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  • Ukraine Says Thwarted Russian Plot to Kill Zelensky

    Ukraine Says Thwarted Russian Plot to Kill Zelensky

    Authorities in Kyiv announced Tuesday that they detained two Ukrainian security officials involved in a plot coordinated by Russia to assassinate senior Ukrainian officials, including President Volodymyr Zelensky. The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said in a statement that it had exposed a network of agents run by Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), whose aim was…

  • Armenian PM Threatens to Ban Russian TV Channels

    Armenian PM Threatens to Ban Russian TV Channels

    Armenia could ban Russian television broadcasts if Moscow continues ignoring Yerevan’s requests for more balanced coverage, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said Tuesday. “We expect the broadcasts of Russian TV channels to respect the citizens and the state system of Armenia,” Pashinyan said during a marathon press conference, according to the Russian news agency Interfax. “We…

  • Moisture separator reheaters installed at Akkuyu NPP Unit 1

    The equipment of the new, improved design is installed in the turbine hall of the Power Unit. May 6, 2024, Büyükeceli, Mersin Province, Türkiye. The installation of horizontal moisture separator reheaters (MSR) has been completed in the turbine hall of Akkuyu NPP Unit 1. The equipment is a part of the NPP steam turbine plant…

  • Putin Sworn In for Fifth Term as President

    Putin Sworn In for Fifth Term as President

    Vladimir Putin was sworn in as President of Russia for a fifth on Tuesday, setting the stage for another six years in power as he leads the country in its devastating war against neighboring Ukraine. After Putin took the oath of office, led by Constitutional Court head Valery Zorkin, he was officially sworn in as…

  • Russian Shelling Kills 1 in Ukraine’s Sumy region

    Russian Shelling Kills 1 in Ukraine’s Sumy region

    Ukraine said Tuesday that one person was killed by Russian artillery fire in the northeastern Sumy region. Sumy and the neighboring region of Kharkiv, where the country’s second-largest city is located, have come under increasing aerial bombardments in recent weeks. “As a result of an enemy attack, one civilian was killed and four were wounded,…

  • Regional Official Arrested for Bribery in Russia’s Bashkortostan

    Regional Official Arrested for Bribery in Russia’s Bashkortostan

    A regional minister has been detained on suspicion of soliciting 5 million rubles ($55,000) as a bribe in Russia’s republic of Bashkortostan, investigators said Tuesday. Russia’s Investigative Committee, which probes major crimes, did not identify the official by name, saying only that he is a 47-year-old ex-transportation minister. But Bashkortostan Governor Radiy Khabirov identified the…

  • Russia Arrests U.S. Army Soldier on Theft Charges

    Russia Arrests U.S. Army Soldier on Theft Charges

    Updated with White House comments. Russia said Tuesday that it will hold an American soldier who was detained in the Far East over the weekend in custody until early July on theft charges. The U.S. Army said the soldier, identified by a Russian court in the city of Vladivostok as Gordon Black, had been detained…

  • Siberia’s Irkutsk Declares Emergency as Fires Ravage Region

    Siberia’s Irkutsk Declares Emergency as Fires Ravage Region

    Authorities in Russia’s Irkutsk region declared a state of emergency on Monday after a fast-spreading fire fueled by strong winds and dry weather ripped through villages, destroying homes and injuring at least one person. A woman was hospitalized and in critical condition after she suffered burn wounds in the Bratsk district, Irkutsk region Governor Igor…

  • Russian Journalist Kevorkova Charged With ‘Justifying Terrorism,’ Lawyer Says

    Russian Journalist Kevorkova Charged With ‘Justifying Terrorism,’ Lawyer Says

    Russian law enforcement authorities have charged journalist Nadezhda Kevorkova with “justifying terrorism” over posts she made on social media, her lawyer said Monday. Kevorkova, 65, is a Russian war correspondent, author, and filmmaker who has written about the Middle East and Russia’s North Caucasus for both the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta and the Kremlin-funded broadcaster…

