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Russian Plan to Free Whales Risks Their Survival, Say Scientists
Russian scientists had announced that the captive orcas would be freed by June 10 directly from their holding pens.
Ministers Agree Way For Russia to Rejoin Europe's Human Rights Body
Russia's voting rights in the council were suspended over its 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.
Kremlin Pledges a Response to New U.S. Sanctions on Russian Individuals
The United States imposed sanctions on a Chechen group and five people over human rights abuses.
Venezuela Wants Russia to Help Restructure Its Debt to Other Countries — Reports
Venezuela's ambassador in Geneva said the country would like to receive debt-restructuring assistance from Russia.
U.S. Sanctions Chechen Group, Russians for Alleged Human Rights Abuses
The individuals were sanctioned for actions the U.S. says included extrajudicial killings and the torture of LGBT individuals.
Britain Scrambled Fighters Twice to Intercept Russian Aircraft in Baltic
The two countries' aircraft met in NATO airspace.
Kremlin Protests U.S. Arrest of Russian Accused of Smuggling Fighter Jet Manuals
The Kremlin said it was deeply unhappy over the extradition.
Nord Stream Sanctions
U.S. Senators Introduce Bill Targeting Russia-Germany Pipeline
U.S. Senators proposed new sanctions targeting the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
Putin Says He Senses Trump Genuinely Wants to Repair Ties With Russia
Putin's comments came ahead of his meeting with the U.S. Secretary of State in Sochi.
It's Time for New U.S.-Russia Relations, Lavrov Tells Pompeo
"I'm here today because President Trump is committed to improving this relationship," Pompeo said.
Kremlin Says U.S. Has Not Offered a Putin-Trump G20 Meeting
Trump said on Monday that he would meet Putin at the G20 gathering next month.
Trump Announces Plans to Meet Russia's Putin at G20
The U.S. president said the meeting is scheduled to take place at the G20 gathering in Japan.
Russia's Lavrov Says 'Extremely Significant' Differences With Japan on Peace Deal – Reports
The two countries have yet to sign a peace deal to formally recognize the end of World War II.
Siberian Communists Unveil Stalin Monument Amid Controversy
The monument reflects Stalin's complicated legacy in modern-day Russia.
Show of strength
Putin, Battling Ratings Slump, Reviews Victory Day Military Parade
Thousands of troops marched and columns of tanks rumbled across Red Square.
Russians, Opposition Figures Sentenced Over Role in 2016 Montenegro Coup Attempt
One of the aims of the coup attempt was to prevent Montenegro from joining NATO.
Russian Airport Fire Crews Mobilized a Minute After Jet Crash-Landed
Questions are being raised about whether staff acted quickly enough.
Russian Football Stars Sentenced to Jail for Assault
The court sentenced Alexander Kokorin to 18 months, while Pavel Mamayev was ordered to serve 17 months.
Kremlin Blames U.S. for Iran Nuclear Deal Rollback, Urges Restraint
Iran said earlier on Wednesday it had started scaling back parts of its commitments under the deal.
Russian Athlete Savina Gets 12-Year Doping Ban
Russia has been rocked by several sporting bans after international investigations found evidence of state-sponsored doping.
Wall Street exit
Morgan Stanley to Shut Down Its Russian Banking Business
Sanctions have made Russian access to international capital markets difficult.
Russian Airline Cancels Sukhoi Superjet Order After Fatal Crash Landing – Reports
Yamal Airlines announced its decision hours after Russia's transport minister said there was no reason to ground the aircraft.
Belarus In the Dark About When Clean Russian Oil Flows Will Resume
Transmission via the Druzhba pipeline was halted due to high levels of organic chloride.
Russia's Lavrov Urges U.S. to Cancel Plans to Oust Venezuela's Maduro
The U.S. has supported the removal of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro amid ongoing unrest in the country.
Trump, Putin Discuss Possible New Nuclear Accord – White House
The two leaders spoke for over an hour, the White House said.
