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February 27, 2024 at 8:55 PM

Russia jails well-known activist who criticized Ukraine war

Oleg Orlov, 70, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison. In court, he condemned Alexei Navalny's death.
February 27, 2024 at 8:55 PM
Russia jails well-known activist who criticized Ukraine war
February 27, 2024 at 5:26 AM

What's life like for Russia's political prisoners? Isolation, poor food and arbitrary punishment

For political prisoners, life in Russia’s penal colonies and labor camps is a grim reality of physical and psychological pressure, insufficient food, poor health care, sleep deprivation and arbitrary rules that are impossible to obey
February 27, 2024 at 5:26 AM
February 26, 2024 at 8:54 PM

Moscow ally Serbia cracks down on anti-war Russians living in the Balkan country

Moscow ally Serbia is cracking down on anti-war Russians living in the Balkan country
February 26, 2024 at 8:54 PM
February 23, 2024 at 9:15 PM

Sanctions on Russia working, but more to do: Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo

She said the Russians have figured out how to evade sone U.S. export controls.
February 23, 2024 at 9:15 PM
Sanctions on Russia working, but more to do: Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo
February 23, 2024 at 6:28 AM

Boyfriend of detained woman in Russia says she 'needs to be back home'

ABC News' Linsey Davis spoke with Chris Van Heerden about his girlfriend Ksenia Karelina, a dual Russian & U.S. citizen who is detained in Russia for treason after allegedly donating $51 to Ukraine.
February 23, 2024 at 6:28 AM
Boyfriend of detained woman in Russia says she 'needs to be back home'
February 21, 2024 at 6:37 PM

Alexei Navalny's mother files lawsuit with a Russian court demanding release of her son's body

The mother of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has filed a lawsuit at a court in the Arctic city of Salekhard contesting officials’ refusal to release her son’s body
February 21, 2024 at 6:37 PM
Alexei Navalny's mother files lawsuit with a Russian court
February 21, 2024 at 6:21 PM

American woman detained in Russia

Ksenia Karelina, 33, is a dual U.S.-Russian citizen from Los Angeles and an amateur ballerina who has allegedly been accused of treason in Russia.
February 21, 2024 at 6:21 PM
American woman detained in Russia
February 21, 2024 at 5:51 PM

FBI informant linked to Russian intelligence

The former FBI informant accused of making false bribery claims about President Biden and his son Hunter has been released on bond. ABC News’ Perry Russom reports.
February 21, 2024 at 5:51 PM
FBI informant linked to Russian intelligence
February 19, 2024 at 6:36 PM

Russia says it has crushed the last pocket of resistance in Avdiivka to complete the city's capture

The Russian military says its forces have completed their takeover of Avdiivka by eliminating the last pocket of resistance at the eastern Ukraine city’s huge coke plant
February 19, 2024 at 6:36 PM
Russia says it has crushed the last pocket of resistance in Avdiivka
February 19, 2024 at 5:16 PM

Russian military claims complete takeover of key eastern city in Ukraine

The Russian military says its forces have completed their takeover of Avdiivka and are now launching a new offensive in southern Ukraine.
February 19, 2024 at 5:16 PM
Russian military claims complete takeover of key eastern city in Ukraine
February 16, 2024 at 1:20 PM

White House confirms Russia developing 'anti-satellite capability'

The White House confirmed Russia is developing anti-satellite capability but stressed it couldn't be used to "attack humans" on Earth.
February 16, 2024 at 1:20 PM
White House confirms Russia developing 'anti-satellite capability'
February 15, 2024 at 9:34 PM

Concern about Russia wanting to put anti-satellite nuke in space raises key questions

Intelligence that Russia wants to put a nuclear weapon into space raises questions about the country's intentions and the potential ramifications
February 15, 2024 at 9:34 PM
Concern about Russia wanting to put anti-satellite nuke in space raises key questions
February 14, 2024 at 10:18 AM

David Barnes, American detained in Russia, found guilty by Moscow judge

David Barnes was convicted Tuesday by a Russian judge of abusing his two sons in Texas, but prosecutors in Texas never found cause to charge him there.
February 14, 2024 at 10:18 AM
American dad detained in Russia found guilty by Moscow judge of abusing sons in Texas
February 7, 2024 at 8:58 PM

Tucker Carlson to interview Vladimir Putin

Tucker Carlson has recorded an interview with Vladimir Putin, according to the Kremlin and Carlson.
February 7, 2024 at 8:58 PM
Tucker Carlson to interview Vladimir Putin
1 month ago

Russian cosmonaut sets new record

Oleg Kononenko has spent more than 878 days and 12 hours in space, totaling more than two and half years.
1 month ago
Russian cosmonaut sets new record
3 months ago

