US citizen arrested in Russia on spying charges because Putin wants hostage, prominent Kremlin critic says

Russia’s domestic security agency said Monday that it has arrested a U.S. citizen on espionage charges, and a prominent Kremlin critic is claiming the arrest happened because Russian President Vladimir Putin wants a hostage.

Putin says Russia must control rap music to avoid ‘degradation of the nation’

The explosion of rap music in Russia spurred President Vladimir Putin to call for cultural leaders on Saturday to devise a means of controlling its role for youth culture instead of an outright ban, saying it otherwise will lead to the degeneration of the nation. 

Russia deploys S-400 surface-to-air missile battery in Crimea, seen in new satellite images

Satellite images shot Sunday and exclusively obtained by Fox News show a newly deployed Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile battery in the Dzhankoy airbase in Crimea, almost 19 miles from the Russia-Ukraine border.

Russian spies accused of targeting watchdog investigating UK chemical attacks, probe into MH17 crash

Russia's infamous military spy service has been behind a wave of massive cyber attacks in the recent years, with targets ranging from the international chemical weapons watchdog group to the probe into the downing of a Malaysian Airlines plane over Ukraine, officials said Thursday. 

Vladimir Putin’s fiercest critic, Alexei Navalny, released from jail then immediately detained again

Alexei Navalny, one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest critics, was released from jail at the end of a 30-day sentence on Monday – before being immediately detained again and ordered to spend 20 more days behind bars.

Russian bombers intercepted by British jets after ignoring air traffic control, UK says

A pair of Russian nuclear-capable bombers buzzed the British coastline along the North Sea on Thursday while ignoring repeated radio calls, according to the U.K.’s ministry of defense.

Haley warns Syria, Russia, Iran against using chemical weapons: Don’t bet against the US

The Trump administration is playing down talk of an imminent pullout of American forces from Syria, while simultaneously demanding a complete withdrawal of Iranian forces from Syrian territory.

Russian submarine activity largest since Cold War: top US Navy admiral

Pentagon and NATO brass have issued fresh warnings about increased Russian naval activity in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea, with the top U.S. Navy admiral saying this week Russian submarine operations are currently at levels not seen since the Cold War.

Russian submarine threat largest since Cold War: top US Navy admiral

Pentagon and NATO brass have issued fresh warnings about increased Russian naval activity in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea, with the top U.S. Navy admiral saying this week Russian submarine operations are currently at levels not seen since the Cold War.