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#Russia

# russia - Today’s News

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”.

# russia - Monday 6 March, 2017

The Russian government has been trolling Sarah Jessica Parker about its ambassador

The actress posted a meme about the Russia/Trump inquiry and they weren’t too impressed.

Trump 'furious' as FBI rejects claim Obama tapped his phones

Trump’s comments appear to be based on unverified claims made by the right-wing Breitbart News outlet.

# russia - Sunday 5 March, 2017

From The Daily Edge The Russian government is trolling Sarah Jessica Parker, and 2017 keeps getting weirder I Couldn't Help But Wonder

The Russian government is trolling Sarah Jessica Parker, and 2017 keeps getting weirder

The actress posted a meme about the Russia/Trump inquiry and they weren’t too impressed.

'Witch hunt': How Russian media is covering the latest Trump controversy Jeff Sessions This post contains videos

'Witch hunt': How Russian media is covering the latest Trump controversy

The US Attorney General has come under fire after it emerged he met the Russian ambassador to the US during Trump’s election campaign.

# russia - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Russian MP wants Beauty and the Beast banned as 'gay propaganda'

Vitaly Milonov called the film “blatant, shameless propaganda of sin and perverted sexual relationships.”

# russia - Friday 3 March, 2017

Poll: Should Americans be worried about Trump's links to Russia? Connections This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Americans be worried about Trump's links to Russia?

The US intelligence community is investigating allegations of Russian interference in the election and possible Russia-Trump connections.

Women to be conscripted into Swedish army amid Russia fears

For the first time, conscription will apply to women.

# russia - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

From The42 Wada welcomes Putin's comments on Russia anti-doping system Softening

Wada welcomes Putin's comments on Russia anti-doping system

The Russian president says they must heed the demands of the McLaren report.

# russia - Friday 24 February, 2017

Germany's anger after Russian theme park creates mock-Reichstag for children to attack

German government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer said today the plan was “surprising and speaks for itself.”

# russia - Monday 20 February, 2017

Russia confirms its ambassador to the UN has died 'unexpectedly'

Vitaly Churkin (64) died suddenly today, Russia confirmed, without giving further information.

# russia - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Russia accused of cyberattacks in another election - This time in France

Supports of Emmanuel Macron say he is being targeted.

# russia - Saturday 18 February, 2017

Pence vows 'unwavering' support for Nato as he receives praise from Bono at European meeting

“The United States will continue to hold Russia accountable,” the Vice President said.

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