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RUSSIA - SCW NEWSWATCH

How About We Cut Off Your Ear?': Ukrainian Teen Describes Family's 'Filtration' By Russian Troops 5.1.22

RFE/RL Journalist Dies In Russian Missile Strikes On Kyiv - RFE/RL 4.29.22

"Russia’s War in Ukraine Could Have Environmental Impact That Lasts Decades; Pollutants are being spread across the country, with inspectors and environmental groups identifying scores of contaminated sites" - WSJ - SCW Newswatch

UN Says Growing Evidence Of Russian War Crimes In Ukraine - RFE/RL 4.22.22

RUSSIA, UKRAINE, UNSC: If Putin's Kremlin Will Not Even Honor Former Russian President Yelstin's Treaty Prohibiting Attacks on Ukraine, They Can Hardly Claim to be Successors of the USSR With UNSC Veto - SCW 4.23.22

"The Secret of Ukraine’s Military Success: Years of NATO Training; Soldiers, plus military brass and overseers in parliament, have been transformed from a rigid Soviet-style force into a modern army that thinks on the move" - WSJ - SCW Newswatch 4.13.22

Zelenskiy Dismisses Russia's Claims On Pullback, Says Ukrainian Forces Preparing For Fight In East - RFE/RL 3.30.22

"Russia Plays Down Progress in Peace Talks, Intensifies Attacks in Eastern Ukraine; Russian forces also struck around Kyiv, while Ukraine said it fought off advances in the eastern Donbas region" - WSJ 3.30.22 - SCW Newswatch

No To War: How Some Russians Are Protesting The Russian Invasion Of Ukraine - RFE/RL 3.30.22

"Ukraine appears to have begun shelling Russian territory: An explosion near the village of Zhuravlyovka reportedly injured four people" - Fox 3.30.22 - SCW Newswatch

A Putin Nuclear Attack On Ukraine Would Be An Attack on NATO and Multiple Other Countries Across Europe, Asia, and the World, Given the Cross-Border Repercussions of a Nuclear Blast - SCW 3.27.22

"Roman Abramovich and Ukrainian Peace Negotiators Suffer Suspected Poisoning; Russian oligarch developed symptoms that people familiar with the matter blamed on hard-liners in Moscow who they say want to sabotage peace talks" - WSJ - SCW Newswatch

Could The War In Ukraine Trigger A Global Food Crisis? - RFE/RL 3.27.22

"Russian Prosecutors Warn Western Companies of Arrests, Asset Seizures McDonald’s, Coke, P&G and IBM among those warned that leaders could be arrested, trademarks seized" - SCW Newswatch: WSJ 3.14.22

Kremlin Might Not Have Enough Overall Manpower to Conquer Ukraine, and Putin Certainly Did Not Send Enough Russian Troops For Latest Invasion - SCW 3.24.22

Russia-Ukraine War Reparations: Russian Government and Putin Team Must Be Held Financially Responsible for Every Death and Injury, and All Property Damage From Illegal War Against Ukraine - SCW 3.23.22

"The Secret of Ukraine’s Military Success: Years of NATO Training; Soldiers, plus military brass and overseers in parliament, have been transformed from a rigid Soviet-style force into a modern army that thinks on the move" - WSJ - SCW Newswatch 4.13.22

"No One Prepared Them For War:" Russian War Widow Talks About Her Husband's Deployment To Ukraine - RFE/RL 4.17.22

"Ukraine Rushes to Evacuate Civilians in East as Russia’s Offensive Pushes Forward; The main cities in the Ukrainian-controlled parts of the region have already turned into ghost towns ..." - WSJ 4.19.22 - SCW Newswatch

'Inclined Toward Treason': More And More Russian Soldiers Reportedly Refusing To Fight In Ukraine - RFE/RL 4.16.22

Russia 'Taking Incredible Losses' In Ukraine, Senior U.S. Official Says - RFE/RL 3.30.22

Zelenskiy Dismisses Russia's Claims On Pullback, Says Ukrainian Forces Preparing For Fight In East - RFE/RL 3.30.22

"Russia Plays Down Progress in Peace Talks, Intensifies Attacks in Eastern Ukraine; Russian forces also struck around Kyiv, while Ukraine said it fought off advances in the eastern Donbas region" - WSJ 3.30.22 - SCW Newswatch

No To War: How Some Russians Are Protesting The Russian Invasion Of Ukraine - RFE/RL 3.30.22

Ukrainian Officer Says Kremlin Plans To Split Country As New Talks To Begin - RFE/RL 3.27.22

How Has The Ukraine War Changed The Chinese-Russian Partnership? - RFE/RL 3.25.22

The Week In Russia: Navalny, Ukraine, And Nuclear Signaling - RFE/RL 3.25.22

Kremlin Might Not Have Enough Overall Manpower to Conquer Ukraine, and Putin Certainly Did Not Send Enough Russian Troops For Latest Invasion - SCW 3.24.22

"Russian Prosecutors Warn Western Companies of Arrests, Asset Seizures McDonald’s, Coke, P&G and IBM among those warned that leaders could be arrested, trademarks seized" - SCW Newswatch: WSJ 3.14.22

"NATO: 7,000 to 15,000 Russian troops dead in Ukraine" - NY Post/AP - SCW Newswatch

VIDEO: "Inside Putin’s £500m super yacht complete with GOLD toilet roll holders - World Exclusive" - U.S. Sun 3.22.22 - SCW Newswatch

'A Very Big Secret': Boat Crews Link Alleged Putin Superyacht To Russian Tycoons' Other Vessels - RFE/RL 3.23.22

Russia-Ukraine War Reparations: Russian Government and Putin Team Must Be Held Financially Responsible for Every Death and Injury, and All Property Damage From Illegal War Against Ukraine - SCW 3.23.22

Navalny's Team Says Data Links Putin To $700 Million Superyacht - RFE/RL 3.22.22

Desperate Mariupol Struggles To Hold Off Russians; Ukrainian Advances Reported Near Kyiv - RFE/RL 3.22.22

SCW Russia Report #2022-2, Wednesday 3.9.22

SCW Russia Report - Tuesday 3.8.22 - #2022-1

Navalny Urges Russians To Continue Anti-War Protests That 'Unnerve' Kremlin - RFE/RL 3.8.22

Poland Ready To Hand Over All MiG-29 Warplanes To U.S. In Germany - RFE/RL 3.8.22

Russian Ministries, Agencies Hacked In Apparent Anti-War Protest - RFE/RL 3.8.22

Ukraine Had One of the World's Biggest Nuclear Arsenals and Gave It Up Voluntarily in Exchange for the Promise that Their Territory Would Not Be Violated; Russia Signed the Treaty - SCW 3.1.22

Putin May Use Chechen War Playbook In Ukraine, Says Russian Human Rights Activist - RFE/RL 3.6.22

A Detention, A Recording, A Brutal Beating: Another Window Into Russian Police Interrogations - RFE/RL 3.7.22

Russian Media Watchdog Blocks Facebook After Limiting Access To Multiple Other Sites - RFE/RL 3.4.22

Ukraine, Russia Agree To Create Humanitarian Corridors But No Breakthrough On Cease-Fire - RFE/RL 3.3.22

Orthodox Clerics Call For Stop To War In Ukraine In Rare Challenge To Russian Government - RFE/RL 3.1.22

Russia Travel Advisory: Level 4: Do Not Travel - U.S. State Department 1.23.22

Fact vs. Fiction: Russian Disinformation on Ukraine - U.S. State Department 1.20.22

U.S., Allies Again Warn Russia Of 'Grave Consequences' Over Ukraine - RFE/RL 1.20.22

UK sends new weapons to Ukraine as U.S., Germany warn Russia, urge diplomacy ...

