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After Diplomat's Killing, Russia Doubles Down On Ties With Turkey

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Talks in Moscow between Russia, Turkey and Iran on Syria's future went ahead despite the assassination in Ankara of Russia's top diplomat. Moscow laid blame for the killing farther afield.


Almost 8 Years After 'Reset,' U.S.-Russia Tensions Ratchet Back Up

Sunday, December 18, 2016

President Obama promised to "reset" relations with Russia when he took office. But after allegations of Russia interfering in the U.S. election, many say relations are at a low point.


Trump's Men In Moscow: Trump Disciples Suddenly Showing Up In Russia

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Former Rep. Jack Kingston, traveling as a private individual, was briefing businesspeople in Russia — and it's no secret to Russians that he has ties to Trump.


In ExxonMobil's Rex Tillerson, Moscow Sees Trusted, Highly Regarded Figure

Monday, December 12, 2016

"The choice of Tillerson is sensational. Trump continues to amaze," a Russian senator tweeted. The Kremlin was more circumspect, but it's clear the ExxonMobil chief has high-level fans.


Near The Russian Border, U.S. And NATO Beef Up Their Presence

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

U.S. troops are training in Estonia, just 70 miles from the Russian border. It points to NATO's increased activity in the Baltic states and Poland amid the growing tensions with Moscow.


Baltic States Face Uncertain Security Situation Under Trump Administration

Monday, November 21, 2016

The tiny Baltic state of Estonia relies on the U.S. and NATO to protect it from its giant neighbor Russia. But the country might not be able to count on that security under a Trump administration.


Baltic States Nervous Over Trump's Attitude Toward Russia

Sunday, November 13, 2016

NATO members Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are anxious over President-elect Donald Trump's criticism of NATO and comments about forging stronger ties between the U.S. and Russia.


Putin Reaches Out To Trump, Calls For End To 'Current Crisis'

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

The Russian leader congratulates Donald Trump and holds out the prospect of cooperation. But with friction on several fronts, it's not clear how they will reduce tensions.


Amnesty International's Moscow Office Sealed Off By Russian Officials

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

The Moscow office of the human rights group Amnesty International has been sealed closed by government officials. The organization said the doors are now sealed and the locks have been changed, but there's been no explanation as to why its staff have been prevented from entering the building.