1. Russians, Feeling Poor and Protesting Garbage, Suffer Winter Blues World, Today

    A plurality in Russia say it is moving in the wrong direction, and support for President Vladimir V. Putin has dropped. What will that mean for Russian politics?

  2. Trump and Arms Control Opinion, February 17

    Strobe Talbott, a former deputy secretary of state, takes issue with the president’s withdrawal from a nuclear weapons treaty.

  3. Rift Between Trump and Europe Is Now Open and Angry World, February 17

    Europeans pushed back against the Trump administration’s unilateralism at the Munich Security Conference, signaling a shift that is likely to be exploited by Russia and China.

  4. Russian Flag Flies on Cathedral in English Town Where Ex-Spy Was Poisoned World, February 17

    The stunt came two weeks before the anniversary of a nerve-agent attack on a former Russian spy in Salisbury, England.

  5. ‘The Trump-Russia Story’: Cue the Stage Lights Opinion, February 16

    In this drama, the stakes are enormous.

  6. U.S. Private Equity Investor Detained in Moscow on Fraud Charges Business, February 15

    Michael Calvey, founder of one of the biggest and oldest investment firms in Russia, was detained on Friday along with five other.

  7. A Peerless ‘War and Peace’ Film Is Restored to Its Former Glory Movies, February 15

    Sergei Bondarchuk’s 1960s movie, made with a virtually unlimited budget and the backing of the Soviet state, comes to Lincoln Center this weekend.

  8. Anti-Iran Message Seeps Into Trump Forum Billed as Focusing on Mideast Security World, February 13

    Some American allies are anxious about mixed signals and ad hoc arrangements for the gathering — the first of Middle East states, Europe and the United States in years.

  9. U.S. and Germany Defuse an Energy Dispute, Easing Tensions Business, February 12

    In a rare show of accord, Berlin promised to help build a port for importing liquefied natural gas. Washington is toning down its opposition to a pipeline from Russia.

  10. A Call to Putin, and Russian TV Changed Its Story World, February 12

    The former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi describes the 2016 exchange with the Russian president in his new book.

  11. When the President and His Intelligence Chiefs Clash, What Do We Report? Reader Center, February 12

    The “Worldwide Threat Assessment” requires intelligence chiefs to explain publicly what worries them — made more difficult when a finding goes against a president’s desired outcomes.

  12. How Trump Has Hurt the Gun Lobby Opinion, February 11

    His presidency hasn’t been the boon for gun-rights supporters that they might have hoped.

  13. Bulgaria Reopens Poisoning Case, Citing Possible Link to Russia and Skripal Attack World, February 11

    Bulgaria’s chief prosecutor said that a suspected Russian intelligence officer, with a reported link to the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, had visited Bulgaria before another high-profile poisoning.

  14. Polar Bears Have Invaded a Russian Outpost, and They’re Hungry World, February 11

    Bears on the Novaya Zemlya island chain halted a seasonal migration to congregate near a military outpost, in a possible omen of climate change.

  15. Clean, On Time and Rat-Free: 9 International Transit Systems With Lessons for New York Reader Center, February 11

    From Tokyo to Zurich, readers told us how New York’s subway compares with the public transportation in their cities (spoiler alert: not well).

  16. For Decades, the United States and Russia Stepped Back From the Brink. Until Now. Opinion, February 10

    Will there be a dangerous new era of unchecked nuclear weapons development?

  17. How Russia Undermined Over 30 Years of Nuclear Arms Control Opinion, February 10

    Since 1987, a treaty with Moscow to limit midrange missile deployment has boosted trans-Atlantic security. But Russia has been cheating, and is fielding missiles banned by the compact.

  18. In Closed Hearing, a Clue About ‘the Heart’ of Mueller’s Russia Inquiry U.S., February 10

    Prosecutors for the special counsel suggested plans discussed by Trump associates to address Russia’s conflict with Ukraine and the resulting sanctions remained at the center of the investigation.

