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Why it's weirdly fitting that a Donald Trump interview aired on RT
Trump keeps stumbling into being helpful to Vladimir Putin.
373 points by The Washington Post | Vladimir Putin Russia Prime Minister of Russia George W. Bush President of Russia Boris Yeltsin Moscow Moscow Kremlin
Donald Trump defends Putin - on Russian TV
Campaign 2016 updates: With Trump's resilience, Clinton can't afford to coast Sept. 9, 2016, 5:14 a.m. After his stop in Washington, D.C., Donald Trump heads to Florida on Friday. Hillary Clinton can't coast in this election against Donald Trump's resilienceTrump plans another visit to Capitol...
8034 points by Los Angeles Times | Vladimir Putin Russia George W. Bush President of Russia Boris Yeltsin Moscow Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev
Russia earns more from agriculture than arms sales
One of the results of Russia's food embargo against the EU and a weaker ruble has been a remarkable boom in agriculture, reports German weekly Der Spiegel. Read Full Article at RT.com
489 points by Russia Today | Russia Agriculture International trade Soviet Union Economy of Russia Wheat Moscow
Earthquake Hits Near North Korea Nuclear Test Site
A magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit close to North Korea’s nuclear test site early Friday, a U.S. monitoring service said, possibly indicating North Korea has conducted a fifth nuclear test.
2007 points by The Wall Street Journal | Korean language Korean War South Korea North Korea Pyongyang Russia Moscow Humid continental climate
Russia-US deal on Syrian reconciliation ‘not yet finalized,’ talks to continue – Kremlin
Russia-US talks on Syrian reconciliation have not continued yet, as the agreement is “not finalized,” the Kremlin spokesman said, dismissing a Washington Post report on the White House’s “final proposal” to Moscow as “not fully relevant.” Read Full Article at RT.com
65 points by Russia Today | Vladimir Putin Russia George W. Bush President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev Sergey Lavrov Barack Obama Moscow
Putin meets Le Pen, denies French election interference
Russian President Vladimir Putin made his preferences in the French presidential election clear Friday by hosting far-right candidate Marine Le Pen at the Kremlin, but analysts are skeptical about Russia’s ability to sway the outcome of the vote.Embracing Le Pen is part of Russia’s efforts to reach...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Vladimir Putin Russia Boris Yeltsin Jean-Marie Le Pen Moscow United States President of the United States National Front
Ukraine: Russian agent killed Kremlin critic Voronenkov
MOSCOW — A Ukrainian official said Friday that the killer of renegade Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov, who was gunned down in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, was a Russian agent, a claim quickly rejected by the Kremlin.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Vladimir Putin Russia Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych Moscow Yulia Tymoshenko Crimea Moscow Kremlin
Death of Sergey Gimayev: Son steps in to replace ice hockey legend in commentator role
Following the death of Sergey Gimayev, the legendary Russian former ice hockey coach and commentator, leading national broadcaster Match TV found itself looking for a replacement for the biggest expert on the sport in Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com
18 points by Russia Today | Ice hockey Pittsburgh Penguins Moscow Russia Evgeni Malkin National Hockey League Alexander Ovechkin 2008–09 NHL season
Russia insists on fully-fledged PACE participation – senator
If Russia’s powers in PACE are not restored in full, Moscow may resign its membership in the Council of Europe, according to deputy head of the upper house’s International Relations Committee. Read Full Article at RT.com
12 points by Russia Today | Russia Moscow Human rights Council of Europe RIA Novosti Europe Switzerland Russian Empire
Putin critic gunned down in Kiev had feared for his life
A former Russian member of parliament who defected to Ukraine and began sharply criticizing Russian President Vladimir Putin was gunned down Thursday in downtown Kiev in an apparent contract killing.Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called the murder of Denis Voronenkov, a former member of Russia...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Russia Vladimir Putin Ukraine Moscow Boris Yeltsin Member of Parliament Viktor Yanukovych Prime Minister of Russia
Here's what we know about the Russian billionaire at the center of a U.S. political scandal
He is an aluminum tycoon, one of Russia’s wealthiest businessmen, and is tight with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Now Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska finds himself at the center of a heated American political scandal. Earlier this week, the Associated Press reported that Paul Manafort, President...
1 points by Los Angeles Times | Boris Yeltsin Vladimir Putin Russia Moscow Soviet Union Oleg Deripaska President of Russia Prime Minister of Russia
Former Russian lawmaker shot dead in central Kiev (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
Former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov has been shot and killed in central Kiev, Ukrainian police have said. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | Ukraine Russia Ukrainian language Ukrainians Russian Empire Taras Shevchenko Soviet Union Moscow
Former Russian Lawmaker Who Fled to Ukraine Is Shot and Killed
A former Russian lawmaker who fled to Ukraine was gunned down in central Kiev, a killing that Ukraine’s president claimed was “an act of state terrorism” by the Kremlin.