Putin calls for neutralization of Ukraine in press conference

ABC News’ Patrick Reevell details Russian President Vladimir Putin’s remarks about the Ukraine war in his annual press conference.
3 months ago
Putin calls for neutralization of Ukraine in press conference
3 months ago

Russia’s goals in war with Ukraine remain unchanged, Putin says

Vladimir Putin's comments came during his annual press conference, which happened for the first time since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
3 months ago
Russia’s goals in war with Ukraine remain unchanged, Putin says
3 months ago

Russian national charged after allegedly flying to US with no passport or ticket

Sergey Vladimirovich Ochigava allegedly flew to LAX from Copenhagen, Denmark, authorities say.
3 months ago
Man charged after flying to US with no ticket or passport: FBI
3 months ago

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny missing after being removed from prison, spokeswoman says

Alexey Navalny's spokeswoman, Kyra Yarmysh, said his lawyers tried to see Navalny on Monday at the prison but were told he's no longer listed there.
3 months ago
Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny missing after being removed from prison
3 months ago

WSJ reporter's pre-trial detention in Russia extended into January

Evan Gershkovich, an American reporter in the newspaper's Moscow bureau, was arrested in March.
3 months ago
WSJ reporter's pre-trial detention in Russia extended into January
4 months ago

Exiled Russian journalist discusses new book, falling ill after alleged poisoning attempt

When the invasion of Ukraine began, Russian dissident journalist Elena Kostyuchenko was reporting at the time for a Moscow-based opposition newspaper.
4 months ago
Exiled Russian journalist discusses new book, alleged poisoning attempt
4 months ago

Russia taking heavy losses as it wages new offensive in Ukraine

Russia appears to be suffering severe losses as its wages a new offensive in eastern Ukraine, focused on the city of Avdiivka.
4 months ago
Russia taking heavy losses as it wages new offensive in Ukraine
4 months ago

Xi, Putin detail 'deepening' relations between Beijing and Moscow during conference in China

Russia-China trade climbed to $200 billion in the last year, Putin said.
4 months ago
Xi, Putin detail 'deepening' relations between Beijing and Moscow
5 months ago

Russian missile strike on Ukraine village kills at least 51 civilians

At least 51 people are dead, including a 6-year-old boy, after a Russian missile strike on a village in the Kharkiv region of eastern Ukraine, officials said.
5 months ago
Russian missile strike on Ukraine village kills at least 51 civilians
5 months ago

Hillary Clinton swipes at Trump, Putin during portrait unveiling

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took swipes at former President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin during her portrait unveiling Tuesday.
5 months ago
Hillary Clinton swipes at Trump, Putin during portrait unveiling
6 months ago

Russian-backed mercenary squad Wagner Group designated as terrorist organization by UK officials

British officials officially declared the Russia-linked private military company as a terrorist group.
6 months ago
Wagner Group designated as terrorist organization by UK officials
6 months ago

9 Russians charged with cyberattacks targeting US companies

The Justice Department earlier this week charged nine Russian nationals who they say used Russian-based malware in cyberattacks to steal money from U.S. companies.
6 months ago
9 Russians charged with cyberattacks targeting US companies
6 months ago

Yevgeny Prigozhin, Wagner Group leader killed in plane crash, buried in private funeral

Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin was buried in a private funeral on Tuesday, his press service said.
6 months ago
Wagner Group leader killed in plane crash buried in private funeral
6 months ago

Prigozhin plane crash: What's next after Wagner Group leader's apparent demise?

ABC News spoke to experts about Vladimir Putin's possible strategy.
6 months ago
Prigozhin plane crash: What's next after Wagner Group leader's apparent demise?
6 months ago

Mercenary leader who led rebellion against Putin presumed dead after plane crash

According to Russian media, Wagner group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin was in a plane crash north of Moscow.
6 months ago
Mercenary leader who led rebellion against Putin presumed dead after plane crash
6 months ago

New details on plane crash that reportedly had Wagner Group chief on it

ABC News contributor Steve Ganyard talks about the deadly crash that Yevgeny Prigozhin, who tried to lead a mutiny against Vladimir Putin last month, may have been on.
6 months ago
New details on plane crash that reportedly had Wagner Group chief on it
7 months ago

Former FBI agent to plead guilty in Russian oligarch-related case

Charles McGonigal was charged over his ties to Oleg Deripaska
7 months ago
Former FBI agent to plead guilty in oligarch-related case
7 months ago

Nearly a dozen Russian and Chinese ships now moving away from Alaska, officials say

The 11 Russian and Chinese ships that sailed near Alaska's Aleutian Islands as part of a joint exercise are now moving away from the region, according to two officials
7 months ago
Nearly a dozen Russian and Chinese ships now moving away from Alaska, officials say
7 months ago

