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Ukraine Agrees Prisoner Swap With Pro-Russian Separatists
Kiev expected to exchange 208 people serving jail sentences in Ukraine for 69 Ukrainians.
Ukraine Announces Fast-Track Passports After Putin's Russian Citizenship Offer
The decision followed a Russian move to simplify citizenship for Ukrainians.
Russia Denies Its Troops Are Fighting in Northwest Syria
"Russia has had no and has no ground forces in Syria," the defense ministry said.
Russia Has Deployed Ground Forces in Idlib, Syrian Rebels Say
This is the first time Moscow has sent ground troops on the battlefield, rebels say.
Chinese and Russian Cyber Watchdogs Meet in Moscow
Cooperation in this area between the two regulators could alarm Russian proponents of Internet freedom.
Russia's Putin Extends Passport Offer to Ukraine Citizens
Moscow made the move ahead of Ukrainian parliamentary elections on Sunday.
Russia, Under Sanctions, Looks for Ruble Offshore Market
The deputy finance minister said the idea the ruble should become a reserve currency has not been ruled out.
Russian Court Extends Arrest of Detained Ukrainian Sailors
Moscow accuses the sailors of illegally entering Russian waters, something Kiev denies.
IMF Cuts Forecast for Russian 2019 GDP Growth to 1.2%, Calls for Reforms
The fund said the state's footprint needs to be reduced in favor of the private sector.
Two Russian Boxers Competed While Serving Bans for Doping
Russian anti-doping agency said it had been unaware of the cases and said that it would investigate.
Russia Eyes 2035 Grain Crop Boom With $70 Billion Investment Plan
The plan also hopes to improve quality and increase demand.
Hackers Hit Bulgaria Sending Data From Russian Email
It was probably motivated by Bulgaria's move to buy eight new Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters from the United States.
Yandex, Uber Joint Venture to Buy Vezet Group Call Centers in Russia
The company will invest in the Russian regions.
Russian Rocket Launched Carrying Space Observatory
It will take a stable position between the Earth and the sun with the purpose of creating a detailed star map.
Russia Delivers More Air Defense Equipment to Turkey
Washington has tried for months to prevent the deal, arguing that the Russian S-400 missile system is incompatible with NATO systems.
Russia Among 37 States Backing China's Policy in Xinjiang
China has been accused of detaining a million Muslims and persecuting ethnic Uighurs in Xinjiang.
U.S. Oil Makes It to Ukraine in Another Blow for Moscow
Problems over contaminated oil and political pressure are squeezing Russian exports.
Albanian Police Arrest Russian 'Islamic State Fighter'
He entered Albania illegally after a court in Russia's Chechen Republic ruled he should be arrested for joining the illegal armed group.
Russia Started Large-Scale Air Drills in Annexed Crimea
Russian air drills took place at the same time as Ukrainian and NATO marines continued their ground and sea drills in southern Ukraine.
Putin and Ukraine's Zelenskiy Discuss Ending Conflict in Eastern Ukraine
The two leaders' discussion was their first telephone conversation.
Former Russian Sports Minister Mutko's Olympic Privileges Restored
Mutko oversaw sport at the height of Russia's doping scandal, serving as Sports Minister from 2008 to 2016.
Russia Sees Outpouring of Support for Sisters Who Killed Abusive Father
Thousands of supporters say the sisters are being failed by a Russian legal system that turns a blind eye to domestic abuse.
Russia's Georgia Flight Ban 'Unjustified,' EU's Tusk Says
The Kremlin suspended passenger flights to Georgia after anti-Russian protests in Tbilisi.
Russian Police Detain Crimean Tatar Protesters Outside Supreme Court
The protest came a day after police detained seven Crimean Tatars on Moscow's Red Square.
Major Fire Kills 1 and Injures 13 at Power Plant Near Moscow
Footage circulating on social media showed huge flames leaping into the sky at the facility.
