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January 22, 2021, 3:40 PM

In Russia, effort underway to curb upcoming Navalny protests

Authorities in Russia have taken elaborate measures to curb protests against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, planned by his supporters for Saturday
January 22, 2021, 3:40 PM
In Russia, effort underway to curb upcoming Navalny protests
January 19, 2021, 8:09 PM

Kremlin brushes aside Western calls to release Navalny

The Kremlin has brushed aside calls from the West to release opposition leader Alexei Navalny
January 19, 2021, 8:09 PM
Kremlin brushes off Western calls to release Navalny
January 19, 2021, 5:14 AM

Russian opposition leader detained upon return to country

Alexei Navalny, who nearly died last year after being poisoned, was immediately detained by Russian authorities for at least the next 30 days. The move prompted outrage around the world.
January 19, 2021, 5:14 AM
Russian opposition leader detained upon return to country
January 18, 2021, 7:53 PM

Kremlin foe Navalny jailed for 30 days; allies plan protests

A Russian judge has ordered to jail opposition leader Alexei Navalny for 30 days after the leading Kremlin critic returned to Russia from Germany where he was recovering from nerve agent poisoning he blames on the Kremlin
January 18, 2021, 7:53 PM
Navalny's arrest adds to tension between Russia and the West
January 18, 2021, 5:05 PM

Russia extends Navalny's detention as outcry over his arrest grows

Russian authorities extend Navalny's detention, as outcry grows over opposition leaders arrest after he returned to Russia following poisoning
January 18, 2021, 5:05 PM
Russia extends Navalny's detention as outcry over his arrest grows
January 18, 2021, 1:41 PM

Russia ready for quick extension of last arms pact with US

Russia's top diplomat says Moscow is ready for a quick deal with the incoming administration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to extend the last remaining arms control pact, which expires in just over two weeks
January 18, 2021, 1:41 PM
Russia ready for quick extension of last arms pact with US
January 18, 2021, 10:38 AM

Poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny detained upon arrival in Moscow

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was detained after returning to Moscow for first time since nerve agent poisoning.
January 18, 2021, 10:38 AM
Poisoned Russian opposition leader Navalny detained minutes after returning to Russia
January 18, 2021, 5:07 AM

Alexei Navalny detained after landing in Moscow

The Russian opposition leader was detained immediately after landing in Moscow from Germany.
January 18, 2021, 5:07 AM
Alexei Navalny detained after landing in Moscow
January 17, 2021, 10:45 PM

Alexey Navalny detained on his return to Russia

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was detained at a Moscow airport after returning from Germany, where he had been recovering from nerve agent poisoning.
January 17, 2021, 10:45 PM
Alexey Navalny detained on his return to Russia
January 13, 2021, 2:09 PM

Kremlin foe Navalny says he will fly home despite threats

Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says he will fly home to Russia over the weekend despite the Russian prison service’s latest motion to put him behind bars for allegedly breaching the terms of his suspended sentence and probation
January 13, 2021, 2:09 PM
Kremlin foe Navalny says he will fly home despite threats
January 13, 2021, 1:01 PM

Poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny says he will return to Russia despite jail threats

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny says he will return to Russia on Sunday January 17 after nerve agent poisoning despite threats to jail him
January 13, 2021, 1:01 PM
Poisoned Putin critic Navalny says he'll return to Russia this week despite threats
January 12, 2021, 8:17 PM

Russia's prison service seeks to jail Kremlin critic Navalny

Russia’s prison service has asked a Moscow court to put top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny behind bars for breaching the terms of his suspended sentence and probation
January 12, 2021, 8:17 PM
January 10, 2021, 12:27 AM

Russia: 7 die in fire at nursing home in western Siberia

The home's owner was arrested on charges of violating safety regulations.
January 10, 2021, 12:27 AM
January 10, 2021, 12:23 AM

3 killed by avalanche at Siberian ski resort

Rescuers recovered the bodies of a married couple and their 18-month-old son.
January 10, 2021, 12:23 AM
January 6, 2021, 7:04 PM

Justice Department says it's been affected by Russian hack

The Justice Department says about 3 percent of its email accounts could be compromised as part of a massive breach of federal government agencies that U.S. officials have linked to Russia
January 6, 2021, 7:04 PM
January 6, 2021, 1:43 AM

