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  • Ukraine’s CIA-Trained Intelligence Operators Assassinated Dozens of Russians, Collaborators – WaPo

    Ukraine’s CIA-Trained Intelligence Operators Assassinated Dozens of Russians, Collaborators – WaPo

    Ukraine’s CIA-trained intelligence agencies have assassinated “dozens” of Russians and Ukrainian collaborators since the start of Moscow’s invasion, The Washington Post reported Monday, citing more than two dozen anonymous current and former Ukrainian, U.S. and Western intelligence and security officials. The missions involved elite teams that were formed, trained and equipped in “close partnership” with the…

  • ‘Not Our Problem,’ Russian Police Said as Gabonese Student Murdered – Video

    ‘Not Our Problem,’ Russian Police Said as Gabonese Student Murdered – Video

    Russian police were present but did not intervene in the fight that ended with the fatal stabbing of a Gabonese graduate student this summer, according to a video published by local media on Monday.  François Ndjelassili, 32, an economics student at Ural Federal University, was killed outside of a Burger King restaurant in Russia’s fourth-largest…

  • Navalny Refuses to Attend Court Hearing Over Maltreatment, Aides Say

    Navalny Refuses to Attend Court Hearing Over Maltreatment, Aides Say

    Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has refused to attend his latest court hearing after prison authorities confiscated his writing tools, his aides said Monday. “Alexei @navalny usually attends his court hearings via video link, but today he was not there,” Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) said on X (formerly Twitter). “We don’t know the reason. The hearing has…

  • Kremlin Says Biden Right on New World Order, Wrong on U.S. Role in Building It

    Kremlin Says Biden Right on New World Order, Wrong on U.S. Role in Building It

    U.S. President Joe Biden was correct to call for a new world order but was wrong to assume it would be built by the United States, the Kremlin said Monday. Biden said Friday that the 50-year post-war period had “run out of steam” following the outbreak of war between Israel and Hamas and Russia and Ukraine. “A…

  • Russian Artist Fined for ‘Extremist’ Toy Doll With Prison Tattoos

    Russian Artist Fined for ‘Extremist’ Toy Doll With Prison Tattoos

    A controversial Russian artist has been fined for his art piece of a toy doll covered in criminal tattoos. Vasily Slonov was charged with “public demonstration of prohibited symbols” over the art piece, a round-bottomed doll modeled on the traditional Russian nevalyashka. The Central District Court of Krasnoyarsk in Siberia ordered Slonov to pay a…

  • Russian Court Extends U.S. Journalist’s Pre-Trial Detention Until December

    Russian Court Extends U.S. Journalist’s Pre-Trial Detention Until December

    A Russian-American journalist for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has been ordered to stay in pre-trial detention until December on charges of failing to register as a foreign agent, her employer said Monday. Alsu Kurmasheva, an editor with the U.S.-funded outlet’s Tatar-Bashkir service who was detained last Wednesday, faces up to five years in prison if found…

  • Police Raid Moscow Mosque for War Recruits – Reports

    Police Raid Moscow Mosque for War Recruits – Reports

    Russian police rounded up Muslim worshippers exiting a Moscow region mosque after Friday prayers and brought them to a military enlistment office for the war in Ukraine, media have reported. Videos shared on social media over the weekend showed young men inside a moving bus, outside a military recruitment office and in a barracks with bunk beds. …

  • Russia Says It Downed 3 Ukraine Missiles Targeting Crimea

    Russia Says It Downed 3 Ukraine Missiles Targeting Crimea

    Russian forces shot down three missiles on Sunday targeting the Crimean peninsula, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014, a Russian official said. The peninsula is crucial to Russia’s military offensive, both for supplying troops in southern Ukraine and for carrying out missile strikes from the sea. It is a regular target for Kyiv, and…

  • Russia’s Lavrov to Visit Iran for Talks Monday

    Russia’s Lavrov to Visit Iran for Talks Monday

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit the Iranian capital Tehran on Monday for talks with regional counterparts, his ministry’s spokeswoman has confirmed. Iran’s official IRNA news agency reported earlier that the foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Armenia had been invited to meet for the talks. “We confirm Lavrov’s planned talks in Tehran…

  • Russian Strike on Ukraine Mail Depot Kills 6

    Russian Strike on Ukraine Mail Depot Kills 6

    Sergiy Nozhka, who works for Nova Poshta, described the condition of some his colleagues as “mild to moderate severity,” adding that “there are some people in a very serious condition.” He said that a rocket “flew into the neighboring depot, but at ours too — the windows and shutters flew out. This is not the…