-1 points by The Wall Street Journal | Russia Ukraine Terrorism Russians Russian Empire Moscow
Mark Galeotti: Trump's WH looking a lot like Putin's Kremlin
Critical media voices denounced as "enemies of the people."
-1 points by CNN | Russia Prime minister Policy Minister National security President Foreign policy Moscow
Putin critic slain in Ukraine feared for his safety: 'It's hard to imagine we will be forgiven'
A former Russian member of parliament who defected to Ukraine and began sharply criticizing Russian President Vladimir Putin was gunned down Thursday in downtown Kiev in an apparent contract killing. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called the murder of Denis Voronenkov, a former member of...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Vladimir Putin Russia United Russia Moscow Ukraine Boris Yeltsin Member of Parliament Prime Minister of Russia
Priebus says Flynn did nothing wrong in talks with Russia
Priebus also denied allegations that the Trump team had cultivated cozy ties with Moscow.
146 points by Daily News | Moscow CBS President of the United States Russia Moscow Kremlin Barack Obama United States Kremlin
French foreign minister warns Russia on election meddling
PARIS — France's foreign minister is denouncing possible Russian meddling in the French presidential campaign as "unacceptable."Jean-Marc Ayrault, in an interview published Sunday in newspaper Journal du Dimanche, said Russia appears to be targeting centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron, while favoring more pro-Russia candidates such as conservative Francois Fillon and nationalist Marine Le Pen.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Russia United States Nicolas Sarkozy President of the United States Socialist Party Moscow Preselection National Assembly of France
Putin critic leaves hospital after 'poisoning'
A critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was hospitalized this month after suspected poisoning, has left the country to seek further treatment, the man's lawyer said Sunday.
25 points by CNN | Boris Nemtsov Russia Vladimir Putin Poison Hospital Boris Yeltsin Moscow Moscow theater hostage crisis
Is latest Russian provocation bluster, or genuine peril?
There's a Russian spy ship off the coast of Connecticut. Crammed with eavesdropping equipment, the Viktor Leonov has loitered in these waters before, but its current visit is the latest in a string of provocations.
284 points by CNN | Vladimir Putin Russia NATO Boris Yeltsin Nuclear weapon Moscow President of Russia Ukraine
Russia to clear entire Soviet debt by year-end
Moscow will pay off the balance of the debt inherited from the Soviet Union this year, Izvestia daily reports, quoting sources in the Russian Ministry of Finance. Read Full Article at RT.com
13 points by Russia Today | Russia Cold War Soviet Union Western world Eastern Bloc Eastern Europe Moscow Debt
Russia, Belarus mean trouble in the Union State
"The sooner we all start speaking Russian, the faster we shall build communism." — Former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev Many in the West don't realize that after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia and Belarus, its smaller neighbor to the west, set up their own mini-political combination, dubbed the ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Russia Belarus Soviet Union Moscow Nikita Khrushchev Ukraine World War II Poland
Russia Issues Warning to U.S. Ahead of Key Military Meeting
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu warned against U.S. efforts to deal with Russia “from a position of strength” ahead of a key meeting between top U.S. and Russian military commanders.
723 points by The Wall Street Journal | Russia United States Marine Corps United States Joint Chiefs of Staff United States Department of Defense General Moscow Tuva
Moscow blasts US defense secretary for his comments
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has reacted angrily to comments of U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis who on Wednesday spoke of the need to negotiate with Russia "from a position of strength. The statement came just hours before Gen. Joe Dunford and Gen. Valery Gerasimov, the ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Russia Moscow United States Soviet Union Azerbaijan Russian language Caspian Sea Baku
Russia: The problem Trump can't escape
The first month of a US presidency is usually one of optimism -- a fresh face with a clean slate appoints a cabinet and maps out a vision for the next four years.
4213 points by CNN | Russia Vladimir Putin Ukraine Moscow United States Black Sea Moscow Kremlin Boris Yeltsin
Russia denies that intelligence agents were in contact with Trump's campaign team
Lawmakers call for investigation into Flynn's contacts with Russia Feb. 15, 2017, 5:50 a.m. A look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Democrats push for an independent inquiry into White House ties with Russia Ethics office recommends inquiry into Kellyanne Conway 's...