US: Hack of federal agencies 'likely Russian in origin'

Top national security agencies are confirming in a rare joint statement that Russia was likely responsible for a massive hack of U.S. government departments and corporations, rejecting President Donald Trump’s claim that China might be to blame
January 6, 2021, 1:43 AM
US: Hack of federal agencies 'likely Russian in origin'
December 29, 2020, 6:58 PM

Russian monk charged with inciting suicidal acts in sermons

Russian riot police have arrested a rebel monk who castigated the Kremlin and the Russian Orthodox Church leadership and denied the existence of the coronavirus
December 29, 2020, 6:58 PM
Coronavirus-denying Russian monk detained by police
December 28, 2020, 9:41 PM

Russia's prison service tells Navalny to appear or face jail

Russia’s federal penitentiary service has given top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny one day to report to its office or face imprisonment
December 28, 2020, 9:41 PM
1 month ago

Top associate of Russia's Navalny released from detention

A key figure in Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation was detained for 48 hours.
1 month ago
1 month ago

Top associate of Russian opposition leader Navalny detained

A top associate of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained after doorstepping an alleged security operative who has inadvertently revealed details of Navalny’s supposed poisoning with a Soviet-era nerve agent
1 month ago
Top associate of Russian opposition leader Navalny detained
1 month ago

Bus crash in western Russia kills 4, leaves 11 injured

At least four people have died and another 11 have been injured when an intercity bus veered off a road in western Russia
1 month ago
Bus crash in western Russia kills 4, leaves 11 injured
1 month ago

Navalny says Russian agent accidentally admitted to poisoning him

Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny publishes audio of phone call he says shows him duping a Russian intelligence agent into admitting FSB poisoned him with a nerve agent.
1 month ago
Navalny says Russian agent accidentally admitted to poisoning him
1 month ago

Navalny releases recording of call to his alleged poisoner

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Monday released a recording of a phone call he said he made to an alleged state security operative who revealed details of how the politician was poisoned
1 month ago
1 month ago

Russia to give icon that sparked controversy back to Bosnia

Russia says it will return an Orthodox icon presented to the Russian foreign minister in Bosnia, a gift that has triggered a protest from Ukraine
1 month ago
Russia to give icon that sparked controversy back to Bosnia
1 month ago

Authorities suspect Russian hack went undetected for 6 months

Russian agents are suspected of spying on emails and the communications of government officials, and there is fear they might be able to control or manipulate networks in an ongoing attack.
1 month ago
Authorities suspect Russian hack went undetected for 6 months
1 month ago

FBI scrambles to assess damage from Russia-linked US government hack

The FBI says it is 'investigating and gathering intelligence' on a major Russia-linked U.S. government hack.
1 month ago
FBI scrambles to assess damage from Russia-linked US government hack
1 month ago

Putin praises Joe Biden, denies Alexei Navalny poisoning during annual marathon press conference

Vladimir Putin spoke about Joe Biden and denied the poisoning of opposition leader Alexey Navalny during his annual end of year press conference.
1 month ago
Putin praises Biden, says Navalny would've died if Russia carried out poisoning
1 month ago

Putin denies involvement in poisoning of Kremlin foe Navalny

Russian President Vladimir Putin has rejected allegations that the Kremlin was behind the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny
1 month ago
Putin denies involvement in Kremlin foe Navalny's poisoning
1 month ago

Russia can't use its name and flag at the next 2 Olympics

Russia will not be able to use its name, flag and anthem at the next two Olympics or at any world championships for the next two years
1 month ago
Russia can't use its name and flag at the next 2 Olympics
1 month ago

EU prolongs sanctions against Russia over Ukraine conflict

The European Union is prolonging its economic sanctions against Russia for six months for the country's failure to live up to its commitments to the peace agreement in Ukraine
1 month ago
EU prolongs sanctions against Russia over Ukraine conflict
1 month ago

Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout draws wary, mixed response

While excitement greeted the Western-developed coronavirus vaccine when it was rolled out, the Russian-made version has received a mixed response
1 month ago
Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout draws wary, mixed response
1 month ago

Russia's Putin congratulates Biden on winning U.S. election

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Joe Biden on winning the U.S. presidential election after weeks of holding out
1 month ago
Russia's Putin congratulates Biden on winning US election
1 month ago