VIDEO: Senate Republicans Hold News Conference on Ukraine - C-SPAN 1.19.22

Hypothermia or Murder? New Documents Raise U.S. Doubts About An American Student's Death In Siberia - RFE/RL 1.18.22

As Moscow Menaces And Washington Warns, Glimpses Of A Way Forward. Perhaps. - RFE/RL 1.14.22

U.S. Accuses Russia Of Preparing 'False-Flag' Operation In Ukraine - RFE/RL 1.14.22

U.S. Offers Support After Ukraine Hit By Massive Cyberattack - RFE/RL 1.14.22

OSCE Meeting Ends, No Movement Made In Russia-Ukraine Crisis - RFE/RL 1.13.22

"Energy Dependence Ties Europe’s Hands in U.S.-Russia Crisis: Europe gets almost one-third of its natural gas from Russia, limiting its ability to penalize Moscow." - SCW Newswatch: WSJ

"Russia Suggests Military Deployment to Venezuela, Cuba if Tensions With U.S. Remain High; Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Rybakov said Moscow couldn’t exclude sending ‘military infrastructure’ to the two countries as tensions with U.S. soar and says talks have stalled" - SCW Newswatch: WSJ

Report: RT and Sputnik’s Role in Russia’s Disinformation and Propaganda Ecosystem - U.S. State Department 1.20.22

Britain Sends New Weapons To Ukraine As U.S., Germany Warn Russia, Urge Diplomacy - RFE/RL 1.17.22

VIDEO: Senate Republicans Hold News Conference on Ukraine - C-SPAN 1.19.22

"Russia and NATO: How to talk to Mr. Putin; Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine has created a chance to enhance the security of Europe" - SCW Newswatch: The Economist

"Keep calm and carry on; Ukrainians are peculiarly relaxed about Russia’s troop build-up; Many have grown inured to a risk they can do nothing about" - SCW Newswatch: The Economist

The Consequences Of Inviting Russian-Led CSTO Troops Into Kazakhstan - RFE/RL 1.6.22

For Kazakhstan's Autocratic Neighbors, Unrest Is A Warning And A Test - RFE/RL 1.6.22

Russian-Led Security Bloc To Send Peacekeeping Forces To Kazakhstan, Armenian PM Says - RFE/RL 1.5.22

"Russia’s Military Buildup Near Ukraine Is an Open Secret: Satellite images, social media posts and flight-tracking data allow private analysts to track details governments once classified" - SCW Newswatch: WSJ 1.4.22

"U.S. Catches Kremlin Insider Who May Have Secrets of 2016 Hack: IT executive Vladislav Klyushin’s journey into U.S. custody is a blow to the Kremlin, say people familiar with a Russian intelligence assessment of what he may have to offer" - SCW Newswatch: Bloomberg 1.4.22

The Week In Russia: The Shifting Shape Of The Past - RFE/RL 12.31.21

U.S. Will 'Respond Decisively' If Russia Invades Ukraine, Biden Tells Zelenskiy - RFE/RL 1.2.22

Despite Russia Tensions, U.S. Supports Extending ISS Operations Through 2030 - RFE/RL 1.2.22

Russia-Ukraine Conflict Lies in the Bones of an 11th-Century Prince - WSJ 1.2.22

Amid Rumblings About A Russian Invasion, 'No Hysteria' In Ukraine - RFE/RL 1.2.22

"Russia and NATO: How to talk to Mr. Putin; Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine has created a chance to enhance the security of Europe" - SCW Newswatch: The Economist

Hypothermia Or Foul Play? New Documents Reveal U.S. Doubts About An American's Death In Siberia - RFE/RL 1.18.22

As Moscow Menaces And Washington Warns, Glimpses Of A Way Forward. Perhaps. - RFE/RL 1.14.22

U.S. Accuses Russia Of Preparing 'False-Flag' Operation In Ukraine - RFE/RL 1.14.22

U.S. Offers Support After Ukraine Hit By Massive Cyberattack - RFE/RL 1.14.22

OSCE Meeting Ends, No Movement Made In Russia-Ukraine Crisis - RFE/RL 1.13.22

"Energy Dependence Ties Europe’s Hands in U.S.-Russia Crisis: Europe gets almost one-third of its natural gas from Russia, limiting its ability to penalize Moscow." - SCW Newswatch: WSJ

"Russia Suggests Military Deployment to Venezuela, Cuba if Tensions With U.S. Remain High; Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Rybakov said Moscow couldn’t exclude sending ‘military infrastructure’ to the two countries as tensions with U.S. soar and says talks have stalled" - SCW Newswatch: WSJ

[PDF] Text of Budapest Agreement from 1994, where Russia promised to respect Ukrainian territory in return for Ukraine giving up one of the world's biggest nuclear arsenals ...

"Kazakhstan Unrest and Russia’s Intervention Transform Ties With Moscow: As violence grows, the Russian military deployment injects a new element into the crisis in the former Soviet republic." - SCW Newswatch: WSJ

"Russia and NATO: How to talk to Mr. Putin; Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine has created a chance to enhance the security of Europe" - SCW Newswatch: The Economist

"Keep calm and carry on; Ukrainians are peculiarly relaxed about Russia’s troop build-up; Many have grown inured to a risk they can do nothing about" - SCW Newswatch: The Economist

The Consequences Of Inviting Russian-Led CSTO Troops Into Kazakhstan - RFE/RL 1.6.22

For Kazakhstan's Autocratic Neighbors, Unrest Is A Warning And A Test - RFE/RL 1.6.22

Russian-Led Security Bloc To Send Peacekeeping Forces To Kazakhstan, Armenian PM Says - RFE/RL 1.5.22

"Russia’s Military Buildup Near Ukraine Is an Open Secret: Satellite images, social media posts and flight-tracking data allow private analysts to track details governments once classified" - SCW Newswatch: WSJ 1.4.22

"U.S. Catches Kremlin Insider Who May Have Secrets of 2016 Hack: IT executive Vladislav Klyushin’s journey into U.S. custody is a blow to the Kremlin, say people familiar with a Russian intelligence assessment of what he may have to offer" - SCW Newswatch: Bloomberg 1.4.22

The Week In Russia: The Shifting Shape Of The Past - RFE/RL 12.31.21

U.S. Will 'Respond Decisively' If Russia Invades Ukraine, Biden Tells Zelenskiy - RFE/RL 1.2.22

Despite Russia Tensions, U.S. Supports Extending ISS Operations Through 2030 - RFE/RL 1.2.22

Russia-Ukraine Conflict Lies in the Bones of an 11th-Century Prince - WSJ 1.2.22

Amid Rumblings About A Russian Invasion, 'No Hysteria' In Ukraine - RFE/RL 1.2.22

Kremlin Raises Rhetoric After U.S. Cites 'Real Concerns' Over Russian Military Buildup Near Ukraine - RFE/RL 11.21.21

