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  1. ‘Such Bad Guys Will Come’: How One Russian Brigade Terrorized Bucha World, Today

    A particularly fearsome unit of Moscow’s invading army arrived in the Kyiv suburb in mid-March. The soldiers’ reputation preceded them.

  2. As Biden Signs $40 Billion Aid Package for Ukraine, Calls Grow for a Cease-Fire World, Yesterday

    But a diplomatic resolution to the war still looks remote, amid searing questions about what would constitute a “victory” for Kyiv.

  3. Yesterday’s Russia Ukraine War live blog included one standalone post:
  4. Johnny Depp and Other Pirates Opinion, Yesterday

    Plundering our attention and poisoning us with lies.

  5. The Russian Orthodox Leader at the Core of Putin’s Ambitions World, Yesterday

    Patriarch Kirill I has provided spiritual cover for the invasion of Ukraine, reaping vast resources for his church in return. Now, in an extraordinary step, the E.U. is threatening him with sanctions.

  6. Russian forces are attempting another crossing of a river where they suffered a major blow, Ukraine’s military says. World, Yesterday

    The 650-mile-long Seversky Donets River originates in Russia and meanders southeast through the Donbas region before re-entering Russian territory.

  7. Russia Hustles to Recruit Soldiers and Halts Gas Supplies to Finland World, May 20

    The war has evolved into something of a stalemate that has seriously depleted Russia’s conventional war capabilities, even as it has made some gains.

  8. Russia’s Fallout with Finland Briefing, May 20

    Moscow will cut natural gas supplies to its Nordic neighbor this weekend.

  9. U.S. Company Supplying Russian Military Seeks Exit, Caught Between Sanctions and Kremlin World, May 20

    Arconic runs a huge Russian metal plant, bought in an era of cooperation between the U.S. and Russia. Now it is struggling, after years of increasing Russian military aggression.

  10. On Ukraine, McConnell Tries to Show the World This Isn’t Trump’s G.O.P. U.S., May 20

    The top Senate Republican traveled to Europe in a bid to show that isolationism hasn’t taken over his party. He has privately lobbied his colleagues to vote that way, and so far, most are.

  11. How Russia Uses Show Trials to Punish Putin’s Enemies World, May 20

    Moscow may label the Azov fighters who defended the Mariupol steel plant as terrorists — raising the prospect of a high-profile trial. The Kremlin has a long tradition of using the courts for political goals.

  12. Tennis Tours Penalize Wimbledon Over Ban on Russian Players Sports, May 20

    In an unprecedented move, the ATP and WTA will strip the Grand Slam tournament of ranking points, effectively making it an exhibition event. Most top players are still expected to participate.

  13. Forced From Kharkiv, Russian Troops Regroup and Dig In Today’s Paper, May 20

    Outside of Kharkiv, Russian forces are entrenching themselves for the long haul. “There is a whole underground city there,” a Ukrainian officer said.

  14. Warning Signs of a Future Mass Killer Opinion, May 20

    Mental health evaluations, chat rooms and parents’ roles. Also: Republicans and shootings; Covid mandates; voters and democracy; Estonia and Russia; abortion funds.

  15. The May 20 Russia Ukraine War live blog included one standalone post:
  16. Your Friday Briefing Briefing, May 20

    Hungary’s thirst for Russian oil.

  17. A Russian rock singer was charged after condemning the Ukraine war at a concert. World, May 19

    The singer made the comments less than three months after Russia enacted a law that would punish spreading “false information” about its invasion.

  18. Moscow Moves to Russify Seized Ukraine Land, Signaling Annexation World, May 19

    The territory occupied by Russian forces so far in the three-month-old invasion deserves “a worthy place in our Russian family,” a Kremlin official who toured the region said.

  19. How the West Is Strangling Putin’s Economy Opinion, May 19

    Russia can export, but it can’t buy what it needs.

  20. Biden Seeks Swift Effort to Bring Finland and Sweden Into NATO U.S., May 19

    Speedy approval seems likely among most members of the alliance in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but Turkey’s objections remain a sticking point.

  21. Frontline Hospitals Briefing, May 19

    As the toll of the wounded mounts, the need for more doctors and nurses becomes even more acute.

  22. Ukrainian oligarch seeks to distance himself from Russia by mulling sale of superyacht. World, May 19

    The richest man in Ukraine has committed to building back his country. But he is also constructing a luxury ship that would rival a yacht that the U.S. government believes may belong to Vladimir Putin.

