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June 16, 2021

Russian National Convicted of Charges

Russian National Convicted of Charges Relating to Kelihos Botnet Helped Hackers Evade Defenses of U.S. Businesses and Conduct Ransomware Attacks (STL.News) A federal jury in Hartford convicted a Russian national yesterday for his role in operating a “crypting” service used to conceal “Kelihos” malware from antivirus software, enabling hackers to...

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May 20, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Russian Foreign Minister

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the margins of the Arctic Council Ministerial.  The Secretary noted that the United States sought a more stable and predictable relationship with Moscow.  To that end,...

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May 12, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.  Secretary Blinken and Minister Lavrov discussed the upcoming Arctic Council Ministerial, where they will meet next week, and the potential to cooperate during Russia’s subsequent Arctic...

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April 20, 2021

US State Department: Russia To Restrict Navigation in the Black Sea

Washington, DC (STL.News) The United States expresses its deep concern over Russia’s plans to block foreign naval ships and state vessels in parts of the Black Sea, including near occupied Crimea and the Kerch Strait. Russia has a history of taking aggressive actions against Ukrainian vessels and impeding access to Ukraine’s...

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April 15, 2021

US State Department: Holding Russia To Account

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: Today, we announced actions to hold the Russian Government to account for the SolarWinds intrusion, reports of bounties on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, and attempts to interfere in the 2020 U.S. elections. We have engaged Russian authorities to share our...

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March 22, 2021

Russia-UK Relations: UK plans to increase nuclear warheads

Russia-UK Relations: the UK plans to increase nuclear warheads to 260 by 2030 (STL.News) Russia and UK’s relations hit an all-time low as Russia strongly condemns the UK’s plan to increase nuclear warheads to 260 by 2030 radically.  The United Nations also expresses concern over UK’s effort to scale up...

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March 14, 2021

Moscow: US calls out Russia to end the persecution

The US calls out Russia to end the persecution of independent voices after mass arrest in Moscow. MOSCOW (STL.News) The United state of America has called for an end to the persecution of independent voices after around 200 opposition politicians and municipal deputies in Russia were arrested following a police...

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March 2, 2021

US State Department: Imposing Sanctions on Russia

Imposing Sanctions on Russia for the Poisoning and Imprisonment of Aleksey Navalny Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: The United States joins the European Union in condemning and responding to the Russian Federation’s use of a chemical weapon in the attempted assassination of Russian opposition figure...

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February 26, 2021

US State Department: Religious Freedom Concerns in Russia

Washington, DC (STL.News) Press Statement by Ned price, Department Spokesperson: We are disturbed by reports that a Russian court sentenced Valentina Baranovskaya and her son, Roman Baranovsky, to terms of two and six years in a Russian penal colony, respectively, simply for being practicing Jehovah’s Witnesses.  The sentencing of Valentina, a...

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February 14, 2021

Russia: women form human chain in Navalny Moscow protest

(STL.News) Hundreds of women formed a human chain in Moscow on Feb. 14 in support of Russian opposition leader and Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s wife, Yulia, and other Russian women in politics, according to the Moscow Times. The demonstration followed a crackdown on pro-Navalny protests across the country. Alexei Navalny...

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