  • Turkey to take part in new Ukraine peace talks – Zelensky

    Turkey to take part in new Ukraine peace talks – Zelensky

    Turkey will take part in peace talks next week to discuss ways to end the Ukraine conflict, President Volodymyr Zelensky said Saturday, after speaking with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Mediterranean island of Malta announced Friday it would host a round of Ukraine peace talks on October 28-29, after similar meetings in Jeddah and…

  • Russian Strikes Kill Three, Wound Four in Ukraine

    Russian Strikes Kill Three, Wound Four in Ukraine

    Russia struck areas of eastern and southern Ukraine with artillery and missiles on Friday and Saturday, killing at least three people and wounding four others, officials said. The strikes come as both sides prepare for a grueling winter of fighting and as Russia tries to suppress a Ukrainian counteroffensive to regain occupied territory. Russia fired…

  • The Fifth Russian-Chinese Energy Business Forum comes to an end in Beijing

    The fifth Russian-Chinese Energy Business Forum attended by around 400 people comes to an end in Beijing

  • 1.5 Years Into War, Clubs, Festivals and Nightlife Offer an Escape for Russians

    1.5 Years Into War, Clubs, Festivals and Nightlife Offer an Escape for Russians

    MOSCOW — Loud music, people dancing and faces covered with glitter — today, parties in Russia’s capital look like parties anywhere. “As long as there is an opportunity to enjoy life, then you need to do it,” Daria, a Russian in her 20s, told The Moscow Times at a techno music festival in the Moscow region.…

  • Russia, the Land That Never Knew the Earl of Sandwich

    Russia, the Land That Never Knew the Earl of Sandwich

    The phrase “Russian sandwich” doesn’t sound entirely natural, especially since the Russian word for sandwich — бутерброд — is so clearly borrowed from German (Butterbrot, which means bread and butter). On the other hand, we’ve gotten used to the terms “Russian mayonnaise” and “Russian champagne” — the names of favorite products that have been around…

  • Roundtable discussions and visits to process facilities take place in Beijing during the fifth Russian-Chinese Energy Business Forum

    China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) presented to the participants of the fifth Russian-Chinese Energy Business Forum (RCEBF) its in-house developments in equipment manufacturing, as well as products and solutions for production processes digitalization

  • Russian Mercenary Convicted for Murder Speaks at School – Reports

    Russian Mercenary Convicted for Murder Speaks at School – Reports

    A Russian mercenary twice convicted of homicide before he fought in Ukraine was invited to speak with young teenagers at a public school this month, media reported Thursday. Wagner fighter and assault machine gunner Alexander Raspravin was welcomed as a local hero with war stories from Russia’s nearly 20-month invasion of Ukraine. Raspravin was photographed in full…

  • Russia to Slash Funding for Air Quality, Environment Projects in 2024 Budget

    Russia to Slash Funding for Air Quality, Environment Projects in 2024 Budget

    Russia plans to cut funding for several state environmental programs in its 2024 budget, the Vedomosti business daily has reported. According to the draft federal budget for 2024-2026, the Clean Air Federal Project, which aims to reduce air pollution in dozens of industrial cities, will see its funding nearly halved, with cuts of 6 billion rubles…

  • Russia Advises Against Travel to Israel and Lebanon

    Russia Advises Against Travel to Israel and Lebanon

    Russia on Friday advised its citizens against traveling to Israel, Lebanon, Jordan and the Palestinian territories amid flaring tensions over Israel’s war with Hamas. “The situation in the Middle East is heating up,” Moscow’s Foreign Ministry said. “The number of casualties and injuries is rising. Mass protests are taking place around the world.” “We strongly…

  • Hate Speech Part Two: Russian Leaders Speak

    Hate Speech Part Two: Russian Leaders Speak

    Стая наркоманов: a pack of junkies Some day when I have a lot of time and patience I will create a word map of Russian leaders’ accusations about Ukraine and the stated goal(s) of their “special military operation.” You’d think you’d have a solid idea of what the problem was and what was wrong with…

  • Russia Charges Nazi Applauded by Canadian Parliament

    Russia Charges Nazi Applauded by Canadian Parliament

    Russian investigators said on Friday they had leveled genocide charges against Nazi war veteran Yaroslav Hunka, who was inadvertently applauded by Canadian lawmakers last month. The incident took place during Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s visit to the Canadian parliament, and prompted its speaker to resign following global condemnation. In a statement, Russia’s Investigative Committee said…