"For Putin, the Great Prize Has Always Been Ukraine: The Russian president takes pride in having restored his country’s power and prominence after the Cold War, but he won’t consider his legacy complete until Kyiv again becomes Moscow’s satellite" - SCW Newswatch: WSJ

U.S. Condemns Russia For 'Dangerous' Anti-Satellite Missile Test - RFE/RL 11.15.21

NATO Warns Russia Over ‘Large, Unusual’ Troop Build-Up Near Ukraine - RFE/RL 11.15.21

Russia Reports New Record Daily COVID-19 Deaths - RFE/RL 11.14.21

The Week In Russia: 'If You're Wondering When This Will Stop ...' - RFE/RL 11.12.21

RUSSIAN PRISON TORTURE: Exiled Russian Activist Added To Wanted List After Sharing New Prison-Abuse Videos - RFE/RL 11.12.21

RUSSIA & BELARUS: Kremlin Lashes Out At West, Defends Troop Movements, As It Boosts Role In Belarus-EU Border Crisis - RFE/RL 11.12.21

RUSSIA COVID: Russia's Daily COVID-19 Deaths Break 1,200 Mark For Fourth Consecutive Day - RFE/RL 11.12.21

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U.S. Condemns Russia For 'Dangerous' Anti-Satellite Missile Test - RFE/RL 11.15.21

Russian Rights Group Issues More Videos Of Alleged Rape In Prison - RFE/RL 11.10.21

Suspected Russian FSB Agent Found Dead In Front Of Berlin Embassy - RFE/RL 11.5.21

Poland Accuses Russia Of Backing Belarusian 'Attack' As Migrant Border Standoff Intensifies - RFE/RL 11.9.21

The Week In Russia: On The Offensive - RFE/RL 11.5.21

"Natural Gas Prices Fall on Putin Order for More Russian Exports; The Russian president told the state energy giant to pump more fuel to Germany and Austria to ease a supply crunch." - SCW Newswatch: WSJ

Russian Rights Group Issues More Videos Of Alleged Rape In Prison - RFE/RL 11.10.21

Poland Accuses Russia Of Backing Belarusian 'Attack' As Migrant Border Standoff Intensifies - RFE/RL 11.9.21

Suspected Russian FSB Agent Found Dead In Front Of Berlin Embassy - RFE/RL 11.5.21

Ukraine's Zelenskiy Defends Drone Strike On Russia-Backed Separatists - RFE/RL 10.30.21

The Week In Russia: On The Offensive - RFE/RL 11.5.21

The Week In Russia: 'Values' And The Virus - RFE/RL 10.29.21

Noted Belarusian Lawyer Who Defended Political Prisoners Deprived Of License - RFE/RL 10.26.21

'I Was Always Afraid Of Getting Caught': Former Inmate Who Leaked Russian Prison-Torture Videos Speaks Out - RFE/RL 10.22.21

'People Would Scream For Hours': Former Inmates Shed Light On Recent Russian Torture Revelations - RFE/RL 10.22.21

'Torture Machine': Russian Rights Defender Shares Shocking Prison Videos - RFE/RL 10.5.21

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SCW NEWSWATCH: "U.S., Georgia sign military training pact amid Russian threat on the Black Sea" - Defense News

U.S. Defense Chief Inks Cooperation Deal With Georgia On First Leg Of Visit To Black Sea Allies - RFE/RL

SCW NEWSWATCH: "Russia’s Move to Cut NATO Ties Complicates Biden’s Pivot to China; Moscow will withdraw its diplomats and close the alliance’s Russian office following NATO’s expulsion of Russian officials as spies" - WSJ

Russia's Navalny [Imprisoned Opposition Figure and Anti-Corruption E-Journalist] Wins Sakharov Prize, EU's Top Human Rights Award - RFE/RL

Russia Faces Difficult Balancing Act as It Hosts Taliban - WSJ 10.20.21

FBI Raids Home Owned by Relatives of Russian Tycoon; Officials from the FBI conducted a raid of a Washington residence owned by the family of Oleg Deripaska, who figured prominently in the post-2016 investigations of Trump campaign officials. - WSJ 10.19.21

Russia accuses CNBC’s Hadley Gamble of being a ‘sex object’ sent to distract Putin - NY Post 10.19.21

Putin's Dominance Risks Destabilization: Fiona Hill's Insights On Russia, the U.S., And Their 'Unfortunate Parallels' - RFE/RL 10.19.21

Russia closes diplomatic mission to NATO over spying accusations - UPI 10.18.21

NATO expels eight Russian diplomats accused of working as spies - UPI 10.6.21

Russia Again Reports New Record Number Of COVID-19 Deaths, Infections - RFE/RL

Russia Kicks Off Monthlong Census Amid Pandemic, Population Decline - RFE/RL

Russia Shows Its Growing Sway Over Global Energy Markets; Russia, the world’s largest exporter of gas in the world and the source of more than a third of Europe’s gas, has emerged as a critical supplier with the power to quickly alleviate the continent’s gas deficit. - WSJ

Russia Excluded From 30-Country Meeting to Fight Ransomware and Cybercrime - Newsmax

Russia Claims U.S. Warship Tried To Violate Its Territorial Waters In Sea Of Japan - RFE/RL

Russians flock to Serbia for Western-made COVID-19 vaccines; When Russian regulators approved the country's own coronavirus vaccine, it was a moment of national pride, and the Pavlov family was among those who rushed to take the injection. But international health authorities have not yet given their blessing to the Sputnik V shot. - Fox

The Week In Russia: COVID, A Killing, And A Crisis Of Confidence - RFE/RL - 10.8.21

The Week In Russia: Two Countries, Two Crackdowns - RFE/RL 6.4.21

NATO Chief Says Belarus Becoming 'More And More Dependent' On Russia - RFE/RL 6.6.21

German Domestic Intelligence Chief Warns Of Increased Russian Activity - RFE/RL 6.6.21

Kremlin's Clumsy Intimidation of Weaker Domestic Opponents Raises Embarrassing Questions Over Why Kremlin Feels Intimidated by Weaker Factions; Should Doubts Be Raised Over Level of Actual Kremlin Support - SCW 6.2.21

'This Is A Purge': Russian Authorities Dig Up Old Incidents To Sideline Potential Opponents - RFE/RL 6.2.21

How Russian Oil Companies Illegally Dump Massive Amounts Of Toxic Waste - RFE/RL 5.25.21

Russia's Covid-19 Sputnik Vaccine Immoral, Tied To Use of Fetal Tissue, Therefore Associated with Evil; Putin and Medvedev Emerge As Type of Covid Antichrists, Trying to Push Russian People to Embrace Hellfire with Vaccines of Evil Nature - SCW 5.23.21

PUTIN POPULARITY MYTH: Should We Ignore Outlandish Putin Poll Numbers? Russians may not have a clear outlet for their actual opinion on Putin

Russia’s Navalny Fights to Stay in Public Eye in Putin Standoff - WSJ 5.23.21

Russian Journalist Who Exposed Oil-Theft Schemes Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison - RFE/RL 5.14.21

How Russian Oil Companies Illegally Dump Massive Amounts Of Toxic Waste - RFE/RL 5.25.21

NATO Warplanes Scrambled Amid 'Unusual Peak' In Russian Air Activity - RFE/RL 3.30.21

Russian Physicians Demand Prison Medical Assistance For Navalny - RFE/RL 3.30.21

Moscow Says U.S. Destroyer Forced Out Of Russian Waters - RFE/RL

Poisons, Patents, Phone Logs Records Reveal Russian Scientists’ Ties To Military Intelligence - RFE/RL

Russian Health Minister Calls For Further Curbs As COVID-19 Cases Top 2 Million - RFE/RL

Navalny's Poisoning Spooked Russia. The Politicians He Nurtured Say 'It Motivated Us.'

