The Kremlin has asked for an apology from Fox News after host Bill O'Reilly, speaking in a weekend interview with President Donald Trump, stated baldly that Russian President Vladimir Putin was a killer. Trump responded the US has a lot of killers too.
Boston's Allston neighborhood is a hub for the local Russian community. US-Russia relations have been a source of political intrigue this election season. So with the election of Donald Trump, many in Allston are keeping close tabs on the relationship between the US President and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Congratulations, US media! You’ve just covered your first press conference of an authoritarian leader with a massive ego and a deep disdain for your trade and everything you hold dear,” says Russian journalist Alexey Kovalev. “Don’t be fooled.”
Invitations went out over social media this week, informing journalists about inauguration festivities organized by the “White Star” art collective, which includes several prominent figures in Russia’s pro-Kremlin youth movement.
Russian intelligence has always tried to gather compromising information, or "kompromat," on prominent figures at home and abroad. It's also known that they try to use this as influence to help Moscow's interests.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists called the claims published by BuzzFeed and attributed to a former British intelligence operative a "total fake" — and "an obvious attempt to harm our bilateral relations."
Pro-Russian militants appear to be consolidating their control over towns and cities across the Ukrainian province of Donetsk. Threats of Ukrainian military action failed to materialize. Ukraine says Russia is behind the unrest, and says Moscow has sent in troops without insignia, just as they did in Crimea last month.
The old Soviet car isn't even in the United States. But there's a guy selling Lada parts in Miami. Call hm the Lada whisperer. Cuban expats flock to him, getting the parts for the many old Ladas still chugging along Cuba's streets.
The tiny Baltic nation of Estonia is afraid of Vladimir Putin's Russia. So it's stepping up its military preparations, which focus on preparing the people for guerrilla war. And it's trying to make it fun.
Tabloid news outlets are calling him the Russian Rambo. Alexander Prokhorenko was a Russian special forces soldier who died in Syria on March 19. It’s being reported that he called in an airstrike on his own position as it was being overrun by ISIS fighters. But how true is the story?
You think it's dark and cold on the shortest day of the year? Imagine what it's like in Russia — which is almost entirely above the 49th parallel that makes up the majority of the continental US' northern border — where they just got rid of daylight savings.