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World Sep 18Russian military says U.S. flights near Crimea fuel tensions
The Russian military on Friday accused the U.S. and its allies of provoking tensions in the Black Sea region with a sharp increase in the number of bomber patrols and intelligence flights.
World Sep 15Navalny posts photo of himself online, says he can breathe
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny posted a picture of himself from his hospital bed in Germany on Tuesday, saying that he was enjoying the ability to finally breathe on his own after being poisoned with a nerve agent.
World Aug 27Putin says Russia stands ready to offer security help to Belarus
Belarus’ authoritarian president of 26 years, Alexander Lukashenko, is facing weeks of protests against his reelection to a sixth term in the Aug. 9 vote, which the opposition says was rigged.
World Aug 11Russia clears virus vaccine despite scientific skepticism
Russia on Tuesday became the first country to clear a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use, despite international skepticism.
World Jul 24Russia denies U.S., U.K. accusations of weapon test in space
Russia has dismissed U.S. and British claims that it tested an anti-satellite weapon in space and declared that the accusations served to justify Washington’s own plans to deploy weapons in orbit.
World Jul 07Russian space official, ex-journalist, charged with treason
An ex-journalist who worked as an adviser to the director of Russia's state space corporation has been arrested and jailed on charges of passing military secrets to an unspecified Western nation.
World Jul 01Russian voters agree to extend Putin’s rule to 2036
Russian election officials say a majority of voters have approved amendments to constitution that would allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036. But the weeklong balloting was tarnished by widespread reports of pressure on voters and other…
World Jun 23Putin uses World War II parade to boost support before vote
A massive Russian military parade postponed by the coronavirus pandemic will roll through Red Square this week to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe.
World Jun 15American sentenced to 16 years in Russia on spying charges
The Moscow City Court read out the conviction of Paul Whelan on charges of espionage and sentenced him to 16 years in a maximum security prison.
Politics May 26Russia says U.S. leaving overflight treaty will hurt security
Russia says the Trump administration's decision to withdraw from an international treaty allowing military observation flights over military facilities would erode global security.