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October 24, 2020, 8:40 PM

Russian oil tanker suffers explosion, fire in Sea of Azov

An operation to rescue three of its crew members is underway.
October 24, 2020, 8:40 PM
October 22, 2020, 11:44 AM

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.
October 22, 2020, 11:44 AM
Russia continues to spread coronavirus conspiracies, intel bulletin warns
October 21, 2020, 7:42 PM

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.
October 21, 2020, 7:42 PM
Trump's disconnect on Russia 'frustrating and counterproductive': H.R. McMaster
October 21, 2020, 5:55 AM

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.
October 21, 2020, 5:55 AM
5 Russian military planes intercepted off Alaskan coast
October 20, 2020, 4:32 PM

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.
October 20, 2020, 4:32 PM
US, Russia move closer to deal to extend last nuclear arms control pact
October 20, 2020, 4:20 AM

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.”
October 20, 2020, 4:20 AM
Poisoned Russian opposition leader shares defiant warning
October 19, 2020, 7:41 PM

Russia stages firing drills at sea

Russian military vessels in the Caspian Sea carried out training against a potential threat from the air.
October 19, 2020, 7:41 PM
Russia stages firing drills at sea
October 18, 2020, 2:29 AM

Armenia, Azerbaijan announce new attempt at cease-fire

Cease-fire in their conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh starts from midnight.
October 18, 2020, 2:29 AM
October 15, 2020, 4:43 PM

European Union sanctions top Russian officials over Alexey Navalny nerve agent poisoning

EU sanctions six top Russian officials including senior officials in president Vladimir Putin's office over Novichok poisoning of opposition leader Alexey Navalny
October 15, 2020, 4:43 PM
EU sanctions top Russian officials over Navalny poisoning
October 11, 2020, 10:54 PM

Azerbaijan, Armenia report shelling of cities despite truce

Russia brokered a cease-fire to end to the hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh.
October 11, 2020, 10:54 PM
October 9, 2020, 4:17 PM

US, Russia said close to deal on nuclear warhead freeze

U.S. and Russian negotiators have agreed in principle to freeze their nuclear warhead stockpiles in a bid to salvage their last remaining arms control pact before it expires next year
October 9, 2020, 4:17 PM
October 6, 2020, 2:49 PM

Germany and allies call for Russian answers on Navalny

Germany and its allies at a meeting of the global chemical weapons watchdog have called on Russia to fully investigate and explain how opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent
October 6, 2020, 2:49 PM
October 4, 2020, 7:40 PM

US, Russia to hold latest nuclear arms talks in Finland

The talks Monday are a follow-up on negotiations in Austria this summer.
October 4, 2020, 7:40 PM
October 2, 2020, 7:45 PM

Russian journalist sets self on fire, dies near police HQ

The editor of a Russian news website has died after setting herself on fire outside a regional police headquarters the day after officers searched her residence
October 2, 2020, 7:45 PM
October 2, 2020, 4:19 AM

Navalny blames Putin for poisoning

ABC News’ Ian Pannell reports on Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s accusation that President Vladimir Putin is behind his poisoning.
October 2, 2020, 4:19 AM
Navalny blames Putin for poisoning
October 1, 2020, 7:21 PM

Russia's Navalny accuses Putin of being behind his poisoning

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of being behind his poisoning with a Soviet-era nerve agent
October 1, 2020, 7:21 PM
Russia's Navalny accuses Putin of being behind poisoning
October 1, 2020, 5:05 PM

Russian opposition leader accuses Putin of being behind poisoning

As Alexei Navalny recovers in Germany after he was poisoned by a Russian nerve agent, he has accused the Russian president of being behind the act.
October 1, 2020, 5:05 PM
Russian opposition leader accuses Putin of being behind poisoning
1 month ago

Kremlin critic Navalny blames Putin over Novichok poisoning

The Russian opposition leader used his first interview since recovering to say he believes Vladimir Putin is responsible for the attack.
1 month ago
Kremlin critic Navalny blames Putin over Novichok poisoning
1 month ago

