Category: Russia

‘Witch hunt’: Kremlin slams ODNI report claiming Russia hacked US elections

‘Witch hunt’: Kremlin slams ODNI report claiming Russia hacked US elections

Moscow has slammed the recent ODNI report which claims Russia hacked the US elections. The Kremlin spokesman said it was “reminiscent of a witch hunt,” adding that Moscow is “tired” of “amateurish” US hacking intelligence. Moscow is “seriously tired of these accusations,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday. “It...

Russian navy base in Vietnam may be restored

Russian navy base in Vietnam may be restored

The Russian Navy Command has suggested re-launching a marine logistics base for Russian warships in the Vietnamese deep-water port in Cam Rahn Bay, formerly the largest Soviet base outside the country. The Navy Command has accomplished work on a report substantiating the necessity of restoring the facility “and provided a...

Russia Starts Military Drills On Ukraine’s Border, In Annexed Crimea

Russia Starts Military Drills On Ukraine’s Border, In Annexed Crimea

Moscow has launched large-scale military drills on Ukraine’s eastern border and around Ukraine’s Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula. The Russian Defense Ministry said September 5 that 12,500 servicemen are taking part in the drills across its southern military region. It said the Russian Navy in the Black Sea and Caspian Sea are...

Putin, U.K.’s May Hold Talks For First Time

Putin, U.K.’s May Hold Talks For First Time

Russian President Vladimir Putin and British Prime Minister Theresa May held talks for the first time on September 5, with Moscow keen to improve ties. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that the meeting, on the margins of the G20 summit in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, was “good, constructive, and open.”...

Russia Deems Two U.S.-Based NGOs ‘Undesirable’

Russia Deems Two U.S.-Based NGOs ‘Undesirable’

The Russian Prosecutor-General’s Office has deemed two U.S.-based NGOs as being “undesirable” in Russia and of threatening the country’s national security. The prosecutor’s office said in a statement on August 18 that it will recognize the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) as “undesirable” and...