  • Kremlin Says Biden’s Address on Putin ‘Unacceptable’

    Kremlin Says Biden’s Address on Putin ‘Unacceptable’

    The Kremlin denounced Friday an address by U.S. President Joe Biden in which he compared Russia to Hamas and called Vladimir Putin a “tyrant.” “We do not accept such a tone in relation to the Russian Federation, in relation to our president,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. Biden, in an address to the nation…

  • Kremlin Says ‘Not Following’ Criminal Case Against U.S. Journalist

    Kremlin Says ‘Not Following’ Criminal Case Against U.S. Journalist

    The Kremlin said Friday it is not aware of the criminal case against the Russian-American journalist for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty who was arrested Wednesday on charges of failing to register as a foreign agent. Alsu Kurmasheva was temporarily detained at an airport in central Russia on June 2, where both her U.S. and Russian…

  • Newspaper in Russia’s Jewish Region Stirs Outrage for Pro-Palestine Message

    Newspaper in Russia’s Jewish Region Stirs Outrage for Pro-Palestine Message

    An online news outlet in the Russian Far East’s Jewish autonomous district has stirred controversy for speaking out in support of Palestine following the deadly Hamas militant attack on Israel and Israel’s retaliatory strikes on the Gaza Strip. A banner on Nabat’s homepage reads “No to the aggression of the Israeli military against the Gaza Strip!…

  • Kazakhstan Denies Ban on Exports to Russia

    Kazakhstan Denies Ban on Exports to Russia

    Kazakhstan’s trade ministry has denied banning the exports of goods to Russia as part of Western sanctions after an official said more than 100 items including drones were prohibited. On Thursday, Deputy Trade Minister Kairat Torebayev was quoted by local media as saying that the ex-Soviet state has banned the export to Russia of 106…

  • Putin Visits Military HQ for Ukraine Offensive – Kremlin

    Putin Visits Military HQ for Ukraine Offensive – Kremlin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited the military headquarters in Rostov-on-Don that is overseeing the Ukraine offensive, the Kremlin said on Friday. Putin “has visited the Russian armed forces headquarters in Rostov-on-Don on his way back from Perm,” a city in the Urals where he spent Thursday, the Kremlin said in a statement. Army chief…

  • U.S. to Reroute Ukrainian Arms for Israel – Axios

    U.S. to Reroute Ukrainian Arms for Israel – Axios

    The United States will send ammunition initially intended for Ukraine to Israel to aid in its war against Hamas militants, Axios reported Thursday, citing three anonymous Israeli officials with knowledge of the matter. Washington will reportedly send tens of thousands of 155mm artillery shells “in the coming weeks” to fill the depleted U.S. emergency stocks in…

  • N. Korea’s Kim Wants ‘Forward-Looking’ Ties With Russia

    N. Korea’s Kim Wants ‘Forward-Looking’ Ties With Russia

    In the face of a record-breaking series of weapons tests by Pyongyang this year, Seoul has moved to strengthen its security relationship with traditional ally the United States while entering a trilateral defense arrangement that also includes Japan. Seoul and Washington have staged joint military exercises with advanced stealth jets and U.S. strategic assets, while…

  • Rosatom commissions polar crane at Akkuyu NPP power unit No. 1 (Türkiye)

    October 19, 2023, Büyükeceli, Mersin Province, Türkiye – The first 390-ton overhead polar crane has been commissioned at Akkuyu NPP. It will be used at all lifecycle stages of the Unit No. 1 of the first Turkish nuclear power plan. Polar crane or, as it is also known, overhead polar crane is one of the…

  • Rosatom and African Commission on Nuclear Energy announce cooperative Action Plan for peaceful use of nuclear energy

    Rosatom and the African Commission on Nuclear Energy (AFCONE) approved an Action Plan for Cooperation in the field of the peaceful use of nuclear energy for 2023-2025.  Building upon the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Rosatom and AFCONE on September 22, 2020, the Parties have reaffirmed their commitment to promote the use of nuclear…

  • Arrest of Tatar-American Journalist ‘A Terrible Tragedy,’ Friends Say

    Arrest of Tatar-American Journalist ‘A Terrible Tragedy,’ Friends Say

    The arrest of journalist Alsu Kurmasheva, an editor with the U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Tatar-Bashkir service, in Russia came as shocking and devastating news to those who knew her.  Kurmasheva, a dual Russian-U.S. citizen of Tatar origin, was detained in Kazan, the capital of the republic of Tatarstan, on Wednesday and charged with…