Italy's Salvini Says His League Party Didn't Take Money From Russia
BuzzFeed reported that his far-right League party had sought millions of euros from Russian investors via a secret oil deal.
U.S., Russian Diplomats Meet in Helsinki to Discuss Relations
"Russia's negative actions continue to be a barrier for progress in our bilateral relationship," a State Department spokesperson said.
Crimean Tatar Protesters Detained on Moscow's Red Square
The demonstration was aimed to draw attention to alleged rights abuses on the Black Sea peninsula.
Wind Turbines Ignore Birds' Interests, Putin Says
"This is not a joke," he added.
Remains of One of Napoleon's 1812 Generals Believed to Be Found in Russia
The remains were discovered in a park beneath the foundations of a dance floor.
acts of violence
Russia Failed to Protect Woman Who Suffered Years of Domestic Abuse, European Court Says
Each year, about 14,000 women die in Russia at the hands of husbands or other relatives.
Russia Goes to WTO With Complaint About U.S. Steel Dumping Duties
The Russian complaint listed eight U.S. announcements between 1999 and 2019 that Russia said broke WTO rules.
Putin Opposes Georgian Sanctions, Saying He Does Not Want to Complicate Relations
Earlier, the Russian parliament backed a resolution urging the government to draw up sanctions against Georgia.
Russian Parliament Calls for Sanctions on 'Unfriendly' Georgia
The Kremlin has already responded to anti-Russian protests by suspending passenger flights between the two countries.
Russian Court Rules to Keep U.S. Investor Calvey Under House Arrest
Michael Calvey was detained in February on embezzlement charges.
Russia’s Transneft Rebukes Rosneft Over Tainted Oil Crisis
The case has revived old tensions between the two companies.
Ukraine's President Wants to Meet Putin in Minsk
"Let's discuss to whom Crimea belongs and who is not there in the Donbass," he said.
Over 500 Civilians Dead After Russian-Led Assault in Syria
Russia and its Syrian army ally deny their jets hit indiscriminately civilian areas.
Arctic Sea Route Opens For the Summer With First Yamal LNG Cargo
For Novatek, the route is attractive because it gives a much more direct access to the world's largest LNG consumers in Asia.
Putin Bestows Top State Honors on Sailors Killed in Submarine Fire
The awards underline the importance of the secretive work the men were carrying out and their courageous efforts to fight the fire.
Nuclear Forces Treaty
NATO Says There Is No Breakthrough With Russia on INF Treaty Dispute
Moscow says it is fully compliant with the INF treaty negotiated by U.S. President Reagan and Soviet leader Gorbachev.
Russia to Press Ahead With Release of Captive Whales Despite Outcry
Greenpeace and international scientists said it may have put the animals at risk of death.
Putin, Visiting Italy, Says Wants Rome to Help Mend Moscow-EU Ties
Russia had observed Italy's efforts to improve battered ties between the EU and Moscow, Putin said.
Russia Protests Over G20 Map Showing Disputed Islands as Japan's
The islands have been controlled by Russia since the end of World War II.
Russia Confirms Submarine Hit by Deadly Fire Was Nuclear-Powered
Russian officials have faced accusations of trying to cover up the full details of the accident that killed 14 sailors.
Putin Meets Pope Francis in Shadow of Ukraine Crisis, Arrives Late
The next day, Ukraine's Catholic leaders will meet at the Vatican to discuss the crisis in their country.
Sprawling Siberia Floods Wreck Young Family's Home
The fatal floods began late last month, swamping homes inhabited by 32,000 people in almost 100 settlements.
Putin Signs Law Suspending INF Disarmament Treaty
The decision follows the United States' announcement to withdraw from the Cold War-era treaty.
Critics Accuse Russia of Covering Up Nuclear Sub Fire, Compare to Chernobyl
Nearly two days on, there was still no word on whether the submarine was nuclear-powered.
