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August 16, 2017 1:34 PM Russia's Telegram CEO sets #PutinShirtlessChallenge

The release of Russian President Putin's topless holiday snaps have inspired the CEO of messaging app Telegram, Pavel Durov, to set a shirtless challenge on social media. Pavel Durov's #PutinShirtlessChallenge post on Instagram (which prohibited enhancing images with photoshop or "pumping") gained over 47,000 likes in one day. Many of Durov's followers 4

August 11, 2017 11:06 PM Putin getting ready for war? Russia ready to hand new patrol ship to military in 2020

The 8,500-ton Arctic multirole ship, the ‘Ivan Papanin’, is being built by the Admiralty Shipyard in St Petersburg. The Admiralty Shipyard is a leading Russian producer of icebreakers for civilian and military use. Shipyard chief, Aleksandr Buzakov, also said that a second ship will be laid down in 2019 and would be ready for service in 2022. He added 10

August 9, 2017 11:03 PM Putin vs Trump: Russian spy plane spotted above Washington amid soaring tensions

A RUSSIAN military spy plane flew over Washington earlier today in what appeared to be a bid to troll Donald Trump. The intelligence-gathering plane yesterday flew over the US Congress, Pentagon, CIA and Joint Base Andrews at a low altitude. The flight was legal under the 1992 Treaty on Open Skies agreement, which allows the militaries of the United 7

August 6, 2017 6:45 PM Russia shows off deadly HELLFIRE tank: ‘Most devastating weapon short of NUKES’

RUSSIA has showed off its deadly hellfire rocket tank – boasted to be the most devastating battlefield weapon short of nukes. Vladimir Putin’s incredible toy the devastating “Sunheat" TOS-1A vehicle was flashed by Russian media ahead of its appearance at military forum Army 2017. The devastating weapon is a huge rocket launcher atop a tank chassis which 9

August 6, 2017 4:59 PM Bang! Vladimir Putin's tanks show off their military might as Russian forces are put through their paces in army games

Russia has shown off its military might in massive army games featuring 4,000 personnel from 28 countries. China, Iran and Kazakhstan are among the nations battling it out to be crowned champions at the International Army Games in the Russian city of Tyumen. Dubbed by Russian media as 'the contest for real men', it features an event called the Tank Biathlon 7

August 5, 2017 12:46 PM Week 11: Gone Fishing for Donald Trump

Robert Mueller’s grand jury has a big hold to fill. White House special counsel Kellyanne Conway daubed the airwaves with her usual dudgeon Thursday night and Friday morning, protesting in TV interviews that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation—now issuing subpoenas from a grand jury—has become a "fishing expedition." For a change, Conway's 14

August 1, 2017 11:17 PM Rex Tillerson Concedes Russia Ties Are Sour

(WASHINGTON) — The top American diplomat put the onus on Russia Tuesday to take steps to repair flagging relations with the United States, even as he conceded that congressional sanctions would pose a new obstacle. Holding out hope for warmer ties, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he'd meet with his Russian counterpart within days. — Revealed the U.S. is looking 8

July 19, 2017 6:45 AM Trump and Putin had another, undisclosed conversation at G20

US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, had another, previously undisclosed conversation at this month's G20, the White House has confirmed. They spoke towards the end of a formal dinner but the White House has not revealed what was discussed. President Trump has condemned media revelations of the talks as "sick". The two leaders' 20

July 14, 2017 3:39 PM Pop star, promoter, prosecutor: The cast of Trump Jr. email

MOSCOW (AP) - A billionaire real estate mogul, his pop singer son and a music promoter. A property lawyer and Russia's prosecutor general. These unlikely figures populate the emails released by Donald Trump Jr. as his father's presidential campaign sought potentially damaging information in June 2016 from Russia about his opponent, Hillary Clinton 12

July 13, 2017 11:03 AM Boris Nemtsov murder: Five Chechens jailed for attack

A Chechen gunman and four accomplices have been given long jail sentences for the killing of leading Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov near the Kremlin. Zaur Dadayev was jailed for 20 years by a Moscow military court while the others were given 11 to 19 years. A vocal critic of President Vladimir Putin, Nemtsov, 55, was shot dead in February 2015. His family 21