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Russians living near base where Putin's doomsday missile may have exploded last year warned ahead of new military activity

Residents were told they are living in the "danger zone" and were given the opportunity to evacuate the before the military starts its work nearby.
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Russian Court Convicts Journalist for ‘Justifying Terrorism’

The case against the freelance reporter revolved around a 2018 text critical of the security services. Even the Kremlin’s human rights council had denounced the charges.
Tags: News, Putin, Kremlin, Freedom Of The Press, Svetlana, Vladimir V, News and News Media, Ekho Moskvy, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, Prokopyeva


Susan Rice Rips Trump For Claiming He Was Never Briefed On Russia Bounty Plot

Former national security adviser Susan Rice on Sunday slammed President Trump for claiming that he was never briefed on the intelligence suggesting Russia paid bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. In the past week, Trump has downplayed the Russia bounty plot allegations in tweets by saying that it’s “possibly another fabricated Russia hoax” and that he was “never briefed because any info that they may have had did not rise to that level.” Last week, White Ho...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Susan Rice, Associated Press, Bolton, Rice, Trump, Oval Office, John Bolton, Kayleigh McEnany


‘Strategic Empathy’: How Biden’s Informal Diplomacy Shaped Foreign Relations

President Trump is attacking his record on China. But for Mr. Biden, it’s part of a long history of befriending and sometimes confronting world leaders.
Tags: News, Putin, China, United States, Xi Jinping, Mandela, Erdogan, Biden, Assad, Nelson, Elizabeth Ii, Trump, Netanyahu, Benjamin, Qaddafi, Havel


Constitutional changes are the 'right thing' for Russia: Putin

President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday constitutional amendments approved in a nationwide vote created the conditions for Russia's "progressive development" for decades to come. One of the changes approved in the week-long vote that ended on July 1 makes it possible for Putin to seek two more terms as president and, if re-elected, to stay in power until 2036. "They will strengthen our nationhood and create conditions for the progressive development of our country for decades to come," he said...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia


Moscow Has a Field Day With Trump’s Fireworks at Mt. Russia-More

Kremlin-controlled Russian state media set out to tickle U.S. President Trump’s fragile ego amid falling ratings after his blustery appearance at Mount Rushmore on Friday. Mentioning that the American head of state had previously toyed with the idea he might be featured alongside Washington, Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Lincoln, Russia’s premier state media channel Rossiya-1 aired a graphic of Trump’s mug right up there on the mountain beside them. Given the frequent allusions on Russian stat...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Germany, Russia, America, Syria, Afghanistan, Gop, Taliban, Moscow, Fox News, Kremlin, Helsinki, Trump


Opinion: Russian democracy is a farce. Putin wants the same fate for America

The Kremlin bullied and bribed Russians to the ballot box again on Wednesday, the latest episode of what long ago became a painful mockery of democracy. Democracy means choices, and there has been no real choice in Russia for many years. All roads, all votes, lead to Vladimir Putin.
Tags: News, Putin, Russia, America, Stories, Kremlin


Russian democracy is a farce. Putin wants the same fate for America

The Kremlin bullied and bribed Russians to the ballot box again on Wednesday, the latest episode of what long ago became a painful mockery of democracy, writes Garry Kasparov.
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Garry Kasparov: Russian democracy is a farce. Putin wants the same fate for America

The Kremlin bullied and bribed Russians to the ballot box again on Wednesday, the latest episode of what long ago became a painful mockery of democracy. Democracy means choices, and there has been no real choice in Russia for many years. All roads, all votes, lead to Vladimir Putin.
Tags: News, Putin, Russia, America, Stories, Kremlin, Garry Kasparov


Putin and Xi are both taking advantage of uncertainty and unpredictability Trump has helped create

This past week, on US President Donald Trump's watch Russia and China have effectively re-aligned the coming world order. They didn't do it together, but both took advantage of uncertainty and unpredictability that Trump has helped create.
Tags: News, Putin, China, Russia, US, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump


Russia Denies Paying Bounties, but Some Say the U.S. Had It Coming

MOSCOW -- Three years into a grinding war in eastern Ukraine, the Trump administration, in a sharp break with Obama-era policy, proposed providing the Ukrainian army with potent American weapons, Javelin anti-tank missiles, to aid its struggle with Russian-backed separatists.President Vladimir Putin of Russia responded with an ominous warning, saying weapons in the separatist regions could easily be sent "to other zones of conflict" -- which many took to mean Afghanistan.Russia's grievances ...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Washington, Russia, America, Syria, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Munich, United States, Taliban, Nato, New York Times, Moscow


Reading Orwell for the Fourth of July

As we celebrate freedom, speaking freely is in danger.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Putin, China, Russia, Social Media, United States, Xi Jinping, Poland, Orwell, Freedom Of The Press, Trump, George, Facebook Inc, Vladimir V, Donald J


Russia Denies Paying Bounties, but Some Say the U.S. Had It Coming

Russia’s grievances against what it sees as American bullying and expansion into its own zones of influence have been stacking up for decades.
Tags: News, Putin, Obama, Russia, Ukraine, Central Intelligence Agency, Barack, Trump, KGB, Vladimir V, Donald J, Moscow (Russia, United States Defense and Military Forces, Kabul (Afghanistan, USSR (Former Soviet Union, Afghanistan War (2001-


Putin mocks U.S. embassy for flying rainbow flag

President Vladimir Putin on Friday mocked the U.S. embassy in Moscow for flying a rainbow flag to celebrate LGBT rights, suggesting it reflected the sexual orientation of its staff. Putin said the U.S. embassy's move to raise the LGBT pride flag "revealed something about the people that work there".
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Moscow


