Rod Rosenstein says the Russia probe has uncovered a widespread Russian effort to meddle in the 2016 race

Rod Rosenstein says the Russia probe has uncovered a widespread Russian effort to meddle in the 2016 race

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said on Wednesday that the special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation has already revealed an elaborate and widespread effort by the Russians to meddle in the 2016 US election. Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Rosenstein said, „I have a solemn responsibility to make sure that cases like that are…

Russia internationals Aleksandr Kokorin & Pavel Mamaev investigated over attack

Russia internationals Aleksandr Kokorin & Pavel Mamaev investigated over attack

Kokorin (left) and Mamaev (right) played together for Russia at Euro 2016Two Russia internationals under investigation over an attack on a civil servant in a cafe in Moscow should be punished „in the most severe way”, says the Russian Premier League. Zenit St Petersburg’s Aleksandr Kokorin and Krasnodar’s Pavel Mamaev are said to have attacked…

Russia warned over chemical weapon use

Russia warned over chemical weapon use

Image copyright PA Image caption The two suspects told Russia’s RT they were tourists who wanted to see the cathedral spire The UK has warned Russia that it will pay a „high price” if it continues to use chemical weapons following the Salisbury nerve agent attack. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told his Russian counterpart Sergei…

Russia reinstated by Wada after doping scandal suspension

Russia reinstated by Wada after doping scandal suspension

Rusada’s suspension was imposed in November 2015A decision to lift the suspension of Russia’s anti-doping agency (Rusada) has been labelled „the greatest treachery” of clean athletes. The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has ended a three-year suspension which followed a major doping scandal. Leading athletes and anti-doping bodies had opposed the move. A lawyer for Russian…

Russia reportedly warned Mattis it could use nuclear weapons in Europe, and it made him see Moscow as an ‚existential threat’ to the US

Russia reportedly warned Mattis it could use nuclear weapons in Europe, and it made him see Moscow as an ‚existential threat’ to the US

At some point during the Trump administration, Russia told Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that it could use nuclear weapons in the event of a war in Europe — a warning that led Mattis to regard Moscow as major threat to the US. According to „Fear,” Bob Woodward’s recently released book about turmoil in the White…

Russia launches ‚record’ war games

Russia launches ‚record’ war games

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Russia has intensified combat drills for its armed forces – despite the expense Preparations are under way for Russia’s biggest military exercise since the Cold War, involving about 300,000 service personnel, in eastern Siberia. China is sending 3,200 troops to take part in „Vostok-2018”, with many Chinese armoured vehicles…

Russia plans biggest war games since 1981

Russia plans biggest war games since 1981

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A Russian howitzer: Military modernisation is a priority for President Putin Russia plans to hold massive war games involving 300,000 personnel next month – its biggest military manoeuvres since the Cold War. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said units from China and Mongolia would take part in the exercise, at military…

Russia says 63,000 troops sent to Syria

Russia says 63,000 troops sent to Syria

Image copyright AFP Image caption Russian forces have played a key role in consolidating the Syrian president’s position Russia has revealed the extent of its military involvement in Syria’s war. A defence ministry video said more than 63,000 Russian military personnel had „received combat experience” in the country since September 2015. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu…

Russia just put its military on high alert ahead of massive war games that’ll be ‚unprecedented in scale’

Russia just put its military on high alert ahead of massive war games that’ll be ‚unprecedented in scale’

Russian T-72B3 tanks roll during a military exercise at a training ground at the Luzhsky Range, near St. Petersburg, Russia, as part of the Zapad 2017 exercises September 18, 2017. Associated Press Russia’s military forces in the country’s east were put on high alert Monday ahead of massive war games that also involve China and…