'Diplomatic maestro': Russia remembers legendary UN envoy Vitaly Churkin (VIDEO)

Published time: 20 Feb, 2018 08:29 On the anniversary of his death, the Russian diplomatic corps is to commemorate the late diplomat Vitaly Churkin. The legendary envoy was Russia’s voice at the UN for over a decade. Churkin’s tenure ended abruptly on February 20 last year amid an ongoing period of antagonism between Russia and […]

Russia accused of ‘erasing Muslim heritage’ for restoring collapsing Crimean mosque

Russia has been accused of trying to “erase Crimean Muslim culture” by restoring a local mosque. However, workers at the site say they are saving the historic building from crumbling after years of neglect. Many sites in the Crimean peninsula remain in poor condition because there were insufficient funds allocated for their upkeep and restoration […]

Facebook is under fire after one of its execs railed against the Russia coverage in a tweet that Trump cited (FB)

Scott Olson/Getty Facebook came back under fire this weekend after its advertising executive Rob Goldman accused the media of misrepresenting the way Russian trolls used its platform. Goldman, who said most Russian ads were bought after the 2016 presidential election, was retweeted by President Donald Trump as proof that the media is “fake news.” The […]

Trump suggests FBI failed to look into Florida shooting suspect because it was ‘spending too much time’ on the Russia investigation

Reuters/Leah Millis President Donald Trump said the FBI “missed” warning signs about the suspected Florida shooter and was “spending too much time” on the Russia investigation. The bizarre theory has been floated by prominent far-right Twitter users in recent days. The FBI employs roughly 35,000 people and works on multiple investigations simultaneously. President Donald Trump […]

Russia is finally trying to deal with its dark Stalinist history

Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Russian society is starting to come to terms with the darkest years of Stalinism that gripped the country and its people in the 1930s. Though authorities in some cases have cooperated with grassroots efforts to recover the remains of executed family members and help them to rebuild the memories of their ancestors, the […]

JAMES CLAPPER: There could be ‘other shoes to drop’ in the Russia investigation involving Trump’s finances

Screenshot via CNN The former director of national intelligence James Clapper said he believes there could be “other shoes to drop” in the ongoing Russia investigation, and those forthcoming developments could involve President Donald Trump’s finances. Clapper made that assertion Friday night, hours after deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein announced new charges against Russian operatives […]

Mueller Indictment Against Russia Details Efforts to Undermine US Democracy

Robert Mueller’s office has come out with a 37-page indictment that details the extraordinary lengths Russian agents went to influence the 2016 presidential election. https://media.wired.com/photos/5a872e7ba70cca5b3f8ba65f/master/pass/MuellerIndictments-AP_18012767612547.jpg