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Concert hall attack dents Putin's tough image. He tries to use it to rally support for Ukraine war

Mar. 24, 2024 17:40 PM EDT

A week ago, President Vladimir Putin swaggered triumphantly onstage at a post-election event surrounded by young people in T-shirts reading “Putin — Russia — Victory,” and he confidently shrugged off Western criticism of the vote as neither free nor fair. This weekend, a very...

Alleged IS militants in Russia's North Caucasus were killed in a shootout with security services

Mar. 03, 2024 12:03 PM EST

Six alleged members of the Islamic State group were killed in a shootout in Russia's volatile North Caucasus region, in what the country's National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAC) described Sunday as a “counterterrorism operation." According to a statement by the NAC, late on...

Navalny aides say the Russian opposition leader was close to being freed before his death

Feb. 26, 2024 22:06 PM EST

Associates of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Monday that talks were underway shortly before his death to exchange him for a Russian imprisoned in Germany. “Alexei Navalny could have been sitting here now, today. It's not a figure of speech,” Maria Pevchikh, a close...