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  • Putin Warns of ‘Problems’ With Finland After NATO Membership

    Putin Warns of ‘Problems’ With Finland After NATO Membership

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned of “problems” with neighboring Finland after it joined NATO earlier this year, saying Moscow will create a new military district in north-west Russia in response, in an interview published Sunday. Finland, which shares a 1,340 kilometer (830-mile) border with Russia, joined NATO in April this year in the midst…

  • Putin Vows to Make Russia ‘Sovereign, Self-Sufficient Power’

    Putin Vows to Make Russia ‘Sovereign, Self-Sufficient Power’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday promised to make Russia a “sovereign, self-sufficient” power in the face of the West, in his first campaign speech before running again for president in a March election. Putin, in power since 2000, will stand for president in March, in a vote with no real opposition that is expected…

  • Ukraine Says Shot Down Two Missiles, 20 Drones in New Attack

    Ukraine Says Shot Down Two Missiles, 20 Drones in New Attack

    Ukraine said Sunday that it had repelled two Russian missile and 20 drone attacks overnight, as Moscow reported downing 33 drones fired from Ukraine. “The Russian occupying forces attacked with the Iskander-K cruise missile, the Kh-59 guided air missile…, as well as 20 Shahed-type strike drones,” the Ukrainian air force said in a statement. Ukraine…

  • Sour Cabbage Soup Gets Its Jam On

    Sour Cabbage Soup Gets Its Jam On

    Today Russian speakers probably don’t know the word “levashi,” but it has a very long history in Russian culinary traditions. This is a case when both the dish and even the word itself reveals the surprises and secrets of ancient cuisine — secrets long forgotten, but that might come in handy even today. “Levashi” are…

  • Ahead of Serbian Elections, EU-Banned Russian Diplomat’s Monitoring Role Draws Concern

    Ahead of Serbian Elections, EU-Banned Russian Diplomat’s Monitoring Role Draws Concern

    BELGRADE, Serbia — Concerns have been raised in Serbia over the presence of a Russian diplomat expelled from the European Union on spying accusations in a delegation set to monitor this Sunday’s parliamentary elections. Alexander Studenikin, who was expelled from the EU in April 2022 for “illegal and disruptive actions,” is one of a group…

  • Russia Says IOC Ruling on Athletes Was Mocking

    Russia Says IOC Ruling on Athletes Was Mocking

    Russia criticized the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday for ruling that Russian athletes can only compete in Paris next year as neutral athletes and if they do not back fighting in Ukraine. Olympic chiefs earlier this month gave the green light to the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes at next year’s Games as neutrals,…

  • U.S. Ambassador Visits WSJ Reporter Gershkovich in Prison

    U.S. Ambassador Visits WSJ Reporter Gershkovich in Prison

    The U.S. embassy in Moscow said on Friday that Ambassador Lynne Tracy had visited Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich at the Moscow prison where he is being held on spying charges. Gershkovich was arrested during a reporting trip at the end of March in the city of Yekaterinburg, becoming the first Western reporter to…

  • Russia Charges 4 Egg Producers With Price Fixing

    Russia Charges 4 Egg Producers With Price Fixing

    Four Russian egg producers face anti-monopoly charges for price fixing, authorities said Friday, just a day after President Vladimir Putin was forced to apologize on television for surging costs of the staple good. The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) announced charges against two companies based in Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, and two companies…

  • Vladimir Putin’s Rhetorical Tricks

    Vladimir Putin’s Rhetorical Tricks

    Поговорим: Let’s talk I have been listening to, reading, and writing about Vladimir Putin’s press conferences and “разговоры” (conversations) with the people (народ) for a couple of decades now, and although I haven’t checked year-by-year, my sense is that his rhetorical devices haven’t changed all that much. In some cases they seem to have tapered…

  • Airport in Southern Russia’s Krasnodar Receives First Flight Since Start of War

    Airport in Southern Russia’s Krasnodar Receives First Flight Since Start of War

    An airport in southern Russia’s Krasnodar region on Friday received its first flight since closing down early last year as Moscow launched its invasion of Ukraine, the Russian civil aviation authority Rosaviatsia said. Rosaviatsia banned flights to 11 airports in southern and western Russia on the day President Vladimir Putin ordered troops into Ukraine, as fighting along…

  • Russian Bookstores, Publishing House Ban Books by Prominent Writers Over Anti-War Statements

    Russian Bookstores, Publishing House Ban Books by Prominent Writers Over Anti-War Statements

