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Le Pen at the close of the 2014 National Front congress in Lyon.
Le Pen at the close of the 2014 National Front congress in Lyon.
The leak of accredited journalists comes a week after Russia said it would initiate an investigation into the BBC for violating fairness standards.
The leak of accredited journalists comes a week after Russia said it would initiate an investigation into the BBC for violating fairness standards.
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Why Russia Isn’t Worried About Lower Oil Prices

Yahoo Finance
‘In a kind of limbo’ … Moscow.
‘In a kind of limbo’ … Moscow.

Romanov stars as Russia beats Denmark

TSN
The developer of this high-rise complex in Moscow went bankrupt. In most fraud cases, builders offer pre-purchase discounts, then steal the money and declare bankruptcy.
The developer of this high-rise complex in Moscow went bankrupt. In most fraud cases, builders offer pre-purchase discounts, then steal the money and declare bankruptcy.
Arkady Dvorkovich, president of the FIDE, at the World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships in St Petersburg.
Arkady Dvorkovich, president of the FIDE, at the World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships in St Petersburg.
Photo: AP
Photo: AP
Saif al-Islam Kadhafi, son of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, speaks during an interview with AFP in Tripoli on February 26, 2011 amid political turmoil and an insurrection against Kadhafi\'s crumbling regime. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD TURKIA (Photo credit should read MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)
Saif al-Islam Kadhafi, son of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, speaks during an interview with AFP in Tripoli on February 26, 2011 amid political turmoil and an insurrection against Kadhafi\'s crumbling regime. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD TURKIA (Photo credit should read MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)

The Battle To Control Russia's Pipelines | OilPrice.com

OilPrice.com
Ulf Andersen/Getty
Ulf Andersen/Getty
Electrical light illuminates a petroleum cracking tower at the Lukoil-Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez oil refinery, operated by OAO Lukoil, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. Crude slumped 18 percent last month as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries maintained its output quota, letting prices decrease to a level that may slow U.S. production. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov
Electrical light illuminates a petroleum cracking tower at the Lukoil-Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez oil refinery, operated by OAO Lukoil, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. Crude slumped 18 percent last month as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries maintained its output quota, letting prices decrease to a level that may slow U.S. production. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov

'Turkey would not let US inspect Russian S-400s'

PRESSTV

Russia argues Assad should get US-held territory in Syria

Washington Examiner

Russia's Su-35 Fighter Needs an Enemy to Kill

The National Interest Online

Russia tests hypersonic missile system

POLITICO.eu

How Russia Views Mattis' Departure

The National Interest Online
Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast
Vladimir Putin Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg
Vladimir Putin Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg
United States Army vehicles in Hajin, eastern Syria, last week. President Trump blindsided his aides and the rest of the world by deciding to pull the full contingent of American troops out of Syria.
United States Army vehicles in Hajin, eastern Syria, last week. President Trump blindsided his aides and the rest of the world by deciding to pull the full contingent of American troops out of Syria.
Names of BBC journalists in Russia made public after Sunday Times doxxed & shamed Sputnik staff — RT World News
Names of BBC journalists in Russia made public after Sunday Times doxxed & shamed Sputnik staff — RT World News
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro meets this month with Russian President Vladimir Putin at Putin’s residence outside Moscow.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro meets this month with Russian President Vladimir Putin at Putin’s residence outside Moscow.

US military flexes muscles in message to Russia

Five Takeaways From New Reports on Russia’s Social Media Operations - The New York Times
Five Takeaways From New Reports on Russia’s Social Media Operations - The New York Times
The Russian regulator is to investigate whether BBC World and the corporation’s websites are in compliance with Russian law.
The Russian regulator is to investigate whether BBC World and the corporation’s websites are in compliance with Russian law.
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia visiting Ms. Alexeyeva on her 90th birthday at her Moscow home last year.
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia visiting Ms. Alexeyeva on her 90th birthday at her Moscow home last year.
Russia's nuclear-capable "doomsday" drone, named Poseidon by Russia and Kanyon by the U.S., is seen in this simulation played by Russian President Vladimir Putin during his state of the nation address, on March 1.
Russia's nuclear-capable "doomsday" drone, named Poseidon by Russia and Kanyon by the U.S., is seen in this simulation played by Russian President Vladimir Putin during his state of the nation address, on March 1.

