In Karelia, the head of the local Memorial organization Yuri Dmitriev was detained
Trump: Summit with Putin may take place after NATO meeting possible in Helsinki
Trump says will talk about Syria, Ukraine with Putin
Trump says he will meet his Russian counterpart Putin when he makes his European tour next month
London court backs Deripaska in battle of Russian tycoons
"Complete nonsense" that a meeting between @POTUS and Putin would demonstrate a "nexus" between @WhiteHouse and Kremlin, says @AmbJohnBolton
"We did discuss the ABM treaty and a number of other arms control issues. I'm sure many of these will come up in the meeting between the two presidents," says @AmbJohnBolton
Position of US is that sanctions on Russia should remain, says @AmbJohnBolton
"Despite the political noise in the United States," @POTUS determined that direct communication with Russia is in the best interest of the US, says @AmbJohnBolton in Moscow
"Discussions with North Korea on the denuclearization of North Korea are going to proceed quickly," says @AmbJohnBolton.
"We didn't discuss the G7-G8 idea" today, says @AmbJohnBolton but it might be raised when @POTUS meets Putin
"I think he's going to raise the full range of issues between the two countries," states @AmbJohnBolton on @POTUS approach to summit with Putin
Will Trump recognize Russia's annexation of Crimea? asks @AKurmanaev. Bolton: "That's not the position of the United States."
Bolton says it is important for Trump and Putin to meet: "Both President Trump and President Putin think they may be able to find constructive solutions. I'd like to hear someone say that's a bad idea."
"There are a lot of issues that have accumulated," says @AmbJohnBolton, explaining there will be preparatory meetings prior to @POTUS-Putin summit
No specific outcomes from the summit should be necessarily expected, says @AmbJohnBolton
Bolton confirms that there will be an announcement tomorrow on the time and place for a Putin-Trump summit
Bolton at presser says election interference did indeed come up but won't say how he responded to Putin's denial; says he expects the issue to be a topic at Putin-Trump summit
Blogger Anna Brain is being pressured by Moscow police to retract her accusation of a rape attempt against an Uber driver, she says. Police are suggesting she tried to "sell her services" to the driver.
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Here's a video from the Atrium shopping centre in Moscow, where there's a fire in the roof.
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Russian Ministry of Defense video of joint Belarus-Serbia-Russia drill "Slavic Brotherhood 2018"
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Atrium shopping centre on fire in Moscow. Customers asked to leave the building "for technical reasons".
It'll be in a mutually convenient third country and preparations will take some weeks, according to a Kremlin official.
US and Russia have reached agreement on when and where to hold a leaders' summit, according to the Kremlin.
150 kg of sanctioned cheese and butter from Finland, Denmark and the Netherlands burned in St. Petersburg.
Expect @realDonaldTrump will announce date/location for Putin summit tomorrow
Russia and the U.S. have agreed on a time and place for the Putin-Trump summit, but the details will not be announced until tomorrow, Kremlin foreign policy aide Ushakov says.
Per Reuters: Kremlin aide says date, location of Putin-Trump summit will be announced Thursday; Putin told Bolton that Russia did not interfere in 2016 elections.
Kremlin: the date and venue of the summit between US presidents Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin were set during Bolton's current visit to Moscow
Trump and Putin plan to meet. US and Russia will announce details on Thursday on summit.
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John Bolton in the Kremlin.
Bolton's brief opening statement did not include specific references to Ukraine, Syria, or election interference. He's scheduled to hold a news conference here in Moscow early afternoon today DC time
Lavrov and Bolton discussed Syria, Ukraine and bilateral relations
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Ramzan Kadyrov says that the PACE report on human rights violations in Chechnya is fabricated.
In the room: US Ambassador Huntsman and NSC officials Fiona Hill and Joe Wang next to Bolton. Defense Minister Shoigu, Foreign Minister Lavrov, and foreign policy adviser Ushakov next to Putin.
Russia Today and RIA Novosti reported on anti-doping whistleblower Rodchenkov attempted suicide but story appeared to come from satirical website
Putin to Bolton: "Your visit here to Moscow inspires hope that we will be able to take first steps to restore full-fledged relations between Russia and the United States."
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Putin-Bolton meeting has started in Kremlin. Bolton said he looks forward to hearing "how you handled the World Cup so successfully." Putin flashed a big smile.