Under Pressure From Trump, OPEC Embraces Putin
Moscow could help OPEC in its goal of propping up oil prices when it is facing intensifying heat from Donald Trump.
Russia Tests New Air Defense Missile
The launch took place at Sary Shagan range in Kazakhstan.
Kremlin Critic Navalny Is Jailed for 10 Days
He was detained while rallying to call for the punishment of police officers involved in the alleged framing of a journalist.
Errant ‘Russian-Made’ Rocket From Syria Hits Cyprus
The missile strike was a spillover from strikes between Israel and Syria, authorities said.
Russia Proposes to Swap Prisoners With U.S.
Russian pilot is serving 20 years for conspiracy to smuggle cocaine into the United States.
Sweden to Boost Gotland Air Defense Amid Russia Tensions
Gotland lies around 330 kilometers from Kaliningrad, the headquarters of Russia's Baltic fleet.
Devastating Floods Continue in Southern Siberia
Over 1,160 people were evacuated by emergency services.
Putin Says 'Genius Musician' Elton John Mistaken on Russian LGBT Rights
The British singer had accused Putin of hypocrisy for saying that he wanted LGBT people to be happy.
Ask the Lord
Only God Knows When my Tenure Will End, Soviet-Era Oil Baron Says
The firm, headquartered in the West Siberian city of Surgut, is considered one of the most opaque in Russia.
Putin Invites Trump to Moscow for 2020 Victory Day
U.S. President reacted positively, Dmitry Peskov said.
Russia Blames Fatal 2018 Plane Crash on Crew Error
The plane crashed shortly after taking off for the city of Orsk about 900 miles southeast of the capital.
‘Don’t Meddle in U.S. Elections,’ Trump Tells a Smiling Putin
The exchange appeared to make light of the 2016 election interference scandal.
Putin Says Trump Meeting Will Help Continue Dialogue
"We have things to discuss," Putin said.
Putin Says Meeting With British PM Could Be Step to Moving Past Skripal Row
"All this fuss about spies and counterspies, it is not worth serious interstate relations," Putin said.
Western Intelligence Hacked 'Russia's Google' Yandex to Spy on Accounts
Yandex spokesman Ilya Grabovsky acknowledged the incident in a statement to Reuters, but declined to provide further details.
New World Order
Putin Slams 'Obsolete' Liberal World Order in FT Interview
On the eve of the G20 summit, Vladimir Putin spoke with The Financial Times.
Russia Frees First Batch of Captive Whales After Outcry
The whales' detention in cramped pens led to widespread backlash from international celebrities and environmental activists.
UN Seeks U.S.-Russia Understanding to Spur Syria Peace Process
The UN's Syria envoy wants to convene a group of influential states to support the process.
Putin and Trump Will Meet on June 28, Kremlin Says
The meeting will take place amid growing tension over Iran.
Russia to Pay Kazakhstan Compensation for Contaminated Oil in Crisis Breakthrough
Russian oil flows have been contaminated with chemicals along several transit routes since the end of April.
Russia Says Plane to Venezuela Carried Military Specialists
The plane landed three months after a similar arrival exacerbated tensions between Washington and Moscow.
Russia Will Respond to Any NATO Steps Over Missiles, Minister Says
The U.S. says Russia's missile system would break the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
Two Russian Biathletes Get Four-Year Bans for Doping
Russia was banned as punishment for alleged state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Initial public offering
Russia's Yandex.Taxi Likely to Sell New Shares, Says Top Shareholder
The head of the Yandex and Uber joint venture said the company has yet to choose a stock exchange for the deal.
NATO Calls on Russia to Destroy New Missile, Warns of Response
"We call on Russia to take the responsible path, but we have seen no indication that Russia intends to do so."
Downed U.S. Drone Was in Iranian Airspace, Putin's Aide Says
He added that U.S. evidence alleging Iran was behind attacks on ships was unprofessional.