  • Russia Says Captured 2 Frontline Villages in Ukraine

    Russia Says Captured 2 Frontline Villages in Ukraine

    Moscow said Monday that its forces had captured two more frontline villages in eastern Ukraine, including one in the northeast Kharkiv region, where Kyiv managed to repel Russian troops at the beginning of the full-scale invasion. Russia’s Defense Ministry said its soldiers “liberated the village of Kotlyarivka in the Kharkiv region” and “the village of…

  • Germany Recalls Russian Ambassador Over Cyberattack

    Germany Recalls Russian Ambassador Over Cyberattack

    Germany has temporarily recalled its ambassador to Russia after members of Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s political party were targeted in what Berlin said was a state-sponsored Russian cyberattack, the German Foreign Ministry said Monday. A newly concluded government investigation revealed that the cyberattack targeting members of Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) had been carried out by…

  • Russia Moves to Ban ‘Foreign Agents’ From Running for Political Office

    Russia Moves to Ban ‘Foreign Agents’ From Running for Political Office

    Russian lawmakers on Monday passed a bill that bans “foreign agents” from running for any political office in the country, the latest in a series of tightening restrictions against those whom the Kremlin accuses of working in the interests of Western governments. Hundreds of cultural figures, journalists, businesspeople, as well as news outlets and organizations, have been…

  • Russia’s FSB Detains Man Accused of Trying to Blow Up Court Buildings

    Russia’s FSB Detains Man Accused of Trying to Blow Up Court Buildings

    A Russian man accused of trying to blow up two court buildings on behalf of Ukraine has been detained and charged with terrorism, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said Monday. The man, described as being in his mid-forties, was found “placing unknown objects in construction waste” near a railway station in the central city of…

  • What’s Behind Georgia’s ‘Russian Law’?

    What’s Behind Georgia’s ‘Russian Law’?

    The South Caucasus nation of Georgia has for weeks been gripped by mass protests against a controversial “foreign influence” bill that critics say resembles legislation in Russia used to crack down on independent media and the opposition. Introduced into parliament last month by the country’s ruling Georgian Dream coalition, the bill would force organizations receiving…

  • Russian Strikes Cut Power for Nearly Half a Million Homes in Ukraine

    Russian Strikes Cut Power for Nearly Half a Million Homes in Ukraine

    Russian shelling of Ukrainian energy infrastructure led to widespread power outages overnight in the northeastern Sumy and Kharkiv regions, Ukraine’s Energy Ministry said Monday. Moscow has intensified strikes on Ukraine’s energy facilities in recent months, knocking out a significant chunk of production, and triggering blackouts and energy rationing across the country. “The enemy shelled energy…

  • Russia Says Preparing Non-Strategic Nuclear Strike Drills

    Russia Says Preparing Non-Strategic Nuclear Strike Drills

    Updated with Peskov’s remarks. Russia’s Defense Ministry announced Monday that its forces were preparing to conduct tactical nuclear weapons exercises in response to Western “threats and provocations.” “At the order of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, in order to increase the readiness of non-strategic nuclear forces to perform combat…

  • 6 Killed in Ukrainian Drone Attack on Russia’s Belgorod 

    6 Killed in Ukrainian Drone Attack on Russia’s Belgorod 

    A Ukrainian drone strike in Western Russia’s Belgorod region has killed at least six people and wounded 35 others, Russian authorities said Monday, marking one of the deadliest attacks inside Russia since the start of the full-scale invasion over two years ago. Belgorod region Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said several drones struck a car and two vans carrying…

  • Russia Says Forces Seized Village in Eastern Ukraine

    Russia Says Forces Seized Village in Eastern Ukraine

    Russia said Sunday its armed forces had seized the village of Ocheretyne in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region, the latest in a string of small territorial gains for Moscow. After capturing the nearby industrial hub of Avdiivka in February, Russia has pressed its manpower and weapons advantage on the battlefield, advancing several kilometers deeper into Ukraine…