RFE/RL Exclusive: Mystery Over Russian’s Suspected Poisoning Deepens With New FBI Records - RFE/RL

SCW NEWSWATCH: "Alexei Navalny Supporters Probe How the Russian Opposition Leader Was Poisoned; Team scoured his hotel room and found a water bottle they say has traces of Novichok, a nerve agent" - WSJ

U.S. Widens Sanctions Net Against Kremlin-Connected Backer Of 'Troll Factory,' Mercenary Group

RUSSIA: Putin's Kremlin Painting Itself Into a Corner with Navalny Assassination Attempt; Russian Regime Risks Being Tainted as Either Culpable, or Incompetent At Maintaining Law and Order

SCW NEWSWATCH: "U.S. beefs up force protection in Syria after run-in with Russia" - The Hill 9.18.20

Navalny's Team Says Water Bottle With Traces Of Novichok Found In His Hotel Room In Tomsk

What Do The Regional Election Results Tell Us About Putin's Russia?

SCW NEWSWATCH: "Air Force destroys surrogate cruise missile in hypervelocity projectile test" - UPI

SCW NEWSWATCH: "Russian paramedics' accounts challenge Moscow's explanation for Navalny's coma - sources" - Reuters 9.14.20

SCW NEWSWATCH: "Navalny-backed candidates win Siberian cities in Russian election; Putin’s ruling United Russia party claims landslide victories in other regional elections" - Financial Times 9.14.20

SCW NEWSWATCH: "After Weeks of Pressure in Belarus, Protesters and Lukashenko Locked in Dangerous Stalemate; More than 100,000 people protest; country's longtime leader set to meet Putin on Monday" - WSJ 9.14.20

SCW NEWSWATCH: "Putin bestows $1.5 billion loan in gesture of support for Belarus leader" - Reuters 9.14.20

Belarus leader visits Russia to secure support amid protests - Stars and Stripes

Germany Says 'Dark Clouds' Looming Over Russia Ties As Navalny Lies Critically Ill In Berlin Hospital - RFE/RL

RUSSIA: "Navalny Associate: Kremlin Involved in Opposition Leader's Poisoning"

SCW NEWSWATCH: "Russian Baliffs Seize $460,000 From Navalny Ally Sobol" - AFP/ Barron's

Germany Mulls Russia Response As Navalny's Condition Remains 'Serious' - RFE/RL

Before He Fell Ill, Navalny's Every Move Was Tracked. What About The Poisoning? - RFE/RL

Russian Prosecutors Claim There's No Sign Of Crime In Navalny Case - RFE/RL

United States Deeply Concerned Over Russia's Navalny; U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo Issued Press Statement On Apparent Navalny Poisoning, Called for Investigation if Poisoning Confirmed - SCW

'Putin's chef' promises to ruin comatose Navalny with $1.2m bill; If Navalny survives, a Kremlin-linked businessman intends 'to strip' him and his allies 'of their clothes and shoes.' - Al Jazeera

VIDEO & ARTICLE: German Tests Indicate Kremlin Critic Navalny 'Poisoned'

Russia rejects investigation of opposition leader's alleged poisoning - Fox

German Medical Tests Show Navalny Was Poisoned; Chancellor Angela Merkel calls on Russia to bring attackers to justice - WSJ

Russia Denies Blame for Navalny Poisoning, Rebuffs Calls for Probe - The Kremlin said it had no involvement in the sudden illness of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny and questioned the assertion this week by German doctors that he was poisoned, pushing back against demands from Western leaders for an inquiry - WSJ

Kremlin says no need for investigation into Alexei Navlany falling ill - UPI

VIDEO & ARTICLE: Kremlin Critic Navalny Was Under Surveillance During Trip To Siberia, Says Report

VIDEOS & ARTICLE: "Extensive" Tests Under Way On Putin Foe Navalny At Berlin Hospital - RFE/RL

SCW NEWSWATCH: "Putin bets on Lukashenko keeping power in Belarus for now: sources" - Reuters 8.21.20

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny arrives in Berlin for treatment - UPI

Putin Critic Alexei Navalny Evacuated From Russia to Germany; Leading Russian dissident spent nearly 48 hours in a Siberian hospital after suddenly falling ill on a flight to Moscow - WSJ

SCW NEWSWATCH VIDEO: "Alexei Navalny, Russian Dissident Who Abruptly Fell Ill, Departs Siberian Hospital for Germany; Navalny’s plight could have a chilling effect on the opposition to President Putin, political analysts say" - WSJ 8.21.20

SCW NEWSWATCH: "Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny 'poisoned'" - UPI 8.20.20

SCW NEWSWATCH: "Another Putin Critic Falls Ill Opposition leader Alexei Navalny sips tea that may have been poisoned." - WSJ 8.20.20

SCW NEWSWATCH: "Lukashenko Says He Is Ready to Share Power in Belarus as Protests Mount" - Reuters 8.17.20

SCW NEWSWATCH: "Why Vladimir Putin is unlikely to invade Belarus" - Atlantic Council/ Anders Åslund 8.16.20

SCW NEWSWATCH: "Russian Economy Shrank 8.5% in Second Quarter - Official Data; Fall in GDP is less severe than government and Central Bank feared" - AFP/ Barron's 8.13.20

SCW NEWSWATCH: "Russia Registers World’s First Covid-19 Vaccine Despite Safety Concerns; Officials in Russia and the West express alarm at the speed the vaccine was developed and the methods used - WSJ 8.11.20

SCW NEWSWATCH: "Industry Body Calls Russian Covid-19 Vaccine a Pandora's Box" - Bloomberg 8.10.20

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RUSSIA NEWSLINKS

LIVE BRIEFING: Russia Invades Ukraine - RFE/RL

Chinese and Russian ambitions in space pose threat, Pentagon warns - Roll Call 4.12.22

Russia’s Lavrov Says NATO Is Using Ukraine as a Proxy, Warns Against World War III; Russia’s top diplomat said the West was engaged in a proxy war with his country that could escalate into a world war with nuclear weapons, as Western nations elevated their commitment to helping Ukraine defend itself. - WSJ 4.26.22

Russia renews attack on Mariupol and missiles hit Odesa, Ukraine says - Reuters 4.23.22

Ukrainian Forces in Mariupol Rebuff Russian Ultimatum to Surrender; Russia on verge of capturing city; Zelensky warns ‘elimination’ of surrounded troops would endanger peace talks - WSJ 4.17.22

Booby-trapped bridge blows up as Russian convoy drives over it: Ukrainian forces - Washington Examiner 4.15.22

Moody's: Russia may face credit default for payments in rubles - UPI 4.15.22

Experts say Russian economy is on the brink of collapse - Fox 4.15.22

U.S. charges Russian lawmaker, others with running disinformation scheme - UPI 4.15.22

