Russia

Putin's Patriotic Frenzy Is Turning on Him

A sobering harbinger of what Russia may be like after his presidency.<p>A Russian high school student expresses sympathy for a German soldier who died in a Soviet prisoner camp after World War II. A wave of condemnation rises on Russian social networks and spills over into parliament. At first glance, …

Vladimir Putin

Russia is clearly preparing for offense – Polish Defense Minister

The recent Russian large-scale military exercises “Zapad-2017” indicate that Russia prepares for offensive military operations.<p>This opinion was …

Creative Commons

Putin Is Working To Build Alliances With Leaders The U.S. Often Distances Itself From

Russia's president has had a flurry of meetings with leaders from the Middle East and beyond. Critics say he's trying to exploit what the Kremlin sees as inattention from the Trump administration.

Middle East

Vladimir Putin tells Russian arms firms to be ready for war

The Russian President told defence ministry officials on Wednesday that the arms production industry - both private and state owned - needed to be …

UK News

Trump is right -- America and Russia need to work together to lower tensions

President Trump's opponents naturally have criticized him over a lengthy phone call he had Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin. But the call may represent the beginning of new U.S.-Russia dialogue that could lead to an important breakthrough in relations.<p>According to the White House, the …

Opinion

Russian Patient Dies After Lying on Hospital Floor While Doctors Walk Past

A man in the western Russian city of Smolensk fell into a coma after he collapsed in a hospital corridor and was left unattended by medical …

European News

Vladimir Putin: Russia's major businesses must be ready for war production 'at a moment's notice'

ES News Email<p>Russian companies should be ready for a rapid switch to military output, Vladimir Putin has said.<p>The Russian president made the …

Vladimir Putin

Sudan's Bashir: we want to discuss nuclear power cooperation with Russia - International - World

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Thursday he wanted to discuss nuclear power cooperation with …

Vladimir Putin

International authorities to blame for Sochi Games doping scandal: Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee and anti-doping authorities are to blame for a Russian doping scandal that tarnished the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Thursday.<p>The IOC and the World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA) failed to supervise …

Olympics

You may think everyone hates Donald Trump – but outside of Europe, the impression is very different

Come late November, and the British and European media customarily feature that all-American picture of the US President, and his happy family, …

North Korea

Vladimir Putin's 2018 calendar is on sale: Take a look back at his most bizarre photoshoots

Ever wanted a topless Vladimir Putin on your wall throughout July? Today's your lucky day.<p>Perhaps unwittingly, Vladimir Putin is starring in a series …

Vladimir Putin

This 'Action Putin' Calendar Is The Only Thing You Need For Christmas

Vlad: Immortalised<p>Vladimir Putin, a man with the strength of a bear and stealth of a fox. A leader who is not only winning elections in Russia but …

Vladimir Putin

Now Putin Is Being Asked to Bring Peace to Afghanistan

Russia must press the Taliban to enter peace talks in Afghanistan, while an international inquiry should establish whether the Kremlin is arming the …

Afghanistan

America’s long history of meddling in other countries’ elections

Last week, Theresa May accused Russia of “meddling in elections” and trying to “undermine free societies”.<p>The remarks followed Donald Trump’s defence …

UK News

French, Polish leaders meet to mend strained ties

PARIS – French president Emmanuel Macron is hosting Poland's prime minister for talks ranging from Europe's security to workers posted by their employer in another country, a contentious issue between the two European Union nations.<p>Bilateral ties are tense after Poland canceled a major deal to …

Emmanuel Macron

Russian dancer challenges centuries of ballet tradition

MOSCOW (AP) — It's an uphill battle trying to promote contemporary dance in a country which prides itself on keeping its trademark ballets intact for a century.<p>But acclaimed dancer Diana Vishneva is no stranger to taking risks.<p>Throughout her career on both sides of the Atlantic, Vishneva, a …

Ballet

Children in Russian Arctic Brave -50 Celsius to Attend School

Thermometers there showed minus 50 degrees Celsius on Thursday morning, the local website news.ykt.ru reported. Meanwhile, students are expected to …

European News

Maria Eismont: Moscow’s Municipal District Opposition

<b>How Things Are Going for the Municipal District Opposition</b> <i><br>New politicians searching for a new agenda</i> <br>Maria Eismont <br>Vedomosti<br>November 23, 2017<p>Sergei …

Russian Billionaire Charged in France With Money Laundering

Suleiman Kerimov, a Russian billionaire and senator, was charged with laundering gains from tax evasion in Nice and prohibited from leaving the …

Corruption

Sudan President on State Visit to Russia

SNA, 22 November 2017<p>President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, Wednesday left for Russia in an official visit during which he will …

Africa

Congress Braces for Russia Sanctions Face-Off With White House as New Deadline Looms

Lawmakers are furious that the White House has put enforcing sanctions against Russian on the backburner.<p>Rarely has the executive branch been accused …

U.S. Politics

Russia to decide on new arms-procurement bank by year-end -official

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russia is considering setting up a bank to finance state military procurements and will make a decision by the end of the year, Deputy Defence Minister Tatyana Shevtsova said on Thursday.<p>Shevtsova said the bank could be established as a new bank or on the basis of an …

Russia blasts Trump for putting North Korea on terror list

Russia blasted the Trump administration’s decision to include North Korea on a list of states sponsoring terrorism as a “PR move” that could result …

North Korea

Russia's standards agency says Peugeot-Citroen recalls 6,000 cars

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's technical safety watchdog Rosstandart said on Thursday Peugeot-Citroen <PEUP.PA> planned to recall 3,085 Peugeot 4008 cars and 2,971 Citroen C4 Aircross cars sold in Russia between March 2012 and April 2016.<p>The recall is due to possible faults in rear trunk door and …

US foreign policy in the Middle East doesn’t exist anymore

Time was when a mere statement from a Secretary of State – let alone a US president – would have the phones jangling across the Middle East. The …

Middle East

Balance of Power: Merkel Thrown Lifeline by Old Ruling Partner

After Angela Merkel’s hopes for a fourth term as German Chancellor were cast into chaos, her traditional rivals may now toss her a lifeline.<p>Spurned …

Martin Schulz

Theresa May to warn of 'hostile' Russia threat to EU security

<b>PM Theresa May is to warn EU leaders to be wary of "hostile states like Russia" and pledge the UK will stay committed to European security after Brexit.</b><p>In Brussels for a summit, she will say it is crucial that European countries work together to "protect our shared values and ideals".<p>She will also …

Brexit

Ukrainian army reported to have advanced near occupied Horlivka

Ukrainian combat units are reported to have retaken the village of Hladosove in no-man’s land near the Russian-occupied Donetsk Oblast city of …

Ukraine

Wilders says Russia is 'no enemy' ahead of Moscow visit

"Russia is not our enemy, and we should not make it one," he told Dutch weekly magazine Elsevier. "Russia is on our side."<p>Wilders said it was …

European News

Impunity of separatism : from Nagorno-Karabakh to Catalonia - Blogs - Jerusalem Post

"For many years we have warned Europe and the world that ethnic separatism is not to be played with. If you do, it ultimately leads to conflicts …

Opinion