  • Niger Receives New Russian Advisers, Equipment

    Niger Receives New Russian Advisers, Equipment

    New Russian military advisers and military equipment have arrived in Niger, according to state television in the African country that wants U.S. forces to leave. A first set of about 100 Russian advisers had arrived in Niger on April 10 along with air defense systems. Two military transporters arrived Saturday, according to Tele Sahel that…

  • Russian Rockets Kill 2 as Rivals Mark Orthodox Easter

    Russian Rockets Kill 2 as Rivals Mark Orthodox Easter

    A Russian rocket strike on Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region killed two people and a drone attack on the northeastern city of Kharkiv injured at least six, officials said Sunday. The overnight attacks came as Orthodox Christians in Ukraine and Russia celebrated Easter. “In Pokrovsk, rocket attacks killed two people and damaged a house,” Vadim Filashkin,…

  • Writer Witold Szabłowski Spills the Beans in the Kremlin Kitchen

    Writer Witold Szabłowski Spills the Beans in the Kremlin Kitchen

    “I think cooking is very close to politics,” Witold Szabłowski told The Moscow Times. “And politics is very close to cooking. What do people eat before they send their soldiers to war? What do they eat before they set the world on fire?” “What’s Cooking in the Kremlin?” is the sixth book from the prolific…

  • Russia Adds Zelensky to Criminal ‘Wanted’ List

    Russia Adds Zelensky to Criminal ‘Wanted’ List

    Russia has added Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to its list of wanted criminals, a government database showed on Saturday. Zelensky appeared in the Russian Interior Ministry’s “wanted” list, an online database of alleged criminals sought by the authorities. It stated that the Ukrainian leader was wanted “under an article of the criminal code,” without providing…

  • Celebrate Spring With Kitchen Kebabs

    Celebrate Spring With Kitchen Kebabs

    Russians have always like meat roasted on a spit. But it was never called shashlyk or kebabs. Oddly, today shashlyk is considered by zealots of Russian cuisine as something borrowed. But when you look more closely, the technique was used by our ancestors many centuries — if not millennia — ago. Roasting meat over a…

  • Russia Says Downed Four U.S. Long-Range Missiles

    Russia Says Downed Four U.S. Long-Range Missiles

    Russia on Saturday said it had downed four U.S.-made ATACMS long-range missiles recently supplied by Washington to Kviv over the Moscow-annexed Crimean peninsula. The Defense Ministry said it had “foiled” the night attack but did not specify if the falling debris had caused any damage. In April, the U.S. confirmed it had sent these missiles…

  • Russian Military Court Extends Playwright, Director’s Pre-Trial Detention by 6 Months

    Russian Military Court Extends Playwright, Director’s Pre-Trial Detention by 6 Months

    A Russian military court on Friday extended the pre-trial detention of theater director Yevgenia Berkovich and playwright Svetlana Petriychuk by six months on charges of “justifying terrorism.”  Berkovich and Petriychuk face up to seven years in prison if found guilty. They were charged over the content of their award-winning play, “Finist the Brave Falcon,” which…

  • ‘My Moral Compass Demands It’: Russian Emigres Rally Alongside Georgians Against ‘Foreign Influence’ Bill

    ‘My Moral Compass Demands It’: Russian Emigres Rally Alongside Georgians Against ‘Foreign Influence’ Bill

    TBILISI, Georgia — Anton reached into his backpack and pulled out a pair of plastic goggles and a meager cloth face mask — protection against tear gas and pepper spray. That night, like the night before, the 34-year-old Russian emigre and self-described political activist planned to stay out until daybreak alongside Georgian protesters, showing solidarity…

  • Moscow Claims Ukraine Lost 111K Troops So Far in 2024

    Moscow Claims Ukraine Lost 111K Troops So Far in 2024

    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu claimed Friday that Ukraine’s military losses topped 111,000 people since the start of 2024, as Russian forces continued advancing along the eastern front line amid delays in critical Western aid for Kyiv. “Russian troops continue breaking the enemy’s system of strongholds along the entire line of contact,” Shoigu said at…