Russia's Lavrov Denies Moscow Asked Maduro Not to Leave Venezuela – Reports
U.S. officials claim that Moscow had urged Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro to stay amid ongoing unrest.
Russia's Oil Flows to Europe Drop Amid Contamination
Contaminated Russian oil has spread throughout Europe, causing refineries to scramble for solutions.
Tension Grows Between U.S. and Russia Over Venezuela Standoff
Lavrov and Pompeo trade warnings against interference as crisis continues.
Russia Warns U.S. Over 'Aggressive' Moves in Venezuela
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that further steps "would be fraught with the gravest consequences."
Pompeo to Speak With Russian Counterpart on Venezuela – Bolton
"This is our hemisphere," says White House national security advisor.
Dirty oil row
Russia Says a Local Firm Deliberately Contaminated Oil Pipeline
Several countries have halted oil imports after finding contaminants that can damage refinery equipment.
Russia Says U.S. Claim It Told Venezuela's Maduro Not to Flee Is Part of 'Information War'
The U.S. Secretary of State said that Maduro reversed his plan to leave the country amid street protests after Russia intervened.
Putin Sacks Russian Envoy to Belarus Amid Oil Row
The oil spat has exacerbated wider political differences.
Crisis in Venezuela
Russia Accuses Venezuelan Opposition of Resorting to Violence
The Kremlin made the allegation after Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called for a military uprising
Clean Russian Oil Yet to Reach Belarus via Major Pipeline to Europe
Russia has not offered specifics about how it planned to clean out contaminated oil from the whole network.
Putin Says Russians and Ukrainians Would Benefit From Shared Citizenship
Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy has said that Putin should not expect many Ukrainians to take up his offer.
Putin Says Russia May Offer Fast-Tracked Passports to All Ukrainians
Earlier Putin signed a decree making it easier for eastern Ukrainians to obtain Russian passports and citizenship.
Full-scale Assault on Syria's Idlib 'Not Expedient,' Says Russia's Putin
Russia has helped Bashar al-Assad take back most of the country but fighting continues.
Trump Proposals on Nuclear Arms Disarmament 'Not Serious' — Kremlin
Dmitry Peskov: "We would have been deprived from the deterrent factor."
Admitted Russian Agent Butina Sentenced to 18 Months, Deportation
"I have three degrees, but now I am a convicted felon with no job, no money," she said.
Syria Constitution Body Could Be Agreed on Soon — Russian Official
Diplomats from Russia, Iran and Turkey will meet with United Nations negotiators to discuss the issue again.
Admitted Russian Agent Butina to Be Sentenced in U.S., Faces Deportation
"Butina was not a spy in the traditional sense," prosecutors said in their memo.
Russia to Hold Talks on Fixing Its Tainted Oil Supplies to Europe
Representatives from Russia, Poland, Ukraine and Belarus will meet to discuss the issue in Minsk on Friday.
Putin: Nothing Wrong With Us Giving Passports to East Ukraine Residents
Putin said Russia's decision was no different from what EU states were already doing.
Brent Oil Hits Highest Level This Year as Russian Exports Cut
Poland and Germany have suspended imports of Russian crude, citing poor quality.
Russian Pranksters Trick France's Macron, Pretend to Be Ukraine's New President (Video)
Macron can be heard joking that Ukraine was not like Russia: "You haven't yet put all opponents in jail."
Germany, Poland Halt Oil Imports From Russia Over Quality Concerns
The suspension of oil flows could trigger a flurry of legal claims by Western buyers against Russian suppliers.
Face to face
Putin Says U.S. Security Guarantees Unlikely to Prompt North Korea to De-Nuclearize
For the Kremlin, the summit with Kim Jong Un was a chance to show Russia is a global diplomatic player.
Aide to Libyan Commander Visits Moscow as a Sign of Haftar's Closeness to Russia
Kheiri Al Tamimi showed up at the Moscow Conference on International Security organized by the Russian military.
North Korea's Kim Jong Un Arrives in Russia for Summit With Putin
Russia seeks to advance denuclearization talks on the Korean peninsula, while Kim seeks assistance to ease economic pressure brought on by sanctions.