Worldview: Russian forces strike port city of Odesa, Ukraine

In Kenya, at least five protesters have been injured as police clash with demonstrators calling for the government to lower the cost of living.
7 months ago
Worldview: Russian forces strike port city of Odesa, Ukraine
8 months ago

Evan Gershkovich's sister speaks out as Biden says US 'serious' about prisoner swap

"I don't know how he's staying so brave," she said, after more than 100 days.
8 months ago
Evan Gershkovich's sister speaks out as Biden says US 'serious' about prisoner swap
8 months ago

Parents of WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich speak out about son's detainment in Russia

Ella Milman and her husband Mikhail Gershkovich speak to "Good Morning America" co-anchor George Stephanopoulos in their first broadcast interview since their son's imprisonment.
8 months ago
Parents of WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich speak out about son's detainment in Russia
8 months ago

Video shows Russian fighters 'harassing' US drones over Syria

The U.S. military has released video of a tense encounter over eastern Syria as Russian fighter jets were seen "harassing" three American military drones.
8 months ago
Video shows Russian fighters 'harassing' US drones over Syria
8 months ago

Tensions escalate between US and Russia

U.S. officials say Russian fighters were caught on tape harassing three U.S. drones over Syria.
8 months ago
Tensions escalate between US and Russia
8 months ago

Ukrainian presidential adviser on why Wagner rebellion is 'beginning of the end' for Russian war effort

Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak told ABC News that he believes the chaotic uprising is "the first stage of a huge civil war" in Russia.
8 months ago
Ukrainian presidential adviser on why Wagner rebellion is 'beginning of the end'
8 months ago

Wagner mercenary chief calls for armed rebellion against Russian military leadership

Russia's Wagner mercenary group founder, Yevgeny Prigozhin, has said the Kremlin's justifications for invading Ukraine were based on lies.
8 months ago

Wagner mercenary chief says Russian invasion based on lies
8 months ago

Special counsel John Durham testifies on Capitol Hill on Russia investigation

ABC News’ Katherine Faulders explains more about special counsel Durham’s testimony, accusing both the Department of Justice and the FBI of becoming "political weapons.”
8 months ago
Special counsel John Durham testifies on Capitol Hill on Russia investigation
9 months ago

At Offensive, a new Kyiv bar, revellers toast to Putin's downfall amid the debris of war

A group of friends in Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, opened what they call the first military-meme art bar: Offensive.
9 months ago
At Offensive, a new Kyiv bar, revellers toast to Putin's downfall
9 months ago

Missile strikes carried out in Moscow

ABC News’ Tom Soufi Burridge and ABC News' National defense analyst Mick Mulroy discuss the fallout from the missile strikes on Moscow and on how Russia could respond.
9 months ago
Missile strikes carried out in Moscow
9 months ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin accuses Ukraine of 'terrorist activities'

ABC News’ Tom Soufi Burridge has more on Russia’s reaction to Ukraine’s alleged drone attacks near Moscow this week.
9 months ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin accuses Ukraine of 'terrorist activities'
9 months ago

Russia unleashes dozens of missiles, drones on targets across Ukraine

ABC News foreign correspondent Tom Soufi Burridge is in Kharkiv, Ukraine, with the latest as Ukrainian forces defend Russia's most recent barrage of Iranian-made drones and missiles.
9 months ago
Russia unleashes dozens of missiles, drones on targets across Ukraine
9 months ago

Russia unleashes rare daytime attack on Ukraine’s capital

A series of Russian drones and cruise missiles targeted Kyiv on Monday morning, one day after the largest drone strike on the Ukrainian capital since the start of the war.
9 months ago
Russia unleashes rare daytime attack on Ukraine’s capital
9 months ago

Russia may lack reserves to respond to Ukrainian counteroffensive: Officials

Western officials say they assess Russia may lack the reserves to deal with a major Ukrainian breakthrough during the coming counteroffensive.
9 months ago
Russia may lack reserves to respond to Ukrainian counteroffensive: Officials
9 months ago

Russia reacts to CIA recruitment video

A new CIA video campaign seeks to convince disaffected Russians to share secret information about their country.
9 months ago
Russia reacts to CIA recruitment video
10 months ago

After 4-year probe, Durham report slams FBI for actions in 2016 Russia investigation

The DOJ released special counsel John Durham's final report examining the origins of the investigation into former President Trump's 2016 campaign and its ties to Russia.
10 months ago
After 4-year probe, Durham report slams FBI for actions in 2016 Russia investigation
10 months ago

Report slams FBI for actions in 2016 Russia investigation

Special counsel John Durham released his report examining the origins of the investigation into former President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and its alleged ties to Russia.
10 months ago
Report slams FBI for actions in 2016 Russia investigation