    One of Russia’s leading publishing houses, AST, has suspended the printing and sale of books by Russian poet, journalist and prose writer Dmitry Bykov and Russian-Georgian writer Boris Akunin over their anti-war views, it announced Friday.  “Public statements made by these writers — which caused a widespread public outcry — require legal assessment. Publication and…

  • School Security Guard Accused of Failing to Prevent Deadly Shooting in Western Russia

    School Security Guard Accused of Failing to Prevent Deadly Shooting in Western Russia

    A school security guard in western Russia’s Bryansk region, where last week a teenager killed one of her classmates before taking her own life, could face prison time on charges of failing to prevent the shooting, the state news agency TASS reported Friday. Galina Chertkova, a private security company employee, was among several people detained…

  • Russia’s Central Bank Raises Key Rate to 16% Amid Growing Inflation

    Russia’s Central Bank Raises Key Rate to 16% Amid Growing Inflation

    Russia’s Central Bank on Friday raised its key interest rate to 16%, announcing a fifth hike since summer in a bid to fight accelerating inflation. The central bank has been grappling with the economic fallout of the offensive in Ukraine that includes Western sanctions, a surge in government military spending and the call-up of hundreds…

  • In First, Russia Strips Citizenship From 2 Men Over Draft Dodging

    In First, Russia Strips Citizenship From 2 Men Over Draft Dodging

    A court in Russia’s Ural Mountains has stripped two naturalized citizens of their Russian passports for draft dodging, the Interior Ministry said Friday, marking the first such case since new legislation legalizing denaturalization came into force. The unidentified 21-year-old and 24-year-old men were required to report to a military enlistment office within 14 days after obtaining…

  • Navalny ‘Left’ Prison for Unknown Location, Lawyer Says

    Navalny ‘Left’ Prison for Unknown Location, Lawyer Says

    Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been moved from the prison where he was being held in central Russia to an unknown location, his lawyer said Friday, citing a court document. Navalny’s allies say he “went missing” 10 days ago and they have been unable to establish contact with him ever since.  A court in the Vladimir region,…

  • Kremlin Showcases Russia’s Parallel Realities in Putin Press Conference

    Kremlin Showcases Russia’s Parallel Realities in Putin Press Conference

    President Vladimir Putin sought to use his end-of-year press conference to convince Russians and the world that he is confident in himself, in the people’s favor and in Ukraine’s defeat as he kicks off his bid to run for a fifth term as president. Yet during Thursday’s marathon event, Putin, 71, appeared to be going…

  • Kremlin Showcases Russia’s Parallel Realities in Marathon Putin Presser

    Kremlin Showcases Russia’s Parallel Realities in Marathon Putin Presser

    President Vladimir Putin sought to use his end-of-year press conference to convince Russians and the world that he was confident in himself, in the people’s favor, and in Ukraine’s defeat at the start of his fifth presidential campaign.  Yet during Thursday’s marathon event, Putin, 71, appeared to be going through the motions, feigning reactions and…

  • EU Calls Orban’s Bluff and Strikes Deal To Open Ukraine Talks

    EU Calls Orban’s Bluff and Strikes Deal To Open Ukraine Talks

    If he had chosen to use his veto Orban could have derailed the summit, but he backed down one day after the European Commission unlocked 10 billion euros ($10.4 billion) in frozen funds for Hungary. “Orban made his case, made it very strongly,” said Irish premier Leo Varadkar. “He disagrees with this decision and he’s…

  • Finland Shuts Russian Border Again Over Migrant Crossings

    Finland Shuts Russian Border Again Over Migrant Crossings

    Finland will close its eastern border with Russia, its interior minister said Thursday, hours after reopening it following a spike in migrant crossings that Helsinki has labeled a Russian hybrid attack. Finland, which shares a 1,340-kilometer border with Russia, will close the border on Friday at 8:00 p.m. until Jan. 14, Interior Minister Mari Rantanen said…

  • Romania to Summon Russian Envoy Over Drone Crash

    Romania to Summon Russian Envoy Over Drone Crash

    Romania has summoned Russia’s envoy over a “new violation” of its airspace after the NATO member’s territory was hit by a crashed drone during attacks on Ukraine, authorities said Thursday. Moscow has repeatedly attacked Ukraine’s ports in the south, including areas bordering Romania, since exiting a grain deal that aimed to protect grain exports through…

