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U.S. Ambassador Will Boycott St. Petersburg Forum Over Detained Investor
Calvey faces up to 10 years in jail if convicted on embezzlement charges.
Russia Warns It Will Take Measures in Response to Norwegian Spy Radar in Arctic
Moscow fears the radar could be used to monitor the Northern Fleet's activities.
Russian Army Introduces New Military Rank
A sergeant major would undergo grueling recruitment procedures and oversee the military’s sergeant corps.
Russia’s High-Tech Nuclear Submarine Delayed By Design Flaws
The submarine is said to be both the most expensive and technically advanced in the Russian Navy.
May Governed in ‘Very Difficult’ Time for Russia-U.K. Ties – Kremlin
British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation after three years in office.
Russian Police Official Decries Falling Living Standards for Police, Declares $600K Salary
Deputy Interior Minister Arkady Gostev’s income grew tenfold between 2017 and 2018.
Ex-U.S. Marine Held in Russia Says His Espionage Case Is Politically Motivated
Paul Whelan said earlier he was being subjected to threats and humiliation by a security service investigator.
Russia Plans to Import Polluted Oil Back From Belarus
There is no agreement yet on compensation, a source told Reuters.
Bok o Bok
Nationalist Activists Harass LGBT Film Fest in Moscow
Police detained around 10 of the estimated 30 to 40 pro-Kremlin activists.
Russia to Send Military ‘Specialists’ to Republic of Congo
Moscow has signed at least 20 military cooperation deals in sub-Saharan Africa since Western nations sanctioned Russia in 2014.
Russia Beat U.S. in Hockey World Championship to Reach Semis
Saturday's semis will pit Russia against Finland while Canada face the Czech Republic.
Russia to Arm Police With AR Face Recognition Glasses By 2020
The technology has made headlines in recent years for outing anti-corruption demonstrators in Russia.
Drugs Found in Arrested Russian Ex-Minister’s Apartment, Investigators Claim
Former minister Mikhail Abyzov faces up to 20 years behind bars on suspicion of embezzling $62 million.
Russia Removed 2M Tons of Tainted Europe-Bound Oil by Rail and Sea
Russia halted exports via the Druzhba pipeline to Poland and Germany over contaminated oil.
Order of Friendship
Putin Awards FIFA's Infantino State Medal for 2018 World Cup
FIFA President Gianni Infantino thanked Russia for hosting the "best World Cup ever" during the ceremony.
Russian Oil CEO’s Son Named Country’s Richest Heir for $21.8Bln Fortune – Forbes
The sons and daughters of Russia's 20 wealthiest tycoons are set to inherit a combined $238 billion.
Lowering the bar
Russian School Lowers Passing Grade for Boys, Sparking Outrage
“Girls are more diligent as a rule,” the headmaster said. “But boys don’t generally have that diligence, that’s why their scores are lower.”...
Dane Jailed by Russia in Jehovah's Witnesses Crackdown Loses Appeal — Spokesman
Critics have condemned the case as crushing religious freedom.
Russian Support for LGBT Rights Hits 14-Year High, Poll Says
The increase in support can be attributed to a gradual decline in anti-LGBT sentiment appearing on TV.
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