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Russia Questions Authenticity of Dutch MH17 Phone Intercepts
The world is awash with "fake news," the Foreign Ministry said.
Russia Blames Fatal Plane Crash on Pilots, Including One Who Lied to Get License
The plane from Moscow had been trying to abort its landing when it nose-dived into the runway and burst into flames.
Moscow Accuses U.S. of Hunting Russians After Israel Extradites Suspected Hacker
Burkov is accused of various crimes, including wire fraud, computer intrusions, identity theft and money laundering.
Former Kazakh President Wants to Arrange Putin-Zelenskiy Summit
Such a meeting, if it took place, would represent a breakthrough in the two countries' strained ties.
Kremlin Eyes Four-Way Ukraine Summit This Year
The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France can hold the first four-way summit on the conflict in three years.
Russia Releases Last of Captured Whales Into the Wild
The whales' plight had sparked an appeal by Hollywood stars.
Russia Deploys Military Helicopters to Patrol Syria-Turkey Border
Turkish and Russian forces are holding joint patrols in northeastern Syria.
Russia to Cut Share of Dollar in National Wealth Fund
Next stage of Russia’s de-dollarization could impact the ruble’s exchange rate.
Russia Has Retaliation Ready if U.S. Quits Open Skies Treaty
Russia and the U.S., the world's two biggest nuclear powers, have used it to keep an eye on each other's activities.
Russia Says 2,000 Relatives of Middle East Militants Pose Security Threat
These relatives try to reach Russia after leaving conflict areas via humanitarian corridors, the FSB director said.
Crowds Throw Stones at Turkish-Russian Patrol in Syria
Several dozen people managed to stop two Russian armored vehicles and some of them climbed onto one of the cars.
Russia's Foreign Ministry Opposes Call to Ban Deutsche Welle
Russia's parliament accused Deutsche Welle in September of breaking election legislation.
U.K. Delays Publishing Report on Russia Poll Meddling, Calls It 'Standard Procedure'
There is no legitimate reason for delaying the publication of the report, the chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee earlier said.
Turkey Says Delivery of Second Russian S-400 Batch Might Be Delayed
The delivery of a second batch of Russian S-400 missile defense systems to Turkey may be delayed beyond a planned 2020 timeline.
Turkey Hands Over 18 Syrian Soldiers After Coordination With Russian Authorities
The move comes ahead of the scheduled start on Friday of joint Turkish-Russian military patrols in northeast Syria near the border.
Turkey Considers Handing 18 Captured Syrian Troops to Russia
The troops are believed to be captured members of the Syrian government forces.
Russia’s VTB Bank Demands $500M from Mozambique Government
Mozambique guaranteed $500 million of VTB loans for defense and development projects which have been hit by a corruption scandal.
wave of manipulation
Facebook Suspends Accounts Tied to Putin Ally Over Alleged Africa Meddling
The accounts were said to reach more than 1 million followers in eight African countries.
Ukrainian Troops Start Withdrawing From Eastern Town
The movement of troops comes ahead of expected peace talks between Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany.
Microsoft Says Russia-Linked Hackers Target Sports Organizations
At least 16 national and international sporting and anti-doping organizations across three continents were targeted.
Kremlin Critic Navalny and Allies Hit With $1.4M Lawsuit Payout
The court order is a setback for Navalny and his allies, who helped organize large protests this summer but now face an array of lawsuits.
Intrigue in Sofia
Bulgaria Asks Russia to Recall Diplomat Over Spying Allegation
Prosecutors accused a first secretary of having been involved in espionage for more than a year.
fight against terrorism
Islamic State Leader's Death a Boost for Trump if True, Kremlin Says
Russia cast doubt on Trump's assertion that Baghdadi had killed himself during an overnight raid by U.S. forces in Syria.
Russia Says U.S. Presence in Syria Illegal, Protects Oil Smugglers
Russia's Defense Ministry said Washington had no mandate to increase its military presence in Syria.
Russian Soldier Shoots 8 Dead After Nervous Breakdown
The conscript has been detained, the Defense Ministry said.
Russia Sends Chechen Military Police Reinforcements to Syria
The military police, from the southern Russian region of Chechnya, will help with the withdrawal of Kurdish forces of the Syrian-Turkish border.
