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  1. Mueller Files New Fraud Charges Against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates Washington, Yesterday

    The charges do not involve President Trump or his campaign, but they compound the legal problems for Mr. Manafort, his former campaign chairman.

  2. Why Americans Could Believe the Worst From Russian Trolls Editorial, Yesterday

    What was most disconcerting about the indictment of Russian operatives is what it says about the state of democracy in America.

  3. An Embassy, 850 Pounds of Cocaine and Now 6 Arrests Foreign, Yesterday

    The 14-month investigation was triggered by the discovery of $60 million of cocaine at the Russian Embassy in Argentina.

  4. Whenever a Russian Athlete Wins Gold You’ll Hear a Golden Oldie Sports, Yesterday

    Russian winners at these Games will hear the unfamiliar Olympic hymn, from 1896, on the medal stand, rather than their national anthem, a penalty for the country’s doping scandal.

  5. Enough. Give Russia Its Flag Back, Then Make Real Changes. Sports, Yesterday

    The debate over whether Russia gets its flag for the closing ceremony is delaying talk about a more substantive issue: Russian athletes are still doping.

  6. Kremlin Opponent Aleksei Navalny Is Briefly Detained for Organizing Protests Foreign, Yesterday

    The complaint against the Russian opposition leader carries a 30-day sentence, which would conveniently sideline him for the presidential election on March 18.

  7. Russian Curler Drops Doping Appeal Ahead of Decision on Closing Ceremony Sports, Yesterday

    Alexander Krushelnytsky has withdrawn his appeal against a positive doping test, a move that came after an aide to Russia’s president met with the I.O.C. head.

  8. Who Has Innocent Syrians’ Blood on Their Hands? Editorial, February 21

    The enablers of President Bashar al-Assad deserve scorn in light of this week’s slaughter in Ghouta.

  9. Mother Russia Crashes the Oscars Culture, February 21

    The Oscar-nominated filmmakers behind “Last Men in Aleppo” and “Icarus” are grappling with a very real vexation: fear of Russian meddling.

  10. Has Evgenia Medvedeva Missed Her Moment, Even Before It Arrives? Sports, February 21

    Last fall, Medvedeva, 18, was a consensus pick to win the women’s figure skating competition at the Winter Games. Now she trails a younger Russian teammate.

  11. The Trolling of the American Mind Op Ed, February 21

    The Russian email hacking mattered. Their troll army is a phantom menace.

  12. Listen to ‘The Daily’: Russian Trolls’ Favorite Weapon Podcasts, February 21

    The indictment secured by the special counsel makes it clear that Facebook was used extensively in the campaign to disrupt the 2016 election. How did Russia do it?

  13. Trump and Russian Meddling: ‘It Is His Job to Fix This’ Letters, February 20

    Readers react to the president’s take on the Mueller indictment of Russians.

  14. Syrian Bombardment Takes Its Deadliest Toll in Years Foreign, February 20

    At least 200 were killed in a rebel-held area near Damascus, and pro-government forces tried to bolster Kurds fighting Turkish forces in Afrin.

  15. Russian Fans at the Olympics Are Loud, Proud and Angry Sports, February 20

    With many of their best barred from these Games because of doping, Russian athletes have yet to win a gold medal. Their supporters say the fault lies elsewhere.

  16. On Russia, Facebook Sends a Message It Wishes It Hadn’t Business, February 19

    Some Facebook executives still seem more interested in defending themselves from criticism than owning their mistakes related to the 2016 election.

  17. Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Russia Indictment, and the Trump Response Podcasts, February 19

    The special counsel’s charges against 13 Russians reveal a sophisticated plot to turn Americans against one another — one that seems to still be working.

  18. How Unwitting Americans Encountered Russian Operatives Online Washington, February 18

    With imperfect English and tireless posting on Facebook and Twitter, Russian trolls summoned Americans to rallies, praised Donald J. Trump and played on political divisions.

  19. Olympic Curling Rocked by Russian Doping Case Sports, February 19

    A Russian may lose his bronze medal after failing a doping test in a sport not accustomed to such high-profile cases, but one that is physically demanding.