Ukrainian TV Comic Zelenskiy Wins Presidency in Landslide, Exit Poll Shows
The poll said Zelenskiy won 73 percent of the vote.
Admitted Russian Agent Butina Asks U.S. Court to Be Lenient
Maria Butina, who has admitted to working as a Russian agent to infiltrate an influential U.S. gun rights group and make inroads with conservative...
Russian Artist Gives Ukraine Front-Runner a Sweet Makeover
The portrait was made with sweets from a company owned by incumbent Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
Kremlin Says Mueller Report Shows No Evidence of Russian Meddling
The investigation supported the U.S. intelligence community's finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 election.
Mir Card Payment System Looks Beyond Russia
Russia is hoping to introduce its cards, known as Mir cards, to foreign markets where Russian nationals live and travel.
Putin Ally to Ukraine's Probable New Leader: Do Deal and Get Territory Back
Allies of the Kremlin see an opportunity to negotiate Donbass' return to Ukrainian control with current front-runner Zelenskiy.
CORRECTED-After U.S. Sanctions, Venezuela Seeks to Collect Some Oil Payments Via Rosneft
The cash-strapped government is becoming increasingly reliant on the Kremlin.
Russia, U.S. Cannot Support a UN Call for Libya Truce, Diplomats Say
Russia objects to the resolution blaming eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar for the latest flare-up in violence.
Mueller Probe Did Not Establish Trump Coordination With Russia, U.S. Attorney General Says
The Attorney General revealed the Special Counsel's findings in a press conference Thursday.
North Korea's Kim Jong Un to Meet Putin in Moscow This Month — Kremlin
The announcement follows Russian officials' recent visit to Pyongyang for bilateral talks.
No Chestnut Trees, No Honey — Beekeeping at Risk in Russia's South
"The bee is basically our life," Minasyan said.
Trump Adviser Visits Moscow for Kremlin Talks
Ties between Washington and Moscow are at post-Cold War lows.
Russia Says It Will Help Venezuela, Cuba to Weather U.S. Sanctions
A new series of sanctions against Cuba and Venezuela was announced by the U.S. on Wednesday.
11 LGBT Activists Detained at St. Petersburg Protest
Around 50 activists had gathered to raise awareness of LGBT problems in Russia.
Ukraine Says It Captured Russian Military Intelligence Hit Squad
The group had planted a bomb beneath a car which had gone off prematurely, badly injuring one of the accused.
Upstart Russian Oil Firm, With Goldman Sachs Backing, Bucks Industry Blues
Irkutsk Oil Company is selling crude to the Asian market.
Russia Recognizes New Authorities in Sudan – RIA
Russia had previously condemned the ousting of Sudan's longtime leader as "unconstitutional."
Twitter, Facebook Have 9 Months to Comply With Data Law, Russian Watchdog Says
The watchdog head also hopes Twitter and Facebook will not be blocked.
Russian Court Sentences Norwegian National to 14 Years for Espionage
A Russian court found Frode Berg guilty of espionage on Russian nuclear submarines.
Russian Lawmakers Approve New Internet Isolation Law
Critics of the bill say it would give the Russian government the ability to disrupt internet access and limit dissent.
Russia to Send Soldiers to Central African Republic as Part of UN Force
Putin signed a decree to send up to 30 military personnel to CAR.
Alleged Islamic State Members Killed During FSB Raid in Siberia
Two suspected Islamic State members were killed during the shootout.
Arrival of Putin's Judo Partner Squeezed Shell Out of Gas Project – Sources
Shell had been working on the Baltic liquified natural gas plant for three years.
business as usual
Russian Sovereign Wealth Fund Says Planning Joint Deal With Baring Vostok
The private equity group's head Michael Calvey is facing charges of fraud.
Nord Stream 2 Delay ‘Trump Card’ in Russia-Ukraine Gas Talks – EU Official
The gas pipeline from Russia to Germany will bypass Ukraine.