  19. Jeff Bezos, Please Release Your Dirty Selfies Opinion, February 10

    It’s for the good of the country. Especially our kids.

  20. Which Way to the North Pole? Opinion, February 7

    The north magnetic pole is moving eastward at an accelerating pace. Is doomsday nigh?

  21. A Sparkling Shrine to a Reviled Russian Leader World, February 7

    Boris Yeltsin is widely held responsible in Russia for destroying the Soviet Union. A new museum seeks to counter that image — and subtly rebuke President Vladimir V. Putin.

  22. Russian Court Sentences Jehovah’s Witness to 6 Years in Prison World, February 6

    The Danish man, Dennis Christensen, was convicted of organizing a banned extremist group. Russia effectively outlawed the Christian denomination in 2017.

  23. With North Macedonia’s Inclusion, NATO Gets a Boost That Sends a Message World, February 6

    Political analysts said the accession of the country now known as North Macedonia to NATO, which could be complete by year’s end, was a setback for Russia.

  24. Taliban Peace Talks in Moscow End With Hope the U.S. Exits, if Not Too Quickly World, February 6

    The most significant contact between insurgents and Afghan politicians was informal at best as the government was absent, but the Taliban offered some clarity on their positions.

  25. Putin Warns That Russia Is Developing ‘Invincible’ Hypersonic Missiles World, February 6

    The claim comes after the U.S. withdrew from a weapons control treaty, but some experts say it may be a bluff, because Moscow cannot afford an arms race.

  26. With Savings to Burn, Russia Turns (Again) to a State-Led Spending Plan Business, February 6

    A new five-year policy offers $100 billion for infrastructure to stimulate growth — a shift from a focus on consumer spending.

  27. He Was the Perfect Fixer for Putin’s Russia. Until He Got Fixed. Magazine, February 5

    Denis Voronenkov won incredible power and wealth playing by Russia’s rules. But his murder wasn’t necessarily what it looked like.

  28. In Moscow, Afghan Peace Talks Without the Afghan Government World, February 4

    The Taliban broached their views on women’s rights at a meeting between Afghan officials, led by former President Hamid Karzai, and with the current president, Ashraf Ghani, conspicuously absent.

  29. In Fight for Venezuela, Who Supports Maduro and Who Backs Guaidó? World, February 4

    With the formerly prosperous nation now plunged into crisis, President Nicolás Maduro and the opposition leader Juan Guaidó are vying for backing at home and abroad to support their claims.

  30. The North Magnetic Pole’s Mysterious Journey Across the Arctic Science, February 4

    Scientists accelerated the update of a model of Earth’s fluctuating magnetic field, which is needed to keep navigational systems functioning. Many wondered what’s happening inside the planet’s core.

  31. The Putin I Knew; the Putin I Know Opinion, February 4

    I met Vladimir Putin and trusted him in the early 1990s, when he was deputy mayor of St. Petersburg. Now that he’s Russia’s president, he’s different. He’s no friend of democracy.

  32. Russia Pulls Out of I.N.F. Treaty in ‘Symmetrical’ Response to U.S. Move World, February 2

    Russia will no longer observe the 1987 nuclear pact, which the Trump administration suspended on Friday. China urged both powers to observe the agreement, but showed no interest in joining it.

  33. Taliban to Meet Afghan Politicians (but Not Ghani) in Moscow World, February 2

    President Ashraf Ghani’s Afghan government has been shut out of the insurgents’ peace talks with the United States, and the meeting in Russia could undermine him further.

  34. What Is the I.N.F. Treaty and Why Does It Matter? World, February 1

    The United States is withdrawing from a landmark arms-control pact with Russia. So what is the treaty and the impact of its demise?

  35. Welcome to the New Age of Nuclear Instability Opinion, February 1

    The good news is that the downward spiral can be stopped.

  36. U.S. Suspends Nuclear Arms Control Treaty With Russia U.S., February 1

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged a risk of a new arms race after the suspension of a 1987 treaty banning the deployment of intermediate-range missiles.

