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Russian Ambassador To UN Dies Suddenly In New York

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 02.20.2017 | World

MOSCOW, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Russia’s combative ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly in New York on Monday after being take...

Trump's Defense Chief Sees No Military Collaboration With Russia

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.17.2017 | World

U.S. President Donald Trump’s defense secretary on Thursday said he did not see possible military collaboration with Russia now, in a blow to Moscow...

Putin Welcomes Idea Of Meeting With Trump In Slovenia

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 02.10.2017 | World

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Ljubljana would be a good place for him to meet U.S. President Donald Trump, but that the decisio...

Despite Trump, NATO Allies Confident Of U.S. Military Support To Deter Russia

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 02.09.2017 | World

Immediately after Donald Trump was elected, U.S. diplomats urged Lithuania to rush through an agreement to keep American troops on its soil, reflectin...

U.S. Hypocrisy On Election Meddling

Ted Galen Carpenter | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics
Ted Galen Carpenter

Although Donald Trump has taken the oath of office as president, speculation continues to swirl about alleged Russian interference in the 2016 electio...

The Significant Downside if Trump Plays Nice With Russia?

Cody Lyon | Posted 01.30.2017 | World
Cody Lyon

In December 2016, businessman and former Trump foreign policy advisor Carter Page presented a lecture in Moscow at the state-run news agency Rossiya S...

Trump's Russia Policy: Rough Draft

Dr. Ariel Cohen | Posted 01.25.2017 | World
Dr. Ariel Cohen

By Ariel Cohen Now that President Donald J Trump has been sworn in, it is time to clear the air concerning Russia. It will take an effort by Congres...

The Pending Russia/U.S. Reset: Birth of a New Business Model?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.20.2017 | World
Daniel Wagner

Certain guiding principles have proven instrumental in shaping our views of the world. Among them, for many Americans and Russians, is the belief that...

The View From Moscow: How The Russian Media Covers Trump

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.20.2017 | World

Donald Trump’s first news conference as president-elect last week featured a mix of deflected questions, cheering supporters and accusations CNN is ...

Putin: Those Who Spread Fake Allegations About Trump Are 'Worse Than Prostitutes'

Reuters/HuffPost | Willa Frej | Posted 01.17.2017 | World

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday an unsubstantiated report that alleged Russia had gathered compromising material on U.S. President-elect Dona...

James Bond-Style 'Goldshower' Is More Than A Wee Bit Funny

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.12.2017 | Comedy

Unverified claims that Donald Trump watched prostitutes urinate on one another in a “golden shower” routine in Moscow have inspired a stream of jo...

Intelligence Report Concludes That Putin Intervened In U.S. Election To Help Trump Win

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 01.07.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Russian President Vladimir Putin directed efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election with the goal of helping President-elect Donal...

Maidan Year Three: Revolution Comes Full Circle Amidst Police Reform, U.S.-Trained Right Wing SWAT Force and Former Venezuela Ambassador

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.04.2017 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

On the third year anniversary of the Maidan revolution, I'm holed up in Kyiv's decidedly retro, Soviet-era Ukraina hotel. Located just a stone's thro...

Moscow Floats Naval Drills With The Philippines As Russian Warships Visit Manila

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 01.03.2017 | World

Russia wants to hold maritime drills with the Philippines to help combat terrorism and piracy, sending two warships to Manila for the first official n...

Kremlin Vows 'Appropriate' Retaliation To U.S. Sanctions

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 12.29.2016 | Politics

The spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russia would harm relations between Mos...

U.S. Expels 35 Russian Diplomats

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 12.29.2016 | World

The United States expelled 35 Russian diplomats and closed two Russian compounds in New York and Maryland in response to a campaign of harassment agai...

Barack Obama Sanctions Russia Over Election Meddling

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 12.29.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama sanctioned Russian officials and entities on Thursday in response to Moscow’s reported hacking during the U.S. presidential e...

Verdi Don Carlo in the snow

Lina de la Torre | Posted 12.29.2016 | Arts
Lina de la Torre

Photo: Wikimedia Commons Dmitriy Guryanov Amid the snowy scene of Moscow in winter, the Bolshoi Theatre presented Verdi's epic opera Don Carlo. Wh...

Bomb Threat Sparks Mass Evacuation Of 3 Moscow Railway Stations

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 12.26.2016 | World

MOSCOW, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Russian police said on Monday they had not found any explosive devices at three Moscow railway stations that were evacuated...

Russia Mourns 92 Killed In Black Sea Jet Crash As Hunt For Black Box Continues

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 12.26.2016 | World

MOSCOW, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Russia expanded its search on Monday for the remains of a military plane that crashed into the Black Sea, killing all 92 on...

Putin Calls Democrats Sore Losers Who Are Trying To Blame Defeat On 'External Factors'

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics

Vladimir Putin praised U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Friday, saying he had his finger on the pulse of U.S. society, and launched a scathing att...

Dozens Die In Siberia After Drinking Bath Oil To Get Drunk

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 12.19.2016 | World

MOSCOW, Dec 19 (Reuters) - At least 41 residents of the Siberian city of Irkutsk have died after drinking scented bath oil in a desperate search for a...

Weekend Roundup: Russian Intrusion in the U.S. Election Signals a New 'Code War'

Nathan Gardels | Posted 12.17.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

Russian hackers have been implicated by the CIA and FBI in an audacious effort to sway voters in the recent U.S. presidential election in the directio...

Putin Is Giving America a Taste of its Own Medicine

Fyodor Lukyanov | Posted 12.16.2016 | World
 Fyodor Lukyanov

MOSCOW ― When America won the Cold War, its democratic ideology of political openness triumphed. According to America’s liberal world order, the w...

Are We All Just Gibbering Chimpanzees with the Attention Span of Goldfish?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.14.2016 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Like many of you, I have communicated with a number of friends abroad about the result of the U.S. election. Every one of them have been genuinely sho...