Putin gave the Russian army 137,000 . ordered to increase the army till

Moscow — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday ordered the Russian military to increase its number of troops by 137,000 to a total of 1.15 million amid Moscow’s military crackdown. Ukraine, Putin’s decree, effective January 1, did not specify whether the military would raise its ranks by drafting larger numbers of soldiers, increasing the number … Read more

Russian daughter known as ‘Putin’s brain’ killed in car blast

In this handout photo taken from video released by Russia’s Investigative Committee on Sunday, August 21, 2022, investigators work at the explosion site of a car driven by Daria Dugina outside Moscow. Daria Dugina, the daughter of Alexander Dugin, the Russian nationalist ideologue, often referred to as the “brain of Putin”, was killed when her … Read more

Saudi billionaire pours $500M into Russian energy firms amid Ukraine invasion

A prominent Saudi billionaire invested more than $500 million in Russia’s top state-linked energy firms this year after the Kremlin launched its brutal invasion of Ukraine, a stock exchange filing showed. Kingdom Holding, the Saudi firm founded by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, bought the equivalent of $365 million in deposit receipts for Russia’s Gazprom in … Read more

heavy Russian shelling in the east; Ukraine strikes important bridge

American artist Trek Thunder Kelly paints sunflowers on cars destroyed by Russian attacks in Irpin on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, August 12, 2022. Kelly came to Ukraine as a volunteer to paint cars, culture and school basements for the destroyed Palace of Hope project “Flowers for Hope” which aims to provide a distraction … Read more

Russia successfully launched Iranian satellite

In this handout photo taken from video released by Roscosmos on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, a Russian Soyuz rocket lifts off the Iranian Khayyam satellite to orbit the Russian leased Baikonur Cosmodrome near Baikonur, Kazakhstan. A Russian rocket has successfully launched an Iranian satellite into orbit. The Soyuz rocket lifted off from the Russia-leased Baikonur … Read more

Climate deal picks winners, losers and more comments

Eikon Desk: Climate Deal Picks Winners, Losers Joe Manchin rightly criticized the bonus tax credits for union-built electric vehicles in the “Build Back Better Bill” last year. Remember the Editors of the Wall Street Journal, saying, “We shouldn’t be using everyone’s tax dollars to pick winners and losers.” “Yet that’s exactly what his tax and … Read more

Rector of Moscow’s top university placed under house arrest

Moscow — A Russian court ruled Wednesday the transfer of a university rector from prison to house arrest in an embezzlement case that some observers have seen as part of authorities’ efforts to target members of the country’s liberal elite. have seen. Sergei Zuyev, the rector of the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences, … Read more

Kremlin poker face off over US swap offer to free Griner, Whelan

FILE – Paul Whelan, a former US Marine who was arrested for alleged espionage, hears the verdict in a courtroom at Moscow City Court in Moscow, Russia, June 15, 20. The Biden administration has offered a deal aimed at bringing Russia. Home WNBA star Brittany Griner and another incarcerated American Paul Whelan, Secretary of State … Read more

White House puts Russia on the grinner, Whelan swaps arms dealer bout

The Biden administration has proposed returning convicted arms dealer Victor Bout to Russia in exchange for the release of Americans Brittany Griner and Paul Whelan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirmed Wednesday. Bout, known as the “merchant of death”, is serving a 25-year sentence in US prison after pleading guilty in 2011 to conspiracy to … Read more

Russia will be out of the International Space Station after 2024

Moscow — Russia will exit the International Space Station after 2024 and focus on building its own orbiting outpost, the country’s new space chief said on Tuesday amid high tensions over fighting between Moscow and the West. Ukraine, The announcement, while not unexpected, calls into question the future of the 24-year-old space station, with experts … Read more