  20. Attacking the ‘Woke’ Black Vote Op Ed, February 18

    The Russia indictment shows that black folks had unwanted hands on their backs, nudging them toward apathy.

  21. Whatever Trump Is Hiding Is Hurting All of Us Now Op Ed, February 18

    He either believes Putin’s denials, or more likely, is afraid of what the Russians have on him.

  22. U.S. Revives Concerns About European Defense Plans, Rattling NATO Allies Foreign, February 18

    After pressing European nations to spend more on their security, Americans now worry that their projects could weaken the Atlantic alliance and block U.S. defense contractors from deals.

  23. Russian Athlete Leaves for Seoul After Failed Doping Test Sports, February 18

    A Russian curler who won a bronze medal in Pyeongchang but failed a preliminary doping test has traveled to the South Korean capital to await the results of a second test.

  24. ISIS Claims Deadly Attack on Church in Russian Region of Dagestan Foreign, February 18

    The gunman killed at least five people and wounded several others. ISIS described the assailant as a “soldier of the caliphate,” and members shared a video said to be of him.

  25. Far From the Games, a Canadian Skater Says Russia Cost Him a Spot Sports, February 18

    How doping in Russia and a protracted investigative process helped deny William Dutton a ticket to the Olympics.

  26. Trump’s Conspicuous Silence Leaves a Struggle Against Russia Without a Leader Washington, February 17

    President Trump depicted indictments charging Russians with interfering in America’s politics as a vindication for himself rather than a threat to the United States.

  27. Russian Trolls Were Sloppy, but Indictment Still ‘Points at the Kremlin’ Foreign, February 17

    When Russian trolling techniques were exported to the United States, it seems to have been done with a lack of discipline and secrecy. But that does not mean the operation lacked high-level support.

  28. Russia Isn’t the Only One Meddling in Elections. We Do It, Too. Op Ed, February 17

    America has long used cash and propaganda to try to steer the outcome of foreign votes.

  29. Russia Wanted Trump to Win. And It Wanted to Get Caught. Op Ed, February 17

    Its election interference didn’t aim at just the outcome — it also targeted attitudes toward our democracy.

  30. The Troll Farm: What We Know About 13 Russians Indicted by the U.S. Foreign, February 17

    Employees and associates of the Internet Research Agency, a shadowy company based in St. Petersburg, are accused of trying to interfere in the 2016 election.

  31. Ilya Kovalchuk Scores Twice as Russians Outclass U.S., 4-0 Sports, February 17

    The Russians outplayed the Americans in the final game of pool play for both teams. The United States moves to the qualification round, the Russians to the quarterfinals.

  32. Inside a 3-Year Russian Campaign to Influence U.S. Voters Washington, February 16

    Using American bank accounts, drivers’ licenses and disposable phones, about 80 Russians worked to disparage Hillary Clinton, promote Donald Trump and sow discord.

  33. Yevgeny Prigozhin, Russian Oligarch Indicted by U.S., Is Known as ‘Putin’s Cook’ Foreign, February 16

    The secretive oligarch is one of 13 Russians the special counsel charged on Friday for allegedly meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

  34. 13 Russians Indicted as Mueller Reveals Effort to Aid Trump Campaign Washington, February 16

    The indictment does not allege collusion but reveals in painstaking detail how Russians posed as American activists to boost Mr. Trump’s campaign.

  35. Indictment Makes Trump’s Hoax Claim Harder to Sell Washington, February 16

    By laying out in excruciating detail the evidence of Russian meddling spanning the last four years, the special counsel instantly created a new political reality for President Trump.

  36. Stop Letting the Russians Get Away With It, Mr. Trump Editorial, February 16

    Robert Mueller’s latest indictments show how real the threat to U.S. elections is. When will the White House acknowledge it?

  37. Russians Bought Bank Accounts From California Man, Mueller Says Washington, February 16

    A California man illegally provided hundreds of bank account numbers to a Russian social media operation, the special counsel revealed.

  38. For 8 Days, Syria Felt More Like World War III Video, February 16

    Over the course of just eight days in February, the conflict in Syria intensified, with the U.S., Russia, Turkey, Israel and Iran all playing a part. Here’s how one of the most chaotic weeks in the seven-year war unfolded.

