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Another top Russian Defense Ministry official is arrested on bribery charges amid Kremlin shake-up

May. 14, 2024 09:15 AM EDT

A second senior Russian defense official was arrested on bribery charges, officials said Tuesday, days after President Vladimir Putin replaced the defense minister in a Cabinet shake-up that fueled expectations of more such purges. Lt. Gen. Yury Kuznetsov, the 55-year-old chief of...

Putin replaces Shoigu as Russia's defense minister as he starts his 5th term

May. 12, 2024 23:40 PM EDT

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday replaced Sergei Shoigu as defense minister in a Cabinet shakeup that comes as he begins his fifth term in office. In line with Russian law, the entire Russian Cabinet resigned Tuesday following Putin’s glittering inauguration in the...

Russia: US shares blame in a concert hall attack claimed by Islamic militants

Apr. 03, 2024 11:23 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — The head of Russia's national security council on Wednesday contended that the United States shares blame for the attack by gunmen on a Moscow concert hall that killed 145 people, even though a branch of the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility. ...