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Russian army chief in Syria meets Kurds over Turkey tensions

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BEIRUT (AP) — The chief of Russian forces in Syria has met with a Kurdish commander over threats by Turkey to launch a new incursion into northern Syria, ...
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Brittney Griner Reportedly Facing Racism, Homophobia In Russian Prison – VIBE.com

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Brittney Griner will face inhumane conditions at the Russian penal colony where she was recently transferred.  The Nation reports that, while the public isn’t sure where she has ...
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Brittney Griner’s Mentality While In Russian Labor Camp Revealed

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Brittney Griner is currently serving a nine-year prison in Russia. As we have reported on extensively, Griner was arrested at a Russian airport back in February. Subsequently, she ...
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Widow of Russian colonel who shot himself with 5 bullets writes letter to Putin

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Yulia, the widow of the deputy head of the Pacific Higher Naval School [one of the Russian Navy’s two higher educational institutions], Vadim Boyko, wrote an open letter ...
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Ukraine warns of Russian missile strikes

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Ukraine said on Monday that Russia was preparing for a fresh wave of missile attacks on its energy grid that have plunged swathes of the country into the ...
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Ukraine witnesses repeat of Russian ‘genocide’ 90 years later

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Ninety years ago, millions perished in Ukraine in a manmade famine under Joseph Stalin that many in the country call genocide. For Ganna Pertchuk, the current Russian invasion ...
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Thailand still wants Russian tourists – and direct flights are making it easy to get to Phuket

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A beach in the Thai resort of Phuket.Mladen Antonov/Getty Images Direct flights between Russia and Thailand’s largest island, Phuket, resumed on October 30. Russians made up Phuket’s biggest ...
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Civilians escape Kherson after Russian strikes on freed city

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KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — Fleeing shelling, civilians on Saturday streamed out of the southern Ukrainian city whose recapture they had celebrated just weeks earlier as the country remembered ...
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Vladimir Putin tells mothers of Russian soldiers killed in unprovoked Ukraine war: ‘I share your pain’

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Vladimir Putin said he empathizes with the mothers of Russian soldiers he sent to die in an unprovoked attack on Ukraine. With cameras rolling, the embattled Russian leader ...
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Putin tells Russian mothers he shares ‘pain’ of soldier deaths

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday told a group of mothers whose sons are fighting in Ukraine that he shares the pain of those who have lost loved ...
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Russian tech giant Yandex reportedly looking to break free from its home country

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Over the past years, Russian search and tech giant Yandex made an effort not to fall behind its Western counterparts and had developed its own smart devices, self-driving ...
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Russian soldier mothers challenge Putin

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Their videos are flooding Russian social media — mothers and wives of soldiers mobilised to fight in Ukraine, urgently demanding that the military make good on promises made ...
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This Russian Gay Couple Hopes Their Wedding Will Help Change Minds

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Xenia Baranova/Courtesy Mikhail Zygar and Jean-Michel Shcherbak Tall and handsome, they walked hand in hand across Madison Square Park to look at the Flatiron Building. They were both ...
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UPDATE 1-Zelenskiy appeals to UN Security Council over Russian strikes on infrastructure

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(Updates with quotes after Zelenskiy speech) By Simon Lewis Nov 23 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy appealed to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday to take ...
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Russian rocket kills newborn in repeat attack on small town

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VILNIANSK, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian rocket struck the maternity wing of a hospital in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, killing a newborn boy and critically injuring a doctor. ...
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Russian Oil Price Cap at $65-$70 Won’t Cut Moscow’s Revenue: Helima Croft

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A Russian oil price cap at $65 to $70 a barrel is already about where Moscow is selling its crude, according to RBC’s Helima Croft.  That means a ...
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A price cap on Russian oil at $65-$70 isn’t low enough reduce Moscow’s revenue, RBC’s Helima Croft says

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Russian President Vladimir Putin.Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images A Russian oil price cap at $65 to $70 a barrel is already about where Moscow is selling its crude, according to ...
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Intense Russian bombing across Ukraine kills newborn baby

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A newborn baby has become one of the youngest victims of Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine after Russian shells pounded a maternity ward in the south of the ...
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Most Ukrainians left without power after new Russian strikes

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KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A punishing new barrage of Russian strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure on Wednesday caused power outages across large parts of the country as well as ...
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mothers and wives of Russian soldiers issue demand to Putin

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The civil movement of family members of Russian mobilised and contract soldiers, known as the “Council of Mothers and Wives”, is demanding that their loved ones be brought ...
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Russian president’s press secretary denies that Russia received proposal for a “peace agreement” before G20 summit

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Dmitry Peskov, the Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, has denied that Vladimir Putin received a draft of a possible peace agreement with Ukraine before ...
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Putin channels his criticism of Russian Army through Prigozhin and Kadyrov, expert says

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According to Ivan Preobrazhenskyi, Ramzan Kadyrov and Yevhen Prigozhin have not yet started to play an independent game Read also: Security forces prepare to protect Putin from possible ...
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Russian University Accused of Hounding African Students to Fight Putin’s War

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Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/Getty ABUJA, Nigeria—Russian officials at the Southern Federal University (SFedU) in the city of Rostov-on-Don, near the border with Ukraine, have been ...
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Captured Russian Soldiers Appear to Have Been Killed at Close Range: Report

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The UN is reviewing reports that Ukrainians may have executed 10 Russian prisoners of war. Videos reviewed by The New York Times appear to show Russian soldiers were ...
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‘Tyranny and turmoil’ in Russian invasion, US defense secretary says

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HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin warned Saturday Russia’s invasion of Ukraine offers a preview of a world where nuclear-armed countries could threaten other nations ...
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Kherson comes alive after Russian withdrawal

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KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — A week since the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson was liberated, residents can’t escape reminders of the terrifying eight months they spent under Russian ...
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West Africa next in line for tied-up Russian fertilizer

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GENEVA (AP) — A top U.N. official said Friday that West Africa is next in line to receive crucial Russian fertilizer that has been prevented from being exported ...
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Russian strikes force Ukraine to face hours-long power cuts

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KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s electricity grid operator warned of hours-long power outages Friday as Russia zeroed in on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure with renewed artillery and missile attacks ...
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Russian opposition leader Navalny sent to tiny one-man cell

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MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been transferred to a one-man cell, according to a post Thursday on his social media account. Navalny was ...
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Ukraine tells of the torture under Russian rule in Kherson

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He was held for weeks in detention, beaten and electrocuted. He urinated blood. He lost 25 kilogrammes and thought of killing himself. Anatoly Stotsky survived weeks of abuse at ...
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