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People walk on a sunny day in the Kremlin of Ryazan in Russia.(Reuters)

Kremlin calls NYT report on planned US cyberstrikes on Russia 'alarming'

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 06:10 PM IST
  • The report, on March 7, said the United States was planning a series of covert counterstrikes on Russian networks in response to the hacking of SolarWinds software that U.S. officials say was conduced by Russia, something Moscow denies.
In the slander case, Navalny is accused of defaming a World War Two veteran who took part in a promotional video backing constitutional reforms last year that let Putin run for two more terms in the Kremlin after 2024 if he wants.(AP)
In the slander case, Navalny is accused of defaming a World War Two veteran who took part in a promotional video backing constitutional reforms last year that let Putin run for two more terms in the Kremlin after 2024 if he wants.(AP)

Russian court rejects Kremlin critic Navalny's appeal against jail term

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 03:34 PM IST
Navalny, President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critic, was jailed earlier this month for parole violations that he said were trumped up.
FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally in Moscow, Russia, February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally in Moscow, Russia, February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

‘Return immediately or face jail’: Russia warns Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny

Moscow | By Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 10:34 AM IST
Russia’s Federal Prison Service (FSIN) on Monday warned Navalny that if he doesn’t fly back from Germany ‘at once’ and report at a Moscow office early on Tuesday morning, he’ll be jailed on returning after the deadline.
Senior Trump administration officials said that Washington was preparing wider sanctions on the Russian project in coming weeks.(REUTERS)
Senior Trump administration officials said that Washington was preparing wider sanctions on the Russian project in coming weeks.(REUTERS)

Kremlin says new US sanctions could complicate Nord Stream 2’s completion

Moscow | By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 05:13 PM IST
The Nord Stream 2 resumed laying pipes in the German zone of the Baltic Sea this month and is expected to start work in Danish waters from January 15.
The reforms are being closely parsed for clues as to what Russian President Vladimir Putin may do at the end of his current presidential term.(via REUTERS)
The reforms are being closely parsed for clues as to what Russian President Vladimir Putin may do at the end of his current presidential term.(via REUTERS)

Putin signs law letting ex-presidents become senators for life

Moscow | By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 06:17 PM IST
The legislation follows sweeping changes to the Russian political system initiated by Putin this year that, among other things, allow him to run for two more six-year terms in the Kremlin if he chooses.
The Kremlin has said many times it wants to improve ties with the United States, which are at a post-Cold War low and strained by issues from Ukraine to Syria.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Kremlin has said many times it wants to improve ties with the United States, which are at a post-Cold War low and strained by issues from Ukraine to Syria.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Explainer: Russia’s potent cyber and information warfare capabilities

Moscow | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 08:30 PM IST
The Kremlin has always denied Moscow’s involvement in cyber attacks against the West. It has said that Russia had nothing to do with this latest assault.
Russian President Vladimir Putin.(AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin.(AP)

Russia President Vladimir Putin congratulates Joe Biden on US election victory

By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 01:47 PM IST
The Kremlin had said it would wait for the official results of the election before commenting on its outcome, even as other nations congratulated Biden on the win in the days after the November 3 vote.
People walk on a sunny day in the Kremlin of Ryazan in Russia.(Reuters)
People walk on a sunny day in the Kremlin of Ryazan in Russia.(Reuters)

Russia had nothing to do with suspected US treasury email snooping, says Kremlin

Moscow | By Reuters| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 05:28 PM IST
People familiar with the matter told that the hackers were believed to be working for Russia and that they feared the hacks uncovered so far may be the tip of the iceberg.
Russia, which was accused by US intelligence agencies of intervening in 2016 to help get Trump elected, has been wary of Biden, fearing an increase in sanctions pressure and clashes over human rights and the post-Soviet space(AP)
Russia, which was accused by US intelligence agencies of intervening in 2016 to help get Trump elected, has been wary of Biden, fearing an increase in sanctions pressure and clashes over human rights and the post-Soviet space(AP)

Russia isn’t planning any contacts with Biden yet, says official

By Bloomberg | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 08:59 PM IST
President Vladimir Putin won’t congratulate Biden until all legal challenges by Trump have been exhausted and the Democrat is officially declared the winner, the Kremlin said earlier this week.
Russian President Vladimir Putin(Reuters photo)
Russian President Vladimir Putin(Reuters photo)

Kremlin, after French attacks, says wrong to kill but wrong to insult religion too

Moscow | By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 10:45 PM IST
The Kremlin was commenting after a knife-wielding attacker beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a suspected terrorist attack at a church in the French city of Nice.
A vial of the 'Gam-COVID-Vac', also known as 'Sputnik V', COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), sits alongside a syringe in a kidney dish, ready for administration during a post-registration phase trial at the City Clinic #46 in Moscow, Russia.(Bloomberg)
A vial of the 'Gam-COVID-Vac', also known as 'Sputnik V', COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), sits alongside a syringe in a kidney dish, ready for administration during a post-registration phase trial at the City Clinic #46 in Moscow, Russia.(Bloomberg)

