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World Jan 18Russia ready for quick arms deal extension with Biden administration
Russia's top diplomat said Moscow is ready for a quick deal with the incoming Biden administration to extend the last remaining arms control pact, which expires in just over two weeks.
World Dec 17Putin denies involvement in poisoning of Kremlin foe Navalny
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected allegations that the Kremlin was behind the poisoning of his top political foe, opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and accused U.S. intelligence agencies of fomenting the claims even as he held out hope for…
World Oct 28Belarus minister says police could use guns during protests
In a YouTube interview released Wednesday, Interior Minister Yuri Karayev said he thinks that police have been too tolerant of protesters and that they will take a tougher line. He warned that authorities wouldn’t hesitate to approve the use of…
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…