  • Putin ‘Hopes’ Moscow, Washington Will Find Solution on Arrested U.S. Citizens

    Putin ‘Hopes’ Moscow, Washington Will Find Solution on Arrested U.S. Citizens

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow was in “difficult” talks with Washington about a prisoner swap involving WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich and jailed ex-Marine Paul Whelan. “There are contacts on this issue and dialogue is ongoing, but it’s not straightforward,” Putin said. “I hope that we will find a solution. But, I repeat,…

  • Putin Says Over 600K Russian Soldiers Currently in Ukraine

    Putin Says Over 600K Russian Soldiers Currently in Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that the country had deployed 617,000 Russian military personnel in Ukraine as the Kremlin’s war against Kyiv as the Kremlin’s war against Kyiv has been ongoing for almost two years. “The front line is over 2,000 kilometers long. There are 617,000 people in the conflict zone,” Putin said during…

  • Putin Says Over 600K Russian Servicemen in Ukraine

    Putin Says Over 600K Russian Servicemen in Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that the country had deployed 617,000 Russian military personnel in Ukraine as the Kremlin’s war against Kyiv has been ongoing for almost two years. “The front line is over 2,000 kilometers long. There are 617,000 people in the conflict zone,” Putin said during the end-of-year press conference. Putin also…

  • ‘Why Is Your ‘Reality’ Different From Ours?’ – Viewers Challenge Putin at Press Conference

    ‘Why Is Your ‘Reality’ Different From Ours?’ – Viewers Challenge Putin at Press Conference

    Several audience-submitted questions at President Vladimir Putin’s end-of-year press conference Thursday were unexpectedly critical of the president and the current state of affairs in Russia. The conference and public call-in, Putin’s first since the invasion of Ukraine, has been filled with questions from the public sent via text message, along with questions from journalists inside…

  • Ex-Rebel Leader Girkin Faces Extremism Charges in Moscow

    Ex-Rebel Leader Girkin Faces Extremism Charges in Moscow

    A former top commander of Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine, Igor Girkin, went on trial in Moscow on Thursday on charges of extremism for criticizing the Kremlin’s military strategy towards Kyiv. The 52-year-old hardline nationalist — better known by his alias Igor Strelkov — was instrumental in sparking hostilities in 2014 between Kremlin proxies in…

  • Russia Upholds Detention of WSJ Reporter Gershkovich – Court

    Russia Upholds Detention of WSJ Reporter Gershkovich – Court

    A Moscow court on Thursday upheld a ruling to hold in detention until Jan. 30 U.S. reporter Evan Gershkovich, arrested in Russia earlier this year on espionage charges. The 32-year-old Wall Street Journal correspondent in Moscow, his employer and the U.S. government have all rejected the spying allegations. “Evan Gershkovich will remain in custody until…

  • Russia Says Downed 9 Ukrainian Drones Near Moscow

    Russia Says Downed 9 Ukrainian Drones Near Moscow

    Russia said Thursday that its air defense systems had downed nine Ukrainian drones headed towards the capital, hours ahead of a highly anticipated news conference from President Vladimir Putin. The reported attack came hours before Putin will hold his first end-of-year conference since launching the Ukraine offensive in February 2022, and a day after a…

  • Russia Puts Ukraine’s Army Spy Chief on ‘Wanted’ List

    Russia Puts Ukraine’s Army Spy Chief on ‘Wanted’ List

    Russia put the head of Ukraine’s military intelligence (GUR), Kyrylo Budanov, on its “wanted” list on Thursday, accusing the agency he heads of attacks inside its own territory. Russia added 37-year-old Budanov to the Interior Ministry list of people wanted for criminal offenses. Moscow accuses Budanov, who has led the GUR since 2020, of having…

  • World Olympic Body Shortens List of Russian Neutral Athletes Cleared for Paris Games

    World Olympic Body Shortens List of Russian Neutral Athletes Cleared for Paris Games

    Olympic officials have shortened the list of Russian athletes allowed to compete as neutrals at the 2024 Paris Games. Last week, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said eight athletes from Russia and three from Belarus had qualified as neutral athletes. But by Thursday, the IOC revised that number to six neutral athletes with a Russian passport…

  • Bolivia Signs $450Mln Lithium Deal With Russia

    Bolivia Signs $450Mln Lithium Deal With Russia

    Bolivia, home to some of the world’s biggest lithium reserves, signed a $450 million deal Wednesday with Russian state firm Uranium One Group to produce the key battery and electric vehicle components. Under the agreement, the Russian firm’s parent company, Rosatom, will invest in Bolivia over two years to build a pilot lithium plant in…

