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E.U.’s Leadership Seeks to Contain Hungary’s Orban

“It would be easy to, say, establish a new formation from like-minded Central European parties — or, indeed, a Pan-European anti-immigration formation,” Mr. Orban said in a June speech dedicated to Mr. Kohl’s memory. “There is no doubt that we Read more…


A Spy Story: Sergei Skripal Was a Little Fish. He Had a Big Enemy.

“He missed Russia,” said Ross Cassidy, a burly former submariner who became one of his closest friends. Lisa Carey, another neighbor, observed the Russian on his daily rounds, walking to the Bargain Stop in his tracksuit to buy scratch tickets. Read more…


U.K. Charges 2 Men in Novichok Attack, Saying They’re Russian Agents

LONDON — Two Russian intelligence agents carried out the nerve agent attack in March against a former Russian spy living in Britain, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday, after prosecutors accused the men of attempted murder, the first criminal Read more…


She Gambled on Her Claim to Link Russians and Trump. She Is Losing.

PATTAYA, Thailand — Caught in a Thai police raid on her group’s seduction seminar, a Belarusian escort grabbed the world’s attention in February when she claimed to have audio recordings that might show a link between Russian officials and the Read more…


Aleksei Navalny, Kremlin Critic, Is Jailed Ahead of Pension Protests

MOSCOW — Russia’s highest-profile opposition leader, Aleksei A. Navalny, was sentenced to 30 days in jail on Monday for a protest that happened seven months ago — a move that he maintained was intended to prevent him from organizing nationwide Read more…


In Russia, a Top University Lacks Just One Thing: Students

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — At this time of year, the halls of the European University at St. Petersburg, a private liberal arts college in the heart of Russia’s second-largest city, would normally be filling with students returning from summer break. Read more…


Merkel and Putin Sound Pragmatic Notes After Years of Tension

BERLIN — The personal relationship between Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia is often boiled down to certain anecdotes: her put-downs about his role in the K.G.B., his attempts to rattle her by bringing Read more…


Protesters Accuse Russia of Entrapping Young Critics Online

Those caught up in such cases tend to be dismissive of such remarks from the Kremlin. They noted that both the human rights ombudswoman appointed by Parliament, Tatyana Moskalkova, and the chairman of the Presidential Human Rights Commission, Mikhail Fedotov, Read more…


An Angry Kremlin Faces New Rounds of U.S. Sanctions

Much to the Kremlin’s dismay, however, the Trump administration has developed into a kind of Pushmi-Pullyu of the diplomatic world, acting toward Russia something like the two-headed llama of Dr. Doolittle fame. One head, in the form of Mr. Trump, Read more…


In Africa, Mystery Murders Put Spotlight on Kremlin’s Reach

Moscow says three Russian journalists were killed in the Central African Republic by robbers, but others believe they were targeted for investigating mercenaries with links to the Kremlin. Source Link