Putin’s Offer?

[unable to retrieve full-text content] William F. Browder, an investor, has led a global human rights fight against the Kremlin that has resulted in sanctions being leveled against Russian officials, becoming a thorn in Mr. Putin’s [...]

Trump, at Putin’s Side, Questions U.S. Intelligence on 2016 Election

[unable to retrieve full-text content] At the end of their first summit meeting, Mr. Trump would not say whether he believes American intelligence agencies or Mr. Putin about Russian electoral interference. Source: NYT > World

POLITICO Playbook Power Briefing: Everything you need to know about Trump and Putin’s joint appearance

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands at the beginning of their summit in Helsinki. | Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo CNN’S ANDERSON COOPER on PRESIDENT [...]
Aleksei Navalny Detained at Protest on Eve of Putin’s Inauguration
OVD-Info, a group that monitors political repression in Russia, said more than 350 people had been arrested by midafternoon. It said that more than 50 were held in Pushkin Square, including Mr. Navalny, and that the largest number of [...]
As Putin’s Opponents Flocked to London, His Spies Followed
“I think it’s sort of accepted that there are more spies in London now than there were at the height of the Cold War,” he said. “In the Cold War, it was quite difficult for Russians to move around the country, they were restricted [...]
Putin’s Proud Mom Putting His First CounterPunch Articles On Refrigerator Door
Some dogs type better that certain PhDs, for that matter. The Washington Post celebrated Christmas with a great big article about a major FBI investigation into Russia’s disinformation campaign against American politics and social media, [...]
Putin’s Re-election Is Assured. Let the Succession Fight Begin.
This jockeying for power is expected to offer all the drama that the March 2018 presidential race sorely lacks. Cloistered, for now, mostly behind the Kremlin walls, the intrigues are expected to burst into public view with increasing [...]
Why Putin’s Foes Deplore U.S. Fixation on Election Meddling
Mr. Volkov and others say they have no doubt that Russia did interfere, at least on the margins, in last year’s presidential election campaign. But they complain that the United States consistently inflates Mr. Putin’s impact and [...]