  37. 5 Takeaways From The Times’s Interview With President Trump U.S., January 31

    The president addressed the Russia investigation, Roger Stone, the border wall, his dispute with the intelligence agencies and his competition in 2020.

  38. Russia’s Playbook for Social Media Disinformation Has Gone Global Technology, January 31

    Facebook and Twitter said on Thursday that disinformation on their platforms now comes from more domestic and foreign sources — and not just Russia.

  39. For the Kremlin, Venezuela Is Not the Next Syria World, January 30

    It is too far away and intervention would be too costly. Moscow will probably content itself with hurling insults at the U.S. from the sidelines.

  40. What Keeps the Spies Up at Night Opinion, January 29

    Trump isn’t entirely wrong about the dangers America faces.

  41. Steven Mnuchin Draws Claims of Conflict of Interest in Decision on Russian Oligarch U.S., January 29

    Democratic lawmakers raised concerns about the Treasury secretary after a sanctions-lifting agreement benefited a big Republican donor.

  42. The Trump Doctrine Opinion, January 29

    A chaotic administration’s unexpectedly coherent grand strategy.

  43. U.S. Intelligence Chiefs Contradict Trump on North Korea and Iran U.S., January 29

    North Korea is “unlikely to give up” its nuclear stockpiles and Iran is not developing nuclear weapons, an intelligence assessment says, challenging the president’s assertions.

  44. U.S. Intelligence Chiefs Contradict Trump on North Korea and Iran U.S., January 29

    North Korea is “unlikely to give up” its nuclear stockpiles and Iran is not developing nuclear weapons, an intelligence assessment says, challenging the president’s assertions.

  45. On North Korea and Iran, Intelligence Chiefs Contradict Trump U.S., January 29

    North Korea is unlikely to give up its nuclear stockpiles and Iran is not developing nuclear weapons, an intelligence assessment says, challenging the president’s assertions.

  46. A Man Walked Into a Moscow Museum, and Walked Out With a $182,000 Painting Arts, January 28

    The Tretyakov Gallery, one of Russia’s most important art museums, said it would revisit security arrangements after the brazen theft.

  47. Putin’s Next Playground or the E.U.’s Last Moral Stand? Opinion, January 28

    The Balkans has once again become a playground for great power politics.

  48. Saving NATO Opinion, January 26

    The House voted overwhelmingly to block President Trump’s threat to quit the Atlantic alliance. The Senate should promptly follow suit.

  49. Cease-Fire in Syria’s Idlib Province Is at Risk After Extremists Take Over World, January 26

    An Al Qaeda-linked group now dominates Idlib, which could hasten an assault on the province by the Syrian government and its Russian allies.

  50. Roger Stone Lied. What Was He Hiding? Opinion, January 25

    Could the Trump campaign really not have known that in dealing with WikiLeaks it was dealing with Russia?

  51. Russian Lawyer at Trump Tower Meeting Is Indicted in Another Case. But Why? Business, January 25

    The indictment of Natalia V. Veselnitskaya raises a question: Why would prosecutors pursue a case in which there is little likelihood of getting the defendant to the United States?

  52. Huge Trove of Leaked Russian Documents Is Published by Transparency Advocates World, January 25

    Files and messages on Russia’s war in Ukraine, the business dealings of oligarchs and other issues were published online by a group called Distributed Denial of Secrets.

  53. Ukraine’s Ex-President Is Convicted of Treason World, January 24

    Viktor Yanukovych fled the country after being ousted in 2014. The case focused on his effort to hold onto power by asking Vladimir Putin to intervene militarily on his behalf.

  54. Russia Warns U.S. Against Venezuela Intervention World, January 24

    Moscow accused the United States of promoting regime change in Venezuela, a day after the Trump administration recognized the opposition leader as president.