Moscow Dismisses Russian Reports Group Hijacked Iranian Spying Operation
British security officials have said the Russian group, known as "Turla" has used Iranian tools to hack in to organizations in at least 20 different countries...
Russian Operatives Sacrifice Followers to Stay Under Cover on Facebook
Efforts by Russian influence campaigns to stay undetected on social media are undermining their opportunities.
Putin Urged to Pardon Norwegian Jailed for Spying Amid Hopes of Swap
Frode Berg was detained in December 2017 and jailed for 14 years after being convicted of gathering intelligence about nuclear submarines.
Russia Will Send a Further 276 Military Staff and 33 Units of Military Hardware to Syria
Russian military police started deploying on Syria's northeast border under a deal with Turkey to drive Kurdish fighters from the region.
Russia Sends S-400 Missile Defense Systems to Serbia for Drill
Russia counts the Serbian government among its allies.
Russia's Yandex to Test Driverless Cars in U.S. Starting Next Summer
Yandex will provide a driverless taxi service in Detroit's business center.
Kremlin Says U.S. Betrayed Kurds in Syria, Tells Kurds to Withdraw or Be Mauled
"Now the Americans prefer to leave the Kurds at the border with Turkey and almost force them to fight the Turks," Kremlin spokesman said.
Turkey, Russia Strike Deal to Remove Syrian Kurdish YPG, Launch Joint Patrols
The meeting comes amid weeks of tensions between Moscow, Ankara and Damascus over fighting in northern Syria.
3 Dead in Underground Mine Accident at Russia's Nornickel
The deaths could have been caused by methane gas poisoning, a source said.
Kremlin: Preparations for Normandy Summit on Ukraine Have Ground to a Halt
"The demands of one of the parties are constantly changing," the Kremlin's spokesman said.
S.Korea Scrambled Fighter Jets After Russian Warplanes Violated Air Defense Zone
Calls to the Russian embassy in Seoul seeking comment went unanswered.
Russian Icebreaker Made Distress Call During Storm Off Norway by Accident – Reports
There were no reports of injuries and no plans for evacuation.
Hacking the Hackers: Russian Group Hijacked Iranian Spying Operation, Officials Say
The Russian group "Turla" has used Iranian tools to hack in to organizations in at least 20 different countries, British security officials said.
Dam Collapse Kills at Least 15 Gold Miners in Siberia
Local authorities said the collapsed dam was not registered by official bodies.
'threat of war'
Last Soviet Leader Gorbachev Urges Russia, U.S. to Hold Nuclear Talks
The last major nuclear arms control treaty between Russia and the United States, the New START treaty, is due to expire in 2021.
Kremlin Questions Language of 'Unusual' Trump Letter to Erdogan
"You don't often encounter such language in correspondence between heads of state," the Kremlin spokesman said.
Russia Protests After U.S. Diplomats Found Near Secret Test Site
The diplomats were removed from a train near the site of a military testing accident that took place in August.
Russia Removed U.S. Diplomats From Train Near Secret Nuclear Accident Site – Reports
The diplomats are regarded to have broken Russian law.
Trump Officials Rush to Turkey as Russia Advances to Fill Syria Void From U.S. Retreat
The U.S. president said imposing sanctions on Turkey would be better than fighting in the region.
Syrian Observatory: Russian Forces Cross Euphrates, Reach Area Outside Kobani in Northern Syria
The troop movement comes days after the SDF cut a deal with the Syrian government.
Turkey-Syria Cooperation Must Be Based on Cross-Border Adana Accord, Russia Says
Moscow would be prepared to help with that cooperation, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
Russian Reporters Receive Threats After Investigating Secret Military Group
"This is all simply an attempt to make us nervous, to distract from our journalistic work," Proekt's editor-in-chief said.
Russia Says 'Unacceptable' Turkish Incursion Into Syria Must Be Temporary
The comments mark Russia's strongest criticism since Turkey launched its military operation last week.
Thousands March in Kiev in Protest Against Donbass Peace Plan With Russia
Around 20,000 people took part in the rally against what they say are unacceptable concessions by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
Saudi Visit Signals Putin's Deepening Middle East Influence
The two sides signed more than a dozen memoranda of understanding, including in the fields of energy, petrochemicals and transport.
