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# russia - Yesterday’s News


# russia - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Former CIA director says he set up group to focus on Trump campaign's contacts with Russia

Brennan’s statements again put details about the campaign’s contacts with the Kremlin into the spotlight.

# russia - Monday 22 May, 2017

Trump's former security advisor to stay silent on his links to Russia

Michael Flynn was fired within weeks.

China killed or jailed up to 20 US spies in two years

Western espionage services have traditionally found it exceptionally hard to develop spy networks in China and Russia.

# russia - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Trump slams Russia probe as 'greatest political witch hunt in history' in morning tweets

Former FBI director Robert Mueller has been given powers to investigate alleged Russian links.

'There was no collusion' - special prosecutor appointed to lead ramped-up Russia-Trump investigation

Former FBI director Robert Mueller has been tasked with ramping up the investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia.

# russia - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Top Republican writes to FBI for all details of communications between Comey and Trump

The US president is under fire over reports he asked Comey to halt an investigation.

# russia - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Trump says he had 'absolute right' to share information with Russians

The Washington Post reported Trump had shared “highly classified” information with Russian officials.

# russia - Monday 15 May, 2017

'Lackey', 'traitor': Russian students face lectures over anti-Putin views

Authorities in Russia appear to be getting jittery over youth discontent ahead of presidential elections next year.

# russia - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Lost in translation: Russian TV cuts unflattering Putin mention from hit US show

The Russian TV station changed the script so as to not insult Putin.

# russia - Monday 8 May, 2017

White House was warned Trump's security adviser 'could be blackmailed by the Russians'

“We believed that General Flynn was compromised with respect to the Russians,” former Attorney General Yates said.

# russia - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Russian spy ship sinks off Turkey after collision with livestock vessel

All 78 crew members were rescued by Turkish coastguards.

# russia - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Video refereeing will be used at next year's World Cup for the first time

Fifa boss Gianni Infantino has confirmed the news today.

# russia - Monday 24 April, 2017

American security monitor killed by landmine in rebel-held east Ukraine

The death sparked sharp words from Rex Tillerson.

# russia - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Dublin protest against anti-gay violence in Chechnya as Russia seeks to play down controversy

Russia has labelled the claims of homophobic violence as “phantom complaints”.

Russia moves to ban 'extremist' Jehovah's Witnesses by seizing group's property

The group said it would appeal the decision to the European Court of Human Rights.

# russia - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

US fighter jets intercept two Russian bombers off Alaskan coast

The US planes intercepted the Russian bombers and helped escort them back.

# russia - Monday 17 April, 2017

Russia detains suspected organiser of metro bombing

Russia detains suspected organiser of metro bombing

The bombing at St Petersburg metro killed 14 people and injured dozens more.

# russia - Friday 14 April, 2017

Explainer: What we know about the killing of gay men in Chechnya

As reports continue to emerge, Russia has said it does not have any confirmed information about violence against gay men in the region.

# russia - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Syrian president claims chemical attack was faked by US

‘We don’t know whether those dead children were killed there … Were they dead at all?’

'Serious failings' in Russia's handling of Beslan school massacre, court finds

The European Court of Human Rights found Russia did not sufficiently protect hostages.

Trump says US-Russian relations may be 'at an all time low'

The countries had engaged in a decades-long Cold War.

# russia - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Gay men in Chechnya reportedly being sent to prison camps and killed

Human rights campaigners say people are being tortured and abused.

'What's the plan?' Confusion reigns on Syria as Trump sends secretary of state to Russia

The Trump administration has done little to clarify on how it will approach the situation in Syria.

# russia - Friday 7 April, 2017

Syria airstrike: Donald Trump's 180 degree shift on attacking the Assad regime

“Very bad things will happen” if the US attacks Syria, Trump tweeted back in 2013.

'Aggression against a sovereign state': Putin responds to Trump's Syria strikes

In the US, senior Democrats and Republicans have expressed support for the action.

# russia - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

US points finger at Assad after suspected chemical attack kills dozens in Syria

At least 58 people died in the attack.

Police say St Petersburg attack carried out by suicide bomber as death toll rises to 14

Interfax quotes sources who say police believe the attacker was linked to radical Islamist groups.

# russia - Monday 3 April, 2017

Terror investigation launched after 10 die in blast in St Petersburg underground system

The system has been shut down and passengers are being evacuated from stations.

# russia - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Russian paper says gay men are being arrested and killed in Chechnya

The Chechen president’s spokesperson denied the report, suggesting there are no gay people in the country.

# russia - Friday 31 March, 2017

Trump's former adviser will testify in Russia probe 'if he gets immunity'

“General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit.”

# russia - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

# russia - Monday 27 March, 2017

Trump's top aide and son-in-law Kushner to face Russia investigation panel

His contacts with Russian officials that are now coming under the microscope.

Russian opposition leader jailed following unsanctioned Moscow protest

Alexei Navalny has been a vocal critic of the Kremlin.

# russia - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Ukraine bans Russia's Eurovision singer from entering the country

The singer is said to have performed in Russia-annexed Crimea, prompting Ukrainian fury.

He called it 'obsolete', but Trump says he will reaffirm US commitment to Nato

The White House confirmed Trump will attend a Nato meeting in May.

# russia - Monday 20 March, 2017

FBI director to testify on Trump's Russian ties as well as his wiretap allegations

Political commentators have said the stakes for the tycoon-turned-world-leader could hardly be higher.

# russia - Saturday 18 March, 2017

On its centenary, these were the five key events of the Russian revolution

The abdication of Tsar Nicholas II in 1917 led to a Bolshevik revolution, the rise of Lenin and Stalin, and the eventual establishment of the Soviet Union.

# russia - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

US charges two Russian spies with hacking 500 million Yahoo accounts

Two “criminal hackers” were also indicted in relation to the Yahoo hack.

# russia - Friday 10 March, 2017

Trump team knew Michael Flynn might register as foreign agent

However, the White House said Trump himself wasn’t aware.

# russia - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

'Blatant, shameless propaganda of sin': Beauty and the Beast given 16+ rating in Russia

The upcoming film is set to feature Disney’s first on-screen “gay moment”.

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