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Russia Parliament Approves Mikhail V. Mishustin for Prime Minister

MOSCOW — Russian lawmakers on Thursday overwhelmingly approved Mikhail V. Mishustin as the new Prime Minister, elevating a little-known technocrat picked by President Vladimir V. Putin as part of an unexpected Kremlin shake-up. Mr. [...]

Putin’s Russia, 20 years on

Marc Bennetts is a Moscow-based journalist and author of “I’m Going to Ruin Their Lives: Inside Putin’s War on Russia’s Opposition” (Oneworld, 2016). MOSCOW — Boris Yeltsin had a reputation for the sensational and the unpredictable, [...]

Norwegian Spy Jailed by Russia Is Free. He’s Angry, Too, but Not at Moscow.

KIRKENES, Norway — Frode Berg says he never meant to be a spy. Mr. Berg, a silver-haired Norwegian pensioner known by his neighbors to have a soft spot for neighboring Russia, was 60 when an acquaintance in his Arctic hometown recruited [...]

How Close Did Russia Really Come to Hacking the 2016 Election?

*/ ]]> ]]> On November 6, 2016, the Sunday before the presidential election that sent Donald Trump to the White House, a worker in the elections office in Durham County, North Carolina, encountered a problem. There appeared to be an [...]

Mike Pompeo rips Russia, China over Syria refugee aid veto

China and Russia’s veto of a United Nations resolution to reauthorize assistance to Syrian refugees through border crossings not under government control is drawing condemnation from aid groups like “Save the Children” and government [...]

Deadly Gunfire at Russia Spy Agency’s Moscow Headquarters

MOSCOW — Shooting erupted near the fortresslike headquarters of Russia’s Federal Security Service in central Moscow on Thursday evening, the spy agency reported in a series of statements that also said one of its agents had been [...]

China and Russia urge UN to lift key North Korea sanctions

United Nations (AP) – China and Russia are calling on the U.N. Security Council to terminate sanctions on key North Korean exports such as coal, iron, iron ore and textiles, “with the intent of enhancing the livelihood of the civilian [...]

The War That Continues to Shape Russia, 25 Years Later

“They pretended that the Chechens were just fighting among themselves,” he said, “but the whole thing was organized by Russia, mainly the F.S.K.,” the domestic intelligence agency that succeeded the K.G.B., with the connivance [...]

Here are the Russia probe conspiracy theories debunked by the DOJ inspector general report

*/ ]]> The release on Monday of a long-awaited watchdog report threw plenty of bones to partisans on both sides of the aisle. While the Justice Department’s inspector general, Michael Horowitz, ripped the FBI‘s handling of applications [...]

Inspector general’s report on Russia probe: Key takeaways

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz. | Win McNamee/Getty Images */ ]]> A long-awaited review of how the FBI came to investigate the Trump campaign’s possible links to Russia has validated the agency’s decision [...]