It’s been 5 months since a Putin critic was found murdered in London, but almost nothing’s happened since — and Russia is weaponizing the silence

It’s been 5 months since a Putin critic was found murdered in London, but almost nothing’s happened since — and Russia is weaponizing the silence

Nikolai Glushkov and Vladimir Putin. Pavel Smertin/Kommersant Photo via AP; Ma Ping – Pool/Getty Images It’s been five months since the mysterious death of a prominent Kremlin critic in London, and the Russian state is using the lack of meaningful progress as a stick to beat the UK with. Nikolai Glushkov was found killed by…

Putin has invited Trump to Moscow, saying they need to talk in person

Putin has invited Trump to Moscow, saying they need to talk in person

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session of the BRICS summit in Johannesburg, South Africa July 27, 2018. Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS Russian Vladimir Putin told the crowd at the BRICS summit in South Africa on Friday that he invited President Donald Trump to Moscow and would accept Trump’s invitation to Washington. Trump and Putin…

Trump under fire after Putin meeting

Trump under fire after Putin meeting

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe ways Trump and Putin see eye to eyeThere has been a barrage of criticism in the US after President Donald Trump defended Russia over claims of interference in the 2016 elections. At a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland, Mr Trump contradicted US intelligence…

Trump and Putin to hold summit in Finland

Trump and Putin to hold summit in Finland

Image copyright AFP US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will hold a summit in the Finnish capital, Helsinki, next month. They will meet on 16 July and discuss relations between the two countries and a „range of national security issues”, the White House said. The summit was announced on Wednesday after…

One of Putin’s biggest enemies got arrested in Spain, but nobody can explain why

One of Putin’s biggest enemies got arrested in Spain, but nobody can explain why

Bill Browder is one of Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critics, and was briefly arrested on Wednesday. Sky News One of Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critics was briefly arrested in Spain on Wednesday morning after years on the run from the Russian government — but nobody wants to claim responsibility for doing it. Bill Browder, a…

Putin: Mall fire was criminal negligence

Putin: Mall fire was criminal negligence

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mourners carried photos of fire victims and questioned what officials said Thousands of people are protesting in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, angry at Russian officials over the leisure complex fire that killed at least 64 people, 41 of them children. President Vladimir Putin arrived in Kemerovo earlier and blamed…

Putin ready for ‚constructive’ dialogue

Putin ready for ‚constructive’ dialogue

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow the Russian election unfoldedVladimir Putin has said he is open to „constructive” dialogue with other states after being re-elected president of Russia with an increased majority. „But of course that doesn’t depend on us alone,” he added. „Just as in love, both sides must show an…

Putin is thought to be testing how isolated Britain is after Brexit — and he won’t like the results

Putin is thought to be testing how isolated Britain is after Brexit — and he won’t like the results

Vladimir Putin and Theresa May. Reuters/AP There is growing theory that Russia poisoned Sergei Skripal to test how isolated Britain is after Brexit. EU nations have jumped to the support of Britain, whereas the US has been more cautious. Professor Anthony Glees said Vladimir Putin will not approve of the European solidarity. Britain believes Russia…

Putin condemned for Jew meddling remark

Putin condemned for Jew meddling remark

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some are calling for President Trump to press Mr Putin on the comments The Russian president faces a backlash after suggesting minority groups, including Jews, may be responsible for meddling in the 2016 US election. Vladimir Putin made the comments during a US TV interview with Megyn Kelly. US lawmakers…

Putin on Russia’s meddling in the US election: ‚I don’t care. I couldn’t care less’

Putin on Russia’s meddling in the US election: ‚I don’t care. I couldn’t care less’

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Screenshot via NBC News Russian President Vladimir Putin said he „couldn’t care less” that US law-enforcement officials accused Russian nationals and entities of meddling in the US election. „So what if they’re Russians,” Putin told NBC News’ Megyn Kelly in an interview that aired Friday night. „They do not represent the…