"He doesn't have to go be Putin's prop in a May Day parade," said MSNBC national security analyst Jeremy Bash.
Some joked that the mural represented Putin and Thunberg's "love child," meanwhile others mockingly speculated whether the climate activist is a Russian asset.
"The conviction of Sergey Klimov comes as no surprise in the present climate of raids, detentions, and arrests of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia," a spokesperson at the church's world headquarters said.
Trump offered last summer to provide Russia U.S. help in fighting wildfires in parts of Siberia.
Kamchatka teenager Rodion Burakov distracted the bear long enough for his 13-year-old brother to run to safety.
Twenty-seven percent of U.S. adults view Trump as the largest threat to world peace, compared with Kim (22 percent) and Putin (15 percent).
The Ivan Papanin unveiled in St. Petersburg contains cruise missiles and equipment to carry out scientific missions.
President Trump's impulsive decision to allow the slaughter of Kurdish civilians and the Syrian Democratic Forces will leave a dark legacy that extends far beyond this war or this presidency.
"[Putin] wants to discredit America and that's his aim to paint America like not a leader of the free world," Andrei Kozyrev said.
Andrei Kozyrev was Russia's first foreign minister after the USSR and worked closely with George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
"I think we all will be absolutely fascinated when we finally figure out what Vladimir Putin has on Donald Trump," MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said.
Michael McFaul said President Donald Trump has "personalized" and "privatized" U.S. foreign policy at great cost to the country.
A deal agreed between Russia and Turkey on Tuesday handed Kurdish-led forces a 150-hour ultimatum to withdraw from an 18-mile zone along the Turkish border.
Putin will welcome dozens of African leaders to the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Wednesday for the start of a two-day event.
Officials believed it would be politically damaging for Trump to befriend the authoritarian, euroskeptic, anti-immigration and anti-free press leader.
Steven L. Hall criticised President Donald Trump for reportedly consulting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Ukraine.
I agree with Hillary Clinton's assessment: Gabbard's campaign and messaging are at risk of being weaponized by Moscow to interfere with and manipulate our election.
Russia's defense ministry has dismissed claims that the incident could have caused an "emergency situation."
New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez said it's no coincidence that Russia continues getting foreign policy victories over the Trump administration.
Andrei Kozyrev told MSNBC that the Kremlin was right to celebrate Trump's election in 2016 because he has handed the advantage to Putin in Syria.
"As the daily drip, drip of testimony proves, there's still a lot of light that needs to come out," John Avlon said.
Only days earlier, President Vladimir Putin has announced Russia would develop short and intermediate-range missiles.
Newspapers "Moskovsky Komsomolets" and "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" have criticized the move by the U.S. president, who is now seeking to impose sanctions on Turkey.
Michael S. Smith II said that by allowing the Turkish invasion into northeastern Syria, Trump and Erdogan have played into Putin's hands.
The Russian president lamented that there had not been an improvement in ties with the U.S. under Donald Trump, saying that since his election "unfortunately, nothing has been done."
Naama Issachar, a 25-year-old Israeli-American woman, was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison on a narcotics smuggling charge after less than a third of an ounce of cannabis was found in her luggage.
Thousands of ISIS fighters are being held by Kurdish-led forces in northeastern Syria, but the Turkish assault threatens the security of the detention centers there.
Rep. Eliot Engel, the chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, wrote to National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien Monday to request clarification on the reports.
Jason Kander alleged that Trump prioritizes Russian interests over U.S. ones, which he said is "reason enough to impeach."
"We couldn't figure out early on why he was being so nice to Russia," a former senior administration official said.