Russia's Censorship Isn't Just Technical. It's Physical, Too. Vladimir Putin's crackdown on tech companies is likely to ramp up, Justin Sherman writes. - Barron's 4.15.22

Russian Black Sea Flagship Sunk by Ukrainian Missiles, U.S. Confirms - WSJ 4.15.22

Latest Updates: CIA Chief: Don’t ‘Take Lightly’ Threat Putin Could Use Limited Nuclear Strike - WSJ 4.15.22

Kyiv Rocked by Explosions as Russia Steps Up Attacks; Russia threatened to escalate attacks on Ukrainian command centers in response to alleged strikes inside Russian territory, with both sides gearing up for a new stage in the ground war, this time in Ukraine’s east. - WSJ 4.15.22

Senate votes 100-0 to strip Russia of normal trade status - UPI 4.7.22

Russia 'Taking Incredible Losses' In Ukraine, Senior U.S. Official Says - RFE/RL 3.30.22

Russia continues bombardment of Ukrainian cities despite peace talk claims - NY Post 3.30.22

Popular antivirus software a national security risk, FCC claims; Moscow-based antivirus software maker Kaspersky Labs has been added to a federal list of companies that pose "an unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States." - NY Post 3.28.22

Biden contradicts aides and reaffirms his call for Putin's overthrow - NY Post 3.28.22

"Putin Stokes Nuclear Fears With Atomic Weapons Warnings As Russian forces meet fierce resistance in Ukraine, Western capitals worry Kremlin could turn to tactical nuclear arms" - WSJ 3.27.22 - SCW Newswatch

Ukrainian Officer Says Kremlin Plans To Split Country As New Talks To Begin - RFE/RL 3.27.22

Ukraine Seeks to Exploit Shift in Russia’s Military Strategy; Ukrainian forces said they have driven Russian troops out of a town in the northeast, as Kyiv seeks to take advantage of a decision by Moscow to focus its efforts on controlling a swath of territory in the south and east. - WSJ 3.27.22

Oil Prices Stay High as Russian Crude Shortage Hits Market; The de facto buyers’ strike on Russian crude that began a month ago propelled oil prices to their highest levels in years. Now the real effects are starting to create a second wave of impact. - WSJ 3.27.22

Biden Says Vladimir Putin ‘Cannot Remain in Power’; President Biden appeared to call for Vladimir Putin’s ouster in a speech in Poland, saying the Russian president’s invasion of Ukraine had ignited a "new battle for freedom." The White House later said he was not pushing regime change. - WSJ 3.26.22

UK seizes two jets owned by Russian billionaire Eugene Shvidler - NY Post 3.26.22

Russian Shift Threatens More Suffering for Eastern Ukraine - WSJ 3.26.22

Companies Providing Technology for Russian Military Face Sanctions - WSJ 3.25.22

Russia blocks NY pension systems from dumping nearly $300M in stocks - NY Post 3.26.22

U.S., Europe Unity on Ukraine Shows Limits Amid Differences on Russia Sanctions Allies are grappling over whether to target Moscow’s energy exports and whether new sanctions would cause economic pain in Europe. - WSJ 3.26.22

Natural-Gas Industry Gets Boost After Biden Pledge; President Biden’s promise to increase U.S. liquefied natural-gas exports to Europe marks a further retreat from his hard-line stance against fossil fuels, sending industry share prices surging. - WSJ 3.26.22

Russia-Ukraine War Upends Arctic Climate Research; Scientific organizations and researchers studying climate change in the region are pausing collaborations with Russian counterparts over the invasion of Ukraine. - WSJ 3.25.22

Ukrainian Forces in Mariupol Rebuff Russian Ultimatum to Surrender; Russia on verge of capturing city; Zelensky warns ‘elimination’ of surrounded troops would endanger peace talks - WSJ 4.17.22

Moody's: Russia may face credit default for payments in rubles - UPI 4.15.22

Experts say Russian economy is on the brink of collapse - Fox 4.15.22

U.S. charges Russian lawmaker, others with running disinformation scheme - UPI 4.15.22

Russia's Censorship Isn't Just Technical. It's Physical, Too. Vladimir Putin's crackdown on tech companies is likely to ramp up, Justin Sherman writes. - Barron's 4.15.22

Russian Black Sea Flagship Sunk by Ukrainian Missiles, U.S. Confirms - WSJ 4.15.22

Latest Updates: CIA Chief: Don’t ‘Take Lightly’ Threat Putin Could Use Limited Nuclear Strike - WSJ 4.15.22

Kyiv Rocked by Explosions as Russia Steps Up Attacks; Russia threatened to escalate attacks on Ukrainian command centers in response to alleged strikes inside Russian territory, with both sides gearing up for a new stage in the ground war, this time in Ukraine’s east. - WSJ 4.15.22

Senate votes 100-0 to strip Russia of normal trade status - UPI 4.7.22

Russia continues bombardment of Ukrainian cities despite peace talk claims - NY Post 3.30.22

Oil Prices Stay High as Russian Crude Shortage Hits Market; The de facto buyers’ strike on Russian crude that began a month ago propelled oil prices to their highest levels in years. Now the real effects are starting to create a second wave of impact. - WSJ 3.27.22

Ukraine Seeks to Exploit Shift in Russia’s Military Strategy; Ukrainian forces said they have driven Russian troops out of a town in the northeast, as Kyiv seeks to take advantage of a decision by Moscow to focus its efforts on controlling a swath of territory in the south and east. - WSJ 3.27.22

Biden Says Vladimir Putin ‘Cannot Remain in Power’; President Biden appeared to call for Vladimir Putin’s ouster in a speech in Poland, saying the Russian president’s invasion of Ukraine had ignited a "new battle for freedom." The White House later said he was not pushing regime change. - WSJ 3.26.22

UK seizes two jets owned by Russian billionaire Eugene Shvidler - NY Post 3.26.22

Russian Shift Threatens More Suffering for Eastern Ukraine - WSJ 3.26.22

Companies Providing Technology for Russian Military Face Sanctions - WSJ 3.25.22

Russia blocks NY pension systems from dumping nearly $300M in stocks - NY Post 3.26.22

U.S., Europe Unity on Ukraine Shows Limits Amid Differences on Russia Sanctions Allies are grappling over whether to target Moscow’s energy exports and whether new sanctions would cause economic pain in Europe. - WSJ 3.26.22

Natural-Gas Industry Gets Boost After Biden Pledge; President Biden’s promise to increase U.S. liquefied natural-gas exports to Europe marks a further retreat from his hard-line stance against fossil fuels, sending industry share prices surging. - WSJ 3.26.22

Russia-Ukraine War Upends Arctic Climate Research; Scientific organizations and researchers studying climate change in the region are pausing collaborations with Russian counterparts over the invasion of Ukraine. - WSJ 3.25.22

Russia 'prioritizing' eastern Ukraine as ground forces remain stalled, reinforcements coming from Georgia: DOD - Fox 3.25.22

White House insists US troops not going to Ukraine after Biden comments in Poland - Fox 3.25.22

Three Times Russians Botched a War and Had a Revolution: History shows conflicts that begin far from Moscow can quickly blow back at home - WSJ 3.19.22