Russia Says Military Plane Landed in Venezuela to Service Equipment
The plane landed three months after a similar arrival spurred a war of words between Washington and Moscow.
Dirty Oil Crisis Over for Russia, but Contagion Felt on High Seas
Less than half of the tainted crude loaded on tankers has found end-users.
Russian Air Force Plane Lands in Venezuela – Reports
A jet with a tail number registered to a Russian Air Force jet was spotted.
Russia's Rosatom Sees Foreign Revenues, New Products Fuelling Rapid Growth
The state nuclear company aims to triple its revenues through new projects.
Waiting it out
Businessman Yakobashvili Doesn't Plan to Return to Russia After Gallery Searched
Russia's FSB had searched a Moscow art gallery owned by Yakobashvili earlier this month.
Putin Extends Ban on EU Food Imports Until End of 2020
Russia imposed an embargo in 2014 over international sanctions stemming from the Ukraine crisis.
Word of Warning
Russia Warns of Repeat of Cuban Missile Crisis – Reports
Russia has been fiercely critical of U.S. plans to deploy missile systems in eastern Europe.
Kremlin Says Georgia in Grip of Russophobic Hysteria
Georgia's president has blamed Moscow for last week's unrest in Tbilisi.
Russia Will Counter New U.S. Sanctions on Iran – Reports
Washington should instead be seeking dialogue with Tehran, Russia's deputy foreign minister said.
No Evidence Russia Influenced Brexit Via Facebook, Social Network Says
Opponents of Brexit have repeatedly questioned whether the Kremlin played a role in the vote.
Russia Threatens More Economic Pain in Standoff With Georgia
Russia has barred Georgian wine imports during times of tension in the past.
Russia to Suspend Georgian Flights to Russia Starting July 8
Earlier, President Putin had banned passenger flights from Russia to Georgia.
Russia Will Help Iran With Oil If Payment Channel Not Launched, Official Says
Russia will help the country's banking sector if the Instex European payment system is not launched.
Russian Hermit Seeks Peace in Remote Siberia
Viktor himself very occasionally leaves his seclusion, crossing the two-kilometre-wide river to buy cigarettes.
Russia Accuses U.S. of Pushing Iran Situation to Brink of War
Deputy Foreign Minister called on Washington to weigh the possible consequences of the conflict.
EU Extends Economic Sanctions on Russia Until 2020
The EU's economic sanctions against Moscow over Ukraine include curbs on Russia's energy, defense and financial sectors.
Georgians Angry Over Russian Lawmaker's Visit Try to Storm Parliament
Dozens have been taken to hospitals with injuries as well as tear gas poisoning.
Fate of Captured Ukrainian Sailors Must be Tied to Jailed Russians, Putin Says
The Russian navy captured Ukrainians in the Kerch Strait on November 25, 2018.
New Oil Contamination Found in Druzhba Pipeline, Russia's Transneft Says
Russia suspended west-bound flows through the pipeline in April.
Putin, Hit by Ratings Drop, Tells Russians a Better Life Awaits
"Now incomes have gradually started to recover," he said.
Call For Help
Ex-U.S. Marine Held by Russia in Spy Case Urges Trump to Help Him
Paul Whelan was detained in a Moscow hotel room on Dec. 28.
Malaysia's Prime Minister Says Russia Being Made a Scapegoat for Downing of MH17
"It was a political issue on how to accuse Russia of the wrongdoing," he said.
Trump Says He Will Meet Putin at G20 Summit Next Week
"I want to get along with Russia, and I think we will," he said.
Russian Experts Help Vietnam Preserve Corpse of Ho Chi Minh
Russian scientists are still regularly called on to help with the annual maintenance of the body.
U.S. Targets Russian Firm for Allegedly Helping North Korea Evade Sanctions
The Trump administration is continuing its campaign to pressure North Korea amid efforts to reach a denuclearization deal.