A Moscow judge ruled the espionage charges against Paul Whelan will stand, with Whelan's lawyers saying the American was arrested with a device containing "state secrets."
ABC News. Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:08:55 -0500.
MOSCOW (AP) - A dozen protesters were detained on Tuesday outside the Japanese Embassy in the Russian capital ahead of talks between the countries' leaders at the Kremlin. ...
Washington Times. Tue, 22 Jan 2019 04:58:39 -0500.
MOSCOW (AFP) - Russia and Japan's leaders meet for talks in Moscow on Tuesday (Jan 22) over the disputed island chain that has long prevented a peace treaty to end World War II. But recent rhetoric has dampened hopes of a breakthrough.
Straits Times. Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:50:53 +0800.
The Russia investigation is intended to put Democrat Hillary Clinton in the White House, political consultant Roger Stone told Newsmax TV's "Newsmax Now" on Monday.
Newsmax. Mon, 21 Jan 2019 21:22:01 EDT.
Rescuers are attempting to approach two burning ships in the Black Sea near Crimea's Kerch Strait after the cargo vessels collided. One of them, a liquefied natural gas carrier, has exploded.Unconfirmed Russian media reports ...
New Zealand Herald. Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:57:36 +1200.
Russian authorities have raided the homes of six activists of the Open Russia civic movement in Rostov-on-Don and Kazan, and opened a criminal investigation against one of them, according to Amnesty International.
Radio Liberty. Mon, 21 Jan 2019 22:06:28 +0000.
At least 14 sailors were killed and five others were missing Monday when two commercial vessels caught fire in the Black Sea, Russian officials said.
Samuel Chamberlain. Fox News. Mon, 21 Jan 2019 22:01:14 GMT.
The European Union has sanctioned the heads of Russia's military intelligence and two of their officers blamed for poisoning a former Russian double agent in Britain last year, a decision Moscow dismissed as groundless.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Mon, 21 Jan 2019 14:17:55 EST.
Russia has dismissed as "groundless" new sanctions imposed Monday by the European Union--but the move shows that the poisoning last year in the U.K. ...
By James Rodgers, Contributor. Forbes. Mon, 21 Jan 2019 12:41:00 -0500.
Fourteen people have died and five are missing after two gas tankers caught fire near Crimea, Russia's transport ministry has said.
Sky News. Mon, 21 Jan 2019 17:27:00 +0000.
Facts About Russia
The Russian Federation is a republic which occupies much of eastern
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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Russia map website.