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Before Attack in Russia, a 'Secret Warning' From the US

US Embassy warned US citizens to stay away from large gatherings due to potential terror attack

(Newser) - As authorities try to piece together what happened at a mass shooting at Moscow's Crocus City concert hall on Friday that left more than 100 dead and close to 150 injured, at last count, the Wall Street Journal reports on a "secret warning" that was sent from the...

Dozens Killed as Gunmen Storm Moscow Concert Hall

Massive fire engulfs popular venue

(Newser) - Gunmen burst into a large concert hall on the edge of Moscow on Friday and sprayed visitors with automatic gunfire, killing dozens and starting a massive blaze in Russia's worst terror attack in two decades, per the AP .
  • Casualties: Russia's state news agencies reported that 40 people were

WiFi Network Name Lands Moscow Student in Jail

Officers confiscate router after a search

(Newser) - The Russian government's intolerance of dissent over its invasion of Ukraine has reached into a college dorm room. A Moscow State University student has been sentenced to 10 days in jail for giving his WiFi network the name "Slava Ukraini," which means "Glory to Ukraine."...

US Embassy Warns of 'Imminent' Moscow Attack

Alert came hours after Russia's FSB claimed to have foiled attack on synagogue

(Newser) - The US Embassy in Russia warned of an "imminent" attack in Moscow on Thursday, hours after Russia's intelligence agency claimed to have thwarted an attempted attack on a synagogue in the capital.
  • The warning: "The Embassy is monitoring reports that extremists have imminent plans to target large

Despite Warning, Thousands Bid Navalny Farewell

Kremlin says those who attend 'unauthorized gatherings' will be 'held accountable'

(Newser) - Several supporters of Alexei Navalny were reportedly arrested Friday as they left their homes to attend a memorial for the Russian opposition leader, per the Guardian . Allies said more than 1,000 people lined up outside the Church of the Icon of the Mother of God Soothe My Sorrows in...

Is Putin Interview With Ex-Fox Host in the Works?
Tucker Carlson
Confirms Putin

Tucker Carlson Confirms Putin Interview

'Most Americans have no idea why Putin invaded Ukraine,' he says

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson has confirmed that he is going to interview Vladimir Putin during his visit to Russia. The former Fox News host will be the first Western journalist to interview the Russian leader since the invasion of Ukraine almost two years ago, the BBC reports. "Most Americans have no...

Anti-War Poem Brings Seven-Year Sentence

Moscow court sends poet to prison for public performance against Ukraine invasion

(Newser) - A Russian poet was given a 7-year prison sentence Thursday for reciting verses against Russia's war in Ukraine, a punishment imposed during a relentless Kremlin crackdown on dissent. Moscow's Tverskoi District Court convicted Artyom Kamardin on charges of making calls undermining national security and inciting hatred, which related...

Even Putin Is Steaming Over Russia's 'Partygate'

Celebrities in Russia are facing backlash after private soiree with scantily clad attendees

(Newser) - Feel free to party in Russia, but do it discreetly, and be prepared to keep your clothes on. Big names there are learning this lesson the hard way after an "almost naked" party in Moscow held earlier this month generated backlash that stretches all the way to the Kremlin....

Police Raid Moscow Gay Bars After Anti-LGBTQ+ Ruling

Supreme Court decision effectively outlaws movement

(Newser) - Russian security forces raided gay clubs and bars across Moscow on Friday night, less than 48 hours after the country's top court banned what it called the "global LGBTQ+ movement" as an extremist organization. Police searched venues across the capital, including a nightclub, a male sauna, and a...

Gershkovich's Detention Extended After 8 Months Behind Bars

'Wall Street Journal' reporter to remain in Russian custody until at least Jan. 30

(Newser) - A court in Moscow on Tuesday extended the detention of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, arrested on espionage charges, until Jan. 30, Russian news agencies reported. The hearing took place behind closed doors because authorities say details of the criminal case against the American journalist are classified, the AP...

