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Russian police arrest hundreds in protests over Putin’s military mobilization order
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Russian police arrest hundreds in protests over Putin’s military mobilization order

Russian police moved quickly Saturday to disperse peaceful protests against President Vladimir Putin's military mobilization order, arresting hundreds, including some children, in several cities across the vast country.Police detained more than 700 people, including over 300 in Moscow and nearly 150 in St. Petersburg, according to OVD-Info, an independent website that monitors political arrests in Russia. Some of the arrested individuals were minors, OVD-Info said.The demonstrations followed protests that erupted within hours Wednesday after Putin, in a move to beef up his volunteer forces fighting in Ukraine, announced a call-up of experienced and skilled army reservists. Police officers detain a man in Moscow on Sept. 24, 2022, following calls to protest again...
Traffic intensifying on Russian border, Finland says amid mobilization order – National
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Traffic intensifying on Russian border, Finland says amid mobilization order – National

Traffic arriving at Finland’s eastern border with Russia “intensified” overnight and remained elevated into daytime hours on Thursday, the Finnish Border Guard said, although the situation was under control. Finland, whose 1,300-km border with Russia is the longest in the European Union, is closely monitoring the situation in its neighbor after President Vladimir Putin’s order of military mobilization for the war in Ukraine, Defence Minister Antti Kaikkonen said on Wednesday.Finnish land border crossings have remained among the few entry points into Europe for Russians after a string of Western countries shut both physical frontiers and their air space to Russian planes in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.“Traffic at the Finnish-Russian border intensified during the night,...
Russia pulls back troops in Kharkiv after Ukraine counteroffensive
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Russia pulls back troops in Kharkiv after Ukraine counteroffensive

Russia's Defense Ministry announced Saturday that it's pulling back troops from two areas in Ukraine's eastern Kharkiv region where a Ukrainian counteroffensive has made significant advances in the past week. The news came after days of apparent advances by Ukraine south of Kharkiv, the country's second-largest city, in what could become the biggest battlefield success for Ukrainian forces since they thwarted a Russian attempt to seize the capital of Kyiv at the start of the nearly seven-month war.Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Saturday that troops would be regrouped from the Balakliya and Izyum areas to Ukraine's tern Donetsk region. Izyum was a major base for Russian forces in the Kharkiv region and earlier this week social media videos showed residen...
Energy expert Daniel Yergin on energy security — “Intelligence Matters”
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Energy expert Daniel Yergin on energy security — “Intelligence Matters”

On "Intelligence Matters" this week, host Michael Morell speaks with Global Energy Expert Daniel Yergin about energy security in the context of deep power rivalries and Russian President Vladimir Putin's energy miscalculations. Yergin details the Biden administration's efforts to promote more oil production while committing to its long-term climate agenda. And he warns against the substantial impact that any global disturbance can have on tight energy markets.    HIGHLIGHTS: Biden's efforts to deal with energy crisis and climate: "It's been a shock for the administration because it came in committed to one thing, which was its climate agenda and moving as fast as it can. Even though it is a very divided country, thinking it could do that. What it didn't think about was an energy ...
Russia to hold sweeping joint war games with China, others
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Russia to hold sweeping joint war games with China, others

MOSCOW -- Russia said Monday it will launch sweeping war games drills in the country’s east that will involve forces from China — a show of increasingly close military ties between Moscow and Beijing amid tensions with the West over the Kremlin's action in Ukraine.The Russian Defense Ministry said that the Vostok 2022 (East 2022) exercise will be held Sept. 1-7 in various locations in Russia's Far East and the Sea of Japan and involve more than 50,000 troops, over 5,000 weapons units, including 140 aircraft and 60 warships.The drills will be conducted at seven firing ranges in far eastern Russia and will engage troops from several ex-Soviet nations, China, India, Laos, Mongolia, Nicaragua and Syria.The ministry said that units of Russian Airborne troops, long-range bombers and military ...
Car explosion kills Daria Dugina, daughter of Russian nationalist known as “Putin’s brain”
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Car explosion kills Daria Dugina, daughter of Russian nationalist known as “Putin’s brain”

Moscow — The daughter of an influential Russian political theorist who is often referred to as "Putin's brain" was killed in a car bombing on the outskirts of Moscow, officials said Sunday.The Moscow branch of the Russian Investigative Committee said preliminary information indicated a bomb planted in the SUV driven by Daria Dugina, 29, exploded Saturday night and killed the TV commentator who was the daughter of Alexander Dugin, a nationalist philosopher and writer.Dugin is a prominent proponent of the "Russian world" concept, a spiritual and political ideology that emphasizes traditional values, restoration of Russia's power and the unity of all ethnic Russians throughout the world. He also is a vehement supporter of Russia sending troops into Ukraine. ...
Statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin appears in New York City’s Central Park playground
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Statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin appears in New York City’s Central Park playground

A red sculpture portraying Russian President Vladimir Putin mounted on a war tank has been installed in a playground in New York City's famed Central Park.  Children play by a statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin riding a tank created by French artist James Colomina in Central Park in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., August 2, 2022. ANDREW KELLY / REUTERS French artist James Colomina, who is known for placing his red statues in unconventional areas without prior announcement, created the piece, according to Reuters."This sculpture aims at denouncing the absurdity of war and at highlighting children's courage when faced with violent, catastrophic situations triggered by...