  39. U.S. Condemns Russia for Cyberattack, Showing Split in Stance on Putin Washington, February 15

    The attack was aimed at Ukraine but crippled computers around the world.

  40. Russia Blocks Aleksei Navalny’s Website, After His Inquiry Into an Oligarch Foreign, February 15

    Ahead of an election that President Vladimir V. Putin wants to win by a lopsided vote, a Russian agency blocked his antagonist’s website.

  41. Ditch the Online Voting Letters, February 15

    A reader writes that the voting system’s connection to the internet is harming our democracy.

  42. Why Does Trump Ignore Top Officials’ Warnings on Russia? Editorial, February 14

    His refusal to take on the Russian threat to our democracy violates his oath to ‘preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.’

  43. How to Respond to Russia’s ‘Cyberwarfare’ Letters, February 14

    Readers urge the Trump administration to take action against Russia and urge schools to teach how to evaluate information sources.

  44. That Time the C.I.A. Tried to Recruit Me: Our Reporter on Covering Spies Insider, February 14

    Why do people love spy stories? Scott Shane, our national security reporter, talks tonight with Jennifer Lawrence, star of the new spy thriller “Red Sparrow.”

  45. A Literary Road Trip Into the Heart of Russia Magazine, February 14

    In the land of Tolstoy, Turgenev and now Putin, what are the stories Russians are telling themselves?

  46. Russia Sees Midterm Elections as Chance to Sow Fresh Discord, Intelligence Chiefs Warn Washington, February 13

    As the midterm elections approach, Russia is likely to throw more propaganda at Americans in an effort to deepen political divisions, American intelligence chiefs said.

  47. Syria: You Own It, You Fix It, So Just Rent It Op Ed, February 13

    Everyone’s so loss averse that it’s unlikely anyone will get too reckless.

  48. Dozens of Russians Are Believed Killed in U.S.-Backed Syria Attack Foreign, February 13

    Although only four Russians have been confirmed dead, reports continue to circulate that many more died in fighting in eastern Syria on Feb. 7-8.

  49. Living on the Shifting Border of Georgia and Russia Photo, February 13

    For over a year, Tako Robakidze has visited villages across Russian-occupied Georgia, photographing those for whom borders seemed to change overnight.

  50. The Middle East’s Coming War Op Ed, February 12

    Israel and Iran avoided a huge confrontation on Saturday. Next time we might not be so lucky.

  51. Russia Threatens to Block YouTube and Instagram, After Complaints From an Oligarch Foreign, February 12

    The oligarch, Oleg V. Deripaska, was once close to President Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort.

  52. U.S. and Russia Revive Cold-War Game of Provocative Street Names Foreign, February 12

    Moscow considers labeling an alley near the U.S. Embassy as 1 North American Dead End, after Washington renames a block for a slain Russian dissident.

  53. ‘The Daily’: Russia at the Olympics Podcasts, February 12

    The country was banned from the Winter Olympics because of a doping scandal, but there are 169 people competing as “Olympic athletes from Russia.”

  54. Russian Plane Crash Kills All 71 Aboard Foreign, February 11

    The Saratov Airlines flight went down about 50 miles southeast of the capital, and the cause of the crash was unclear.

  55. Deadly Plane Crash Near Moscow Video, February 11

    A Russian plane carrying 71 people crashed shortly after takeoff in the Moscow region on Sunday afternoon, killing all on board.

  56. What Ban? Patriotic Fervor Grips Russia’s Celebration House in South Korea Sports, February 11

    While Russia’s first Olympic medal winner was barred from celebrating with his nation’s flag, nationalist enthusiasm was in full effect at a nearby venue.

  57. Russian Figure Skaters Dominate Despite Olympic Ban Sports, February 11

    The team, officially called Olympic Athletes From Russia, moved into second place and was well received by the crowd, despite restrictions because of systematic doping.

