Admin December 25, 2017

Russian election officials on Monday formally barred Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running for president, prompting calls from him for a boycott of next year’s vote. The Central Election Commission decided unanimously that the anti-corruption crusader isn’t eligible to run. Navalny is implicitly barred because of a conviction in a fraud case that has […]

Admin December 17, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin called U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday to thank him for a CIA tip that helped thwart a series of bombings in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin said. Putin expressed gratitude during the call for information provided by the CIA that allowed Russia’s top domestic security agency to track down and arrest a […]

Admin December 2, 2017

Vladimir Putin welcomes soccer luminaries to the Kremlin on Friday for a World Cup draw that provides a global audience for the Russian president to attempt to burnish the image of a country scandalized by sports corruption. By staging the ceremony for the 32 World Cup finalists at the seat of Russian power and draping […]

Admin November 11, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump said Russia’s Vladimir Putin once again vehemently denied interfering in the 2016 U.S. elections during their discussions on the sidelines of an economic summit Saturday. Trump declined to say whether he believed Putin, but made clear he’s not interested in dwelling on the issue. “He said he absolutely did not meddle […]

Admin November 10, 2017

The White House announced early Friday before his arrival in Vietnam that President Donald Trump would not meet formally during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as Trump had said had been expected. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders blamed scheduling conflicts on both sides, but said it was possible […]

Admin October 24, 2017

An American-born traveller being allowed to enter America isn’t usually news — unless that American is a bitter foe of Vladmir Putin, accused of crimes by the Russian leader, placed on an international police watch list and barred from his native country. Bill Browder is that natural-born American. GREAT NEWS! My ESTA (US visa waiver) was […]

Admin September 7, 2017

North Korea’s successful test of what’s likely its first hydrogen bomb not only set off an earthquake but shifted the political tectonics of the region, creating a potential opportunity for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin has been noticeably more vocal on this issue since Pyongyang’s sixth nuclear test on Sept. 3, emerging as a leading […]

Admin July 30, 2017

President Vladimir Putin said Russia will expel 755 U.S. diplomatic staff and could consider imposing additional measures against the United States as a response to new U.S. sanctions, although it would not act now. Moscow ordered the United States on Friday to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff and said it would seize two U.S. diplomatic properties […]

Admin July 19, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump had another, previously undisclosed conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Germany this month. White House spokesperson Sean Spicer and National Security Council spokesperson Michael Anton confirmed that Trump and Putin spoke at a dinner for world leaders and their spouses at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. […]