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Russian media say Moscow gunman had shooting hobby

Dec 20, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Russia has not said the shooting was terror-related

Putin was 'conscientious and disciplined' spy – KGB documents

Nov 01, 2019 - 8:41 AM

The KGB profile is part of an exhibition at the Central Archive of Historical and Political Documents in Russia's second city of Saint Petersburg

Vladimir Putin. AFP Photo

Russia confirms seizing 3 Ukrainian naval ships off Crimea

Nov 26, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Ukraine's navy says the incident took place as two small warships and a tugboat were heading through the strait for the port of Mariupol

INCIDENT IN THE BLACK SEA. This handout picture taken and released by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Service on November 25, 2018 shows Ukraine's Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin delivering a statement in Kiev. Handout photo by Ukrainian Presidential Press Service

Russia raids space research center in 'treason probe' – reports

Jul 20, 2018 - 7:30 PM

'This morning, the FSB raided offices of staff at the Central Research Institute of Machine-Building,' which is a subsidiary of Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, Kommersant reports, citing sources in law enforcement agencies.

4 things to know about Telegram messenger

Apr 06, 2018 - 7:47 PM

Here are four things to know about the company, which says it has 200 million active users

ENCRYPTED. This illustration picture taken on April 6, 2018 in Moscow shows the Telegram messenger application displayed on the screen of a smartphone. Photo by Alexander Nemenov /AFP

Putin says Saint Petersburg supermarket blast was 'act of terror'

Dec 28, 2017 - 8:27 PM

His statement comes after a homemade bomb exploded on Wednesday evening at a Saint Petersburg supermarket, wounding 13 people

Kremlin praises U.S.-Russia 'exemplary cooperation' on terror fight

Dec 18, 2017 - 9:09 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin called US President Donald Trump on Sunday to express his gratitude for intelligence which allowed Russia's FSB security service to prevent attacks in Saint Petersburg

THANKS. This file photo taken on November 11, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking with Russian President Vladimir Putin as they attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Danang, Vitenam. Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP

Russia arrests 7 for 'preparing' fresh Saint Petersburg attacks

Jul 28, 2017 - 10:43 PM

The 7 nationals from Central Asia are said to have been preparing terrorist attacks in Saint Petersburg

Russian intelligence says Telegram app used in bombing

Jun 26, 2017 - 5:01 PM

They used Telegram at each stage of the preparation of this terrorist attack on the Saint Petersburg metro the FSB security agency says

SAINT PETERSBURG BOMBING. Police officers guard the entrance to Sennaya Square metro station in Saint Petersburg on April 3, 2017. File photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP

ISIS claims deadly attack on FSB office in Russia

Apr 22, 2017 - 7:56 AM

Russian officials say two people were killed in the incident – an FSB employee and a civilian One other person was reported wounded

Russia says it 'practically established' who ordered metro bombing – agencies

Apr 20, 2017 - 6:53 PM

There has been no claim of responsibility but investigators say they are examining possible links to the Islamic State ISIS

SECURED. Police officers guard the entrance to Sennaya Square metro station in Saint Petersburg on April 3, 2017. File photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP

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Mar 16, 2017 - 10:30 PM

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Kremlin denies involvement after Yahoo cyberattack charges

Mar 16, 2017 - 7:01 PM

As we have said repeatedly there can be absolutely no question of any official involvement by any Russian agency including the FSB in any illegal actions in cyberspace Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov tells journalists

ON THE HACKS. US Attorney for the Northern District of California Brian Stretch (L), FBI Criminal Cyber, Response and Services Branch Executive Assistant Director Paul Abbate (2R) and Director of the Department of Justice's International Affairs Vaughan Ary with Acting Assistant Attorney General of National Security Mary McCord at the US Department of Justice on March 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

2 Russian spies indicted in massive Yahoo hack

Mar 16, 2017 - 12:03 AM

The indictment links Russia s top spy agency in one of the largest cyberattacks in history

Russian economy minister charged over '$2M bribe'

Nov 15, 2016 - 4:04 PM

3rd UPDATE Russia s Investigative Committee alleges Alexei Ulyukayev received the money over a massive deal involving state controlled oil giant Rosneft