  58. Dozens of Russian Athletes Lose Appeal, Keeping Them Out of Pyeongchang Olympics Sports, February 8

    The 47 athletes who were denied included Viktor Ahn, a short-track speedskater who has won six Olympic gold medals, and Anton Shipulin, a biathlon world champion.

  59. It’s Hard to Believe, but Syria’s War Is Getting Even Worse Foreign, February 8

    The conflict has broken into several small wars, and the carnage is reaching a new peak, upending any assumptions it might be nearing an end.

  60. Russia Is Insulted at Winter Games. Canada Says Sorry (Even if It Didn’t Need To). Sports, February 8

    The apology was issued after claims of verbal abuse about Russian doping, despite no certainty that a Canadian had been involved.

  61. The Puzzling Olympic Ban on Russians: Gone Today, They May Be Here Tomorrow Sports, February 7

    Because the International Olympic Committee did not move quickly enough to address Russia’s doping scheme, arbitrators are still considering appeals by barred athletes seeking to compete on their own.

  62. At 11th Hour, Status of Russian Olympians Remains Uncertain Sports, February 7

    Two days before the Winter Olympics begin, Russia is trying to get 47 more athletes cleared to compete. They were barred for doping violations.

  63. What Kind of Parade Does Trump Want? Video, February 7

    The Pentagon says it’s exploring options for the president. But military parades come loaded with history — yes, they can be celebrations, but they’re also used by dictators to strike fear into civilians.

  64. As Trump Wavers on Libya, an ISIS Haven, Russia Presses On Investigative, February 7

    In the absence of a coherent American policy for Libya, Russia is gaining influence in one of the most dangerous parts of the world.

  65. Success of Russia’s Female Figure Skaters Takes a Toll in Injuries and Stress Sports, February 7

    The bodies of Russia’s young female skaters are breaking down as they push their performance in pursuit of gold medals and more difficult jumps.

  66. ‘Extreme’ Suffering in Syria as Government Steps Up Bombing Foreign, February 6

    More than 80 people were killed in rebel-held areas amid carnage that the United Nations called “outrageous” and an international failure.

  67. To Counter Russia, U.S. Signals Nuclear Arms Are Back in a Big Way Washington, February 4

    A new nuclear policy issued by the Trump administration, which vows to counter a rush by the Russians to modernize their forces, is touching off a new kind of nuclear arms race.

  68. Constitutional Crisis in Slow Motion Op Ed, February 4

    Trump will never put the country above himself.

  69. Russian Warplane Shot Down in Syria by Rebels, Defense Ministry Says Foreign, February 3

    The jet was downed in Idlib in one of the country’s so-called de-escalation zones. The pilot survived the initial attack by parachuting from the plane but was killed on the ground by militia members.

  70. Thank Progressives for the Nunes Memo Op Ed, February 2

    Their reflexive distrust of law enforcement officials is coming back to haunt them.

  71. Putin the Campaigner: Scripted and Awkward, Save One Big Hug Foreign, February 2

    On a pre-election trip, the Russian president attended a series of choreographed events before embracing a burly factory worker, who became an instant celebrity.

  72. C.I.A. Director Defends Meeting With Russian Spy Chiefs Washington, February 1

    Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, pushed back on criticism of his meetings last week with two Russian spy chiefs, saying the focus was on combating terrorism.

  73. 28 Russian Athletes Win Appeals of Doping Bans Sports, February 1

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport overturned the penalties. But the I.O.C. said it might not allow the athletes to compete in South Korea.

  74. Mueller Zeros In on Story Put Together About Trump Tower Meeting Washington, January 31

    Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, has pressed witnesses about a statement hastily written last summer aboard Air Force One and wants to know more from President Trump.

  75. It’s All Downhill in Chechnya, This Time at a Ski Resort Foreign, January 31

    Russia is building a string of ski resorts in areas of the Caucasus that once teemed with Islamist militants. The most recent opened on Friday.

  76. Aides to Russian Opposition Leader Sentenced to Jail Foreign, January 31

    The associates of he Russian opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny were accused of urging people to take part in a voter boycott demonstration.

  77. Russian Athletes Call Olympic Selection Process a ‘Lottery’ Sports, January 31

    Russian athletes said the process of receiving an invitation was random, putting the blame away from the Russian authorities.