  23. Navalny’s anti-corruption group urges Congress to place sanctions on 6,000 of Putin’s midlevel cronies. World, May 19

    The activists are pitching sanctions on midlevel officials as a cost-free way for the United States to further isolate the Russian president.

  24. Surviving the Siege of Kharkiv Interactive, May 19

    How Ukrainians in a city 25 miles from the Russian border have forged a new wartime culture.

  25. A Russian official tours occupied southern Ukraine. World, May 19

    The official, Marat Khusnullin, Russia’s deputy prime minister for infrastructure, outlined plans to take control of vital infrastructure.

  26. Abortion and America’s Polarized Politics Opinion, May 19

    Readers discuss a Ross Douthat column that views Roe as an inflection point in our divisions. Also: A threat to democracy; diplomacy in Ukraine; don’t name gunmen.

  27. Gerhard Schröder, a former German chancellor, loses perks over his ties to Russia. World, May 19

    The former German leader, a personal friend of President Vladimir V. Putin and lobbyist for Russian energy companies, has refused to distance himself from Russia.

  28. Russian soldier apologizes at war crimes trial to the widow of the man he killed. World, May 19

    Sgt. Vadim Shishimarin says he was ordered to shoot at 62-year-old Oleksandr Shelipov because he and his fellow soldiers believed that he was informing the Ukrainian military about their location.

  29. In Hungary, Cheap Russian Oil Fuels Right-Wing Culture Wars World, May 19

    Prime Minister Viktor Orban has resisted a proposed E.U. embargo of Russian oil, saying it would devastate his country’s economy, but it would also cut off a source of funds for his political allies.

  30. The Senate is expected to pass a $40 billion aid package for Ukraine, sending it to Biden. U.S., May 19

    The measure’s relatively smooth path through Congress has reflected a broad consensus on Capitol Hill, for now, to devote massive sums to supporting Ukraine’s war effort.

  31. Chinese Hackers Tried to Steal Russian Defense Data, Report Says World, May 19

    The campaign detailed by a cybersecurity firm highlights Beijing’s increasingly sophisticated tactics to spy on an array of targets, including countries it considers friends.

  32. Elon Musk’s Next Target Business, May 19

    The billionaire railed against E.S.G. after Tesla was dropped from a popular index.

  33. In Russia, as Prices Soar, the Outlook for Its Economy Grows ‘Especially Gloomy’ Business, May 19

    The government has brought stability for now through extreme measures, but forecasters are expecting continued severe inflation and a deep downturn.

  34. The May 19 Russia Ukraine War live blog included one standalone post:
  35. We Should Say It. Russia Is Fascist. Opinion, May 19

    If Vladimir Putin prevails in Ukraine, fascists around the world will take comfort.

  36. Russia Uses Surrender in Mariupol to Portray Ukrainians as Terrorists World, May 18

    Many soldiers who surrendered from Mariupol’s Azovstal steel plant belong to the Azov battalion, a group with far-right roots, and the Kremlin may now put them on trial just as Ukraine is prosecuting Russians for war crimes.

  37. Autocrats Strain Unity Briefing, May 18

    Leaders of Turkey and Hungary are slowing the Western response to Russia.

  38. Economic Headwinds Mount as Leaders Weigh Costs of Confronting Russia U.S., May 18

    Top economic officials are gathering this week to discuss how to keep pressure on Vladimir V. Putin without sinking their economies.

  39. Omens of Decline for Russia’s Once World-Leading Energy Industry Business, May 18

    Sanctions have grounded Russia’s ambitious plans to build its liquefied natural gas capacity. Analysts say it’s a sign of problems ahead.

  40. La invasión rusa de Ucrania fortalece a la OTAN en Español, May 18

    La solicitud de Suecia y Finlandia para formar parte de la alianza atlántica, tras décadas de neutralidad, es una clara declaración de que la invasión rusa de Ucrania ha puesto fin a una era de ilusiones europeas respecto a Moscú.

  41. Ukrainian Holdouts in Mariupol Surrender to an Uncertain Fate World, May 17

    The government’s order for hundreds of remaining fighters to stand down offers Russia a propaganda victory, but prospects for a prisoner swap seem unclear at best.

