Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova, 44, was the chief accountant of a Russian operation called “Project Lakhta,” which was “funded by Russian oligarch Yevgeniy Viktorovich Prigozhin and two companies he controls, Concord Management and Consulting LLC, and Concord Catering,” a news release said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman just confirmed that the Kremlin indeed was looking at a ‘terrorist related incident’ for the explosion that killed 18 (so far) and left 70 wounded in a school in Kerch this morning. The city is located in the Crimean province which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014.
In a video that crashed onto social media and news sites worldwide last week, feminist activist and Russian law student Anna Dovgalyuk was shown pouring a bleach and water mixture on the crotches of unsuspecting men on the St. Petersburg Metro for their anti-feminist sin of “manspreading.”
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan — Two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia were safe after an emergency landing Thursday in the steppes of Kazakhstan following the failure of a Russian booster rocket carrying them to the International Space Station.
Brutal: Police say Alexander Popovich had been murdered with an axe which had been used to mutilate his body
A shocking video released by the Russian Investigative Committee – in charge of probing serious crime – showed the messy bloodstained ground floor flat and the victim’s body parts covered in a white quilt.
A Russian leftist party has officially addressed the Federal Investigative Committee with a request to stop the production and sale of memorial coins minted in honor of the woman who almost managed to kill Vladimir Lenin in 1918.
MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin said Monday that Russia would supply the Syrian military with a sophisticated air defense system, a move that reflects Russia’s increasing tensions with Israel and that could heighten the risks of the air war over Syria.
Israel, which has long opposed the weapons transfer, has carried out more than 200 strikes on Iranian-affiliated targets in Syria in the past two years as Russia, Syria’s main patron, has mostly looked the other way.
But relations between Russia and Israel have frayed since a Russian military plane was shot down over Syria a week ago, killing 15 Russian service members. The plane was accidentally shot down by Syria in response to an Israeli airstrike.
Russia is the main suspect of attacks against Americans in Cuba and China, NBC News reported Tuesday.
Five unnamed sources with information about the still-ongoing investigation told NBC News that while Russia is the most likely candidate, there is not enough evidence yet for the U.S. to formally accuse the nation.
“The investigation is ongoing. We have made no determination on who or what is responsible for the health attacks,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told NBC News.
Theresa May has claimed Sergei Skripal was poisoned by his former employer – Russia’s most shadowy intelligence agency with a reputation for buccaneering and aggressive operations.
Unlike the FSB and SVR, the civilian agencies that emerged from the break-up of the KGB, the GRU, or main intelligence directorate, has never been a civilian outfit – it was always under the Soviet and then Russian defence ministry.
It runs all of Russia’s “spetsnaz” special forces brigades, and its bat-and-globe emblem embodies an ethos for shadowy but expeditionary and “kinetic” operations rather than intelligence-gathering favoured by its rivals.
Two Russian spies became Britain’s most wanted men today after they were named as the prime suspects in the Novichok chemical weapons attack in Salisbury.
Astonishing CCTV images show Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov grinning as they walk around the Wiltshire city on the day former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with the military-grade chemical weapon.
Prime Minister Theresa May revealed that British agencies say the two men are officers of Russia’s GRU military intelligence service.
After the Helsinki Summit was over, the Russian government, the Russian and American media, and many Russian experts in the West have been calling for the United States and Russia to agree quickly to either an extension of the 2010 New Start Treaty, or a new follow-on arms control agreement; the New Start Treaty between the two countries is scheduled to expire in 2021.
Many of these calls for new negotiations and a new treaty are primarily driven by alarm at the bad state of East-West relations, the belief in the inherent benefits of arms control in general, and that arms control remains the area where it is easiest to secure Russo-American dialogue.
A mysterious Russian satellite has exhibited “very abnormal behavior” in its orbit, leading the Pentagon to worry that it may be some kind of weapon.
Weapons are banned from outer space by treaty, but it’s believed that there are ways to weaponize lasers and electronic jamming devices to disable or destroy satellites. China is believed to already have an advanced anti-satellite capability, with the U.S. nearly on par with the Chinese and Russia trailing in the race to develop this vital technology.
Kremlin-connected cyber criminals are capable of turning off our electric power from afar, while power plant employees watch helplessly. In the last two weeks, the federal Department of Homeland Security held four briefings warning that Russian hackers are already practicing how to throw the switch and cause a blackout in the U.S. We’d have no lights, no gas at the pump, no life support in hospitals, no mass transit, no food supply.
Yet nearly all Washington pols are ignoring the danger. To the public, “power” means electricity. But to self-absorbed politicians, “power” means elections, votes, and protecting their seats. That disconnect explains why they’re in a frenzy over Russians hacking into campaign email accounts and tweeting unflattering things about Hillary Clinton, instead of dealing with the far larger peril of Russians hacking into the electric grid.
PENTAGON — Chinese military vessels are now operating in the Northern Atlantic, and Russian submarines are prowling those same waters at a pace not seen since the end of the Cold War, the Navy’s top admiral told VOA in an exclusive interview.
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said China’s military movements from the North Atlantic into the Mediterranean Sea is a “new dynamic.”
“Even five years ago, we wouldn’t have seen anything like this,” Richardson said.
According to Richardson, the Chinese navy is a global one that is both “ready and capable” of operating wherever Beijing wants.
The Russian national had been hired by the US Secret Service and is understood to have had access to the agency’s intranet and email systems, which gave her a potential window into highly confidential material including the schedules of the president and vice-president.