DETAINED. This file photo taken on May 24, 2014 shows Russia's Minister of Economic Development Alexei Ulyukayev taking part in the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum 2014 (SPIEF 2014) in Saint Petersburg. Olga Maltseva/AFP

Ukraine on high alert over Crimea tensions with Russia

Aug 12, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Ukraine s pro Western President Petro Poroshenko has earlier met his top brass and has ordered forces along the frontier with Crimea and across the conflict wracked east onto high alert level

HIGH ALERT. This handout picture taken and released by Ukrainian Presidential press service in Kiev on August 11, 2016 shows Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (2L) speaking to the country's high-ranking military officials during their meeting. Photo by AFP/Mykola Lazarenko/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service

Olympics: Russia doping state-dictated with secret service backing – report

Jul 18, 2016 - 9:38 PM

Richard McLaren: The Moscow laboratory operated for the protection of doped Russian athletes within a state dictated failsafe system

ANTI-DOPING. Richard Pound (C), head of the independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and members of the commission Richard H. McLaren (L), and Guenter Younger, hold a press conference in Unterschleissheim, Germany, January 14, 2016. Photo by Sven Hoppe/EPA

Russia detains 14 over forged documents for ISIS fighters

Feb 18, 2016 - 6:51 PM

The 14 are allegedly part of an international criminal group with underground printers and laboratories

Thailand warned by Russia ISIS militants 'have entered' the kingdom

Dec 04, 2015 - 3:22 PM

A leaked letter circulated on local media says Moscow s Federal Security Service FSB told Thai police 10 Syrian militants from ISIS entered the country between October 15 and 31 to target Russian interests

Ex-spy Litvinenko thought Putin was linked to crime – widow

Feb 03, 2015 - 7:49 AM

The widow of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko tells an inquiry that her husband once met with Putin to expose an alleged plot kill the dissident oligarch Boris Berezovsky

The widow of Alexander Litvinenko, Marina Litvinenko (L), and her son Anatoly Litvinenko stand outside the Royal Courts of Justice, in London, Britain, 27 January 2015.  ( Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA )

EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

Jul 26, 2014 - 7:16 PM

The director of the FSB security service Alexander Bortnikov and the head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Mikhail Fradkov are on the new list of 15 people and 18 entities targeted by an asset freeze and visa bans

SANCTIONS. A file photograph showing Russian Head of Russian Federal Security Service, Alexander Bortnikov attending a meeting with the Federal Security Service (FSB) in Mocow, Russia, on January 2011. The EU is increasing sanctions after Russia has allegedly failed to stop the 'flow of arms, equipment and militants across the border into Ukraine following the shooting down of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. Photo by Vladimir Rodionov/ RIA Novosti/ EPA

Greenpeace to appeal Russia detention of activists

Sep 27, 2013 - 7:45 PM

Greenpeace: We will not be intimidated we will appeal these detentions and together we will prevail

SEIZED. The seized Greenpeace ice breaker 'Arctic Sunrise' (front) is towed by a Russian Coast Guard vessel (behind) along the Kola Bay of the Barents Sea, some 40 kilometers from Murmansk, Russia, 24 September 2013. EPA/Angela Kolyada

Russia accuses Greenpeace activists of piracy

Sep 25, 2013 - 10:27 AM

The group had been trying to highlight the dangers of Russian led efforts to develop the Arctic as ice floes break up due to global warming

SEIZED. The seized Greenpeace ice breaker 'Arctic Sunrise' (front) is towed by a Russian Coast Guard vessel (behind) along the Kola Bay of the Barents Sea, some 40 kilometers from Murmansk, Russia, 24 September 2013. EPA/Angela Kolyada

Putin, Obama order FSB, FBI to find solution on Snowden

Jul 01, 2013 - 11:03 PM

Presidents Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama have ordered their security chiefs to resolve the issue caused by Edward Snowden s stay in a Moscow airport

SOLUTION SEEKING. Presidents Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama are looking for a way out of the impasse caused by Edward Snowden's stay in a Moscow airport. Image courtesy of The Guardian/Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald

Stalin fails to inspire horror in Russia 60 years after death

Mar 03, 2013 - 12:58 PM

In a country where tough and autocratic rulers – from Ivan the Terrible to Nicolas I and arguably right up to Putin himself – remain admired rather than criticized Russia never turned entirely against Stalin