  • Czech Republic Reports Targeting by Russian Cyberattacks

    Czech Republic Reports Targeting by Russian Cyberattacks

    Czech government officials said Friday that the Central European country has been repeatedly targeted by cyberattacks orchestrated by a group with links to Russia’s GRU military intelligence service. Citing “the mode of operation and the focus of these attacks,” the Czech Foreign Ministry blamed the Russian group APT28, also known as Fancy Bear, for the…

  • Kremlin Slams ‘Dangerous’ Remarks by Macron About Troop Deployment in Ukraine

    Kremlin Slams ‘Dangerous’ Remarks by Macron About Troop Deployment in Ukraine

    The Kremlin on Friday slammed comments by French President Emmanuel Macron in which he repeated that the possibility of sending troops to Ukraine should not be ruled out. In an interview with The Economist published on Thursday, Macron said the question of sending Western troops to Ukraine would “legitimately” arise if Russia broke through Ukrainian…

  • ‘Nearly Naked’ Party Organizer Ivleeva Says Visited Occupied Ukraine

    ‘Nearly Naked’ Party Organizer Ivleeva Says Visited Occupied Ukraine

    Russian TV personality and blogger Anastasia Ivleeva, who stirred controversy late last year over her “nearly naked” in Moscow, said she recently traveled to parts of occupied Ukraine. “I didn’t publicize [my visit to the Donbas and the occupied city of Mariupol],” Ivleeva told the popular Russian YouTuber Luka Yebkov in an interview published on…

  • Russia’s FSB Says Killed Ukrainian ‘Saboteur’ Planning 3 Attacks

    Russia’s FSB Says Killed Ukrainian ‘Saboteur’ Planning 3 Attacks

    Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said Friday it had shot and killed a Ukrainian military saboteur who was planning to attack Russian military and energy sites. “The saboteur planned to commit a series of terrorist acts in Russia on the orders of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s HUR [military intelligence], including against Russia’s Defense Ministry facilities,…

  • Russian Shelling Kills 2 in Eastern Donetsk Region

    Russian Shelling Kills 2 in Eastern Donetsk Region

    Two people were killed Friday in a Russian attack on the city of Kurakhove, located in the eastern Donetsk region, which is bearing the brunt of ongoing fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces. “Various high-rise buildings were damaged. Two people were injured, two people died,” the head of the Ukrainian military administration Roman Padun said…

  • 2 Injured in Ukrainian Drone Strikes on Russia’s Belgorod

    2 Injured in Ukrainian Drone Strikes on Russia’s Belgorod

    Two people were injured in three separate drone attacks in western Russia’s Belgorod region, Russian authorities said early Friday. One bus passenger was wounded in a drone strike in the village of Voznesenovka, around 7 kilometers north of Ukraine’s Kharkiv region, Belgorod region Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said on Telegram. Another person received shrapnel wounds when…

  • Washington Says Russian Soldiers Deployed at Niger Airbase Housing U.S. Military

    Washington Says Russian Soldiers Deployed at Niger Airbase Housing U.S. Military

    Russian military instructors are operating at the same airbase in Niger as American troops, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Friday, confirming previous media reports that Russian troops had entered the same base amid the West African nation’s deepening ties with Moscow. “The Russians are in a separate compound and don’t have access to U.S. forces or…

  • Germany Blames Russia for ‘Intolerable’ Cyber Attack on SPD Members

    Germany Blames Russia for ‘Intolerable’ Cyber Attack on SPD Members

    Germany on Friday blamed Russian state-sponsored hackers for an “intolerable” cyber attack on members of the Social Democratic Party and warned there would be consequences. Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said a German federal government investigation into who was behind the 2023 cyber attack on the SPD had just wrapped up. “Today we can say unambiguously…