US announces new set of Russia sanctions

Crimea: Russia's Dark Secret | Crimea

Aljazeera.com
From left, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and French President Emmanuel Macron attend a news conference in Istanbul after their October summit on Syria.
From left, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and French President Emmanuel Macron attend a news conference in Istanbul after their October summit on Syria.

In the Middle East, Russia is back

How Russian Money Helped Save Trump’s Business – Foreign Policy
How Russian Money Helped Save Trump’s Business – Foreign Policy
The grave of a person killed in 1937 in Sandarmokh, in northern Russia. Hundreds of victims of Stalin’s purges are buried on the site.
The grave of a person killed in 1937 in Sandarmokh, in northern Russia. Hundreds of victims of Stalin’s purges are buried on the site.
Putin meets with pilots at the airport in Voronezh, which will be renamed for Tsar Peter the Great.
Putin meets with pilots at the airport in Voronezh, which will be renamed for Tsar Peter the Great.
On the surface, Mariupol shows little sign of being on a war footing.
On the surface, Mariupol shows little sign of being on a war footing.
Images disseminated in November 2016 were designed to encourage voter suppression in the black community.
Images disseminated in November 2016 were designed to encourage voter suppression in the black community.

Ukraine bars Russian men aged 16-60 from entry

BBC News
Monterey, Calif., can be seen in the background more than 250 miles below as Kononenko and Prokopyev work to get into position to cut into the insulation over a small hole in the hull of a Soyuz crew ferry ship.
Monterey, Calif., can be seen in the background more than 250 miles below as Kononenko and Prokopyev work to get into position to cut into the insulation over a small hole in the hull of a Soyuz crew ferry ship.
Maria Butina, 30, was accused of working as a Russian agent in the United States.
Maria Butina, 30, was accused of working as a Russian agent in the United States.
Russians Tried, but Were Unable to Compromise Midterm Elections, U.S. Says - The New York Times
Russians Tried, but Were Unable to Compromise Midterm Elections, U.S. Says - The New York Times

Putin's war on rap unites Russia's hip hop artists

Astronauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev during the spacewalk to investigate the hole in the Soyuz spacecraft, docked with the I.S.S., on Tuesday.
Astronauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev during the spacewalk to investigate the hole in the Soyuz spacecraft, docked with the I.S.S., on Tuesday.
One cable quoted Mr. Xi comparing President Trump’s bullying of Beijing to a “no-rules freestyle boxing match.”
One cable quoted Mr. Xi comparing President Trump’s bullying of Beijing to a “no-rules freestyle boxing match.”
Ukrainian service members take part in a military exercise days after Russia seized three Ukrainian ships.
Ukrainian service members take part in a military exercise days after Russia seized three Ukrainian ships.
Javad Zarif (left), Sergei Lavrov and Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (right) at a news conference in Geneva.
Javad Zarif (left), Sergei Lavrov and Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (right) at a news conference in Geneva.
Paul Abbate, the then–FBI assistant director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch, speaks next to a poster of a suspected Russian hacker in 2017.
Paul Abbate, the then–FBI assistant director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch, speaks next to a poster of a suspected Russian hacker in 2017.
The artillery boats detained by Russian forces in the Kerch Strait last month.
The artillery boats detained by Russian forces in the Kerch Strait last month.
Opinion | Scent of the Russians - The New York Times
Opinion | Scent of the Russians - The New York Times

Russia 'partially unblocks' Ukraine ports

BBC News
Mikhail Popkov during Monday’s court hearing in Irkutsk
Mikhail Popkov during Monday’s court hearing in Irkutsk

Russia has emerged as an agricultural powerhouse

The Economist
Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal attorney, arrives at federal court for his sentencing hearing on Wednesday in New York City. He was sentenced to three years in prison.
Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal attorney, arrives at federal court for his sentencing hearing on Wednesday in New York City. He was sentenced to three years in prison.
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