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  1. Russia's Putin extends passport offer to Ukraine citizens  Reuters
  2. US forces have much to learn from Ukraine's fight with Russia, says State Department official  Military Times
  3. Russia and West spar at UN over minority rights in Ukraine  Yahoo News
  4. Ukraine's Russian-speaking president gives glimmer of hope to war-torn east  Yahoo News
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U.S. and Russia trade accusations over 'visa war' as ties fray  Reuters

The United States and Russia on Wednesday accused each other of using children as political hostages after dozens of teachers at an English-language school ...


U.S. Senator Schumer asks FBI, FTC to probe Russia's FaceApp over security concerns  Reuters

(Reuters) - U.S. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer called on the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission to conduct a national security and privacy ...


What is behind the recent spat between Georgia and Russia?  Al Jazeera English

Outrage is the most lucrative commodity in the global political market, especially in Eastern Europe. The recent crisis in relations between Russia and Georgia is ...


The roots of Putin’s power over Russia  Financial Times

Four new books examine the leader's hold over the vast nation through the lens of history.


US cuts Turkey from F-35 program after Russian missile deal  CNBC

Last week, Turkey accepted delivery of the Russian-made S-400, a mobile surface-to-air missile system, that is said to pose a risk to the NATO alliance as well ...


How to spend 72 hours in Moscow, Russia  National Geographic

Tour architectural wonders, discover Soviet history, and savor local flavors in this gold-domed city.


Washington wants to sanction Turkey over its Russian arms deal — but it could backfire  CNBC

U.S. officials see the deal as a threat to NATO, for which Turkey provides the second-largest military.


Russia, Iran, North Korea Launch Hundreds of Cyberattacks on U.S. Political Groups, Microsoft Says  The Wall Street Journal

Suspected nation-state hackers from Russia, Iran and elsewhere have launched nearly 800 cyberattacks against political organizations over the past year that ...


Russia Denies Visas for Teachers at Anglo-American School in Moscow  The New York Times

MOSCOW — Russia's Foreign Ministry has recently denied visas for teachers at a school in Moscow run by Western embassies, in what American officials ...


Russia throws weight behind EU effort to bolster Iran trade  Financial Times

Russia has signalled its willingness to join an EU payments channel designed to circumvent US sanctions banning trade with Iran, but has called on Brussels to ...


A ‘Dark Lord’ Falls in Russia’s Growing Power Struggle  The New York Times

The arrest of a powerful law enforcement official highlights the deepening rivalries of the country's security services as President Vladimir V. Putin approaches ...


How Russia Uses Israeli-Designed Drones in the Syria War  The Intercept

Though their alliances ostensibly put them on opposite sides, the Syrian war has paradoxically deepened the relationship between Israel and Russia.


Pompeo changes staff for Russia meeting after concerns raised about top negotiator's ties: report | TheHill  The Hill

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shifted his staff for a U.S..


Sanctions on Russia and North Korea Put Tiny Latvia in U.S. Cross Hairs  The New York Times

Corruption has driven honest investors away and damaged the Latvian economy, making the cleaning up of illicit bank activity a top priority for a new ...


Russia Tells U.S. to Stop Blaming Iran for Everything: 'A Single Match Can Start A Fire'  Newsweek

Russia's top diplomat warned the United States to stop blaming Iran for the increasing unrest in the Middle East, arguing that Washington was behind the ...


Russia launches criminal case over gay couple's adoption  Yahoo News

Russia on Wednesday said it had opened an unprecedented criminal case accusing officials of negligence for allowing a gay couple to adopt two children.


Roger Stone Is Barred From Social Media After Posts Attacking Russia Inquiry  The New York Times

Mr. Stone, a longtime informal adviser to President Trump, had long complained about the Russia investigation online even after a judge ordered him to keep ...


Venezuela's debts to China, Russia would be restructured through Paris Club: Guaido advisor  Reuters

Loans to Venezuela from President Nicolas Maduro's allies Russia and China would be renegotiated though the Paris Club if Maduro leaves power, an advisor ...


What's driving Russia's interest in Africa? | Russia  Al Jazeera America

We look at rising Russia-Africa trade, the economics behind the S-400 deal, and new players in the gaming industry.