Russia Will Hold Major Test of Its Strategic Missile Forces
The aim of the exercise is to test the readiness of Russia's command structure and how efficiently its orders are carried out.
Russia Arrests Four Opposition Protesters in New Police Violence Case
Several protesters have already been jailed on charges of assaulting police at the rallies.
'We Don't Want to Entertain Possibility of Clash With Turkey in Syria,' Kremlin Says
Moscow had already warned all sides in the Syrian conflict to avoid any action that could escalate the situation.
Russia Takes Part in Talks Between Syria and Kurdish-Led SDF
The talks were being held at Russia's Hmeimim airbase in Latakia, a senior member of the Kurdish Democratic Progressive Party in Syria said.
Putin Offers to Help Ease Gulf Tensions Before Saudi Trip
Putin was speaking in an interview with Arab broadcasters, ahead of his first visit to Saudi Arabia in more than a decade.
Putin Says Trump Not to Blame for Lack of Improvement in Russia-U.S. Ties
Putin said the "internal political agenda" was not allowing Trump to take steps aimed at a drastic improvement of bilateral relations.
Russia Says Exploring Settlement in Euros, Rubles for Energy Exports
Russian Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin said the country is considering alternatives to the U.S. dollar for energy transactions.
Israel Asks Putin to Pardon U.S.-Israeli Jailed for Moscow Airport Transit Drugs
Issachar was arrested in April during a layover in flights from India to Israel.
Syria Must Be Freed From Foreign Military Presence — Putin
Putin said Russian forces in Syria were ready to leave the country as soon as new legitimate Syrian government tells Moscow it no longer needs its help...
Giuliani Associates Charged With Illegally Funneling Russian Money to Pro-Trump Group
They allegedly sent $1 million from a Russian businessman to U.S. candidates to buy influence.
For Putin, Turkish Move Into Syria a Chance to Ramp up Middle East Role
Critics say Moscow's efforts are a sham, aimed at yielding a fake political settlement to re-legitimise Assad.
Ukraine, Russia Resume Blame Game as Peace Process Hits Roadblock
On Thursday, Zelenskiy told reporters he wanted Russia to guarantee that the rebels would pull back.
Putin Dismisses Kremlin Aide Glazyev, Critic of Central Bank's Policy
Glazyev is known for staking out a hardline stance in other instances without possessing the power to make policy decisions.
Iran Frees Detained Russian Journalist, Russian Embassy Says
Russia's Foreign Ministry had summoned the Iranian ambassador last week over Yuzik's detention.
Putin Urges Turkey's Erdogan Not to Harm Syria Peace Process – Kremlin
Putin and Erdogan agreed that Syria's sovereignty and territorial integrity must be respected, the Kremlin said.
Russian Lawmakers Look to Ban Email Users Who Share Illegal Content
Companies that fail to comply would face a fine of 1 million rubles ($15,350).
Russia and Turkey to Increase Use of Ruble and Lira
The two countries have signed a deal to start paying each other in local currencies.
Russia and China to Sign Agreement on Combating Illegal Online Content
Critics have accused Russia's authorities of trying to implement Chinese-style curbs on the internet.
Left in the dark
Russia Says It Was Not Informed About U.S. Plans to Withdraw Troops From Syria
Peskov told reporters it remained to be seen how many U.S. troops would be withdrawn.
Russia to Keep U.S. Investor Calvey Under House Arrest Until January
Calvey's arrest on fraud charges has roiled Russia's foreign investment climate.
Ex-Head of Alrosa's Flooded Russian Mine Found Dead in Custody
A regional branch of the federal Investigative Committee said there were indications the death of Alexei Burkser had been suicide.
Russia Joins the Ranks of Oil Swing Producers
Energy Minister Alexander Novak explains Russia’s response to the attack on Saudi Arabia and the future of oil.
Iran Says Russian Journalist Was Detained for 'Visa Violation' Not Spying
Moscow has close economic and political ties with Tehran, and it is unusual for the latter to target Russian citizens.