Russia jails historian who uncovered Stalin mass graves for 13 years

A Russian court sentenced Yuri Dmitriyev, a gulag historian who uncovered Stalin-era graves, to 13 years prison, adding 10 years to his earlier sentence.
1 month ago
Russia jails historian who uncovered Stalin mass graves for 13 years
1 month ago

Russia's Navalny visited by German chancellor in hospital

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has confirmed reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited him in a Berlin hospital where he was being treated for what German authorities determined was nerve agent poisoning
1 month ago
Russia's Navalny visited by German chancellor in hospital
1 month ago

Russian dissident Navalny recovering faster than expected

Alexei Navalny spent nearly three weeks in a coma after suspected poisoning.
1 month ago
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'You are good people:' Navalny thanks Russian pilots, medics

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in Germany recovering from what authorities there determined to be nerve agent poisoning, thanked Russian pilots and paramedics for acting quickly after he fell into a coma on a flight from Siberia
1 month ago
1 month ago

Russia's Navalny released from German hospital after 32 days

The German hospital treating Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny for poisoning says his condition improved enough for him to be released
1 month ago
Alexei Navalny released from German hospital after 32 days
1 month ago

What a gift: Russia offers UN staff free virus vaccines

Russian President Vladimir Putin is offering an unusual gift to mark the U.N.'s 75th anniversary
1 month ago
Russia offers UN staff free virus vaccines
1 month ago

Report: German hospital cyberattack trail leads to Russia

German media are reporting that IT experts investigating a cyberattack that paralyzed computer systems at a major hospital in western Germany say one of the trails they are following leads to Russia
1 month ago
Report: German hospital cyberattack trail leads to Russia
1 month ago

Navalny says nerve agent was found 'in and on' his body

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has demanded that Russia return the clothes he was wearing on the day he fell into a coma, calling it a “crucial piece of evidence” in his poisoning
1 month ago
1 month ago

Navalny's team says nerve agent used to poison him found on hotel room water bottle

Traces of the Novichok nerve agent used to poison Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny were found on a bottle in his hotel room in Siberia, his team said.
1 month ago
Navalny's team says nerve agent was on hotel room bottle
1 month ago

New video released of Alexei Navalny's hotel room as colleagues gather evidence

Colleagues of Vladimir Putin’s biggest political rival, who doctors say was poisoned, gathered evidence that they say included a water bottle that showed traces of poison.
1 month ago
New video released of Alexei Navalny's hotel room as colleagues gather evidence
1 month ago

Navalny team alleges Novichok found in hotel water bottle

Colleagues of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny say a bottle of water with a trace of the Novichok nerve agent was found in his hotel room in the Siberian city of Tomsk after he fell ill on a flight to Moscow last month
1 month ago
Novichok-tinged bottle found in Navalny's room: colleagues
1 month ago

Lawmakers submit bipartisan resolution calling for Russia to release jailed ex-US Marine Trevor Reed

Leading Republican congressmen submitted a resolution calling on Russia to release Trevor Reed, an ex-U.S. Marine jailed in Russia.
1 month ago
Lawmakers call for Russia to release jailed ex-US Marine
1 month ago

German government calls Navalny recovery 'encouraging'

Poisoned Russian opposition leader Navalny’s condition has further improved.
1 month ago
German government calls Navalny recovery 'encouraging'
1 month ago

Alexey Navalny, Russian opposition leader suspected of being poisoned, slowly recovering

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny on Tuesday posted a message for the first time since his suspected poisoning.
1 month ago
Alexey Navalny, Russian opposition leader suspected of being poisoned, recovering
1 month ago

Russian opposition leader posts 1st message since being poisoned

Alexey Navalny posted a photo on Instagram of himself surrounded by his wife and two children in a bed at Berlin's Charité hospital.
1 month ago
Russian opposition leader posts 1st message since being poisoned
1 month ago

Navalny posts hospital photo of himself, plans Russia return

Doctors say the Russian opposition figure was poisoned with a nerve agent.
1 month ago
Navalny posts photo of himself online, says he can breathe
1 month ago

