1 week ago
"They are spitting in our face" says one Russian paper today about the IOC banning Russia from the Winter Olympics. Another paper likens the ban to "dropping a nuclear bomb".
Chuck Schumer: Hooray for the 2018 Olympic Committee. Putin is a bully and the only way to stop him is to stand up to him.
Russian state TV says it won't broadcast the Winter Olympics.
Russian Vice-Minister Mutko and his deputy banned from Olympic games for lifetime, also Russia should pay $15M fine
1 week ago
IOC suspends Russia from competing as a team during 2018 Olympics following "systematic manipulation of the anti-doping system." Individual athletes will be allowed to compete "under strict conditions."
IOC suspends Russian Olympic committee, will allow athletes from the country to compete as neutrals at Pyeongchang Games.
IOC suspends Russian NOC and creates a path for clean individual athletes to compete in @PyeongChang2018 under the Olympic Flag
"We are on the brink of a real war on the Korean peninsula," says Russia Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov.
IOC President Thomas Bach will announce Russia's fate at a news conference scheduled for 1:30 p.m. ET.
North Korea cautiously optimistic about idea of suspending nuclear missile tests for 2 months in absence of U.S.-Seoul maneuvers on and off peninsula - Russian Foreign Ministry
Alexander Hug at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University: "Increasing distance between positions and withdrawing heavy weapons as agreed would reduce civilian casualties and damage to civilian infrastructure" ->
DC police report says Russia Today founder Mikhail Lesin's mysterious death was from him hitting his head after falling over in his hotel while on a brutal drinking binge
2 killed in Robinson helicopters crash in Stavropol' region of Russia
Russia designates nine US media outlets, including @RFERL and @VOANews, as "foreign agents."
ATO spox: In total, Russian proxies committed 21 ceasefire violations yesterday, wounding three Ukrainian servicemen in action.
ATO spox: 3/3 Luhansk sector – around midnight, the enemy attempted a subversion near Luhanske. After a five-hour firefight and losing one man killed and two wounded Russia-backed militants retreated.
ATO spox: 1/3 Luhansk sector – Russian proxies committed 17 ceasefire violations, used 152mm artillery near Vrubivka village, hitting the inhabited area as well.
Russia now accuses PepsiCo of hacking Russian government agencies.
Large-scale Vostok-2018 military exercises to take place next August and September in several regions of Russia.
Russian deputy foreign minister says Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Vienna to discuss North Korea situation
1 week ago
Air defense of Russian southern military district drill with TOR-M2 systems
1 week ago
Russian ministry of justice officially declares @VOANews @CurrentTimeTv @SvobodaRadio @krymrealii are "performing functions of a foreign agent"
McFarland Contradicted Herself on Russia Contacts, Congressional Testimony Shows
Special counsel prosecutors say Paul Manafort had been ghostwriting an editorial about his political work in Ukraine as recently as Nov. 30, working with a Russian with ties to Russian intelligence
Special counsel urges judge to deny Paul Manafort's request to lift home arrest, says he recently ghostwrote draft op-ed with a Russian tied to intelligence services - court filing
1 week ago
Feinstein has requested additional documents and interviews from Maria Butina, Rick Dearborn, and Rick Clay related to efforts by Alexander Torshin to arrange a meeting between Putin and Trump
Next meeting of Surkov and Volker is scheduled for the next week - U.S. Amb to Russia
The Commission of Rostekhnadzor to find out the cause of a power outage in Chechnya, on 3 December. About 878 thousand residents were left without electricity due to a failure
Russian investigation committee opened criminal case against Kornet of LNR, suspects him in murder of Russian citizen(his bodyguard)
Copies of Schmid Commission report investigating allegations of institutionalized doping in Russia have just been delivered to members of the IOC Executive Board. Widely expected to form basis to ban Russia from #Pyeongchang2018