Russian population divided over war, tens of thousands seek exile in neighboring countries, expert says; Russia may only have enough money to operate for next few months as sanctions take hold, top scholar says - Fox 3.17.22

Russia says U.S. relations at 'breaking' point after Biden called Putin a war criminal - NY Post 3.21.22

Russians opened fire on civilian protesters in Kherson: Ukraine armed forces. - Russian forces occupying the Ukrainian city of Kherson opened fire on peaceful protestors, authorities in Kyiv said Monday. - NY Post 3.21.22

Holocaust survivor who went through four concentration camps killed in Ukraine by Russian strikes - NY Post 3.21.22

'It's coming': Biden warns of Russian cyberattacks on U.S. amid Ukraine war - Washington Examiner 3.21.22

Russia, Failing to Achieve Early Victory in Ukraine, Is Seen Shifting to ‘Plan B’; Tactical shift seeks to pressure Ukraine into accepting neutrality and Russian territorial claims, U.S. officials say - WSJ 3.21.22

Russia Intensifies Pressure Campaign on Ukraine; Kyiv rebuffs demands as Moscow bombs civilian areas to compel Ukraine to relinquish territory in south, east - WSJ 3.21.22

EU Support Grows for Russia Oil Ban; As Moscow pursues its invasion and with no peace deal in sight, European capitals consider a phased ban on Russian crude, a move that was once off the table. - WSJ 3.21.22

Russian plan to nationalize Western business would doom foreign investment - Washington Examiner 3.21.22

Zelensky says any 'compromise' with Russia will require a referendum - Washington Examiner 3.21.22

Russian mercenaries in Ukraine to again try to kill Zelensky: defense officials March 21, 2022 | 10:22am An elite group of shadowy Russian mercenaries has entered Ukraine to again attempt to assassinate President Volodymyr Zelensky and his right-hand men. - NY Post 3.21.22

How Oil Giants’ Bets on Russia, Years in the Making, Crumbled in Days; Rapid pullouts by BP, Shell and Exxon after decades of cultivating close relationships show the mounting perils of doing business with Moscow. - WSJ 3.7.22

Little progress in new peace talks - as Russia unleashes ‘medieval siege warfare’ - NY Post 3.7.22

Putin has deployed nearly 100% of pre-staged forces into Ukraine - U.S. official - Reuters 3.7.22

Intel alliance asks Interpol to suspend Russia as Kyiv wants Moscow isolated - UPI 3.7.22

Judo Federation strips Putin and Kremlin-supporting elite of titles - UPI 3.7.22

Russia Pummels Ukraine Civilian Targets, Preventing Escape; Cease-fire talks make little headway; Ukrainian forces hold fast along several fronts. - WSJ 3.7.22

Global Economy Braces for Impact of Russia’s War on Ukraine; Central banks are delaying or softening rate increases after relying on easy money to get through the Covid-19 pandemic. - WSJ 3.7.22

Americans back Russia oil ban, going to war if NATO ally attacked - NY Post 3.7.22

Russia tells Ukrainians war can end if they give up 3 key regions - NY Post 3.7.22

Boeing Might Have a Russian Titanium Problem - Barron's 3.7.22

Ukraine’s Special Forces Hold Off Russian Offensive on Kyiv’s Front Lines; Weapons from the West make a big difference - as do the Russians’ poor tactics, Ukrainian officers say. - WSJ 3.4.22

Russian law poses heavy threat to journalists who report 'fake' news: officials; Russia's parliament passed a law Friday that criminalizes "fake" news for journalists who contradict the country’s official statements about the Ukraine invasion. - NY Post 3.4.22

Two more Russian commanders killed in Ukraine: report; Two top Russian military officials have been killed in Ukraine in addition to the general already taken out by snipers, Western intelligence officials claimed Friday. - NY Post 3.4.22

Here's how Putin protects himself from assassins and coup plots - NY Post 3.4.22

Shelling of Ukrainian Nuclear Plant Draws Condemnation No radiation leaks reported; NATO rejects intervening in war, declines to back a no-fly zone - WSJ 3.4.22

Russia Targets Media Outlets With ‘Fake News’ Law, Blocks Facebook; CNN will stop broadcasting in Russia, while the BBC and Bloomberg News have suspended the work of their journalists in the country. - WSJ 3.4.22

Russian citizens reportedly flee country over fears of Putin's martial law announcement - Fox 3.3.22

Zelensky has survived 3 assassination attempts in the last week: report - NY Post 3.3.22

Volodymyr Zelensky survives three assassination attempts in days - London Times 3.3.22

Fears of disaster greater than Chernobyl as Putin's forces set largest atomic plant in Europe on fire - Fox 3.3.22

Russia Steps Up Attacks in Southern Ukraine; Negotiators agree to ‘humanitarian corridors’ to evacuate civilians; Moscow’s warships move toward the coast - WSJ 3.3.22

Russian state media RT operating in U.S. calls it quits, fires whole staff - Fox 3.3.22

Ukrainian nuclear plant, Europe's largest, ablaze after Russian attack - minister - Reuters 3.3.22

Russia’s War on Ukraine Has Created Over 1 Million Refugees in Just a Week - WSJ 3.3.22

Biden won't commit to no-fly zone over Ukraine for fear of 'direct war with Russia' - NY Post 3.3.22

NJ city council votes to revoke licenses of gas stations over Russian ties; Newark councilman says suspension of Lukoil stations shows 'community responsibility - Fox 3.3.22

'Morale is flagging' among desperate Russian soldiers in Ukraine: US official; Russian soldiers who invaded Ukraine are so unhappy with their mission that they've started sabotaging their own vehicles and surrendering in droves, the Pentagon revealed Tuesday. - NY Post 3.1.22

Russia Targets Ukrainian Civilian Areas in Tactical Shift; Forces bombard Kharkiv and hit Kyiv’s TV tower, temporarily disabling broadcast ability of central TV channels. - WSJ 3.1.22

Ukraine's Zelenskiy tells Russia: stop bombing before ceasefire talks can start - Reuters 3.1.22

Russia escalates shelling as massive 40-mile convoy heads towards Kyiv - NY Post 3.1.22

Stocks Slide, Oil Tops $100 as Attack on Ukraine Intensifies; Oil prices surged amid supply fears while havens remained popular, with investors turning to gold and government bonds. - Barron's 3.1.22

Ukraine's Zelenskiy tells Russia: stop bombing before ceasefire talks can start - Reuters 3.1.22

Russia warns Kyiv residents to flee homes as tactics shift to bombarding cities - Reuters 3.1.22

Wall Street retreats as Ukraine crisis hammers financial stocks - Reuters 3.1.22

Russian Armored Vehicles Meet Tough Resistance in Kharkiv - WSJ 2.27.22

Zelenskyy warns Russia will storm Kyiv tonight; White House will sanction Putin; It's war: Russia launched a three-pronged invasion of Ukraine, targeting Kyiv, attacking the second-largest city Kharkov, and bringing in troops from Crimea. US, UK say Russia moving 'slower than expected' as army moves in on capital city. - Fox 2.25.22

Ukraine invasion: Russian forces have mobile crematorium that can 'evaporate' soldiers killed in attacks; Machinery could be used as a way to minimize appearance of Russian military casualties - Fox 2.25.22

‘We need as much Stinger and anti-tank weapons as possible,’ says Ukraine’s defense minister - Defense News 2.25.22