U.S. Aid Agency Plans 'Framework' to Counteract Russia Influence Globally
Mark Green said the USAID budget includes $584 million for this work.
Putin Says Norwegian Spy Suspect Can't Be Pardoned Until His Trial Is Over
Frode Berg is being tried in Russia for allegedly gathering information about Russian nuclear submarines.
Russia Asks Interpol to Arrest Kremlin Critic Bill Browder Again
Browder has become one of the most vociferous Western critics of Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin.
Russia Signals OPEC and Allies Should Raise Oil Output From June
Market conditions are improving and stockpiles are falling
Russia Decides to Free Captive Whales After Outcry – Governor
The decision to release the whales coincided with a visit to the enclosures by Jean-Michel Cousteau.
All Would Have Died If Russia Was Behind Salisbury Attack, U.K. Novichok Victim Told
"I didn't really get any answers. I just got Russian propaganda," Charlie Rowley said of his meeting with the Russian Ambassador to Britain.
Kremlin Says It Is Not Backing Libyan Haftar's Westward Push
Asked if Moscow was backing Haftar's new westwards push, Peskov said it was not involved in current events.
Russian Court Finds Twitter Failed to Provide Information on Data – TASS
Russia's only tools to enforce its data rules are fines or blocking the offending online services.
it's a trap!
Russians Are Incapable of Escaping This Slippery Ice Prison
Russians digging themselves holes and then getting stuck in them.
Family Of American Killed in Downed MH17 Jet Sues Russia Banks, Money-Transfer Firms
The plane was brought down over territory held by pro-Russian separatist forces, killing all 298 people on board.
World Bank Lowers Russia's 2019 GDP Forecast to 1.4%
Downgrade reflects lower oil prices.
Kids' Camp on a Defense Base? How Russian Firms Masked Secret Military Work
On paper, the barracks have nothing to do with the Russian Defense Ministry.
Venezuelan Deputy Minister Says More Russian Troops Could Arrive — Interfax
Washington has threatened sanctions in response to the presence of Russian troops in Venezuela.
Putin Tells Netanyahu Russia Found Remains of Missing Israeli Soldier
The soldier's 1982 disappearance following a battle in Lebanon has long troubled Israel.
NATO Chief Warns Of Russia Threat, Urges Unity in U.S. Address
"We cannot ensure the defense of the West if our allies grow dependent on Russia," U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said afterward.
Britain Scrambles Jets After Russian Bombers Approach U.K. Airspace
Two Russian Tupolev Tu-160 long-range bombers flew in international airspace off Britain's northeastern coast.
Colombia Rejects Russia's Warning Against Venezuelan Military Action
Russia's ambassador wrote that military intervention in Venezuela would be viewed "as an act of aggression against a sovereign state."
Russia Says It Has Opened Helicopter Training Center in Venezuela
This is Moscow's latest gesture of support for President Nicolas Maduro.
U.S. Halts F-35 Deal With Turkey, Protesting Its Plans to Buy From Russia
Turkey has refused to back down from its planned purchase of a Russian S-400 missile defense system, despite U.S. objections.
Russia's Alrosa Raises $11.8 Million in New York Diamond Sale
Alrosa is among the Russian companies exploring ways to do deals abroad without using dollars.
Co-Owner of Russia's S7 Airline Dies in Plane Crash Near Frankfurt
Natalia Fileva, 55, was the major shareholder in S7 and one of the richest women in Russia.
Treaty's End Would Give U.S., Russia Impetus to Make More Nukes – Study
The New START treaty's expiration could also result in China expanding its nuclear capabilities.
Comedian Takes Early Lead in Ukraine Presidential Vote – Exit Polls
At stake is the leadership of a country on the front line of the West's standoff with Russia.
Russia Dismisses Speculation About Its 'Specialists' in Venezuela
Russia has said its "specialists" pose no threat to regional stability.
U.S. Warns Russia Over Troops in Venezuela, Threatens Sanctions
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is considering options to respond to Russia's presence in Venezuela.