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Kadyrov Says Ally Khuchiyev Appointed Mishustin Aide

Muslim Khuchiyev stepped down as head of the Chechen government earlier this week after nearly six years in office.

Read More 24 May 2024 | 8:45 pm

In Russia’s Coal-Mining Heartland, Opponents of Plan to Revive a Soviet Hydropower Plant Are Being Silenced

Those in the local community who speak out against the project, wary of its environmental impact, have been subjected to intimidation. 

Read More 24 May 2024 | 8:45 pm

At Least 6 Yekaterinburg Law Enforcement Officials Arrested on Various Charges – Reports

It was not immediately clear if the cases were connected, or if they represented a wider crackdown in the region’s security services.

Read More 24 May 2024 | 8:24 pm

Romania Detains Man Suspected of Spying for Russia

The arrest of a person suspected of spying marks the first of its kind in Romania since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

Read More 24 May 2024 | 7:13 pm

Putin Ready to Freeze War on Current Battlefield Lines – Reuters

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow was open to dialogue and did not want an “eternal war.”

Read More 24 May 2024 | 5:59 pm

Russian Troops 'Bogged Down' in Battle for Vovchansk, Ukraine Says

But Ukraine's top general Oleksandr Syrsky said fighting near the eastern cities of Chasiv Yar, Pokrovsk and Kurakhove remained "intense."

Read More 24 May 2024 | 3:40 pm

FSB Launches Sweeping Purge of Military Elites With Kremlin’s Approval

The purge is the result of infighting between the FSB and the military over the failure to capture Kyiv and competition for defense funds.

Read More 24 May 2024 | 3:00 pm

Putin Arrives in Belarus to Talk Security, Tactical Nuclear Weapons Drills

Russian Defense Minister Andrei Belousov also traveled to Minsk, arriving early Friday to meet with his Belarusian counterpart Viktor Khrenin.

Read More 24 May 2024 | 2:32 pm

Senior Russian Defense Ministry Official Arrested for ‘Abuse of Power’

Investigators accuse Vladimir Verteletsky of signing off incomplete work in executing a defense order that cost the state over 70 million rubles.

Read More 24 May 2024 | 1:55 pm

Kremlin Condemns Calls for Kyiv To Use U.S. Arms in Russia

House Speaker Mike Johnson said it was "not a good policy" that U.S. weapons donated to Ukraine should not be used on Russian territory.

Read More 24 May 2024 | 1:18 am

Putin Signs Decree Allowing for Seizure of U.S. Property in Russia 

The decree listed real estate, personal property, securities, shares and property rights as potential U.S.-owned assets liable for seizure.

Read More 23 May 2024 | 8:46 pm

Ukraine War Disrupts Eagle Migration Patterns – Study

Greater spotted eagles are now flying on average 85 kilometers more during migration seasons in areas impacted by the war.

Read More 23 May 2024 | 8:03 pm

Estonia Says Russia Removed Buoys From Narva River Amid Border Dispute

The floating markers are used to prevent boats from accidentally straying into foreign waters.

Read More 23 May 2024 | 7:15 pm

Russia Downs Ukrainian Drone in Republic of Tatarstan

Airports in the capital Kazan and the city of Nizhnekamsk had earlier introduced flight restrictions over threats of an attack.

Read More 23 May 2024 | 6:56 pm

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