Seeing Russia everywhere  Spiked

We have all heard the new conspiracy theories: Russians got Trump elected and Brexit is the work of Russian bots and dodgy, Russia-linked donors.


Pompeo layers over top State Dept. negotiator ahead of talks with Russia  POLITICO

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed concern about sending one of his top arms control negotiators, Andrea Thompson, to head a U.S. delegation ...


Big Guns: Army Prototypes Range-Doubling New Artillery Weapon to Outgun Russia  The National Interest Online

The Army is building prototypes of a new artillery cannon that can more than double the range of existing weapons and vastly alter the strategic and tactical ...


In Russia's growing shadow, Lithuania modernizes its defenses  DefenseNews.com

Lithuania is meeting NATO defense spending goals with plans to increase that spending in the coming years, which could mean additional infantry fighting ...


India, Russia Seek to Skirt U.S. Sanctions Threat to Arms Deals  Bloomberg

India and Russia have agreed on a new payment method through their national currencies for multi-billion-dollar defense deals, in a bid to avoid risks created by ...


Russia’s Police Tolerate Domestic Violence. Where Can Its Victims Turn?  The New York Times

In a first, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg found in favor of one woman whose pleas for help were ignored by the Russian police.


Italy Can't Stop Talking About Salvini's Russia Tape Scandal  Bloomberg

Matteo Salvini, the euroskeptic strongman of Italian politics, can't seem to shut down a scandal over alleged illegal financing from Russia.


WW3 preparation: How US intelligence exposed 'revolutionary' Russian weapon  Express.co.uk

RUSSIA is stepping up its game in preparation for a World War 3 scenario, with a mysterious nuclear-powered weapon that has the US slightly nervous.


Russia: US replacing troops in Syria with mercenaries  Anadolu Agency

Moscow. The U.S. Central Command is replacing some of its regular troops in northern Syria with employees of private military companies (PMCs), Russian ...


Vladimir Putin’s Russia is rehabilitating Stalin. We must not let it happen  The Guardian

Artefacts from Stalin's brutal reign give the lie to Putin's vision of a 'heroic' Soviet past, says author and historian Irina Sherbakova.


Do the Baltics need more US military support to deter Russia?  DefenseNews.com

Lithuania is calling for more U.S. military presence in its borders, but how realistic is the prospect of getting more American flags flying in the Baltics?


Democratic Congresswomen Urge Trump to Go Back to Russia  The New Yorker

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Four Democratic congresswomen issued a brief statement on Monday urging President Donald Trump to go back to ...


American Commandos Gear Up for New Shadow War With Russia  The New York Times

SZOLNOK, Hungary — Secretive, behind-the-lines mission rehearsals and other operations by 1,400 American and allied commandos to combat shifting ...


Russia's Real Reasons for Partnering with Iran  The National Interest Online

Moscow has a vested interest in the state of affairs in the Persian Gulf; it has tried its best to contain the impact that the U.S.-Iranian crisis could have on its own ...


As Russian ties deteriorate, Georgia tourist numbers fall  Aljazeera.com

Facebook campaign to draw other tourists to Georgia hatched as Russian arrivals slow.


Russia's Election Hackers Are Back—and Targeting George Soros  The Daily Beast

The Kremlin's targeting of George Soros and his organization carries echoes of 2016, when the GRU dumped 2500 files stolen from the Open Society ...


There’s a slight problem with Russia’s proposed Federation spacecraft  Ars Technica

"The Federation spacecraft has a colossal problem in the event of a launch abort."


Melting Russian permafrost could speed up global warming and have a devastating impact on the planet  World Economic Forum

An environmental vicious circle is taking hold in Russia and other parts of the Arctic as permafrost – the frozen ground beneath a quarter of the Northern ...


Audio Suggests Secret Plan for Russians to Fund Party of Italy’s Salvini  The New York Times

A similar recording brought down the Austrian government this year, but Italy's most powerful politician has deflected the flap around his nationalist party.


Update: Telescope designed to study mysterious dark energy keeps Russia's space science hopes alive  Science Magazine

*Update, 15 July, 9:55 a.m.: At 6:31 p.m. local time on 13 July, Russia's Spektr-RG x-ray observatory was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in ...