Bolton and Putin are meeting. Putin just told Bolton his visit may be the first step in improving poor US-Russia ties. And Bolton said he's looking forward to talks about better relations.
Visit by @AmbJohnBolton gives hope for fully restoring US-Russia relations, says President Putin after meeting with the US national security advisor.
The Russian President, after meeting US national security adviser John Bolton: US-Russian relations are not at their best
Sarah Sanders @PressSec: While in Moscow today, Ambassador Bolton is meeting with President Putin and other senior Russian officials to discuss United States-Russia relations, as well the potential for a Presidential meeting.
Russia's Defence Ministry says Russia did not exit Syria's southern de-escalation zone deal
Russian Helicopters Holding Company @RostecRussia delivered six Mi-17-1V helicopters to the @BSF_India BSF Border Security Force. The helicopters were overhauled at Novosibirsk Aircraft Repair Plant (NARP).
Kremlin says @AmbJohnBolton to meet President Putin in Moscow today
U.S. security adviser John Bolton met Russian security official in Moscow
The issue of Russia's withdrawal from the OPCW is not being considered now: the head of the Russian delegation
Russian media is spreading a story that doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov has tried to commit suicide.
Putin on Wednesday will hold a meeting with United States National Security Advisor Bolton in the Kremlin - Peskov
Peskov: Russia plans to discuss with Bolton the sad state of relations between Russia and the US
New nuances on the case of Sentsov, convicted in the Russian Federation, is not a Kremlin issue, Peskov said
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Tuesday he discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia and Moscow’s plan to expand its Nord Stream gas pipeline to Germany, which has irked Washington, in talks with U.S. Treasury and Energy Secretaries
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The Russian raids are expanding in the western countryside of Daraa, including strike on ISIS-controlled Tasil town
U.S. pulls funding for U.N. counterterrorism office headed by Russian
Federal judge in Virginia allows case against Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, to move forward.
Finnish capital Helsinki being considered as location for Trump-Putin summit - U.S. official
Poland's State Secretary @Anna_M_Anders: I am concerned about Trump's meeting with Putin and which concessions may be made
Russia's experimentation in Ukraine, Syria, "It's a great test bed for them" per @DefenseIntel's LtGen Ashley at D1TechSummit but adds, "It informs their war fighting for us"
Russia pursuing reflexive control - "To drive you toward a decision or an outcome that you think is yours" says @DefenseIntel's LtGen Robert Ashley, warning "They seed the information environment in such a way to drive you toward that decision"
"We should be where they [Russia, China] aren't" adds @usairforce's Dr. Joseph "We can't be targeting the adversaries. We have to be figuring out how to make this multi-dimensional force work"
"China and Russia and some of the smaller players have access to technology that allows them to become really significant opponents" warns @usairforce Chief Scientist Dr. Richard Joseph "We should not be just following their lead"
Britain's proposal to give the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons greater powers to assign blame for chemical attacks has been opposed by Russia, Syria and Iran
Lithuania granted political asylum to Dmitry Buchenkov, who left Russia after house arrest
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Russian Ministry of Defense: photo of command post of tactical group at joint Belarus-Serbia-Russia drill "Slavic Brotherhood"
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Joint Belarus-Russia-Serbia drill "Slavic Brotherhood 2018" near Novorosiysk, Russia
Russia has appointed Vice-Admiral Alexander Moyseev as commander of Black Sea Fleet instead of Ukrainian traitor Olexander Vitko
Britain, which has condemned Russia over the nerve agent poisoning of an ex-spy, is pushing to give more teeth to the global chemical weapons watchdog so that it can identify those responsible for attacks with banned toxic substances
OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media @HarlemDesir: I regret that journalists working for Russian media - Evgeny Primakov and @PaulaSlier_RT - were reportedly denied entry to Ukraine. I reiterate that all OSCE p.States should facilitate free travel for journalists across the region.
MediaZona: Ukrainian citizen Igor Kiyashko was arrested in April in Nizhny Novhorod in espionage case, prosecution says he was looking to acquire S-400 documentation and 42 turbine blades for Mig-29
Russia will not release Sentsov at the request of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe - the Kremlin
Moscow: at 6am SWAT stormed an apartment of leader of far-right organization "Black Block" Vladimir Ratnikov(Komarnitsky) and detained him
Russia's human rights commissioner arrives in Kyiv