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Vladimir Putin personally involved in US election hack – intelligence report

U.S. intelligence officials now believe with "a high level of confidence" that Russian President Vladimir Putin became personally involved in the covert Russian campaign to interfere in the U.S. presidential election, senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News. Two senior officials with

Putin signs controversial antiterror law

The package of laws and amendments to the law includes provisions stiffening punishment for extremism and terrorism and holding individuals criminally responsible if they fail to report others to the authorities in connection with certain crimes, RFE\RL reports. It also increases the

Russian President “pardons” Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree pardoning the Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, said his spokesman Dmitry Peskov to the Russian media, Joinfo.ua reports. It should be recalled that Nadiya Savchenko has recently arrived to Ukraine onboard of the Presidential airplane. Nadiya has

Offshore network tied to Putin – journalists’ investigation

The records show Putin's ally Sergey Roldugin who is a behind-the-scenes player in a clandestine network operated by Putin associates that has shuffled at least $2 billion through banks and offshore companies, investigative journalists Jake Bernstein, Petra Blum, Oliver Zihlmann, David Thompson,

Reuters investigation: Putin and his friends’ property

One of the women is Putin's younger daughter; two are close relatives of a woman Russian media have reported to be Putin's girlfriend – though the president has strongly denied any relationship.  And a fourth is a student who posed for a calendar

Reuters Exclusive: Russia shipping more to Syria than removing

When Vladimir Putin announced the withdrawal of most of Russia's military contingent from Syria there was an expectation that the Yauza, a Russian naval icebreaker and one of the mission's main supply vessels, would return home to its Arctic Ocean port,

CIA Director Brennan secretly visited Moscow to discuss Assad’s departure

CIA Director John Brennan visited Moscow to discuss the ceasefire in Syria, a political settlement in the country and a possible departure of President Bashar Assad, RIA Novosti reported citing the Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Oleg Syromolotov, Joinfo.ua reports. "Brennan's visit

Why the Kremlin backs Trump – Reuters analysis

Russian state TV, which hews closely to the Kremlin's world view, leaves little doubt about who Moscow supports in November's U.S. presidential election: "The Donald," Reuters reports. According to the edition “Putin has hailed Trump as "very talented". The head of the

U.S. Secretary of State arrived in Moscow for talks on Ukraine, Syria

John Kerry will meet with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Moscow on Wednesday, Radio Free Europe reports. He will also hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on March 24. During the visit, Kerry is expected to gauge

Ukraine will never recognize show trial of Nadiya Savchenko – President

On Tuesday President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said in his statement that “it was a shameful show trial organized by the country-aggressor against the Ukrainian Officer who defended her land from enemy’s encroachment,” Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the press