Hacking collective Anonymous appears to declare war on Putin after Russia invades Ukraine; Multiple Russian government websites were intermittently unavailable on Thursday - Fox 2.25.22

Russia Invades Ukraine, Aims to Oust Zelensky Government; Airstrikes hit cities, tanks roll in and casualties mount in what President Biden calls an unprovoked attack, as West pledges further action against Moscow - WSJ 2.24.22

Chinese banks restrict lending to Russia, dealing blow to Moscow; Beijing draws line on support for Moscow after invasion of Ukraine - Fox 2.25.22

Russian forces attacking Kyiv, explosions heard in Ukrainian capital: LIVE UPDATES Russian forces have closed to within 20 miles of Ukraine's capital, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told lawmakers. - Fox 2.24.22

Ukraine's president vows to stay put as Russian invaders approach - Reuters 2.24.22

Russia says Finland, Sweden could face consequences if countries move to join NATO; The 30-member alliance has not engaged in the conflict in Ukraine - Fox 2.25.22

[PDF 4 MB] FULL REPORT: Kremlin-Funded Media: RT and Sputnik’s Role in Russia’s Disinformation and Propaganda Ecosystem - U.S. State Department

Ukraine’s Tanks Could Be Better Than Russia’s. It Might Not Matter. - Forbes 12.15.21

"Russia Hatching Plot to Replace Ukraine Government, U.K. Says: Allegations come in the midst of warnings that Russia could invade with around 100,000 troops gathered near border " - SCW Newswatch: WSJ 1.23.22

German navy chief resigns over controversial Ukraine comments: Vice admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach came under fire after saying Putin deserves ‘respect’ and Kyiv will never regain Crimea. - Al Jazeera 1.23.22

"Ukraine’s President, Left Out of U.S.-Russia Talks, Picks Domestic Fights; As Moscow seeks grip on Kyiv, Volodymyr Zelensky is pursuing charges against his predecessor Petro Poroshenko" - SCW Newswatch: WSJ 1.23.22

Russia terminates ransomware group at US request as Ukraine tensions grow - NY Post 1.14.22

U.S. and Russia still far apart on Ukraine after Geneva talks - Reuters 1.10.22

China says it supports Russia deploying forces to Kazakhstan to quell unrest - Reuters 1.10.22

U.S.-Russia talks hit stalemate in Geneva after Kremlin pitches 'non-starters'; American and Russian diplomats kicked off ​negotiations in Geneva on Monday against the backdrop of Vladimir Putin's massive buildup of troops along Ukraine's border. - NY Post 1.10.22

"Kazakhstan Unrest and Russia’s Intervention Transform Ties With Moscow: As violence grows, the Russian military deployment injects a new element into the crisis in the former Soviet republic." - SCW Newswatch: WSJ

Ukraine’s Tanks Could Be Better Than Russia’s. It Might Not Matter. - Forbes 12.15.21

"Russia Hatching Plot to Replace Ukraine Government, U.K. Says: Allegations come in the midst of warnings that Russia could invade with around 100,000 troops gathered near border " - SCW Newswatch: WSJ 1.23.22

Families of U.S. Embassy personnel in Ukraine ordered to begin evacuating as soon as Monday: officials - Fox 1.23.22

Russian threat to Ukraine could push Finland, Sweden to join NATO - Fox 1.23.22

German navy chief resigns over controversial Ukraine comments: Vice admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach came under fire after saying Putin deserves ‘respect’ and Kyiv will never regain Crimea. - Al Jazeera 1.23.22

For Humanitarian Reasons, U.S. and the West Should Welcome Russian Operatives and Russian Soldiers to Surrender, or to Escape Putin's Tyranny and Seek Asylum; Financial Support Should Be Considered to Mitigate Individual Risk and Hardships, Especially If Russian Equipment Is Surrendered - SCW 1.21.22

'Swift and severe response': Blinken warns Russia's Lavrov against Ukraine invasion ...

Since NATO expansion is a recipe for peace, because allies do not attack each other, Kremlin's anti-expansion hysteria sounds suspicious ...

New images show Russian armor massing near Ukraine ...

Ukrainian president tells Biden 'there are no minor incursions' ...

Britain sends Ukraine new weapons ...

European energy dependence ties Europe’s hands ...

Russia terminates ransomware group at US request as Ukraine tensions grow - NY Post 1.14.22

U.S. and Russia still far apart on Ukraine after Geneva talks - Reuters 1.10.22

China says it supports Russia deploying forces to Kazakhstan to quell unrest - Reuters 1.10.22

2019: The Destruction Of Ukraine's Nuclear Arsenal - RFE/RL 1.9.19

U.S.-Russia talks hit stalemate in Geneva after Kremlin pitches 'non-starters'; American and Russian diplomats kicked off ​negotiations in Geneva on Monday against the backdrop of Vladimir Putin's massive buildup of troops along Ukraine's border. - NY Post 1.10.22

Biden, Putin Warn of Danger to Relations if Crisis Over Ukraine Escalates; Moscow has built up troops near Ukraine and issued demands to NATO and the U.S. - WSJ 12.30.21

Joe Biden holds call with Russia's Vladimir Putin on Ukraine, NATO - UPI 12.30.21

Stunning Photos from the World's Northernmost City - Weather.com 12.8.21

G7 warns of ‘massive consequences’ if Russia invades Ukraine - Al Jazeera 12.12.21

Russia will face 'massive consequences' if Ukraine attacked, G7 warns - UPI 12.12.21

Ukrainian president alleges Russia-backed coup planned next week - NY Post 11.26.21

Zelensky says Russia is planning coup against Ukraine: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Friday Russia is trying to recruit mining and steel tycoon Rinat Akhmetov in a planned coup against him early next week. - UPI 11.26.21

A U.S.-Russia war over Ukraine would be catastrophic Predictably, Washington 'experts' discharge advice that is not grounded in reality - Fox 11.27.21

Russia preparing to attack Ukraine by late January: Ukraine defense intelligence agency chief - Military Times 11.20.21

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: If the Russian military crashes through a forest, will NATO hear a sound? - Defense News 11.22.21

Russia Rebuts Growing U.S. Warnings of Attack on Ukraine: NATO countries say Russia’s military movements threaten Kyiv, though Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plans remain unclear. - WSJ 11.22.21

Putin Dispatches Russian Vessels to Shadow U.S. Warships During Flare-Up: A group of U.S. and allied ships were tailed by Russian ships and aircraft in the Black Sea as tensions climbed over Moscow’s military deployments. - WSJ 11.20.21

U.S. anger at Russian anti-satellite missile test debris - BBC 11.15.21

NASA Administrator Statement on Russian ASAT Test - NASA 11.15.21

Belarus funneled people to border with Poland, migrants say - UPI 11.13.21

BELARUS: EU faces down fresh crisis at its borders, as officials accuse Belarus of weaponizing migrant surge - Fox 11.12.21

RUSSIA & BELARUS: Putin’s Belarus Offensive - WSJ 11.11.21

BELARUS: Europe Sees ‘a New Type of War,’ Accusing Belarus of Weaponizing Migrants - WSJ 11.12.21

U.S. concerned about Russian military activity near Ukraine, as House Republicans press Biden to deploy troops; The Biden administration said this week it is "concerned" about Russian military activity near Ukraine's border, while maintaining that the U.S. commitment to Ukraine's sovereignty is "ironclad." - Fox 11.11.21