Fire at Russian retirement home kills 11

Officials say a fire in a retirement home in Russia’s southern Urals has killed 11 people and three more were hospitalized with injuries
1 month ago
Fire at Russian retirement home kills 11
1 month ago

Russian intelligence hit squad poisoned opposition leader Alexey Navalny: Report

Bellingcat investigative groups says it has identified Russian FSB intelligence squad that poisoned Alexey Navalny with Novichok nerve agent.
1 month ago
Russian intelligence hit squad poisoned opposition leader Alexey Navalny: Report
1 month ago

Russia test-launches Angara A5 heavy lift space rocket

Russian military and space officials say the country has successfully test-launched its heavy lift Angara A5 space rocket for the second time
1 month ago
Russia test-launches Angara A5 heavy lift space rocket
1 month ago

Russian nuclear submarine test-fires 4 missiles

A demonstration of the nation’s nuclear forces amid the tensions with the U.S,
1 month ago
1 month ago

6 officers injured in suicide attack in southern Russia

At least six Russian law enforcement officers have been injured in the country’s south when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a local office of the top security agency
1 month ago
6 officers injured in suicide attack in southern Russia
2 months ago

Russia under renewed pressure to explain Navalny poisoning

Russia has come under renewed pressure to explain the nerve agent attack on opposition figure Alexei Navalny as the annual meeting of the global chemical weapons watchdog got underway
2 months ago
Russia under renewed pressure to explain Navalny poisoning
2 months ago

Witnesses testify against Russian accused of Berlin killing

A court in Berlin heard Tuesday how witnesses alerted police after seeing a man dump a wig, clothes and a bicycle in a river last year, allowing officers to swiftly arrest the suspect in an alleged Russia-ordered political assassination
2 months ago
2 months ago

Putin holding off on US presidential congratulations

Russia's willing to work with whomever is declared the next president, he says.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Russia frees American investor Michael Calvey from house arrest

Russian court rules to release from house arrest Michael Calvey, a prominent American investor held for over a year and a half in detention.
2 months ago
Russia frees American investor Michael Calvey from house arrest
2 months ago

Former Marine Paul Whelan speaks from Russian prison: ABC News exclusive

It's Paul Whelan's first interview since his arrest on spying allegations two years ago.
2 months ago
Former Marine speaks from Russian prison: ABC News exclusive
2 months ago

Imprisoned former US Marine speaks from Russian jail

ABC News’ Patrick Reevell reports on what lies ahead in U.S.-Russia relations under a Biden presidency, and what it will take to get two former service members jailed in Russia home.
2 months ago
Imprisoned former US Marine speaks from Russian jail
3 months ago

Russian oil tanker suffers explosion, fire in Sea of Azov

An operation to rescue three of its crew members is underway.
3 months ago
3 months ago

Russia continues to spread coronavirus conspiracies, intel bulletin warns

Russia and other foreign adversaries are ramping up efforts to spread conspiracy theories and disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.
3 months ago
Russia continues to spread coronavirus conspiracies, intel bulletin warns
3 months ago

Trump's disconnect on Russia 'frustrating and counterproductive': H.R. McMaster

Former national security adviser H.R. McMaster appeared on ABC News' "Powerhouse Politics" podcast.
3 months ago
Trump's disconnect on Russia 'frustrating and counterproductive': H.R. McMaster
3 months ago

5 Russian military planes intercepted off Alaskan coast

American F-22s identified the planes flying within 30 miles of Alaska, but they did not breach U.S. airspace.
3 months ago
5 Russian military planes intercepted off Alaskan coast
3 months ago

US, Russia move closer to deal to extend last nuclear arms control pact

An agreement could mean that Trump and Putin meet in the coming weeks.
3 months ago
US, Russia move closer to deal to extend last nuclear arms control pact
3 months ago

Poisoned Russian opposition leader shares defiant warning

Alexey Navalny spoke to “60 Minutes” about the August incident that left him hospitalized and critically ill, saying, “I’m sure [Vladimir Putin] is responsible.”
3 months ago
Poisoned Russian opposition leader shares defiant warning
3 months ago

Russia stages firing drills at sea

Russian military vessels in the Caspian Sea carried out training against a potential threat from the air.
3 months ago
Russia stages firing drills at sea