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#Russia

# russia - Yesterday’s News

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.

# russia - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

After damning leaks, Trump says his own spies are behaving 'just like Russia'

The Trump campaign team had repeated contact with Russian officials, according to the New York Times.

# russia - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Trump's national security adviser quits after claims he misled White House over talks with Russians

Flynn – who once headed US military intelligence – insisted he was honoured to have served the American people in such a “distinguished” manner.

# russia - Monday 13 February, 2017

This photo of an assassination is the controversial winner of the World Press Photo award

As bullets started to fly, Burhan Ozbilici captured the image of the gunman standing over his victim.

Russia orders prison inmate on hunger strike to pay his own medical costs

Andrei Krekov said he went on hunger strike after being placed in solitary confinement.

# russia - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Putin apologises after Russian air strike accidentally kills three Turkish soldiers

Russian and Turkish authorities appear keen to move on after today’s airstrike.

# russia - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Trump insists he doesn't know Putin - or have any deals in Russia

The President of the United States made the comments on Twitter – where else? – today.

# russia - Monday 6 February, 2017

From The42 Russian athletes banned from competing at London World Championships Not Invited

Russian athletes banned from competing at London World Championships

It looks like November will be their earliest possible return to international competition.

# russia - Sunday 5 February, 2017

Trump draws criticism as he repeats respect for 'killer' Putin

Trump was speaking in an excerpt of a Super Bowl interview with Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly.

# russia - Saturday 4 February, 2017

Ukraine conflict: 35 killed in worst fighting since 2015

US president Donald Trump was to hold his first talks with Ukraine’s leader today.

# russia - Friday 3 February, 2017

Kremlin critic hospitalised after suffering organ failure

John McCain said he was “heartbroken” by the news.

Russian man who says he was born here in 1940 has citizenship bid overturned

The High Court had ruled in 2015 that Sergey Chesnokov had established he was born on Dublin’s Henrietta Street.

# russia - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

From The42 Women's relay team the latest Russian athletes to be stripped of Olympic medals Not So Fast

Women's relay team the latest Russian athletes to be stripped of Olympic medals

Antonina Krivoshapka has been disqualified from the London Olympics.

# russia - Friday 27 January, 2017

Russia has softened punishments for domestic abuse convictions

Only three politicians voted against the proposals.

# russia - Saturday 21 January, 2017

'It's only a matter of time before Putin makes a fool of Trump'

The former chair of Republicans Abroad Ireland tells us why he thinks Russia probably has compromising material on the new US President, but it might not matter.

# russia - Saturday 14 January, 2017

US Senate planning probe into Russian spying, Trump planning to end Russian sanctions

Meanwhile, the President-Elect says he may scrap sanctions of Russia recently put in place by President Obama.

# russia - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

'A complete and total fabrication': Russia denies collecting compromising information on Trump

A 35-page unverified dossier regarding the claims has been published by Buzzfeed News.

# russia - Monday 9 January, 2017

"We are growing rather tired of these accusations": Moscow hits back at hacking claims

The accusations from the US are baseless and amateurish, the Kremlin insists.

# russia - Saturday 7 January, 2017

The Pope, the Queen and Angela Merkel - Putin likes to leave world leaders waiting

He was famously hours later for a meeting with the German chancellor in 2014.

# russia - Friday 6 January, 2017

US intelligence says Putin ordered hacking campaign to help Trump win

A new report says the Russian president acted on grudges against the US after being embarrassed by the Panama Papers and the Olympic doping scandal.

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