  • Russian-Israeli Families Mourn Victims Of Hamas Attack

    Russian-Israeli Families Mourn Victims Of Hamas Attack

    Dmitry Reshetnikov moved from the Russian city of Volgograd to Israel to study when he was a teenager. Serving as a second lieutenant in a prestigious Israeli infantry unit, which he specifically worked to get into, he was killed during this month’s shocking attack by Hamas militants. Upon learning of her son’s death, his mother…

  • Notorious Russian Veteran of 2014 Separatist Conflict Killed in Ukraine – Reports

    Notorious Russian Veteran of 2014 Separatist Conflict Killed in Ukraine – Reports

    A Russian fighter who took part in the 2014 separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine has been killed on the battlefield, the independent news website The Insider reported Thursday, citing the Ukrainian military and pro-war Russian bloggers. Alexander Mozhayev was killed in southern Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia region, parts of which were captured by Russian forces during their 2022 invasion and…

  • As Putin Leaves China Empty-Handed, Russian Propaganda Hails ‘Triumph Over the West’

    As Putin Leaves China Empty-Handed, Russian Propaganda Hails ‘Triumph Over the West’

    Russian state media has painted President Vladimir Putin’s visit to China this week as a symbolic triumph over the West by the Russian leader who they say enjoys global prestige and respect despite attempts to isolate him. This coverage was a strategic effort to rally the Russian public behind him, independent experts, a political consultant…

  • Putin Decries ‘Ethnic Discrimination’ of Russian Athletes

    Putin Decries ‘Ethnic Discrimination’ of Russian Athletes

    Banning Russian athletes from international competitions amounts to ethnic discrimination, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday after Russia’s national Olympic body was suspended from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for violating Ukraine’s territorial integrity. “Thanks to some leaders of the modern International Olympic Committee we’ve learned that an invitation to the Games is not an unconditional right…

  • Putin Praises ‘Unprecedented’ Energy Ties with China

    Putin Praises ‘Unprecedented’ Energy Ties with China

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday praised the “unprecedented” energy cooperation between Moscow and Beijing, as the Kremlin seeks to strengthen its Asian partnerships to make up for the loss of the European market. Russia has been hit by massive Western sanctions over its Ukraine offensive, with Europe trying to end its energy links with…

  • Dmitry Glukhovsky’s ‘The White Factory’ Explores Compromise With Evil on London Stage

    Dmitry Glukhovsky’s ‘The White Factory’ Explores Compromise With Evil on London Stage

    A new play has opened in London’s Marylebone Theatre on a theme that might seem jarring in these times: coerced Jewish collaboration in the Holocaust. Yet “The White Factory” remains one of the year’s most compelling plays. First-time playwright Dmitry Glukhovsky is better known for his futuristic dystopian novels about survivors of a nuclear holocaust…

  • Kazakhstan Says Blocked Export of 106 Military Goods to Russia

    Kazakhstan Says Blocked Export of 106 Military Goods to Russia

    Kazakhstan has restricted the export of more than 100 military products to neighboring Russia, a senior trade official told local media Thursday.  Kazakhstan has faced repeated accusations of helping its ally Russia obtain sanctioned goods that can be used to aid Moscow’s war effort in Ukraine despite Astana’s vows to avoid helping Moscow circumvent Western economic penalties.…

  • The fifth Russian-Chinese Energy Business Forum begins in Beijing

    The fifth Russian-Chinese Energy Business Forum (RCEBF) was opened on Tuesday in Beijing, the capital of the People’s Republic of China

  • Russia Says Sending 27 Tons of Humanitarian Aid to Gaza

    Russia Says Sending 27 Tons of Humanitarian Aid to Gaza

    Russia on Thursday sent 27 tons of humanitarian aid for civilians in the Gaza Strip to be transported from Egypt, Moscow’s Emergency Situations Ministry said. “A special plane has taken off from the airport at Ramenskoye near Moscow for El-Arish in Egypt. The Russian humanitarian aid will be handed over to the Egyptian Red Crescent…

  • U.S. Journalist Working for Radio Free Europe Detained in Russia

    U.S. Journalist Working for Radio Free Europe Detained in Russia

    A Russian-American journalist working for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has been detained in Russia and charged with failing to register as a foreign agent, her employer and a journalist watchdog group said Wednesday. Alsu Kurmasheva, an editor with the U.S. Congress-funded outlet’s Tatar-Bashkir service, “needs to be released so she can return to her family…

