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Russia-US relationship 'practically non-existent', Moscow's UN ambassador saysRussia-US relationship 'practically non-existent', Moscow's UN ambassador says | The IndependentHomeHomeShapeleftrightShapeSocial/FacebookSocial/Twitter
Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast
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.
Portrait of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi. He is the second son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his second wife Safia Farkash. Photographed at his former home in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by jason florio/Corbis via Getty Images)
Portrait of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi. He is the second son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his second wife Safia Farkash. Photographed at his former home in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by jason florio/Corbis via Getty Images)
Ice Maze With No Escape Branded a Metaphor for RussiaIce Maze With No Escape Branded a Metaphor for Russia
Ice Maze With No Escape Branded a Metaphor for RussiaIce Maze With No Escape Branded a Metaphor for Russia
Russia's president Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual news conference in Moscow on Thursday. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrey Rudakov
Russia's president Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual news conference in Moscow on Thursday. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrey Rudakov
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.

Crimea: Russia's Dark Secret | Crimea

Aljazeera.com
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.

Al Jazeera: Russia's dark secret

Kyiv Post
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

US announces new set of Russia sanctions

US military flexes muscles in message to Russia

How Russian Money Helped Save Trump’s Business – Foreign Policy
How Russian Money Helped Save Trump’s Business – Foreign Policy
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.
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.
President Trump walks past Russian President Vladimir Putin as they gather for the group photo at the start of the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires on Nov. 30. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
President Trump walks past Russian President Vladimir Putin as they gather for the group photo at the start of the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires on Nov. 30. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
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
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.
Maria Butina, Russian Accused of Trying to Influence Conservatives, Poised to Plead Guilty - The New York Times
Maria Butina, Russian Accused of Trying to Influence Conservatives, Poised to Plead Guilty - The New York Times
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.
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

Facebook Closes 5 Accounts That Used Russia-Like Tactics in Alabama Senate Race - The New York Times
Facebook Closes 5 Accounts That Used Russia-Like Tactics in Alabama Senate Race - The New York Times

Russian doping: Rusada on verge of suspension again

BBC Sport

Russia's Next Bomber Base: Venezuela?

The National Interest Online
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.
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.”

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

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.

Russia 'partially unblocks' Ukraine ports

BBC News
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.
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.
Workers hung a United States flag in preparation for a Roy Moore rally held in Midland City, Ala.
Workers hung a United States flag in preparation for a Roy Moore rally held in Midland City, Ala.
Michael Cohen.
Michael Cohen.
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.
Disclosure of a memo by William P. Barr raised questions about whether he would order Mr. Mueller to shut down part of the inquiry if he is confirmed as attorney general.
Disclosure of a memo by William P. Barr raised questions about whether he would order Mr. Mueller to shut down part of the inquiry if he is confirmed as attorney general.
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.
Karlov was shot dead by an off-duty Turkish policeman two years ago [File: Stringer/EPA]
Karlov was shot dead by an off-duty Turkish policeman two years ago [File: Stringer/EPA]
Mikhail Popkov during Monday’s court hearing in Irkutsk
Mikhail Popkov during Monday’s court hearing in Irkutsk
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.
President Trump’s order will withdraw about 2,000 American troops from Syria.
President Trump’s order will withdraw about 2,000 American troops from Syria.

Russia has emerged as an agricultural powerhouse

The Economist

War With Russia?

The Nation.
Trump and NATO Show Rare Unity in Confronting Russia’s Arms Treaty Violation – Foreign Policy
Trump and NATO Show Rare Unity in Confronting Russia’s Arms Treaty Violation – Foreign Policy

US forces respond to Russia's military moves

Maria Butina Pleads Guilty to Being Part of a Russian Effort to Influence Conservatives - The New York Times
Maria Butina Pleads Guilty to Being Part of a Russian Effort to Influence Conservatives - The New York Times
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