  • Kyrgyzstan Repeats Russia Travel Warning Over Reported Border Checks

    Kyrgyzstan Repeats Russia Travel Warning Over Reported Border Checks

    Kyrgyzstan’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday that it was again urging its citizens to avoid unnecessary travel to Russia after a surge in reports of increased security checks at the border and denials of entry to Central Asians. “The ministry once again recommends that fellow citizens who don’t have good reasons to go to Russia temporarily…

  • Putin Rumored to Sack Deputy PM Abramchenko After Inauguration – Vedomosti

    Putin Rumored to Sack Deputy PM Abramchenko After Inauguration – Vedomosti

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is purportedly mulling the removal of Deputy Prime Minister Viktoria Abramchenko from her post following his inauguration next week, the Vedomosti business newspaper reported Thursday, citing four anonymous sources close to the Kremlin. Abramchenko, 48, has overseen environmental projects, natural resources, and Russia’s agro-industrial complex since 2020 as a member of…

  • In Photos: Georgian Riot Police Clash With Protesters Rallying Against ‘Foreign Influence’ Bill

    In Photos: Georgian Riot Police Clash With Protesters Rallying Against ‘Foreign Influence’ Bill

    Thousands of Georgians this week have rallied against a controversial “foreign influence” bill being debated in Georgia’s parliament. Critics compare the legislation to Russia’s “foreign agents” law, which since its adoption over a decade ago has been used to crack down on independent media and the political opposition. In the latest escalation, police used pepper…

  • Russia Says Captured Another Village in Eastern Ukraine

    Russia Says Captured Another Village in Eastern Ukraine

    Moscow said Thursday that its military captured another village in eastern Ukraine, where in recent weeks Russian troops have reported incremental battlefield advances. Russian forces are rushing to claim as much Ukrainian territory as possible ahead of the arrival of U.S. weapons and equipment to Kyiv’s forces after months of wrangling over the military aid…

  • Russians Returning From Abroad Help Boost Kremlin’s War Economy – Bloomberg

    Russians Returning From Abroad Help Boost Kremlin’s War Economy – Bloomberg

    Russians who initially fled the country but are now returning from abroad have helped boost Russia’s economic growth in the face of unprecedented Western sanctions, Bloomberg reported Thursday.  An estimated 1.1 million people left Russia in 2022 after Moscow launched the full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Between 40% and 45% have since returned, according to client…

  • Russia Seeks 10-Year Jail Term for Wife of Exiled Journalist in Attempted Murder Case

    Russia Seeks 10-Year Jail Term for Wife of Exiled Journalist in Attempted Murder Case

    Russian prosecutors have requested a 10-year prison sentence for the wife of exiled journalist Kirill Martynov in a controversial case surrounding the alleged attempted murder of her daughter nearly two decades ago, the online news outlet Mediazona reported Thursday. Antonina Martynova, whose maiden name is Fyodorova, had evaded criminal punishment for 16 years after a…

  • U.S. Accuses Russia of Using Chemical Weapons in Ukraine

    U.S. Accuses Russia of Using Chemical Weapons in Ukraine

    The U.S. State Department accused Russia Wednesday of having used chemical weapons against Ukrainian soldiers in violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention, while also announcing fresh sanctions against Moscow. In addition to the chemical agent chloropicrin, Russia also used “riot control agents [tear gas] as a method of warfare in Ukraine, also in violation of…

  • Ukrainian Drone Attacks Damage Energy Sites in Western Russia

    Ukrainian Drone Attacks Damage Energy Sites in Western Russia

    Ukrainian drones targeted energy infrastructure in at least two regions of western Russia overnight, Russian regional authorities said early Thursday, coming just a day after Kyiv reportedly attacked oil refineries inside the country. “The Oryol region was once again attacked by enemy drones,” Oryol region Governor Andrei Klychkov said shortly after midnight on Thursday. Klychkov…

  • Transportation airlock installed at Akkuyu NPP Unit No. 1

    It is designed for reactor maintenance, as well as loading and unloading of nuclear fuel. May 2, 2024, Büyükeceli, Türkiye – A transportation airlock has been installed into the design position at Akkuyu NPP Unit No. 1. This new process component will ensure insulation of inner rooms from the ambient environment, and safe transportation of…

