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Moscow Says 14 Killed in Ukraine Strike on Eastern Hospital, Kyiv Claims 3 Dead in Russian Strike
Russia's Defense Ministry on Saturday accused the Ukrainian army of striking a hospital in the eastern Luhansk region, leaving 14 dead and injuring 24...
Russia Urges 'Maximum Restraint' After Jerusalem Attacks
Russia's Foreign Ministry on Saturday called for "maximum restraint" following violence in Israel and the West Bank that marked another escalation in the...
stream of letters
‘Not Forgotten’: Pen Pals Offer Solace to Russia’s Political Prisoners
YEREVAN, Armenia — At a recent event in Armenia’s capital, Olga Yelsakova was composing a letter to a longtime correspondent. That correspondent...
'Fierce' Battle in Ukraine for Vuhledar Near Donetsk
Ukrainian troops were locked in a "fierce" confrontation with Russian fighters Friday for control of the town of Vuhledar southwest of Donetsk as the two...
Moscow Gives Latvian Ambassador Two Weeks to Leave Russia
Moscow said on Friday that Latvia's ambassador had been given two weeks to leave Russia, accusing the Baltic state and EU member of "total Russophobia...
Russia-Annexed Ukrainian Regions to Move to Moscow Time – Ministry
Residents of the Kremlin-controlled areas of four Ukrainian regions will soon have to put their clocks forward by an hour as their time zone switches to...
Russia’s Funeral Industry Booms Amid Heavy War Losses
Russia’s funeral industry is experiencing unprecedented growth due to military deaths from the nearly year-long invasion of Ukraine as well as high...
Putin Blasts 'Neo-Nazis' in Ukraine on Holocaust Remembrance Day
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday repeated a claim that neo-Nazis were committing crimes in Ukraine — an allegation Moscow has used to justify...
Rogue Russian Priest Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison
A disgraced Russian monk who had barricaded himself inside his monastery with dozens of followers was sentenced to a total of seven years in prison on...
Russia Says Ramping Up Ammunition Production for Ukraine War
Russia’s defense industry has stepped up production of ammunition for the military to use in Ukraine, Sergei Chemezov, who heads the state defense...
spheres of influence
EU Mission to Armenia Will Fuel Confrontation, Says Russia
Russia on Thursday accused the EU of seeking to fuel "geopolitical confrontation" by sending a civilian mission to monitor Armenia's volatile border...
U.S. Deems Russia's Wagner Group 'Transnational Criminal Organization'
The U.S. Treasury Department declared Russia's shadowy Wagner Group a “transnational criminal organization” and imposed fresh sanctions on...
'Final Nail in the Coffin': Activists Lament Moscow Helsinki Group Closure
Russian and international human rights activists on Thursday condemned the dissolution of the Moscow Helsinki Group (MHG), Russia's oldest independent...
turning the screws
Russia Slaps Independent Media Outlet Meduza With 'Undesirable' Label
Updates with Timchenko comments Russia's General Prosecutor's Office has added the independent news outlet Meduza to the country's list of “undesirable&rdquo...
Pivot to Asia
Uzbekistan to Import Russian Gas for First Time Amid Energy Crisis
Uzbekistan will import natural gas from Russia for the first time ever as the Central Asian country faces an energy crisis, the authorities in Tashkent...
Russian Missiles Kill 11 in Ukraine After Tank Pledge
A blistering wave of Russian strikes targeting Ukraine's energy infrastructure killed 11 people on Thursday, a day after Germany and the United States...
Asian Olympic Chiefs Say Russians Can Take Part in Asian Games
Russian and Belarusian athletes will be able to compete in this year's Asian Games despite the invasion of Ukraine, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said...
desertion and abandonment
Russian Military Crimes Surge Nearly Threefold in 2022
Russian soldiers were nearly three times more likely to be accused of crimes against military service including desertion and insubordination in 2022 than...
New U.S. Ambassador Lands in Moscow as Relations Near Breaking Point
The new U.S. Ambassador to Russia has arrived in Moscow, the U.S. Embassy in Moscow announced Thursday, for what is expected to be a challenging tenure...
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