  • Russia Warns Against ‘Chaotic’ Fossil Fuels Exit

    Russia Warns Against ‘Chaotic’ Fossil Fuels Exit

    Russia on Wednesday warned against a “chaotic” exit from fossil fuels, while welcoming the “compromise” deal reached at the COP28 summit in Dubai on transitioning away from them. “We have at every opportunity stressed the consequences of a chaotic exit without the backing of science,” Ruslan Edelgeriyev, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s special envoy for climate…

  • Russian Activist Fined for Anti-FSB Protest After Transfer From Kyrgyzstan – NGO

    Russian Activist Fined for Anti-FSB Protest After Transfer From Kyrgyzstan – NGO

    Russian left-wing activist and anarchist Lev Skoryakin was released from detention after being fined for staging a protest against Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), the human rights watchdog OVD-Info reported Wednesday. Rights activists said Skoryakin was abducted from jail in the Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan in October and flown to Moscow, where he faced…

  • In First, Russia Strips Naturalized Citizens of Passports

    In First, Russia Strips Naturalized Citizens of Passports

    Two naturalized Russians have been stripped of their citizenship, Russia’s Interior Ministry said Wednesday, marking the first such case since new legislation legalizing denaturalization went into force. The amendments to Russia’s citizenship laws, which came into effect in late October, list more than 60 crimes as grounds for losing citizenship, including spreading “fake news” about Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.…

  • ROSATOM’s Company and YLB Expand Cooperation in Lithium Mining and Production in Bolivia

    In La Pas, Bolivia, in the presence of President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia Luis Arce, Uranium One Group JSC (an entity of the ROSATOM) and state Bolivian company YLB (Yacimientos de Litio Bolivianos) signed an agreement on the construction of a pilot installation for lithium carbonate production in the Uyuni Salt Pan in…

  • Bolshoi Theater Director Valery Gergiev and the Path of Power

    Bolshoi Theater Director Valery Gergiev and the Path of Power

    Читайте русскую версию здесь. The long-awaited induction of Valery Gergiev, head of the St Petersburg Mariinsky Theater, as director of the Bolshoi Theater is good reason to reassess his body of work. Perhaps more importantly, it’s a good time to look at his career achievements, in particular, his position in the Russian power structures. Today…

  • 100K Residents of Southern Russia’s Rostov Region Without Power – Governor

    100K Residents of Southern Russia’s Rostov Region Without Power – Governor

    Around 100,000 residents of southern Russia’s Rostov region were hit by power outages in freezing weather, its governor said Wednesday. Images shared on social media showed icy roads, downed trees and power lines in the city of Rostov-on-Don 1,000 kilometers south of Moscow and 100 kilometers east of Ukraine. More than 300 residents including 71 children sought medical…

  • Moscow Calls for UN Conference To Solve Israel Conflict ‘Forever’

    Moscow Calls for UN Conference To Solve Israel Conflict ‘Forever’

    The Russian foreign minister on Wednesday called on UN chief Antonio Guterres to organize an international conference to find a lasting solution to the war between Israel and the Palestinians. Moscow has repeatedly called for the creation of a Palestinian state and has working relations with both Hamas — which it does not recognize as…

  • Rosneft took part in the Congress “Innovative practice: science plus business”

    Rosneft specialists took part in the annual Congress “Innovative practice: science plus business” organized by Innopraktika in cooperation with Lomonosov Moscow State University.

  • Russian Journalist Andrei Konstantinov Dies at Age 60

    Russian Journalist Andrei Konstantinov Dies at Age 60

    Russian journalist and writer Andrei Konstantinov has died in St. Petersburg, the news website Fontanka reported on Wednesday. Konstantinov, 60, was suffering from a severe illness, Fontanka said. Born in the Astrakhan region, Konstantinov was the founder of news websites Fontanka, 47news and the Agency for Investigative Journalism. He was the author of “Banditsky Petersburg”…

  • New Russian Owners ‘Squeezing Out’ Workers at Former Volkswagen Plant – Trade Union

    New Russian Owners ‘Squeezing Out’ Workers at Former Volkswagen Plant – Trade Union

    More than one-third of workers furloughed at Volkswagen’s former plant in Russia have been “squeezed out” by its new owners, a trade union representing them said late Tuesday. In May, Volkswagen sold its Kaluga plant to the Russian auto dealership Avilon, which renamed the factory to AGR Automotive and has promised to resume production in…