  • Russia’s Lavrov Meets North Korea’s Kim, Slams ‘Dangerous’ U.S. Policy

    Russia’s Lavrov Meets North Korea’s Kim, Slams ‘Dangerous’ U.S. Policy

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un on Thursday, after slamming US policy towards the nuclear-armed state as “dangerous.” Lavrov hailed North Korea as a “close neighbor and long-time partner” in a meeting that lasted a little over an hour, Russia’s foreign ministry said in a statement. The veteran envoy’s…

  • Why Russia Deratifying Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Doesn’t Mean Imminent Disaster

    Why Russia Deratifying Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Doesn’t Mean Imminent Disaster

    The Russian State Duma has unanimously resolved to rescind Russia’s ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). The bill will now be sent to the upper chamber and then to President Vladimir Putin, who is expected to sign it into law.  Russian lawmakers and media figures have called for the country to carry…

  • Nuclear Weapons ‘Saved’ Russia – Patriarch Kirill

    Nuclear Weapons ‘Saved’ Russia – Patriarch Kirill

    Russia’s nuclear weapons “saved” the country, Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, said Wednesday.  “Were it not for the work of [Soviet atomic bomb creator Igor] Kurchatov and his colleagues, it is difficult to say if our country would still exist,” Patriarch Kirill said. His comments came as he presented a Church…

  • Record Number of Russian Soldiers Convicted of Felonies in 2023 – Mediazona

    Record Number of Russian Soldiers Convicted of Felonies in 2023 – Mediazona

    Russian courts have convicted a record number of soldiers on charges of sexual violence, murder and other felonies in the first half of 2023, the independent news website Mediazona reported, citing Supreme Court data. The courts issued 32 murder convictions against Russian soldiers from January to June 2023. By comparison, fewer than 20 convictions were made…

  • Russia Seeks Extradition of Ukrainian Nazi Veteran From Canada

    Russia Seeks Extradition of Ukrainian Nazi Veteran From Canada

    Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Wednesday ordered law enforcement agencies to seek the extradition from Canada of a Ukrainian World War II veteran who fought alongside the Nazis. Yaroslav Hunka, 98, had served in the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS, which is accused of committing crimes against humanity during the Holocaust. Hunka was…

  • Climate Skeptics Muddy Russians’ Understanding of Warming Planet

    Climate Skeptics Muddy Russians’ Understanding of Warming Planet

    “Warming is about to end. And the cause is not humans, but the interplay between the Sun and Earth. Currently, we are in a favorable period, but we will inevitably transition to an unfavorable [cold] one … around 2030-2035.” This statement by Andrei Fedotov, director of the Limnological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences…

  • Russian Energy Companies Illuminate African Energy Week with Safe and Reliable Power Solutions

    Rosatom and Gazprom, Russia’s energy companies, organized a joint session at the African Energy Week (Cape Town, South Africa). The session “Powering Africa’s Future: Collaborative Energy Solutions” unveiled a suite of innovative energy solutions, perfectly tailored to meet the diverse needs of the African continent. The session also included representatives from the South African investment…

  • Russia ‘Highly Values’ N. Korean Support Against Ukraine

    Russia ‘Highly Values’ N. Korean Support Against Ukraine

    Russia “highly values” North Korea’s support for its Ukraine campaign, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in Pyongyang on Wednesday, with Western concerns mounting over the historic allies’ deepening military ties. Lavrov’s comments came as he began a two-day visit to Pyongyang that is expected to lay the groundwork for a trip by President Vladimir Putin.…

  • Russia Halts Issue of New 1,000-Ruble Bills After Church Complaints

    Russia Halts Issue of New 1,000-Ruble Bills After Church Complaints

    Russia’s Central Bank has suspended the issue of the new 1,000-ruble bill, whose design depicts a museum housed in a former Orthodox cathedral next to a tower topped with the Muslim crescent, following complaints from members of the Russian Orthodox Church.  In a short press release, the Bank said it would stop issuing the bills…

  • Putin Calls U.S. ATACMS Missiles to Ukraine a ‘Mistake’

    Putin Calls U.S. ATACMS Missiles to Ukraine a ‘Mistake’

    President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday decried Washington’s supply of ATACMS long-range missiles to Ukraine as a “mistake” that would not fundamentally change the situation on the battlefield. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Tuesday his forces had used the U.S. Army’s M39 Army Tactical Missile System for the first time, though the United States had not…