  • Russian Missile Attack Injures 13 in Ukraine’s Odesa

    Russian Missile Attack Injures 13 in Ukraine’s Odesa

    A Russian missile attack injured 13 people in Ukraine’s southwestern city of Odesa, its mayor said early Thursday, after similar strikes earlier in the week killed at least eight. “Another Russian ballistic [missile] attack on Odesa,” the city’s mayor Gennadiy Trukhanov said on Telegram. “A total of 13 people were injured,” he said, adding that…

  • In Photos: Russia Shows Off Captured Western Military Hardware at Moscow Expo

    In Photos: Russia Shows Off Captured Western Military Hardware at Moscow Expo

    Visitors on Wednesday flocked to the opening of a month-long exhibition of Western military equipment captured by Russian forces in Ukraine. The showcase, which is located at a World War II memorial park in Moscow, features 32 pieces of heavy equipment, including a U.S.-made M1 Abrams tank, a German-made Leopard 2A6 tank, a U.S.-made Bradley armored fighting vehicle, as well…

  • Russia Says Carried Out Strike on Ukraine’s Southern Command Center

    Russia Says Carried Out Strike on Ukraine’s Southern Command Center

    Russia’s Defense Ministry said Wednesday that its forces carried out a strike on the Ukrainian military’s southern operational command center. “Operational and tactical aviation, missile forces and artillery of the Russian Armed Forces’ military group has struck [Ukraine’s] ‘South’ operational command headquarters,” the Defense Ministry said in its daily briefing. Ukraine’s Operational Command South is based…

  • Japan Tobacco Adjusts Supply Chains to Keep Russian Business, CEO Says

    Japan Tobacco Adjusts Supply Chains to Keep Russian Business, CEO Says

    The cigarette maker Japan Tobacco has adjusted its supply chains to comply with Western sanctions against Moscow and keep its business operating in the lucrative Russian market, the company’s CEO Masamichi Terabatake told the Financial Times. “We are making various efforts to ensure a sort of a ring-fence, by sending things from Turkey, for example, since…

  • EU Condemns Georgia After Police Clash With Protestors in Tbilisi

    EU Condemns Georgia After Police Clash With Protestors in Tbilisi

    The European Union led condemnation against Georgia on Wednesday after police the night before fired tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators protesting against a controversial “foreign influence” bill. The clashes were the most violent yet in the three weeks since rallies first began against the bill, which critics say resembles legislation used to crackdown…

  • 2 Killed in Russian Bomb Attack on Kharkiv Region

    2 Killed in Russian Bomb Attack on Kharkiv Region

    A Russian guided bomb attack on Ukraine’s northeastern Kharkiv region killed two people on Wednesday, the region’s governor said. The region, swathes of which were occupied by Russian forces for months after the full-scale invasion in February 2022, is under near-constant bombardment from Russian artillery, rockets, and missiles. “Today at 10:00 am, Russians struck a…

  • U.S. Senate Passes Bill Banning Russian Uranium Imports

    U.S. Senate Passes Bill Banning Russian Uranium Imports

    The U.S. Senate has voted to ban uranium imports from Russia as Washington ramps up pressure on Moscow’s war economy more than two years after President Vladimir Putin launched the full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The bill, which was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives in December, was voted for unanimously by senators on Tuesday.…

  • Ukrainian Drone Strikes Target Russian Oil Refineries – Reports

    Ukrainian Drone Strikes Target Russian Oil Refineries – Reports

    Ukrainian drones have targeted several regions in central and southwestern Russia, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday, as Ukrainian media reported that Kyiv was behind alleged attacks against at least two Russian oil refineries. “Air defense forces destroyed and intercepted 6 Ukrainian drones, three of which were over the Voronezh region, one over the Ryazan…