  55. Venezuela Military Backs Maduro, as Russia Warns U.S. Not to Intervene World, January 24

    The declaration of fealty to Mr. Maduro appeared to be a setback for the Venezuelan opposition leader, who has been backed by a number of countries including the United States.

  56. Venezuela’s Military Backs Maduro, as Russia Warns U.S. Not to Intervene World, January 24

    The declaration of loyalty to President Nicolás Maduro was a setback for the Venezuelan opposition leader, who has been backed by several countries, including the United States.

  57. Russia Shows Off New Cruise Missile and Says It Abides by Landmark Treaty World, January 23

    American officials, who say the weapon violates the 1987 I.N.F. treaty, argued that inspection of a stationary missile would not prove compliance.

  58. Watching Brexit Fall Apart Opinion, January 22

    The referendum to leave the European Union was won on a promise to “take back control.” On the Continent, we wonder whether the British have lost not only control but their minds.

  59. Despite Bitcoin’s Dive, a Former Soviet Republic Is Still Betting Big on It Business, January 22

    Tax breaks, land deals and cheap energy have spurred cryptocurrency mining in Georgia, which wants to be a digital data leader.

  60. U.S. Faces Increasing Threats From Weakening World Order and Isolationism, Intelligence Agencies Warn U.S., January 22

    Traditional adversaries are likely to take advantage of the weakening international order to increase their influence, according to a new intelligence strategy.

  61. Putin’s Dream of Godliness: Holy Russia Opinion, January 22

    When the Ukrainian Orthodox Church broke from Russia’s, it dealt a blow to President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to portray his country as one people with a single identity.

  62. Putin Quashes Japanese Hopes of End to Island Dispute World, January 22

    Under pressure from nationalists, the Russian president backed off previous hints that he was ready to end a 73-year tussle over the Kurile Islands.

  63. Putin Quashes Japanese Hopes of End to Island Dispute World, January 22

    Under pressure from nationalists, the Russian president backed off previous hints that he was ready to end a 73-year tussle over the Kurile Islands.

  64. Escort Who Claimed to Have Proof of Russian Meddling Is Released From Detention World, January 22

    Anastasia Vashukevich, who filmed herself on the yacht of one of Russia’s richest oligarchs, was arrested in Moscow after being deported from Thailand.

  65. Russia Says He’s a Spy. His Lawyer Says He Just Wanted Photos of a Cathedral. World, January 22

    Paul N. Whelan, a former United States Marine, was arrested after being given a thumb drive of state secrets, believing it to contain vacation pictures, his lawyer says.

  66. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Tax Hike Idea Is Not About Soaking the Rich Opinion, January 22

    It’s about curtailing inequality and saving democracy.

  67. E.U. Sanctions 4 Russians Over Skripal Poisoning World, January 21

    The two men named as suspects in the attempted killing of a former spy in Britain were among those placed on a sanctions list.

  68. Giuliani Says His Moscow Trump Tower Comments Were ‘Hypothetical’ U.S., January 21

    The president’s personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, said his own widely reported statements about when talks about the skyscraper project might have ended were only “hypothetical.”

  69. 5 Times the Trump Administration Has Been Tougher Than Trump on Russia U.S., January 21

    President Trump likes to say he has been tougher on Russia than his predecessors. But he has frequently contradicted his own administration’s anti-Russian positions.

  70. Deripaska and Allies Could Benefit From Sanctions Deal, Document Shows U.S., January 21

    The Trump administration’s agreement to lift sanctions on the empire of the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska would allow him to pay off substantial debt.

  71. Explosion and Fire Off Crimea Kill 11 Sailors World, January 21

    Two tankers performing a fuel transfer near the contested Kerch Strait caught fire, leading to the deaths. The strait is a sticking point in relations between Russia and Ukraine.

  72. U.S. Policy on Russia? Trump and His Team Might Give Different Answers U.S., January 20

    President Trump says that he has done more to counter Russian aggression than other recent presidents. But, officials say, Mr. Trump has gone along with such actions reluctantly or under pressure.