Energy Minister Calls for Reform of Oil Taxes
Energy minister says that without tax reform, Russia will not be able to sustain its current level of oil production
Thousands Rally in Kiev to Protest Autonomy Plan for Eastern Ukraine
Moscow and Kiev agreed at talks last week on an election schedule for the Donbass region and on legislation giving it special status.
'mutually beneficial relations'
Russia Will Find Ways to Help Cuba Get Oil, Medvedev Says
Russia's Prime Minister pledged to help develop Cuba's energy sector but did not announce any short-term measures.
Russia’s Central Bank Sees Scope for More Rate Cuts
The bank has already lowered the cost of borrowing three times this year.
Kremlin Hails Special Relationship With China Amid Missile System Cooperation
Russia was helping China build a missile attack warning system, something only Russia and the United States possess at the moment.
Kremlin Says It Favors All-for-All Prisoner Swap With Ukraine
Ukraine's Foreign Minister said he hopes it will take place "literally" next week.
Russia's Medvedev Slams U.S. for Cuba Embargo During Havana Trip
Medvedev's visit is symbolically important, showing Cuba has still has powerful allies that will help it resist U.S. pressure.
social media sensation
Russian Homeless Opera Singer's Viral Performance Inspires Outpouring of Support
"4 million people call LA home. 4 million voices... sometimes you just have to stop and listen to one, to hear something beautiful."
Putin Backs Trump in U.S. Domestic Row, Jokes About Election Meddling
"I'll tell you a secret — yes, we'll definitely do this to cheer you up over there once and for all," Putin said.
Not a fan
Putin Slams Climate Activist Greta Thunberg's UN Speech
The Russian president described Thunberg as a kind but poorly informed teenager.
Putin Says No Proof Iran Was Behind Saudi Oil Attacks
"We condemn these attacks but we are against shifting the blame to Iran because there is no proof of that," Putin said.
Russia Opens Fire on North Korean Fishing Boat, Detains 21 for Alleged Poaching
Five people were injured in the incident, which caused a fire on board, the Federal Security Service said.
Putin, Maduro Discussed Venezuela's Debt to Russia Last Week
In November 2017, Russia agreed to restructure Venezuela's sovereign debt of $3.15 billion, with repayments over 10 years
Russia Escalates Clampdown on North Korean Fishermen With New Detentions
Last week Russia detained three North Korean vessels and more than 200 crew.
Secrets don't make friends
Trump-Putin Phone Calls Can Only Be Disclosed With Russian Consent, Kremlin Says
Congress is determined to get access to Trump's calls, citing national security concerns.
After Saudi Attacks, Russia Makes Its Regional Presence Felt
"Russia often makes gains simply because the United States is too risk-averse to challenge it."
Russian Anti-Doping Chief Calls for Dismissal of State Sports Officials
Russia's participation in next year's Tokyo Olympics could be at risk.
Russia Quashes Jail Sentence for Actor Ustinov Following Public Outcry
The 23-year-old was found guilty of injuring a police officer during his arrest at an Aug. 3 rally in Moscow.
World Rugby Apologizes to Georgia for Playing Russian Song After Win
"We want to make it clear Russia is not Georgia and Georgia is not Russia."
Russian Parliament Finds Broadcaster Deutsche Welle Broke Law
The State Duma claims that Deutsche Welle had urged Russians to attend an unauthorized protest this summer.
Russia Seizes North Korean Vessels in Poaching Clampdown
It is the second such incident this month.
U.S. Sanctions Firm It Says Supplies Jet Fuel to Russia in Syria
The U.S. says the firm is at the heart of a sanctions-evasion conspiracy.
Whistleblower Alleges Trump Sought Foreign Meddling in 2020 Election
The report says more than six White House officials had made contact about Trump's communication with Ukraine.
Venezuela's Maduro Did Not Discuss New Loans With Putin, Kremlin Says
The Kremlin said they only discussed military technical cooperation.
Russia's Lavrov Favors Resumption of Direct Flights to Georgia – Kommersant
President Putin suspended direct flights to Georgia after unrest broke out in Tbilisi this summer.
For Ukraine's Leader, Trump Memo On Their Call Is a Diplomatic Car Crash
"For Ukraine, there's a huge danger that it could find itself alone with its enemy the Russian Federation."