Production hurdles hurt Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine targets

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 12:01 PM IST
With a second wave of coronavirus cases sweeping Russia, the Kremlin needs the vaccine as it battles rising daily infection rates while seeking to avoid a repeat of a nationwide lockdown in the spring that battered the country’s economy.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s condition in improving(Reuters)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s condition in improving(Reuters)

Russian opposition leader Navalny’s health condition improves

Berlin/ Paris/ Moscow | By Agencies
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 04:00 AM IST
The improvement in his condition came as two European laboratories corroborated the findings that the Soviet-era military grade nerve agent was used on the Kremlin critic, prompting French President Emmanuel Macron to demand President Vladimir Putin to shed light on the “attempted murder”.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks with journalists after he was released from a detention centre in Moscow, Russia.(REUTERS)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks with journalists after he was released from a detention centre in Moscow, Russia.(REUTERS)

Russians vote in local elections targeted by Kremlin critic Navalny

Moscow | By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 08:19 AM IST
Navalny, 44, had hoped to undermine United Russia’s grip on regional power and had urged his supporters to vote against it tactically before he fell gravely ill in what Germany and his allies say was an attempt to kill him last month.
A file image of Alexei Navalny(Reuters)
A file image of Alexei Navalny(Reuters)

Russia presses Germany for more detail on Navalny, urges ‘transparency’

Moscow | By Reuters | Posted by: Karan Manral
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 05:14 PM IST
Alexei Navalny, a top Russian opposition leader and the most vocal critic of President Vladimir Putin, was ‘poisoned’ on August 22 and is currently hospitalised in Germany.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny(REUTERS)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny(REUTERS)

Russian hospital refuses to move Kremlin critic Navalny after suspected poisoning: Report

Omsk, Siberia | By Reuters |Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 11:18 AM IST
Navalny is fighting for his life after drinking tea that his allies believe was laced with poison. Doctors treating him, at a hospital in the Siberian city of Omsk, have not yet confirmed that diagnosis, but said it is one of several versions they are considering.
Belarusian women carry flowers on a rally in solidarity with protesters injured in the latest rallies against the results of the country's presidential election in Minsk, Belarus.(AP)
Belarusian women carry flowers on a rally in solidarity with protesters injured in the latest rallies against the results of the country's presidential election in Minsk, Belarus.(AP)

Thousands in Belarus rally where protester died

Hindustan Times, Belarus | By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2020 02:43 AM IST
About 5,000 demonstrators gathered on Saturday in the area where Taraikovsky died. There were no immediate reports of detentions.
Russian President VladimirPutin, a 67-year-old former KGB officer, has ruled Russia for more than 20 years(AP)
Russian President VladimirPutin, a 67-year-old former KGB officer, has ruled Russia for more than 20 years(AP)

Russia passes bill allowing Vladimir Putin to stay in power for next 12 years

Moscow | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 03:59 PM IST
The constitutional reform passed by the Duma on Wednesday would allow Putin to run for presidency two more times after 2024.
LARGER THAN LIFE? A carnival float shows a character resembling US President Donald Trump, in Cologne, Germany.(AFP)
LARGER THAN LIFE? A carnival float shows a character resembling US President Donald Trump, in Cologne, Germany.(AFP)

Russia trying to get Trump elected again: US intel warns lawmakers

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 04:33 AM IST
Though no specifics were reported, The New York Times, which broke the news, said Moscow intended to interfere in the 2020 Democratic nominating contests and the general election, which is due in November.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the allegations were “like the usual paranoid announcements, which unfortunately will multiply as we get closer to the (US) election.”(AP)
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the allegations were “like the usual paranoid announcements, which unfortunately will multiply as we get closer to the (US) election.”(AP)

Kremlin denies meddling claims in the 2020 United States election

Moscow | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2020 08:12 PM IST
US media reported Thursday that intelligence officials had warned lawmakers in a briefing that Moscow, accused of meddling in the 2016 US election on Donald Trump’s behalf, was looking to influence this year’s vote.
US President Donald Trump bristles at any suggestion that his election was helped by Russians. President Trump has been only too willing to accept the denials issued by Russia.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
US President Donald Trump bristles at any suggestion that his election was helped by Russians. President Trump has been only too willing to accept the denials issued by Russia.(HT FILE PHOTO.)