NATO Considers Missile Defense Upgrade, Risking Further Tensions With Russia  The New York Times

Some alliance officials think the move is needed to counter Russia's new cruise missiles, but it could be “a point of no return with the Russians,” one expert said.


Today on Inside Edition: Could FaceApp Be Sending Your Info to Russia?  Inside Edition

FaceApp, the app that ages your face by decades, may seem like good fun, but could it be jeopardizing your privacy? Cybersecurity experts are warning you ...


What Does Putin Really Want?  The New York Times

Russia is dead set on being a global power. But what looks like grand strategy is often improvisation — amid America's retreat.


Russia launches major new telescope into space after delays  The Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian Proton-M rocket successfully delivered a cutting-edge space telescope into orbit Saturday after days of launch delays, Russia's ...


India Says Russia's Missiles Don't Work (And Wants to Buy Israeli Ones Instead)  The National Interest Online

India is now looking to Israel, from whom it has purchased numerous weapons, such as the Heron drone and the Derby, a radar-guided, beyond-visual-range ...


Russia blacklists Canada-based Ukrainian World Congress, declaring it 'undesirable'  National Post

OTTAWA — The Canadian president of the Ukrainian World Congress, which represents a diaspora of 20 million Ukrainians worldwide, is decrying a Russian ...


The Evolution of a Russian Troll  Foreign Policy

Last summer, when the Russian media manager Alexander Malkevich came to Washington to launch a news website called USA Really—reported to be linked ...


Imagine If Russia and China Built Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carriers Together  The National Interest Online

While the vessels would be useful in their own right, the main benefit could be to help Beijing refine reactor technology for use in a future nuclear-powered ...


Kursk WW2: Why Russia is still fighting world's biggest tank battle  BBC News

Russians hit back at Western historians over huge Soviet tank losses in the Battle of Kursk in WW2.


Ex-owner of Russia's largest independent oil refinery arrested in Moscow  Reuters

A former owner of the debt-laden Antipinsky refinery, Russia's largest independent oil-processing plant, was arrested in Moscow, his company said in a ...


Russia To Deliver S-400 Missiles By April 2023, Says Government  NDTV News

Russia is likely to deliver the S-400 missile systems to India by April 2023, the government said on Wednesday.


NATO-linked pundits say Russia is set for 'regional war' in Europe, but do the facts back it up?  RT

A pair of German pundits, including a retired top NATO officer, tried their best to warn the world about nuclear-weapons-wielding Russia, but it was in fact the ...


Bombs Away: Russia's Updated Tupolev TU-95MSM Just Went into Combat for the First Time  The National Interest Online

Noteworthy the Tu-95MSM, which is an upgraded version of the previous MS model, features advanced radio-radar equipment and a ...


Russia's endgame in Libya  Al Jazeera English

The escalation of conflict in Libya has exposed a great deal of foreign meddling that outside powers, both regional and global, would have preferred to keep ...


Kamala Harris says Russian bots are targeting her. It's more complicated than that.  CNN

New York (CNN) Sen. Kamala Harris has claimed her presidential campaign is being targeted on social media by Russian bots. But while US intelligence ...


Georgian TV presenter's anti-Putin tirade angers Russia  BBC News

The Kremlin has condemned a Georgian TV presenter's crude tirade against Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mr Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said "we ...


Remains of Napoleon's One-Legged General Found Under Russian Dance Floor  Live Science

The remains of one of Napoleon's favorite generals and childhood friends were just found under a Russian dance floor.


Meet the Elves, Lithuania’s digital citizen army confronting Russian trolls  The Independent

When the dark acts of the trolls became particularly harmful, the Elves felt they had no choice but to get together and fight back, and the fierce battle which then ...


Europe Built a System to Fight Russian Meddling. It’s Struggling.  The New York Times

As governments debate the best way to combat Kremlin propaganda, internal documents show the political disputes behind what appeared to be an ambitious ...


Ukraine's Zelensky proposes new peace talks with Russia's Putin  Aljazeera.com

Kremlin considering Volodymyr Zelensky's proposal for expanded peace talks including US President Donald Trump.


Russia Has Its Rights Restored In Top Human Rights Organization  NPR

Europe's top human rights organization is reinstating Russia's voting rights, a major step in removing penalties for a country accused of grave human rights ...