  • Russian Missile Attack Kills 3 in Southern Ukraine’s Odesa

    Russian Missile Attack Kills 3 in Southern Ukraine’s Odesa

    A Russian missile attack has killed at least three people in Odesa, the mayor of the southwestern Ukrainian port city said early Wednesday. “The enemy attacked Odesa with ballistic missiles. As a result of the attack, three people were killed and three more were wounded,” mayor Gennadiy Trukhanov wrote on the messaging app Telegram. Odesa…

  • Moscow Court Charges 5 Russians With ‘Terrorism’ Over Helicopter Torching

    Moscow Court Charges 5 Russians With ‘Terrorism’ Over Helicopter Torching

    Five Russians accused of setting fire to a helicopter on behalf of Ukraine appeared before a Moscow court on Tuesday and were charged with “terrorism.” The Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s intelligence agency HUR published a video late last week of what it claimed was a Ka-32 transportation helicopter being set ablaze at a Moscow airport. “The aggressor…

  • Russia Says Intercepted U.S.-Supplied ATACMS Missiles Fired From Ukraine

    Russia Says Intercepted U.S.-Supplied ATACMS Missiles Fired From Ukraine

    Updated with Politico report. Russia’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday that its forces shot down six U.S.-supplied missiles launched by Ukraine, with Moscow-backed officials in annexed Crimea claiming some of the weapons were downed over the Black Sea peninsula. Washington quietly shipped an unspecified number of long-range Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) to Ukraine in recent…

  • Powerful Dust Storm Rips Through Siberia’s Irkutsk

    Powerful Dust Storm Rips Through Siberia’s Irkutsk

    A powerful dust storm swept through the Siberian city of Irkutsk on Tuesday, with local authorities reporting damage to buildings and a local energy provider shutting down power lines as a safety precaution. “Irkutsk was hit by inclement weather, the wind speed has reached 28 meters per second,” Irkutsk Mayor Ruslan Bolotov said in an…

  • Russian Strikes Kill Railway Worker in Ukraine’s Kharkiv

    Russian Strikes Kill Railway Worker in Ukraine’s Kharkiv

    Russian strikes on the northeastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv have killed at least one person and wounded nine others, regional authorities said Tuesday. “Nine people were wounded and one person was killed as a result of enemy bombardment of Kharkiv,” regional governor Oleh Syniehubov said. Earlier on Tuesday, he said Russian forces “attacked Kharkiv with guided aerial bombs.”…

  • River Levels in Western Siberia Set to Peak Later Than Forecast Due to ‘Abnormal’ Flooding

    River Levels in Western Siberia Set to Peak Later Than Forecast Due to ‘Abnormal’ Flooding

    Authorities in western Siberia’s Tyumen region said Tuesday that “abnormal” flooding has led to revised predictions for the anticipated peak water levels in the Tobol and Ishim rivers. “Along the Tobol River, hydrologists have observed abnormal behavior. The water moves very slowly because it’s spilling over the floodplain,” Tyumen region Governor Alexander Moor said on…

  • Russian Philosopher Dugin Rails Against Western Liberalism in Tucker Carlson Interview

    Russian Philosopher Dugin Rails Against Western Liberalism in Tucker Carlson Interview

    American conservative pundit Tucker Carlson on Tuesday released an interview with Russian ideologue Alexander Dugin, who criticized “Anglo-Saxon” individualism and warned that Western liberal ideas would bring about the loss of “human identity.” In the 20-minute conversation with Carlson, who is known for spreading far-right conspiracy theories, Dugin argued that liberalism frees people from “any kind…

  • Russian City Official Arrested in Occupied Ukraine on Embezzlement Charges

    Russian City Official Arrested in Occupied Ukraine on Embezzlement Charges

    The head of Nizhny Novgorod’s city government has been arrested in occupied eastern Ukraine on charges of embezzlement, Russian media reported Tuesday. Oleg Lavrichev, who serves as chairman of Nizhny Novgorod’s City Duma and is a member of the ruling United Russia party, was taken into police custody over the weekend, according to an official citied by local…