russia

MOSCOW | Russia’s most famous human rights activist dies at 91

MOSCOW — Lyudmila Alexeyeva, a human rights pioneer and dissident who challenged the Soviet and Russian regimes for decades, demanding that they free political prisoners and establish democratic rights, died Saturday in a Moscow hospital, a Russian official said. She was 91. “She remained a human rights activist to the very end,” said Mikhail Fedotov, … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia’s most famous human rights activist dies at 91

United States | Russia’s Violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

United States – Since 2013, the United States has raised its concerns with Russia regarding Russian development of a ground-launched cruise missile (NATO designator: SSC-8, Russian designator: 9M729) with a range capability between 500 and 5,500 kilometers on repeated occasions. These include more than 30 engagements at all levels of the Russian government. Russia has … Continue reading United States | Russia’s Violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

KIEV, Ukraine | The Latest: UN chief urges calm in Russia-Ukraine dispute

KIEV, Ukraine — The latest on raised tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local): 12:10 a.m. U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres says he hopes the international community can help calm tensions between Russia and Ukraine over a ship standoff near Crimea. Guterres urged Russia on Thursday to respect “the territorial integrity of Ukraine” and … Continue reading KIEV, Ukraine | The Latest: UN chief urges calm in Russia-Ukraine dispute

Pennsylvania News: Russian National, Ilya Kulkov Charged in Hacking Scheme Targeting Pittsburgh National Golf Course

PITTSBURGH,Pa. – A Russian national has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of wire fraud, computer fraud and money laundering, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The five-count indictment, returned on Nov. 27, named Ilya Kulkov, of Barnaul, Russia, as the sole defendant. According to the indictment presented … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Russian National, Ilya Kulkov Charged in Hacking Scheme Targeting Pittsburgh National Golf Course

MOSCOW | Putin says US pressure spurns search for dollar alternatives

MOSCOW  — President Vladimir Putin says that Russia has been forced to reduce its dependence on the U.S. dollar because of American political pressure. Putin said at a business conference Wednesday that “it’s not us who set the goal to go away from the dollar. It’s the dollar that goes away from us.” He charged … Continue reading MOSCOW | Putin says US pressure spurns search for dollar alternatives