- US President Trump says expects meeting with Russia's Putin 'in the near future' to discuss arms race
WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - President Donald Trump has said he expects to meet soon with Russian President Vladimir Putin, after calling on Tuesday (March 20) to congratulate him on his re-election.
Straits Times. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:56:16 +0800.
- Hackers 'led warplanes to Syrian hospital' using British surgeon's computer, he fears
A British surgeon who helped carry out operations in Aleppo fears that the hacking of his computer led to a hospital being bombed by suspected Russian warplanes. In a world first, renowned consultant David Nott gave remote ...
New Zealand Herald. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:11:54 +1200.
- Putin instructs to work on list of 16 people for pardoning given to him by Sobchak
Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed his administration to work on a list of 16 people whom presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak asked him to pardon. “Sobchak has indeed given such a list to the president. ...
Anastasia Shepeleva. Kyiv Post. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:20:16 +0000.
- Russian foreign minister warns May against escalating poison row
Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow would not hesitate to 'hit back' blaming Britain for sending relations into the deep freeze.
Daily Mail. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:06:06 +0000.
- Expelled Russian diplomats arrive home after spy attack in Britain
Nearly two dozen diplomats expelled by Britain over the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal arrive home in Russia, as a scientist involved in the creation of the nerve agent used says the UK could have synthesised its own for the attack.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:41:07 +1100.
- Polish official says Russia is deepening divisions in Europe
Poland's foreign minister says Russia is trying to change the political order in Europe by destabilizing Eastern Europe, breaking trans-Atlantic unity and deepening divisions among European allies.
Fox News. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:18:36 GMT.
- U.K. Ambassador To Skip Russian Briefing About Spy Poisoning
The British ambassador to Moscow will not attend a Russian Foreign Ministry briefing on the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Britain, an embassy spokesman says.
Radio Liberty. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:02:20 +0000.
- Trump takes heat after cordial call to Putin
President Trump is coming under intense criticism for declining to press Russian President Vladimir Putin about the fairness of Russia's presidential election and the poisoning of a former Russian double agent living in ...
Jordan Fabian. The Hill. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:00:09 +0000.
- Russian anger over Sturgeon spy attack response
Officials accuse the Scottish government of offering unequivocal support to a "hostile standoff".
BBC News. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:07:12 GMT.
- WATCH: Trump criticized for congratulating Putin
Donald Trump was reportedly warned by his national security team to not congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election during a recent call.
ABC News. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:36:31 -0400.
Facts About Russia
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Europe and northern Asia. Russia is governed by a President, a
Premier, and a bicameral Federal Assembly. Its capital city is
Moscow, and its national currency is the Rouble. Russian is the
primary language used by Russians, and in 2007, Russia's estimated
population was 141,378,000.
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