US intelligence agencies tell lawmakers Russia meddling in 2020 polls

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 07:45 PM IST
The New York Times, which broke the news of the secret briefing, said Russia intended to interfere in the ongoing 2020 Democratic nominating contests — primaries and caucuses — and the general elections that are due in November.
Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in action.(USA TODAY Sports)
Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in action.(USA TODAY Sports)

Kremlin Cup finalist Belinda Bencic books last Shenzhen slot

Moscow | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 08:33 PM IST
The 22-year-old Swiss needed to reach the final and outperform Kiki Bertens, who lost to Mladenovic in the quarter-finals, to secure her berth in the singles at Shenzhen.
The Moscow protests originally started in July as a reaction to authorities’ refusal to register a number of independent candidates for the upcoming election to the Moscow city legislature.(AP Photo)
The Moscow protests originally started in July as a reaction to authorities’ refusal to register a number of independent candidates for the upcoming election to the Moscow city legislature.(AP Photo)

Nothing ‘exceptional’ about Moscow protest, Putin told officials

Moscow | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 05:31 PM IST
Moscow has been gripped by three consecutive weekends of large-scale opposition protests, with police arresting and detaining more than 1,000 people.
The Russian president, Vladimir Putin called German chancellor Angela Merkel’s allowing large numbers of refugees to settle in Germany a ‘cardinal mistake’.(AFP)
The Russian president, Vladimir Putin called German chancellor Angela Merkel’s allowing large numbers of refugees to settle in Germany a ‘cardinal mistake’.(AFP)

Western-style liberalism is obsolete, says Vladimir Putin

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 04:26 PM IST
Putin lauded the rise of populism in Europe and America, adding that ideas such as multiculturalism are “no longer tenable”.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that it was time to “turn the page” on the countries’ difficult relationship after the spy scandal.(AP File photo)
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that it was time to “turn the page” on the countries’ difficult relationship after the spy scandal.(AP File photo)

Kremlin says it won’t change behaviour to improve ties with Britain

Moscow, Russia | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2019 02:50 PM IST
A spokeswoman for Prime Minister Theresa May said that Britain and Russia “can only have a different relationship if Russia changes its behaviour.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on during a meeting with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, February 2, 2019. Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.((REUTERS/ File Photo))
Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on during a meeting with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, February 2, 2019. Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.((REUTERS/ File Photo))

One year in, Putin’s grand economic plan is tainted with manure

Bloomberg | By Natasha Doff and Evgenia Pismennaya
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2019 12:01 PM IST
For an hour and a half, Putin listened patiently as subordinates rattled off their achievements with the kind of statistical minutiae he’s known to appreciate. Then, at the moment enthusiasm gave way to criticism, the broadcast of the discussion abruptly ended -- on a dung-heap.
Russian media were quick to report preparations were underway for the summit to take place in Vladivostok, home to Moscow’s Pacific Fleet(AFP File)
Russian media were quick to report preparations were underway for the summit to take place in Vladivostok, home to Moscow’s Pacific Fleet(AFP File)

Eastern Russian port Vladivostok prepares to host Kim

Vladivostok, Russia | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 08:04 PM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin has long said he was ready to meet with Kim and is preparing to play a bigger role in nuclear negotiations with Moscow’s Cold War-era ally.
‘Robert Mueller report shows no reasonable proof of Russian meddling’: Kremlin(AP)
‘Robert Mueller report shows no reasonable proof of Russian meddling’: Kremlin(AP)

‘Robert Mueller report shows no reasonable proof of Russian meddling’: Kremlin

Moscow | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 03:30 PM IST
The politically explosive probe by Special Counsel Robert Mueller ruled that Trump’s campaign did not criminally conspire with Russians to skew the election, and drew no conclusion on allegations of obstruction.
A spokeswoman for UBS declined to comment, and Foresman didn’t respond to a message. Industry employment records show that he still works at the bank.(AP)
A spokeswoman for UBS declined to comment, and Foresman didn’t respond to a message. Industry employment records show that he still works at the bank.(AP)

Mueller says UBS executive told Trump team of Kremlin `approach’

Bloomberg | By Max Abelson
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 02:56 PM IST
Two sections of the 400-plus-page report describe efforts by Foresman: He unsuccessfully tried to meet with Donald Trump during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign about a Kremlin request, and later he used his Russia knowledge to pursue a job in the administration.
Anastasia Vashukevich, known by her pen name Nastya Rybka, has been held in custody since a police raid in the sleazy seaside resort of Pattaya last February.(AP Photo)
Anastasia Vashukevich, known by her pen name Nastya Rybka, has been held in custody since a police raid in the sleazy seaside resort of Pattaya last February.(AP Photo)

Model who claimed she has proof of Russian efforts to help Trump on trial over sex scandal

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2019 04:36 PM IST
Anastasia Vashukevich, known by her pen name Nastya Rybka, has been held in custody since a police raid in the sleazy seaside resort of Pattaya last February.

UK halts ‘golden visa’ over money-laundering concerns

UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2018 05:57 PM IST
Launched in 2008, over 1,000 Tier 1 (Investors visa) have been granted until September 2018, mostly to Russian and Chinese investors, but they also include 76 Indian millionaires (and their 100 dependents) until 2017.
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