88 points by Los Angeles Times | Russia Vladimir Putin United States Donald Trump Moscow United Russia George W. Bush Belarus
Kremlin: Don’t believe media reports about contact with Trump campaign
The Kremlin on Wednesday denied claims that Russian intelligence officers were in contact with members of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, calling the allegations “absolutely groundless.” “Let us not believe in what media say, for nowadays it is very difficult to tell actual news from fake ones,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, according to the Russia...
1381 points by New York Post | Russia Diplomacy Donald Trump Moscow Kremlin Political campaign Diplomatic mission Moscow Kremlin
Kremlin denies allegations it violated U.S. missile treaty
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is committed to honoring its international obligations, including in relation to missiles, the Kremlin said on Wednesday, responding to reports it had violated a treaty with the United States by deploying a new ground-based missile.
-2 points by Reuters | Russia Moscow Reuters Thomson Reuters News agency United States Kazakhstan Mutual fund
Russian foreign ministry says meeting planned between Lavrov, Tillerson
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A meeting is planned between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the sidelines of a gathering of G20 foreign ministers in Germany, Russian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
-2 points by Reuters | United States Reuters Russia Thomson Reuters News agency Donald Trump Ivanka Trump Moscow
Opinion: Will Flynn's resignation force Trump's hand on Russia?
Of all the diplomatic clouds hanging over President Donald Trump's White House, the darkest and most malevolent is Russia. Yet since he came to office, the gaping hole in Trump's foreign policy pronouncements has been on exactly this subject.
96 points by CNN | Russia President of the United States United States Ukraine Moscow George W. Bush NATO United States Secretary of State
Missile deployment, fly-bys and spy ship raise US concerns
Moscow has deployed a cruise missile in an apparent treaty violation, a senior military official told CNN Tuesday.
32923 points by CNN | Russia Ukraine Black Sea Moscow Caspian Sea Soviet Union World War II Russian Air Force
Russia accuses U.S. of `paranoia' over ties after Flynn's ouster
Russian lawmakers reacted with dismay and anger to U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation, calling it a sign that Donald Trump’s White House is driven by the same “paranoia” toward the Kremlin as previous presidencies.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Russia Vladimir Putin Moscow Boris Yeltsin Federation Council of Russia United Russia Prime Minister of Russia President of the United States
Montenegro to Russia: 'Keep your hands off' our NATO bid
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's prime minister told Russia and its allies in the tiny Balkan state on Tuesday to stop destabilizing the county while opposing its NATO bid.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Belgrade Montenegro Bosnia and Herzegovina Serbs Serbia Serbian language Moscow Westminster system
Russia denies targeting French presidential contender
Party chief of frontrunner Emmanuel Macron accuses Russia of targeting the campaign of the centrist politician.
132 points by Al Jazeera English | Vladimir Putin Russia Dmitry Medvedev Boris Yeltsin Moscow Prime Minister of Russia President of Russia Moscow Kremlin
Gen. Michael Flynn resigns as National Security Advisor over contacts with Russia
National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump, Michael Flynn, has resigned, following a scandal over a conversation with a Russian ambassador. Read Full Article at RT.com
3747 points by Russia Today | Vladimir Putin Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev George W. Bush Boris Yeltsin President of the United States United States National Security Council Moscow
Death throes of Russia's iconic countryside
Rapid urbanisation and industrial farming has led to a catastrophic situation in Russia's poverty-stricken hinterlands.
1071 points by Al Jazeera English | Russia Soviet Union Vladimir Putin Rural Russians Belarus Russian language Moscow
Japan protests Russia naming 5 uninhabited Kuril islets
Tokyo issued a formal diplomatic protest after Russia’s prime minister gave names to five uninhabited islets in the Kuril chain. Japan still claims sovereignty over some of the islands in the chain, which it lost to Russia following World War II. Read Full Article at RT.com
405 points by Russia Today | World War II Russia Sakhalin Moscow Japan Mikhail Gorbachev Axis powers Soviet Union
Сrowds surround St Petersburg religious museum, protesting its transition to Orthodox Church
Hundreds of people on Sunday gathered near one of the main landmarks in St. Petersburg, Russia – St. Isaac's cathedral, the city’s most prominent religious museum. While one group came to celebrate the city authorities' decision to give the historic building to the Russian Orthodox Church, others protested against the move. Read Full Article at RT.com
179 points by Russia Today | Moscow Russian Orthodox Church Russians Orthodox Church Soviet Union Alexander I of Russia Russian Empire World Heritage Site
Protests held for, against church controlling St. Isaac's
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Thousands of people in Russia's second-largest city have held competing demonstrations for and against the return of the renowned St. Isaac's Cathedral to the Russian Orthodox Church.The cathedral, one of the city's top tourist destinations, was seized by the state after the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution and became a museum. The city announced last month that it would be returned to church control.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Soviet Union Russia Moscow Russian Orthodox Church Russians Orthodox Church Russian Empire Peter I of Russia
No return to PACE before restrictions are lifted – Russian Duma chief
Vyacheslav Volodin, speaker of the Russian State Duma, says that lawmakers will not work with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) until it lifts the ban preventing them from voting on resolutions and even discussing problems. Read Full Article at RT.com
26 points by Russia Today | Law Democracy Lower house Boris Gryzlov Federation Council of Russia Moscow Human rights Boris Yeltsin
Putin floats a summit with Trump in Slovenia, the first lady's birthplace
Russian leader says a meeting could help repair ties that have deteriorated over the last 5 years.       