Russian opposition leader Navalny able to leave hospital bed

Russia's leading opposition figure was poisoned with Novichok, Germany says.
1 month ago
German govt: Labs confirm Navalny was poisoned with Novichok
1 month ago

Kremlin keeps its grip in elections, but critics make gains

Early official results from regional elections across Russia show that the main Kremlin party has retained its dominance, although the opposition made gains in some areas
1 month ago
Kremlin keeps its grip in elections, but critics make gains
2 months ago

Alexey Navalny’s team pushes for successful elections as Russian opposition leader remains hospitalized

The Kremlin's desperate attempt to silence its fiercest critic, Aleksey Navalny, has not changed his stature, even as he lies in a hospital bed in Berlin.
2 months ago
Alexey Navalny’s team pushes for successful elections after alleged poisoning
2 months ago

Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny out of coma after 'severe' Novichok nerve agent poisoning

Russia's most prominent opposition leader, Alexey Navalny, has been taken out of a medically-induced coma at the German hospital where he's being treated.
2 months ago
Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny out of coma after 'severe' Novichok poisoning
2 months ago

UN rights office seeks probe of reported Navalny poisoning

The office of the U.N. human rights chief is calling on the Russian government to carry out or cooperate with an independent investigation of the reported poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny
2 months ago
UN rights office seeks probe of reported Navalny poisoning
2 months ago

Germany raises pressure on Russia in Navalny poisoning probe

Germany raises pressure on Russia over the poisoning of Alexei Navalny.
2 months ago
2 months ago

What is Novichok, the nerve agent used to poison Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny?

What is a Novichok nerve agent, the chemical weapon Germany says was used against Russian on opposition leader Alexey Navalny.
2 months ago
What is a Novichok nerve agent?
2 months ago

Doctors confirm prominent Putin opponent was poisoned

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny is in serious condition after the German government revealed he was attacked with a deadly nerve agent.
2 months ago
Doctors confirm prominent Putin opponent was poisoned
2 months ago

Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny was poisoned with Novichok nerve agent, German government says

Alexey Navalny, the Russian opposition leader and one of Vladimir Putin's fiercest critics, was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent, the German government said.
2 months ago
Kremlin critic Navalny poisoned with Novichok nerve agent, German government says
2 months ago

Russia’s top opposition leader was poisoned, according to German chancellor

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said German tests confirmed that the leading critic of President Putin, Alexey Navalny, was poisoned with the deadly nerve agent Novichok.
2 months ago
Russia’s top opposition leader was poisoned, according to German chancellor
2 months ago

'Unequivocal proof' Putin critic Alexei Navalny was poisoned

German government shares evidence that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned by a nerve agent.
2 months ago
'Unequivocal proof' Putin critic Alexei Navalny was poisoned
2 months ago

Russia blames US for military vehicles' collision in Syria

The Russian military is blaming U.S. troops for a collision between Russian and U.S. military vehicles in eastern Syria
2 months ago
Russia blames US for military vehicles' collision in Syria
2 months ago

Russia: No signs of crime in Navalny coma case so far

Russian authorities say they haven't found any indication so far that opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s coma has been caused by a criminal act
2 months ago
2 months ago

Putin says Russia created 'reserve' to use in Belarus, but for now sees no reason to intervene

President Vladimir Putin said Russia had created a reserve of security forces to send to Belarus if protests seek to oust Alexander Lukashenko.
2 months ago
Putin says Russia created 'reserve' security force to use in Belarus if needed
2 months ago

Video shows Russian forces injuring 4 US troops

A video posted by a reportedly pro-Kremlin propaganda site showed Russian forces side-swiping a U.S. armored vehicle at high speed and injuring four.
2 months ago
Video shows Russian forces injuring 4 US troops
2 months ago

Before Navalny, a long history of Russian poisonings

The suspected poisoning of Russia's best-known opposition leader Alexey Navalny is the latest to happen to a long line of Kremlin opponents.
2 months ago
There's a long history of Russian poisonings before Navalny