Kim Jong Un, Putin Meeting in Russia Soon: Reports

Leaders expected to discuss weapons, sources say

(Newser) - A US official said Monday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may travel to Russia soon to meet with President Vladimir Putin as the Kremlin tries to acquire military equipment for use in its war in Ukraine, the AP reports. The official, who was not authorized to address the...

8 Die in Moscow Sewer Disaster
8 Die in Moscow
Sewer Disaster

8 Die in Moscow Sewer Disaster

They were trapped by flooding, authorities say

(Newser) - Russian authorities are seeking the organizers of a tour that took people into Moscow's sewer system during heavy rains, with tragic results. In what Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin called a "terrible tragedy," eight people, including a tour guide, died Sunday after flooding trapped them in the sewer...

Russia Accuses Ukraine of Drone Attack on Moscow

The attack briefly shut one airport

(Newser) - Three Ukrainian drones attacked Moscow in the early hours on Sunday, Russian authorities said, injuring one person and prompting a temporary closure of traffic in and out of one of four airports around the Russian capital. It was the fourth such attempt at a strike on the capital region this...

Russia: We Foiled Ukrainian Drone Attack on Moscow

Airport had to be temporarily closed as 5 drones were taken out

(Newser) - Russian air defenses on Tuesday foiled a Ukrainian drone attack on Moscow that prompted authorities to briefly close one of the city's international airports, reports the AP , as a Western analysis said Russia has managed to slow Kyiv's recently launched counteroffensive. The drone attack, which follows previous similar...

Russians Reclaim the Streets
Russians, Ukrainians Move On

Russians, Ukrainians Move On

People reclaim Moscow streets after troops, roadblocks are removed

(Newser) - With the troops withdrawn from the streets and roadblocks and checkpoints removed, Moscow returned to its summer Sunday rhythms, with people filling cafes and parks. Crews repaired highways leading to Moscow that had been torn up in panic to slow the armed force belonging to Yevgeny Prigozhin's Wagner Group,...

Drones Attack Russia's Capital
Drones Strike Moscow at Dawn

Drones Strike Moscow at Dawn

Russia blames Ukraine, which denies 'direct involvement,' but was 'pleased to watch'

(Newser) - Russia says Ukraine sent at least eight drones to Moscow in an early morning "terrorist attack." There were no serious injuries and only minor damage to buildings reported Tuesday, the BBC reports, noting Ukraine has denied involvement. Russia said all drones were intercepted. "Three of them were...

Russia's Defense Ministry Isn't Having a Great Week

First the agency's building caught on fire, then a gunman tried to storm it

(Newser) - Russia's Defense Ministry isn't terribly popular these days, especially among Ukrainians , but if it's any consolation to its detractors, the government agency isn't having the best week. Citing the Tass news agency , the Daily Beast reports that a man sporting a pistol tried to get into...

Thousands Mourn Gorbachev and a More Open Society

Moscow ceremony turns out to be essentially a state funeral

(Newser) - Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who launched sweeping changes that helped end the Cold War and precipitated the breakup of the Soviet Union, was buried Saturday after a farewell ceremony attended by thousands of mourners but snubbed by Russian President Vladimir Putin . The Kremlin's refusal to formally declare a...

After Murder of Putin Ally's Daughter, Accusations Fly

Some claim a false flag event, others blame Ukraine

(Newser) - There's plenty of finger-pointing going on following the murder of Daria Dugina , the daughter of Vladimir Putin ally Alexander Dugin, in a car bombing outside Moscow on Saturday night. "We are waiting for the results of the investigation," but if Ukraine is responsible, "then we have...

Brittney Griner to Learn Her Fate Within Hours

Russian prosecutors request 9.5-year sentence for WNBA star

(Newser) - Brittney Griner is expected to learn her fate in her drug smuggling case within hours, and Russian prosecutors have made clear they want it to be a harsh one. Prosecutors on Thursday asked a judge to sentence Griner to 9.5 years in prison, just shy of the 10-year maximum,...

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