Russia

May 22, 2024

U.S. Accuses Russia of Launching Space Weapon in American Satellite’s Orbit

“Russia deployed this new counter-space weapon into the same orbit as a U.S. government satellite,” the Pentagon said Tuesday.
May 21, 2024

Despite Putin’s Boasts, U.S. Sanctions Threat Cuts Vital Chinese Exports to Russia

Under the threat of secondary sanctions, China’s exports to Russia have fallen for the first time since the invasion of Ukraine.
May 21, 2024

Russia Starts Tactical Nuclear Drills Near Ukraine

Putin ordered the drills earlier this month after a series of Western statements on the Ukraine conflict drew scorn in Moscow.
May 21, 2024

Russian Court Blocks Probe Into Kara-Murza Poisonings

The court ruled that investigators acted lawfully when they refused to look into two alleged murder attempts against the jailed Kremlin critic.
May 21, 2024

Second Kadyrov Ally Steps Down as Chechnya’s Head of Government

Muslim Khuchiyev’s resignation as the head of the North Caucasus region’s government comes just days after Magomed Daudov stepped down.
May 21, 2024

Finland Moves to Restrict Asylum Seekers on Russian Border

Prime Minister Petteri Orpo said the proposed law would help manage “instrumentalized” migration and “counter the pressure exerted on Finland.”
May 21, 2024

How Russia’s ‘Covert Mobilization’ Finds Manpower for the War in Ukraine

Activists say the army is luring new recruits with promises of high salaries and social benefits as well as intimidation tactics and even violence.
May 21, 2024

Russian Army General Arrested on Fraud Charges – Reports

Major General Ivan Popov previously oversaw the defense of occupied Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia region before he was relieved last year.
May 21, 2024

Russia Jails Hypersonic Missile Scientist 14 Years for Treason

Anatoly Maslov, who was arrested in June 2022, specialized in hypersonics — a theoretical field with important applications for Russia’s advanced missile program.
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