Russian special forces rescued a seven-year-old boy who was kidnapped in September near his school in Gorki after an unnamed U.S. intelligence agency scouring hidden areas of the internet found a link between the boy and a user of the dark web.
A mysterious woman negotiates state contracts for a major security company and owns firms that do lucrative business with the help of Russia’s Interior Ministry. Sources say she was once the romantic partner of Viktor Zolotov, Putin’s former top bodyguard and now the head of Russia’s National Guard.
Moldovan President Igor Dodon, who is seeking a second presidential term, is apparently relying on support from the Kremlin and Russian intelligence, according to OCCRP partner RISE Moldova.
The U.S. judiciary has charged 10 Russian nationals in a scheme to smuggle mostly stolen iPhones, iPads and Apple watches worth an estimated US$50 million into Russia.
International journalist associations have joined Monday’s appeal of the Russian Union of Journalists, RUJ, for Russian authorities to investigate the the death of the editor-in-chief of an independent Russian news site who set herself on fire in front of a government building.
A U.S. visa program that provides residency to wealthy investors from abroad “faces serious corruption and money laundering risks,” according to a recent report published by Transparency International Russia.
While he is recovering in Berlin from a life-threatening poisoning attack with a state-developed nerve agent called Novichok, Russian authorities on Thursday confiscated the Moscow apartment of the country’s top opposition figure Alexei Navalny in order to compensate a businessman close to Vladimir Putin.
Cyprus blocked an EU decision to sanction individuals suspected of election fraud and the violent crackdown against protesters in Belarus, demanding that policymakers first take action against Turkey over an unrelated territorial dispute.
Russia’s foremost opposition figure has posted a jocular message online boasting of his gathering recovery after he was poisoned with a state-developed nerve agent last month.
The U.S. Department of Treasury announced on Wednesday that the largest German investment and financial services provider Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay two settlements totaling US$583,100 for facilitating transactions that violated Ukraine-related sanctions.
Less than a month after Russia’s leading opposition figure and fierce Kremlin criticAlexei Navalny survived a poisoning attack, unknown assailants spilled on Tuesday a foul-smelling substance at the premises of the Navalny-backed Siberian opposition in Novosibirsk.
Russia’s foremost opposition figure and anti-corruption campaigner on Monday woke from a medically-induced coma he was placed into after he was poisoned with a state-developed nerve agent in what critics believe was a targeted attack by the Kremlin.
Three Baltic countries on Monday imposed travel bans on 30 top Belarusian officials, including President Alexander Lukashenko, in response to a brutal crackdown against protesters who claim the authoritarian ruler rigged the August 9 election.
A recent investigation by an anti-corruption agency has revealed how Kremlin-linked actors are orchestrating the election campaign for one of Georgia’s conservative, pro-Russia opposition parties.
German doctors confirmed on Monday that Russian opposition leader and Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been poisoned and said that while his condition is serious, it is currently not life threatening.
A day after Russia's top Kremlin criticAlexei Navalny was admitted to a hospital in Siberian Omsk after allegedly being poisoned, German and French leaders called on the Kremlin to allow them to transfer the opposition leader to Germany or France.
Russia’s best-known dissident — now fighting for his life in a Siberian hospital after an apparent poisoning — is usually described as an “opposition politician.” But Navalny’s most enduring legacy may be his investigations into the corruption at the heart of the Putin regime.
Russian opposition leader and outspoken critic of the KremlinAlexei Navalny is currently lying unconscious in a hospital in the city of Omsk after allegedly being poisoned in Siberia, Kira Yarmysh, his spokeswoman, said Thursday.
After having analyzed leaked emails and phone records, Bellingcat reporters were able to present last week how frequent a Russian tycoon has been communicating with the Kremlin and other Russian institutions during his worldwide private military and disinformation activities.
Washington is offering US$10 million for a tip that would help authorities prevent possible cyber interference in November elections.
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