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    Russia Says it Uncovered Cyberattack Plot Aimed at its Banks
    Dec02

    Russia Says it Uncovered Cyberattack Plot Aimed at its Banks

    Russia said Friday it had uncovered a plot by foreign spy agencies to sow chaos in Russia’s banking system via a coordinated wave of cyberattacks and fake social media reports about banks going bust. Russia’s domestic intelligence agency, the Federal Security Service (FSB), said that the servers to be used in the alleged cyberattack...

    Companies in Russia Cautiously Optimistic After Trump Election
    Dec02

    Companies in Russia Cautiously Optimistic After Trump Election

    The election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president has raised hopes in Russia for improved relations that could help investment and trade, especially if Western sanctions imposed over Ukraine are eased. U.S. and Russian companies at Moscow government-supported industrial park Technopolis are cautiously optimistic about prospects for...

    Companies in Russia Cautiously Optimistic for Business After Trump Election
    Dec02

    Companies in Russia Cautiously Optimistic for Business After Trump Election

    The election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president has raised hopes in Russia for improved relations that could help investment and trade, especially if Western sanctions imposed over Ukraine are eased. U.S. and Russian companies at Moscow government-supported industrial park Technopolis are cautiously optimistic about prospects for...

    Eastern Ukraine Conflict Set to Escalate, OSCE Monitor Warns
    Dec02

    Eastern Ukraine Conflict Set to Escalate, OSCE Monitor Warns

    The head of the independent body monitoring the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine has told VOA the conflict is on the brink of a major escalation. Monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe report up to 7,000 cease-fire violations every week along eastern Ukraine’s 500-kilometer front line. Mission chief Alexander Hug...

    OSCE Monitors: Eastern Ukraine Conflict on Brink of Major Escalation
    Dec02

    OSCE Monitors: Eastern Ukraine Conflict on Brink of Major Escalation

    The head of the independent body monitoring the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine has told VOA the conflict is on the brink of a major escalation. Alexander Hug says heavy weapons are being used in civilian areas. As Henry Ridgwell reports, pro-Russian rebels continue to block monitors’ access to many of the conflict zones. …read more...

    EU’s Tusk Says Keeping West United Against Russia Harder With Trump
    Dec02

    EU’s Tusk Says Keeping West United Against Russia Harder With Trump

    It will be harder to keep the West united toward Russia with Donald Trump as United States president than it has been with Barack Obama, European Council President Donald Tusk said in comments published on Thursday. Trump’s election promise to improve Washington’s chilly relations with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin have...

    Putin Delivers Conciliatory Annual ‘State of Nation’ Speech
    Dec01

    Putin Delivers Conciliatory Annual ‘State of Nation’ Speech

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual “state of the nation” address Thursday was less remarkable for what it contained than for what it lacked — anger and blame heaped on countries supposedly looking to make an enemy of Russia. Last year’s speech at the Kremlin to lawmakers and dignitaries, carried live on...

    Lithuanian Civilians, Fearing Russian Attack, Prepare for the Worst
    Dec01

    Lithuanian Civilians, Fearing Russian Attack, Prepare for the Worst

    Rasa Miskinyte spent last Saturday in a freezing forest near Lithuania’s capital learning to gather water from a pond with a condom, to filter it through sand, charcoal and cloth, and to make her own stove from a beer can. She thought some basic survival skills would be helpful if Russian troops ever entered Vilnius and her family escaped...

    Stranger Danger: Spyhunters Tell Lithuanians to be Wary
    Dec01

    Stranger Danger: Spyhunters Tell Lithuanians to be Wary

    A single mother takes a kindly man into her confidence. A student is plied with beer by a smiling stranger. Beguiling scenes. But Lithuanians are being urged in TV ads to be wary of the kindness of strangers and call a new “spyline” to check if they are being lured into espionage by foreign agents. By foreign agents, Lithuania means the Kremlin....

    Ukraine Missile Tests, Planned Near Crimea, Anger Russia
    Dec01

    Ukraine Missile Tests, Planned Near Crimea, Anger Russia

    Ukraine is due to start two days of missile tests Thursday, a move that has angered Russia, prompting it to put its air defense forces on high alert on the annexed Crimean Peninsula. The disagreement marks a fresh escalation in tensions between the onetime allies, whose relations collapsed in 2014 after Russia seized Crimea and backed pro-Russian...

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