Russia beating U.S. in race for global influence, Pentagon study says  POLITICO

A divided America is failing to counter Moscow's efforts to undermine democracy and cast doubt on U.S. alliances, says the report, which warns of a surge in ...


Russia wants to give its military small bomb-dropping drones  We Are The Mighty

Russia is planning to supply its troops with small-scale drones that can drop bombs, Russian news site Izvestia reported July 2019. The quadcopters outfitted ...


Putin halts Russian flights to Georgia  CNN International

Russian President Vladimir Putin issued the temporary ban, state news agency TASS reported on Friday. It added that Putin has also ordered the repatriation of ...


JIT Indictments and Reactions: Analyzing New Evidence Linking Separatists and Russian Officials to MH17 - bellingcat  bellingcat

Today, 17 July 2019, is exactly five years since Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) was shot down by a Buk missile, fired from territory in East Ukraine ...


Putin Mocks Green Push During Speech in Russia’s Most Polluted Region  Bloomberg

Vladimir Putin, leader of the top global oil and gas exporter, wants the world to stop and think about the impact renewable energy is having on wildlife.


Russia Says U.S. Military Lied about Its Missiles and Plans to Put New Ones Near Border  Newsweek

A senior Russian general accused the U.S. military of deceiving Moscow about the intentions of missile positions across tense borders in Eastern Europe and of ...


The Limits of the Alliance Between China and Russia  The National Interest Online

Though the Sino-Russian partnership is growing by the day and will continue to develop, it ultimately benefits China at the expense of Russia. But creating a ...


‘This wasn’t just a briefing’: Pompeo grilled CIA analysts on Russia findings  POLITICO

Attorney General Bill Barr has ordered an investigation into whether the CIA was correct to determine that Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted to boost ...


Russia’s secret plan to launch war on Europe while the rest of the world is distracted  Express.co.uk

RUSSIA is scheming a top-secret plot to launch war on Europe while allies such as the US and UK divert their attention to climate change and the EU ...


Read The Full Transcript Of The Italian Far Right And Russia Oil-Deal Meeting  BuzzFeed News

BuzzFeed News has obtained an audio recording of a meeting on Oct. 18, 2018, at the Metropol Hotel in Moscow in which Gianluca Savoini, a close, longtime ...


Putin confirms Russia's fire-hit submersible was nuclear-powered  Al Jazeera English

The confirmation comes three days after the vessel caught fire during a secret mission near the Arctic, killing 14 men.


Report: US, Israel tell Russia any Syrian deal must include Iran quitting Lebanon, Iraq  JNS.org

Israel and the Trump administration are concerned that a future deal in Syria could export the Iranian problem to Iraq and Lebanon,” according to an “Axios” ...


Lady Gaga targeted by Russian trolls about Bradley Cooper  Business Insider

Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper broke up last month, and Russian trolls are blaming Lady Gaga for it.


Russia Is Perfecting the Art of Crushing Uprisings Against Authoritarian Regimes  Defense One

A Russian military leader revealed the blueprint for using mercenaries, militias, and special operations forces to backup dictators from Venezuela to ...


Russian Deep-Sea Military Vessel Catches Fire, Killing 14  The New York Times

The lethal fire broke out on a vessel based at the same Arctic port as the Kursk nuclear submarine, which sank in 2000, and the navy was again slow to ...


The Last Czars: the historical drama that the whole of Russia is laughing at  The Guardian

This bizarre Netflix show about the Romanovs seems to have been made for people who have never heard of Russia. How do you spell disaster in Cyrillic?


Russia plays games with Georgia  The Economist

An unwelcome Russian visitor has helped to revive an old antagonism.


Dead Battleship: Russia's Su-57 Is a Deadly Warship Killer  The National Interest Online

Deputy Defense Minister Alexey Krivoruchko made the announcement while visiting the Detal Design Bureau, which is developing a new anti-ship missile, ...


Crew of Russian Nuclear Sub Prevented ‘Planetary Catastrophe,’ Officer Says  Bloomberg

The 14 sailors who died during a fire last week on a nuclear-powered Russian military submarine prevented a “planetary catastrophe,” a top naval officer said at ...