  78. The Real Aim of the Nunes Memo Is the Mueller Investigation Washington, January 30

    The memo has emerged as the latest attempt by Republicans to portray the actions of the investigators in the Russia inquiry as the real scandal.

  79. Syrian Peace Talks in Russia: 1,500 Delegates, Mostly Pro-Assad Foreign, January 30

    With United Nations-sponsored talks to end the civil war getting nowhere, Russia staged its own. Neither has made much progress.

  80. Can Crazy Still Keep the Peace Between Israel and Iran? Op Ed, January 30

    The Syrian border of the Golan Heights is the second-most-dangerous place on earth.

  81. Trump Gives Putin a Pass for Trashing American Democracy Editorial, January 30

    Congress passed mandates for the president to impose new sanctions on Russia. The administration shrugged them off.

  82. Trump’s Stance on Russia Sanctions Angers Both Moscow and Washington Foreign, January 30

    The administration outraged lawmakers by not imposing new sanctions while upsetting Moscow by releasing a list of senior Russian officials and oligarchs.

  83. America’s Natural Gas Hurdles Op Ed, January 30

    Russia is only one of them. Others include the need for more pipelines and an archaic law that impedes shipments within the United States.

  84. Trump Administration Won’t Impose Sanctions on Buyers of Russian Arms Washington, January 29

    The administration granted exceptions to a new law requiring such sanctions, saying the mere existence of the law had already deterred billions in purchases.

  85. Russia Is Banned From Paralympics, Again, for Doping Sports, January 29

    The International Paralympic Committee said that it would not restore the nation’s team to compete at the Pyeongchang Games, but that some athletes could compete as individuals.

  86. Russians Brave Icy Temperatures to Protest Putin and Election Foreign, January 28

    Demonstrators turned out across the country against what they called a lack of choice in the March 2018 presidential vote, which is almost certain to give President Vladimir Putin a fourth term.

  87. Moscow Raid on Movie Theater Closes ‘The Death of Stalin’ Culture, January 27

    A theater that resisted government attempts to ban a black comedy about the Soviet era backed down, but the overt censorship has raised concerns in Russia.

  88. The U.S. May Back a Vietnam Coal Plant. Russia Is Already Helping. Business, January 26

    A state-run company in Vietnam is seeking support from the Export-Import Bank for a project that could benefit American business but is criticized by environmentalists.

  89. Coming U.S. List of Oligarchs Linked to Putin Alarms Russia’s Rich Washington, January 26

    Wealthy Russians are on an aggressive lobbying push in fear that they will be penalized by a Washington intent on punishing Moscow’s aggressions.

  90. Victory in Russia Election Assured, Putin Seeks High Turnout Foreign, January 25

    In his bid for another term, the Russian president is seeking the legitimacy of a contested vote without real democracy. It is a hard sell.

  91. Russia Is Barred From Winter Olympics. Russia Is Sending 169 Athletes to Winter Olympics. Sports, January 25

    Despite penalties for its doping scheme, Russia has used a side door to get a full delegation of athletes into the Pyeongchang Olympics.

  92. Seeing Through the Fog in the Mueller Russia Probe Op Ed, January 25

    Was there a conspiracy on the part of Trump’s inner circle to mislead federal officials?

  93. Soul of a Nation Op Ed, January 25

    There are two issues at stake in the Russia investigation: our nation’s sovereignty and our nation’s soul.

  94. What Homoerotic Videos Can Teach Us About Modern Russia Op Ed, January 24

    How teenagers dancing in their underwear triumphed over Russian officialdom.

  95. In Russia, ‘The Death of Stalin’ Is No Laughing Matter Culture, January 24

    The Culture Ministry withdrew permission for the film to be shown in the country, denouncing its satirical treatment of the Soviet Union and its legacy.

  96. Is There Something Wrong With Democracy? Video, January 24

    For years, the number of democracies in the world had been on the rise, but recently the trend has stalled. The New York Times journalists Max Fisher and Amanda Taub explore why some democratic countries have backslid, while others never quite mad...