(USN) MOSCOW – During a segment of a recent Sunday news show here, the mood was, expectedly, full of outrage and indignation. The cause? The International Olympic Committee's announcement just days before that disqualified Russia from next February's Winter Olympics for doping. "Of course, the...
(EDM) The decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ban the Russian delegation from the 2018 Winter Olympics was predictable—and the indignant response in Moscow was ready. Hesitant voices of clean athletes, who pleaded to be able to partake in the international competition under a...
(Herald Leader) A semi-retired Russian three-star general oversaw the cross-border movements of a rocket launcher used to bring down a passenger jet in 2014 over eastern Ukraine, killing all aboard, an investigation by a team of reporting outlets has found. The reporting team, made up of McClatchy...
(Buzzfeed News) The Trump administration has rejected a sweeping Russian proposal seeking a mutual ban on foreign political interference, three senior US administration officials tell BuzzFeed News. Russia first broached the subject in July, when one of Vladimir Putin’s top diplomats arrived in...
“I am not risking my head when I promise to teach my donkey to read—in twenty years one of us will surely die—either myself, or the emir, or the donkey.”  - Hodja Nasreddin (XIII century) Challenges have been piling up in U.S.-Russian relations over the last five years. Confrontations—from arms...
(abc.net.au | podcast) - Russian President Vladimir Putin will run for re-election next March - Russian political analyst Mikhail Troitsky says Vladimir Putin has indicated on more than one occasion that he would hate to leave his top position as Russia is going through "tough times." Listen (6.34...

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