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    Are you ready for the World Cup of shame?
    Mar21

    Are you ready for the World Cup of shame?

    NEW YORK — There is a reason why autocrats aggressively seek to host mega sporting events. They offer publicity and a veneer of respectability — two things Russia is desperately in the market for. In less than a hundred days, Russia will host the FIFA World Cup, the most watched sporting event in the world. But as thousands of supporters descend...

    Trump congratulates Putin on Russian election win
    Mar20

    Trump congratulates Putin on Russian election win

    U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his election win last weekend and predicted that the two men will meet “in the not-too-distant future.” “We had a very good call and I suspect that we’ll probably be meeting in the not-too-distant future to discuss the arms race, which is...

    Kremlin: Trump congratulated Putin on Russian election win
    Mar20

    Kremlin: Trump congratulated Putin on Russian election win

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump congratulated his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for winning his recent presidential election, a Kremlin spokesman said Tuesday. Trump and Putin also discussed limiting the arms race and cooperation on combating terrorism, according to an Associated Press report based on a statement from the Russian...

    World looks on at Putin’s fourth term as EU ‘shies away’ from blaming Moscow for spy poisoning
    Mar20

    World looks on at Putin’s fourth term as EU ‘shies away’ from blaming Moscow for spy poisoning

    Germany Front pages in Germany focused on Russia-German relations. Die Welt covered comments made by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who said he was concerned about the state of relations between Berlin and Moscow. Frankfurter Allgemeine covered the call by Ukraine for sanctions against former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder over his...

    Ukraine: Send British diplomats expelled by Russia to Kiev
    Mar19

    Ukraine: Send British diplomats expelled by Russia to Kiev

    Ukraine wants to help the U.K. push back against Russia — by bringing British diplomats expelled by the Kremlin to Kiev, where they could work on a more fruitful bilateral relationship. The U.K. last week ejected 23 Russian diplomats as punishment for Moscow’s alleged use of a nerve agent in the attempted assassination of a former spy,...

    Putin rides to victory on apathy and indifference
    Mar19

    Putin rides to victory on apathy and indifference

    MOSCOW — After sweeping back into office in a landslide victory, Vladimir Putin assured voters he doesn’t intend to rule Russia for life. “What, am I going to sit here until I am 100 years old?” Putin told reporters in Moscow. “No,” came his answer. But his assurance will be of little consolation to opposition figures and those hoping to...

    Ukraine calls for sanctions against Gerhard Schröder
    Mar19

    Ukraine calls for sanctions against Gerhard Schröder

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has called for sanctions against former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder over his pro-Russia lobbying. “It is important that there are sanctions against those who promote [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s projects abroad,” Klimkin told German tabloid BILD in a report published late Sunday in...

    On Russia, there are two Trumps
    Mar17

    On Russia, there are two Trumps

    When it comes to Russia, there is the Trump administration — and there is the president. The Trump administration denounces Russia for using nerve agent on British soil. President Donald Trump says nothing for days, then calls it “a very sad situation.” The Trump administration castigates Russia for indiscriminate killing in Syria. Trump says...

    Getting out the vote, Putin style
    Mar16

    Getting out the vote, Putin style

    MOSCOW — When Russians go to the polls on Sunday, not only will they elect a new president — no prizes for guessing who that might be — they may also win sparkling new smartphones. From Kaliningrad, Russia’s Baltic exclave, to Vladivostok, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, authorities are organizing a series of “Photo at the Ballot Box”...

    May’s toothless tough talk on Russia
    Mar16

    May’s toothless tough talk on Russia

    RIGA — Never mind the talk of a new Cold War between Moscow and the West. A year from now, when the poisoning on British soil of a former Russian spy is yesterday’s news, it’s likely to be business as usual between Russia and the U.K. Look at the last time a similar attack was carried out: in 2006, when fugitive Russian intelligence...

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