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Russia's Vladimir Putin self-isolates after Covid-19 found in entourage

September 14, 2021 3:47 pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin will therefore not travel to Tajikistan this week for regional security meetings, the Kremlin said.

Is Russia behind the 2014 Czech munition depot blasts?

April 20, 2021 5:52 pm

Czech authorities say Russian agents are to blame for two blasts that rocked a munitions depot in 2014. Some have called this Russian "state terrorism." What are the political repercussions?

US ambassador to Russia set to return home for talks

April 20, 2021 5:12 pm

The US ambassador in Moscow says he is returning to Washington for consultations amid rising tensions. Moscow had suggested the envoy leave temporarily.

Alexei Navalny's doctor: Putin critic 'could die at any moment'

April 18, 2021 7:31 am

Physician Yaroslav Ashikhmin said Saturday that test results he received from Navalny’s family show him with sharply elevated levels of potassium, which can bring on cardiac arrest, and heightened creatinine levels that indicate impaired kidneys.

US expels Russian diplomats imposes new round of sanctions

April 15, 2021 8:25 pm

A senior government official said the Biden administration would announce the sanctions and the expulsion of diplomats from the US as a result of a massive Russian hacking campaign, which violated vital federal agencies and for electoral interference.

Murder of Putin critic Nikolai Glushkov 'made to look like suicide', probe finds

April 10, 2021 4:44 pm

The West London Coroner’s office said there was evidence to suggest his death was made to look like suicide and there had been ‘third-party involvement'.

Memes galore as Vladimir Putin signs law to remain Russia's premier till 2036

April 08, 2021 11:00 am

An amendment, approved by Russians in a nationwide vote last year, will allow Vladimir Putin to run for two more six-year presidential terms — or till 2036.

Putin says he allowed Alexei Navalny to be treated in Germany

October 23, 2020 1:44 pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he personally intervened to have rival Alexei Navalny flown out of Russia for medical treatment. Navalny claims Putin was behind his poisoning with the Novichok nerve agent.

Attempts to halt Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny have failed so far

September 04, 2020 9:23 pm

He's been jailed repeatedly and twice put on trial for embezzlement and fraud. He's been put under house arrest and splashed in the face with green antiseptic, damaging his sight.

Citing coronavirus, Vladimir Putin suspends vote on keeping him in power

March 26, 2020 10:08 am

Calling for “discipline and responsibility” in the face of the coronavirus, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced the postponement of a referendum next month on whether he can govern until 2036.