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Ukraine Shutters TV Channels Owned by Key Putin Ally

Ukraine on Wednesday shut down several television channels owned by businessman Viktor Medvedchuk, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy described the action as “difficult” but necessary to protect his country against propaganda from the “aggressor country” of Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting to discuss the Ukrainian peace process at the German federal Chancellery on October 19, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

Russia’s Population Drops to 15-Year Low

Russia’s population dropped by over half a million people between January 2020 and January 2021, the country’s Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) revealed on Thursday. The drop is the largest on record since 2005.

A man wearing a protective facemask walks on Red Square in downtown Moscow on February 19, 2020. - Russia on February 18, 2020 said it would ban all Chinese citizens from entering its territory from February 20, in a drastic measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, local news …

Biden Gives Putin a Win with START Treaty Upgrade Agreement

The lower house of the Russian parliament ratified a five-year extension of the New START arms control treaty Wednesday, locking in an extremely generous offer President Joe Biden made with remarkable haste to Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom Biden’s political party previously regarded as the primary global villain of the century.

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Arrest of Poisoned Dissident Alexei Navalny Prompts Protests in Russia

Dozens of protesters demonstrated on Monday outside of a Moscow police station demanding the release of prominent Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, whom authorities arrested at a Moscow airport upon his return to the country and placed on trial for violating the terms of a suspended prison sentence.

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny is escorted out of a police station on January 18, 2021, in Khimki, outside Moscow, following the court ruling that ordered him jailed for 30 days. - Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Monday urged Russians to stage mass anti-government protests during a court hearing after his …

Putin: Russia ‘Harmless and Squeaky Clean’ Compared to the West

Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed deteriorating relations between Russia and the West in a Thursday press conference, describing his country as “harmless and squeaky clean” relative to them and highlighting U.S. withdrawal from military treaties with Russia and NATO expansion into the former Soviet bloc as evidence of western culpability, the Russian state-owned Tass reported.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting on the transport system development via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, May 7, 2020. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)