A polling station that was observed records low turnout in Russian vote

Some voters who took part in a referendum that paves the way for President Vladimir Putin to extend his rule over Russia said they had been asked by their employers to do so, and to provide evidence to bosses to show they did. Despite that campaign, only 43% percent of eligible voters took part in the referendum at the polling station, below the national average of 68% and roughly half the percentage in the area where the station was located. In fact turnout, an important measure for the Kreml...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Moscow, Kremlin, Reutov


One sole Russian region says 'nyet' to Putin, defying the Kremlin

Only one of Russia's 85 regions, a sparsely-populated patch of the Arctic known for reindeer herders, defied the Kremlin and voted against changes granting President Vladimir Putin the right to stay in power until 2036, results on Thursday showed. Discontent there has been brewing for some time and its rejection appeared to be a protest vote designed to signal anger over a local issue. Specifically, residents object to a plan put forward earlier this year by authorities to merge with neighbour...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Arctic, Kremlin, Arkhangelsk


Putin could rule Russia until 2036. He's already one of the world's longest-serving leaders

Russian President Vladimir Putin is already one of the world's longest-serving leaders, and on Wednesday, voters paved the way for him to rule the country until 2036.
Tags: Europe, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia


Putin strongly backed in controversial Russian reform vote

The result could allow the president to stay in power until 2036, but critics say he wants to be tsar.
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Russia reforms: Putin strongly backed by voters - final results

The result enables the president to stay in power until 2036, but critics say he wants to be a tsar.
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GOP Group Trolls ‘Comrade Trump’ With Mock Endorsement Ad From Putin

The Lincoln Project's latest political ad says Trump's "most important endorsement" comes from Russia.
Tags: News, Putin, Trump, Lincoln Project, GOP Group Trolls ` Comrade Trump


Russian officials: 78% of voters back extending Putin's rule

Almost 78% of voters in Russia have approved amendments to the country's constitution that will allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036, Russian election officials said Thursday after all the votes were counted. Kremlin critics said the vote was rigged. In the week-long balloting that concluded on Wednesday, 77.9% voted for the changes, and 21.3% voted against, with 100% of the precincts counted by Thursday morning, Russia's Central Election Commission said.
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Kremlin, Central Election Commission


Putin's ploy to extend rule backed by Russians: live updates

Russians back constitutional amendments in referendum that will pave the way for Russian President Vladimir Putin to remain in power until 2036 as questions about its legitimacy linger.
Tags: Europe, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin


Trump Gives Putin a Pass on Bounties So He Can Target Leakers Instead

In the days since The New York Times broke the news on U.S. intelligence examining claims of Russian bounties being offered to kill American military personnel in Afghanistan, President Donald Trump has turned his ire not at the Russian government, but instead on two of his favorite enemies: the news media and their confidential sources.According to two people familiar with the matter, the president in recent days has privately expressed—“rather loudly,” in the words of one of the sources—his de...
Tags: News, Putin, White House, Russia, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Taliban, New York Times, Fox News, Capitol Hill, Pentagon, The New York Times, State Department, Department Of Justice, Times, Donald Trump


Russia reforms: Putin strongly backed by voters, partial results

Victory would allow the president to stay in power until 2036, but critics say he wants to be a tsar.
Tags: News, Putin, Russia


Pompeo Bristles As Reporters Press Him On Russia’s Alleged US Soldier Bounties

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo got testy with reporters who pressed him for answers on allegations that Russia offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for murdered American and NATO soldiers in Afghanistan.  The question of whether President Donald Trump knew about the bounties — and if not, why he didn’t know — has roiled the White House in recent days. Many, especially in the Democratic party, have speculated that the President prioritized his coziness with Russian President Vladimi...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, US, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Taliban, Nato, House, New York Times, Gru, Republican Party


Russia reforms: Early results suggest President Putin victory in reform vote

Victory would allow the president to stay in power until 2036, but critics say he wants to be a tsar.
Tags: News, Putin, Russia


Russian voters overwhelmingly back a ploy by Putin to rule until 2036

Russians went to the polls Wednesday to cast ballots in a nationwide referendum on constitutional amendments.
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Former US ambassador to Russia says Trump 'always sides with Putin' after the president said the Russian bounty intelligence is 'Fake News'

A former US ambassador to Russia excoriated President Trump for suggesting intelligence on a suspected Russian bounty plot was a "hoax."
Tags: News, Putin, Russia, US, Trump


Russia reforms: Early results suggest Putin victory in reform vote

Voters appear to have backed changes that would enable the Russian leader to serve two more terms.
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The Lincoln Project's new ad: Navy Seal asks why Trump isn't "stomping the living shit out" of the Russians

In this latest Lincoln Project ad, "Betrayed," former US Navy Seal Dr. Dan Barkhuff says that months ago Trump chose to do nothing about Putin paying bounties for dead American soldiers in Afghanistan. "He chose to do nothing about it. Any commander-in-chief with a spine would be stomping the living shit out of some Russians right now." The "pro-life, gun-owning veteran" says he "sees Trump for what he is: a coward." His best line is in the form of a question: "Mr. Trump, you're either a co...
Tags: Video, News, Putin, Afghanistan, US Navy, Trump, Navy SEAL, KGB, Kellyanne Conway, George Conway, Lincoln Project, The Lincoln Project, Coward or complicit, Dan Barkhuff



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