  • In Photos: Overnight Attack on Kyiv Leaves Dozens Injured

    In Photos: Overnight Attack on Kyiv Leaves Dozens Injured

    At least 50 residents of Ukraine’s capital Kyiv were injured Wednesday in an overnight missile strike by Russia, authorities said. The incident marked the second air attack on Kyiv in a week and resulted in one of the highest numbers of injuries in the capital in months. Here is a closer look at the consequences…

  • Russian Ex-Policeman Arrested on Suspicion of Unlawfully Granting 100K Migrants Legal Status

    Russian Ex-Policeman Arrested on Suspicion of Unlawfully Granting 100K Migrants Legal Status

    A former senior police officer in St. Petersburg has been arrested on suspicion of unlawfully granting more than 100,000 labor migrants legal status, state media reported Wednesday, citing anonymous law enforcement officials. Authorities uncovered the large-scale legalization scheme in October 2022 and detained St. Petersburg municipal deputy and regional MMA chief Viktor Danishevsky, as well as…

  • Bashneft’s products recognized as the best in Russia

    Enterprises of Bashneft’s refining and petrochemical complex (a member of Rosneft Oil Company) won the 26th All-Russian contest “The Top 100 Best Goods of Russia-2023”.

  • Siberian Man Detained in Alleged Bomb Plot Against Military Office

    Siberian Man Detained in Alleged Bomb Plot Against Military Office

    Authorities in Russia’s third-largest city of Novosibirsk have detained a man they accuse of plotting to blow up a military enlistment office, state media reported Wednesday. According to the TASS news agency, 27-year-old Yevgeny Ryapolov is suspected of planting an explosive device inside a slow cooker, which was discovered near the enlistment office on Dec.…

  • Two Germans Face Trial in Russian Spying Case

    Two Germans Face Trial in Russian Spying Case

    Two German men will face trial in Berlin on Wednesday for allegedly stealing intelligence secrets and passing them on to Russia’s security services. The pair, named by prosecutors as Carsten L. and Arthur E., are accused of working together with a Russian businessman to “procure sensitive information” from the portfolio of Germany’s BND foreign intelligence.…

  • U.S. Intel Says 315K Russian Casualties in Ukraine – Congress Source

    U.S. Intel Says 315K Russian Casualties in Ukraine – Congress Source

    Some 315,000 Russian troops have been killed or wounded in Ukraine since the war began in February 2022, nearly 90% of its pre-war force, a congressional source said Tuesday. The Russian military has also lost some 2,200 of the 3,500 tanks it had before the start of the conflict, the source said, citing a declassified…

  • Zelensky Makes Last-Ditch Plea for U.S. Aid as Russia Claims Advances

    Zelensky Makes Last-Ditch Plea for U.S. Aid as Russia Claims Advances

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky held last-ditch talks in Washington to plead for continued U.S. aid Tuesday, as Russia claimed advances on the battlefront and scornfully dismissed the impact of Western help for Kyiv. After Zelensky met the leaders of both parties in the U.S. Senate, Democratic Majority leader Chuck Schumer warned that Ukraine needed the…

  • 5 Things Russia Said at COP28

    5 Things Russia Said at COP28

    Delegates at the COP28 climate conference on Tuesday raced to hammer out a final agreement as the event barreled into overtime. A draft agreement released the day before sparked outrage among countries that insist on a rapid phase-out of coal, oil, and gas, as the text called for reduced “consumption and production of fossil fuels…

  • 2 Elderly Russian Women Freeze to Death in Unheated Homes

    2 Elderly Russian Women Freeze to Death in Unheated Homes

    At least two elderly women were found frozen to death in unheated homes in St. Petersburg and central Russia’s Sverdlovsk region, media reported Tuesday. In the Sverdlovsk region town of Sukhoy Log, located some 1,900 kilometers east of Moscow, animal rights activists discovered the body of a resident who lived in a wooden shack. “The…

  • In Putin’s ‘Favorite’ Jerusalem Church, Ukrainian Nuns Pray for Peace

    In Putin’s ‘Favorite’ Jerusalem Church, Ukrainian Nuns Pray for Peace

    JERUSALEM — On the doorstep of the Alexander Nevsky Church, the smell of burning incense mingles with the scents of the spice vendors in the heart of the Old City. This church, which stands among some of Christianity’s most holy sites, at first appears far removed from the Ukraine-Russia war. But upon a closer look,…