Justice Dept. Watchdog Is Preparing to Deliver Verdict on the Russia Investigation  The New York Times

Investigators for the inspector general recently interviewed Christopher Steele, the former British spy, as they try to determine whether the F.B.I. misstepped in ...


Ecuador Concluded That Assange Has Ties to Russian Intelligence  Washington Monthly

Julian Assange has many supporters around the world who value him for his fight for transparency in government and his exposure of financial misdeeds by ...


Russia buries naval crew killed in nuclear sub fire amid secrecy over their mission  BBC News

Fourteen Russian navy crew killed in a fire on a nuclear submarine on Monday have been buried, amid continuing secrecy over their mission. They were buried ...


Toxic lake in Russia's Siberia becomes selfie sensation  The Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — Residents of a city in Siberia don't need to fly off to tropical locales for picturesque selfies taken by pristine turquoise waters. Thousands of ...


Scientists discover radiation leak '100,000 times normal level' from Russian nuclear sub wreck  New York Post

Scientists have identified a radiation leak on the wreck of a Russian nuclear submarine that sank in Arctic waters in 1989.


Russian Military Plans Swarms Of Lethal 'Jihadi-Style' Drones Carrying Explosives  Forbes

Russia has learned lessons from attacks it has faced in the Middle East, where militants have used domestic-type drones to carry improvised explosives.


The west thinks Putin is Russia's spymaster. But are the spies controlling him?  The Guardian

Russia's risky policies may be a sign of the security services' sway over the president, says Mark Galeotti, author of We Need to Talk About Putin.


Putin: Russian president says liberalism 'obsolete'  BBC News

Vladimir Putin has said liberalism is "obsolete" in an interview before he left for the G20 summit. The Russian president said the ideology that has underpinned ...


The UK Is Prepping Its Special Forces to Fight Russia's “Little Green Men”  The National Interest Online

The core of Britain's special forces is the Special Air *Service* (SAS) regiment, the Special Boat *Service* (SBS) and the Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR), ...


Three Russians and one Ukrainian to face MH17 murder charges  The Guardian

Four suspects will face murder charges for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, three of them Russians, international investigators have said, with ...


NATO says it will act unless Russia destroys nuclear-ready missile  CNBC

Russia has continued to develop and site the SSC-8 missiles within range of almost all European nations.


Pentagon Report Warns On Threat To U.S. From Russia's Dangerous Global Influence  Forbes

A new report prepared for the Joint Chiefs has found that the U.S. needs an urgent change of strategy to deal with Russia's growing influence on the world.


Russia’s secret plan to reinvade Eastern Europe and build massive empire revealed  Express.co.uk

RUSSIA may no longer be a global superpower but there exists a plan to reclaim and redevelop the power and strength of the former USSR.


With falling popularity, Russia’s Putin has tried softer touch. But will it last?  The Washington Post

MOSCOW — Vladimir Putin's approval rating is heading south. Russia's economy is struggling with Western sanctions and domestic mismanagement. Protests ...


Trump administration official stumped by House Democrat's question about Russia  ABC News

The senior Trump administration official leading U.S. government efforts to counter disinformation campaigns from Russia and other foreign adversaries ...


Why Turkey Turned Its Back on the United States and Embraced Russia  Foreign Affairs Magazine

By adopting a more neutrally aligned foreign policy, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development Party seek to advance a ...


Turkey prepares to receive Russian missile system, as questions swirl over potential US punishment  Fox News

The shipment of Russia's highly-anticipated S-400 air defense missile system to Turkey is expected to roll out any day now, roiling the indignation of many U.S. ...


China’s Retort Over Its Mass Detentions: Praise From Russia and Saudi Arabia  The New York Times

After 22 countries deplored China's treatment of Muslims in the Xinjiang region, 37 nations praised China's “contribution to the international human rights cause.”


How the Russian Orthodox Church Influences Russia's Behavior  The National Interest Online

If we have truly entered a new era of great-power competition, then every Russian has been given a clear rationale for why he fights—and it will provide the ...


Russia Completes Its OPEC Takeover With Deal With Saudis  Bloomberg

The trouble with bringing new people into your club, especially if they are bigger than you, is that they might just take over. OPEC is learning that lesson.


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