  • ​​Ukraine Reports Fewer Russian Attacks on Avdiivka as Moscow’s Losses Mount

    ​​Ukraine Reports Fewer Russian Attacks on Avdiivka as Moscow’s Losses Mount

    Russian forces have scaled back their offensive on the frontline city of Avdiivka, the Ukrainian military said Wednesday as analysts documented heavy Russian losses in its major push for the Donetsk region stronghold. Ukraine’s General Staff of the Armed Forces has reported at least 15 or more daily Russian attacks on Avdiivka since Russian troops closed in…

  • Putin Accepts Invites to Visit Thailand, Vietnam

    Putin Accepts Invites to Visit Thailand, Vietnam

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted invitations to visit Thailand and Vietnam, according to government statements from the two Southeast Asian nations. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has thrown Putin into international isolation, leaving him with few allies. The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Putin over the alleged deportations of thousands of…

  • Deadly Gaza Hospital Blast a ‘Crime,’ Russia Says 

    Deadly Gaza Hospital Blast a ‘Crime,’ Russia Says 

    The deadly blast at a Gaza hospital Tuesday night was a “crime” and Israel must provide proof that it was not involved, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said. At least 500 people were killed in the blast at the al-Ahli al-Arabi hospital, Gaza’s Hamas-run health ministry said, blaming an Israeli airstrike. Israel claims the blast…

  • Russia’s Putin Says World Conflicts ‘Strengthen’ Ties with China

    Russia’s Putin Says World Conflicts ‘Strengthen’ Ties with China

    Russian leader Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that world conflicts “strengthen” his country’s relations with China, after talks with Xi Jinping that celebrated their nations’ deepening political and economic ties. Putin, on his first trip to a major global power since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, met his “old friend” Xi in Beijing on the sidelines of…

  • Russia Says Downed 28 Drones Near Crimea, Border Regions

    Russia Says Downed 28 Drones Near Crimea, Border Regions

    Russia’s air defense systems downed at least 28 drones over territories near Ukraine overnight, Moscow’s Defense Ministry said Wednesday. Air defense assets on duty “intercepted and destroyed” drones over the Black Sea and the Belgorod and Kursk regions in western Russia, it said. Russia’s military did not provide details of any damages sustained on the ground…

  • In First, Ukraine Uses U.S.-Supplied Long-Range ATACMS – Zelensky

    In First, Ukraine Uses U.S.-Supplied Long-Range ATACMS – Zelensky

    President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Tuesday that Ukraine’s armed forces had used U.S.-supplied ATACMS long-range missiles for the first time. “They have performed very accurately. ATACMS have proven themselves,” he said in an evening address posted on social media, without giving details of when or where they were used. The United States had not previously…

  • ‘I Will Be Rehabilitated’: Jailed Navalny Ally Chanysheva Challenges Prison Sentence

    ‘I Will Be Rehabilitated’: Jailed Navalny Ally Chanysheva Challenges Prison Sentence

    Although jailed activist and politician Lilia Chanysheva had virtually no hope of changing her sentence in an appeal originally scheduled for Monday, she told The Moscow Times she still intends to fight back. Chanysheva was the first associate of jailed opposition figure Alexei Navalny to be sentenced after Navalny’s networks were labeled “extremist” and forced…

  • Russian Meat Producer Faces Criminal Probe After ‘Appalling’ Waste Leak Threatens Locals, Baikal

    Russian Meat Producer Faces Criminal Probe After ‘Appalling’ Waste Leak Threatens Locals, Baikal

    A pork plant in Russia’s republic of Buryatia is expected to come under federal investigation after a manure storage pit burst, sending mass amounts of animal waste flowing into local waterways and threatening an “environmental disaster.” On Oct. 12, a malfunction at the East Siberian pork facility caused huge amounts of manure waste to flow into…

  • Half of Russian Soldiers Wounded in Ukraine Require Amputation – Official

    Half of Russian Soldiers Wounded in Ukraine Require Amputation – Official

    More than half of Russian soldiers in Ukraine wounded severely enough to require medical examination have sustained injuries that require limb amputations, Deputy Labor Minister Alexei Vovchenko said Tuesday. “This is such a vivid problem, it’s a lot,” Vovchenko said at a roundtable with Russian senators, as quoted by the government daily Rossiiskaya Gazeta. While Vovchenko…