72 points by USA Today | George W. Bush Vladimir Putin Moscow Russia Dmitry Medvedev Slovenia President of the United States President of Russia
Amazing snow sculptures straight from Russian prison (PHOTOS)
They may be in jail, but none shall bar their creativity. Inmates incarcerated in Russia’s prisons have created stunning snow sculptures as part of an annual competition. Read Full Article at RT.com
54 points by Russia Today | Russia Moscow Ivan III of Russia Moscow Kremlin French invasion of Russia Siberia Ice sculpture Vehicle
Russian airstrike which killed Turkish troops in Syria followed Ankara data – Kremlin
The Russian Air Force strike which killed Turkish soldiers in Syria was guided by positioning data provided by Turkey, and there should not have been any Turkish troops in the area, the Kremlin spokesman has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
974 points by Russia Today | Russia Turkey Moscow Moscow Kremlin Ottoman Empire Staff Red Square Turkish Armed Forces
Duma committee wants Russian lawmakers to withdraw ‘obsolete’ bills
A parliamentary working group set up to improve the quality of legislative work has announced it will ask State Duma deputies to withdraw all obsolete bills in hopes of cutting the amount of work in half. Read Full Article at RT.com
17 points by Russia Today | Russia Moscow Conscription in the United States Member of Parliament Russian Empire Boris Yeltsin Draft Drafting
US congresswoman advocates impeaching Trump because Putin’s attacking... Korea? (VIDEO)
Representative Maxine Waters has argued that US President Donald Trump will inevitably be impeached because of his alleged ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin who she claimed is “advancing in Korea.” Read Full Article at RT.com
8295 points by Russia Today | United States Democratic Party United States House of Representatives President of the United States George W. Bush United States Congress White House Moscow
Putin reduces prison time for domestic abuse
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed off on legislation Tuesday that decriminalizes certain forms of domestic abuse, downgrading “violence that doesn’t cause significant injury” to a misdemeanor. The new law will decriminalize spousal and child abuse in Russia that results in “minor harm,” such as “small abrasions, bruises, superficial wounds and soft-tissue damage,” The Moscow Times...
56 points by New York Post | Vladimir Putin Child abuse Moscow Domestic violence
Bill O'Reilly spars with Russia over 'Putin's a killer' comment: May apologize 'around 2023'
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly balked at Moscow on Monday after the Kremlin insisted he apologize for calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a "killer" during a recent White House interview. "The Putin administration in Moscow is demanding that I, your humble correspondent, apologize for saying Old Vlad is a killer," ...
135 points by The Washington Times | Vladimir Putin Russia Moscow President of Russia Boris Yeltsin Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev Moscow Kremlin
Putin critic: Condition 'grave'
A vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who said he was poisoned in 2015, has suffered "full organ failure" and is still in "grave" condition after being hospitalized in Moscow last week, his wife says.
-2 points by CNN | Vladimir Putin Russia Moscow Boris Nemtsov Boris Yeltsin President of Russia Sochi Alexander Litvinenko
Putin scrambles Russian air forces to check readiness
MOSCOW (AP) - President Vladimir Putin has put the Russian air force on high alert, the latest in a series of drills amid tensions with the West. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the drills launched Tuesday will check the air force's readiness and its ability to repel an enemy ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Russia Vladimir Putin World War II Moscow President of Russia Belarus Soviet Union Boris Yeltsin
Edward Lucas: Trump's become Putin's ally

5753 points by CNN | Russia Cold War Vladimir Putin Soviet Union Moscow Boris Yeltsin George W. Bush Joseph Stalin
Kremlin to check if Fox News host who called Putin ‘killer’ apologizes by 2023
The remarks of Fox News host Bill O’Reilly who called Vladimir Putin “a killer” have put the news channel in an awkward situation, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, adding that Russia is very patient and can wait till 2023 for an apology. Read Full Article at RT.com
1242 points by Russia Today | Vladimir Putin Russia Moscow George W. Bush President of Russia Moscow Kremlin Fox Broadcasting Company Fox News