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Russian-Occupied Ukraine Is Consumed by Chaos
Most educated, skilled and wealthy people have fled.
1,500 Russian Troops Begin Drone Training Exercises
The training event is taking place in South Ossetia.
Daughter of Slain Kremlin-Critic Boris Nemtsov Leaves Russia
Zhanna Nemtsova has not said where she has moved but confirmed reports that she left after receiving threats.
Russian Ministry of Defense to Auction 120,000 Units of Military Kit
1,071 units of declassified army property will go on sale this month, according to the head of Russia's military property affairs.
How to Defeat Putin’s Internet Trolls
A Kremlin youth group paid bloggers to post pro-Putin content and vote down anti-Putin YouTube videos.
G7 Leaders Take a Hard Line on Russia
Vow to keep sanctions against Russia in place until terms of a peace deal for Ukraine are fully implemented.
Putin Is Isolating Russia From the World
The message is like that from the Soviets: Russians who deal with foreigners can invite serious problems.
How to Make It in America, Russian Indie Band-Style
These musicians are trying to conquer the West, but they don't want you to notice.
Greek PM Turns to Putin Amid IMF Payment Delay
Greek and Russian leaders have agreed to meet later in the month.
Poroshenko’s First Year Has Set Ukraine On The Road to Reform
Despite the Russian invasion, the president is tackling the deep-seated corruption and inertia that has held Ukraine back.
Europe Cannot Afford to Go Wobbly Over Ukraine
Pandering to Moscow would be an outright humiliation for those who believe countries have the right to their sovereignty.
Observers Spot Russian Army Insignia in Eastern Ukraine as Tension Rises
OSCE observers encountered several individuals in Russian military garb.
Prominent Russian Director to Work with Steven Seagal
Seagal, a friend of Putin, has a “big creative palette,” according to Nikita Mikhalkov.
Chechen Human Rights Group’s Office Ransacked
Thirty people were arrested after storming the office of the Committee Against Torture in Grozny.
Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny Personally Phones Putin's party
Navalny's party is contesting three regions in the municipal elections.
Russian Paratroopers to Conduct Over 1,000 Exercises This Summer
Airborne Troops will be tested across almost 20 Russian regions
Russians Fear Return of Soviet-Era Snitching: Report
Analysts tell the Moscow Times an increase in private and public denunciations has sparked fears that "everything is sliding back to 1937."
EU Leaders Slam the Door on Their Eastern Neighbors
EU leaders have given Russia a veto over the future political and economic direction of Eastern Europe.
Putin Cracks Down on Christians in Crimea
Roman Catholics, Baptists, Muslims and Jehovah’s Witnesses are among the faiths forced to toe the Moscow line.
Russia Puts 89 E.U. Politicians on Blacklist
Entry ban on politicians and military leaders angers Europe and worsens Russia's standoff with the West.
Vladimir Putin's Siberian Tiger Abandons Mate
One of Putin's protected tigers Boris has left tigress Ilona as she looks to start a family
Russia to Launch First Naval Expedition to South Pole in 30 Years
The Russian navy will send an expedition to the Antarctic for the first time since 1982.
Russia's Next Generation Fighter Jets 'Will Be Superior to U.S.'
The Russian air force is set to receive the PAK FA fighters next year
What Putin’s Praise of the Hitler-Stalin Pact Means
While Germany has repented for its crimes, Russia cannot bring itself to talk honestly about Stalinism.
Putin Censors Deaths of Russian Troops in Ukraine
The publisher first to report on the secret funerals was brutally beaten and hospitalized with head injuries.
Putin: Deaths of Russian Troops in Peacetime Should be Classified a State Secret
Putin amended a decree that had previously classified only deaths during war time as secret.
Russia Clamps Down on ‘Undesirables’ With New Law
Russians who work with foreign groups deemed to pose a threat to the state can be prosecuted.
Russian Embassies Compiled EU Blacklist in Response to Sanctions: Report
"Entering Russia is a privilege, not a right" the embassy in the United Kingdom said.
Russia Orders Snap Drill of 12,000 Troops
250 military air vehicles will also be part of the exercise.
While No One Is Looking, Putin Swallows South Ossetia
A deal on defense and customs makes the breakaway Georgian province part of Russia.