  • Finland to Partially Reopen Border With Russia

    Finland to Partially Reopen Border With Russia

    Finland’s Prime Minister Petteri Orpo said his government will reopen two of the eight shuttered border crossings with Russia, the Nordic country’s Yle broadcaster reported Tuesday. Finland closed its entire border with Russia in November after accusing Moscow of funneling asylum seekers toward the country, an EU member state that joined NATO after Russia invaded…

  • Navalny’s Whereabouts Unknown After Possible Prison Transfer

    Navalny’s Whereabouts Unknown After Possible Prison Transfer

    Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is believed to have been transferred from the prison in central Russia where he was being held, his allies told The Moscow Times, but his whereabouts remain unknown. “We don’t know where he could have been transferred,” Navalny’s spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh told The Moscow Times over text message Tuesday. “We currently have no…

  • RN-Vankor starts construction of a pipeline crossing over the Yenisey River for the Vostok Oil project

    As part of the Vostok Oil project, RN-Vankor (part of Rosneft’s oil and gas production complex) started construction of an underwater section of the trunk oil pipeline across the Yenisei River.

  • Ukraine Says Suspects Russia Behind Massive Hacking Attack

    Ukraine Says Suspects Russia Behind Massive Hacking Attack

    Ukraine pointed the finger at Russia’s secret service over a massive hacker attack on Tuesday that disrupted services for the country’s main phone operator. Ukraine’s SBU security service said it had opened a criminal investigation and sent agents to the company’s offices. “The special services of the Russian Federation may be behind this hacker attack,”…

  • Moscow Prison Doctor Jailed 7 Years Over Fake Medical Releases

    Moscow Prison Doctor Jailed 7 Years Over Fake Medical Releases

    The former chief doctor of Moscow’s notorious Matrosskaya Tishina prison was sentenced to seven years in jail for selling fraudulent medical releases that allowed inmates to continue treatment in civil hospitals, media reported Tuesday. Alexander Kravchenko was accused of allowing the medical release of four prisoners “to reduce the number of prisoners,” according to the…

  • Detained U.S.-Russian Journalist Hit With Fresh Charges

    Detained U.S.-Russian Journalist Hit With Fresh Charges

    Russian authorities have opened a new criminal case against detained U.S.-Russian journalist Alsu Kurmasheva, the state-affiliated news agency Tatar.Inform reported Tuesday.  Kurmasheva, a journalist for the U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), was arrested in October in Kazan, the capital of Russia’s republic of Tatarstan, for failing to register as a “foreign agent.” The new…

  • Russian Anti-War Sociologist Fined for ‘Justifying Terror’

    Russian Anti-War Sociologist Fined for ‘Justifying Terror’

    Anti-war sociologist and Marxist theorist Boris Kagarlitsky has been fined 600,000 rubles ($6,600) for “justifying terrorism” in comments he made about Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, independent media reported Tuesday.  Kagarlitsky, founder and chief editor of the left-wing news organization Rabkor, was detained in July in connection with a since-deleted YouTube video about the 2022 Crimea…

  • Jailed Mother of Kadyrov Critic Denied Parole

    Jailed Mother of Kadyrov Critic Denied Parole

    A court in Russia’s republic of Chechnya on Tuesday denied a parole request for the mother of a prominent critic of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov. Zarema Musaeva, mother of activist Abubakar Yangulbaev and wife of the retired federal judge Saydi Yangulbaev, was handed a five-and-a-half-year prison sentence in July on charges of assaulting police officers and fraud. …

  • Russian Forces Claim ‘Significant’ Advance in Southern Ukraine

    Russian Forces Claim ‘Significant’ Advance in Southern Ukraine

    Russian forces in southern Ukraine have “advanced significantly” around the village of Novopokrovka in the Zaporizhzhia region, Kremlin-installed officials said Tuesday. “I’m in constant contact with our units… The situation is always tense, but not only do our guys continue to hold the line of defense, but they’re also gradually moving forward,” the Moscow-backed head of…

  • Putin Unveils 2 New Nuclear Submarines

    Putin Unveils 2 New Nuclear Submarines

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday promised to reinforce Russia’s “military-naval might” as he attended the inauguration of two nuclear submarines in the country’s Far North. The Russian leader took part in a flag-hoisting ceremony in Severodvinsk on the White Sea where the Krasnoyarsk and Emperor Alexander III were built over the past six years.…