RUSSIAN PRISON TORTURE: Inside Putin’s ‘torture conveyor belt’ prisons where inmates are ‘raped and mutilated’; Vladimir Putin has been accused of overseeing a brutal prison system. - NY Post 11.11.21

RUSSIAGATE: Durham nuked Steele dossier credibility but news outlets that pushed it aren’t rushing to issue corrections - Fox 11.10.12

 

U.S. anger at Russian anti-satellite missile test debris - BBC 11.15.21

NASA Administrator Statement on Russian ASAT Test - NASA 11.15.21

Ex-marine locked up in Russian prison goes on hunger strike, family says - NY Post 11.8.21

'Six degrees of Brookings Institution': Jonathan Turley calls think tank Steele dossier nexus 11.8.21

U.S. Justice Department: Ukrainian, Russian indicted in ransomware attacks - UPI 11.8.21

U.S. charges two men over July 4 ransomware attacks, seizes $6M in payments - NY Post 11.8.21

U.S. concerned about Russian military activity near Ukraine, as House Republicans press Biden to deploy troops; The Biden administration said this week it is "concerned" about Russian military activity near Ukraine's border, while maintaining that the U.S. commitment to Ukraine's sovereignty is "ironclad." - Fox 11.11.21

Ex-marine locked up in Russian prison goes on hunger strike, family says - NY Post 11.8.21

'Six degrees of Brookings Institution': Jonathan Turley calls think tank Steele dossier nexus 11.8.21

U.S. Justice Department: Ukrainian, Russian indicted in ransomware attacks - UPI 11.8.21

Ukraine Wins Back Golden Treasures at Center of Dispute With Russia - WSJ 10.26.21

Crimean gold must return to Ukraine - Dutch court - BBC 10.26.21

Microsoft says Russian group behind SolarWinds attack now targeting IT supply chain - Fox 10.25.21

SolarWinds Hackers Continue to Hit Technology Companies, Says Microsoft - WSJ 10.25.21

Russian inmate who leaked torture videos alleges death threats - BBC 10.20.21

COVID-19: Russia, Ukraine, Romania hit records in deaths, cases - UPI 10.24.21

Russia suspends its NATO mission as Defense Secretary visits NATO aspirant countries - Fox 10.20.21

Putin keeps Russian workers home for a week as COVID deaths soar - Fox 10.21.21

FBI swarms DC home of Russian billionaire with ties to Putin - Fox 10.20.21

SolarWinds Hackers Step Up Attacks on Tech Companies: The Russia-linked hackers behind last year’s compromise of a wide swath of the U.S. government and scores of private companies have redoubled their efforts in recent months, Microsoft cybersecurity experts said. - WSJ 10.25.21

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U.S. charges two men over July 4 ransomware attacks, seizes $6M in payments - NY Post 11.8.21

British police charge 3rd suspect with poisoning ex-Russian spy, 3 others - UPI 9.21.21

Two GOP operatives charged with soliciting foreign campaign contribution - UPI 9.20.21

Russian students leap from windows as mass shooter kills at least 8 - NY Post 9.20.21

Putin Calls Self-Isolation Following Possible Coronavirus Exposure A 'Test' Of Sputnik V - RFE/RL 9.14.21

Is Russia’s defence chief emerging as Putin’s possible successor? Putin is still pondering the idea of another term, but as he approaches 70, bets are being placed on Sergey Shoigu. - Al Jazeera 9.14.21

Senate Republicans Vow to Block Treasury Nominations Until Nord Stream II Firm Is Sanctioned; Sens. Pat Toomey and Ted Cruz said they are prepared to approve the nominations, including two national security posts that oversee sanctions and counterterror finance, if the Treasury Department blacklists Russia-owned Nord Stream 2 - WSJ 9.13.21

Poland, Baltic States Discuss Security Against Backdrop Of Russian-Belarusian Military Drills - RFE/RL 9.13.21

[PDF] GEC Special Report: August 2020 Pillars of Russia’s Disinformation and Propaganda Ecosystem - State Department - August 2020

Putin ratchets up effort to crush Navalny's opposition with closed-door hearing - NY Post 4.25.21

Russia's Navalny to end prison hunger strike on 24th day - Fox 4.23.21

Russia orders troop pullback, but keeps weapons near Ukraine - Fox 4.22.21

U.S. Warns Russia Over Alexei Navalny’s Poor Health - WSJ

Biden's Sanctions Leave Russia's Stocks and Bonds in Stalemate - Barron's

Putin foe, Navalny bankroller opens up on opposition leader’s potential future Chichvarkin on Putin: 'The only sanction is arrest warrant' - Fox 3.26.21

SCW NEWSWATCH: "Russia seizes on Suez blockage to promote merits of Arctic route; Moscow is busy highlighting the northern sea route and Nordstream as alternatives for world trade" - FT

SolarWinds Hack Got Emails of Top DHS Officials - Newsmax 3.29.21

Secretary of State Blinken warns Europe against Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline Market Watch 3.26.21

Putin-Biden talks? Russia says absence of clear answer from US will be considered a 'refusal' Moscow says it's waiting for a response, while White House says Biden 'quite busy' - Fox 3.19.21

Putin challenges Biden to chat with him in a 'live' conversation; 'I want to invite President Biden to continue our discussion, but on the condition that we do it actually live,' Putin said - Fox 3.18.21

Navalny Describes 'Clear, But Long' Road To Recovery After Poisoning

Alexei Navalny says he's recovering from poisoning- UPI

SCW NEWSWATCH: "U.S. beefs up force protection in Syria after run-in with Russia" - The Hill 9.18.20

Kremlin Critic Navalny Loses Appeal Against Jail Term - Newsmax 2.20.21

Three People Die in Partial Collapse of Arctic Processing Plant - Newsmax

Navalny-backed candidates win Siberian cities in Russian election; Putin’s ruling United Russia party claims landslide victories in other regional elections - Financial Times

Russian opposition makes gains in local elections - BBC

Russian Opposition Leader Hospitalized After Suspected Poison Attack - VOA

Doctors offer contradictory information on condition of Russia's Navalny - Reuters

Alexei Navalny to be flown to Germany after suspected poisoning; A German NGO is sending an air-ambulance with a coma-specialist team to pick up Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny. He was taken seriously ill while on a domestic flight. - DW

Foundation says it is sending plane for Russia's Navalny - Reuters 8.20.20

France ready to welcome Russian opposition leader Navalny: Le Monde - Reuters 8.20.20

Activists trying to get Russia's Navalny to Germany - Bild - Reuters 8.20.20

Factbox: Who is Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny? - Reuters 8.20.20

Russia Opposition Blames Putin for Navalny’s Suspected Poisoning - Bloomberg

State Dept.: Russia spreads disinformation through 'a propaganda ecosystem' - UPI

Google deletes 2,600 YouTube accounts linked to China [and others tied to Russia, Iran] - UPI

SCW NEWSWATCH: "Beirut explosion linked to Russian ship storing ammonium nitrate left in port, called 'floating bomb'; Officials warned the ship was 'a floating bomb.'" - Fox

SCW NEWSWATCH: "Russia says it will begin mass vaccination campaign against COVID-19 in October" - UPI