  42. Russian Hacking Cartel Attacks Costa Rican Government Agencies U.S., May 17

    Experts who track the hackers’ actions said the group had recently begun to shift its focus to countries in Central and South America, perhaps as retaliation against nations that have supported Ukraine.

  43. U.S. Expected to Begin Blocking Russian Bond Payments to Americans Business, May 17

    The Treasury Department is expected to let a sanctions carve-out lapse next week, raising the prospect of a Russian default.

  44. With Ukraine Taking Firmer Stance, Peace Talks Grind to a Halt World, May 17

    The impasse is mainly driven by Russia’s insistence on controlling large areas of Ukrainian territory. But Ukraine is also emboldened by successes on the battlefield and angry over Russian atrocities.

  45. On a Russian talk show, a retired colonel stuns his colleagues by pointing out that the invasion isn’t going well. World, May 17

    It was a rare moment in a country where broadcasters generally follow the Kremlin’s talking points about the war.

  46. The Baby Formula Shortage: What Can Be Done Opinion, May 17

    Readers suggest promoting breastfeeding, easing access to milk banks, improving F.D.A. oversight and giving expert advice on alternatives. Also: Nuclear risks with Russia.

  47. Further Russian Retreat Seen in East Ukraine, Another Setback for Putin World, May 16

    Russia appeared to shrink its already narrowed goals to take the Donbas region, as NATO and its two newest applicants, Sweden and Finland, practiced war games near Russia’s border.

  48. Your Tuesday Briefing: Russia’s Faltering Campaign Briefing, May 16

    Plus climate’s role in Australia’s upcoming election and a Covid-19 protest at Peking University.

  49. Russia Planned a Major Military Overhaul. Ukraine Shows the Result. World, May 16

    Russia wanted to build a leaner, more flexible fighting force and eliminate waste, bureaucracy and corruption. But entrenched, Soviet-era practices endure.

  50. Estonia’s Tough Voice on Ukraine Urges No Compromise With Putin World, May 16

    Kaja Kallas, the prime minister, remembers the repression of life under Soviet rule and sees the same brutality in occupied Ukraine, which she believes is fighting for all of Europe.

  51. Putin’s New Problems Briefing, May 16

    An update on the second phase of the war in Ukraine.

  52. After 32 years, McDonald’s plans to sell its Russia business. Business, May 16

    “This is a complicated issue that’s without precedent and with profound consequences,” said Chris Kempczinski, the chief executive of McDonald’s.

  53. Renault strikes a deal to exit Russia, for now. Business, May 16

    The French company will sell its stake in Russia’s largest automaker for one ruble, with the option of returning within six years.

  54. Mantener a flote a Putin y sus oligarcas no es fácil. Te explicamos el sistema en Español, May 16

    El sistema de corrupción que moldea el régimen de Putin fue resultado de una transición fallida e incompleta a la democracia después de la caída de la Unión Soviética.

  55. In Rebirth for NATO, Europe Unites in Face of Putin’s Ambition World, May 16

    Sweden’s and Finland’s embrace of NATO after decades of neutrality is a clear statement that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has ended an era of European illusions about Moscow.

  56. NATO Leaders Say They Will Speed Finland and Sweden Membership Bids World, May 15

    In another setback for Moscow, top officials from alliance nations met over the weekend in Berlin to discuss admitting Finland and Sweden and supporting Ukraine.

  57. The May 15 Russia Ukraine War News live blog included two standalone posts:
  58. Growing evidence of a military disaster on the Donets pierces a pro-Russian bubble. World, May 15

    As the news of the losses at the river crossing started to spread, some Russian bloggers did not hold back in their criticism of what they said was incompetent leadership.

  59. A Mini-Russia Gets Squeezed by War World, May 15

    The self-declared republic of Transnistria, on the Ukraine border, has been steered by Moscow for decades. During a rare visit, a reporter and photographer get an inside look into how it operates, and hear from Transnistrians their fears of war.

  60. Turkey Offers to Evacuate Mariupol Fighters Despite Disagreements World, May 14

    Turkey has had a ship waiting for weeks in Istanbul to evacuate those remaining in the Azovstal steel plant, but Ukraine and Russia have not agreed to a plan, a Turkish official said.

  61. The May 14 Eurovision Final live blog included one standalone post:
  62. There Are Two Endgames in Ukraine. Both Carry Big Risks. Opinion, May 14

    Is there a third option looming for the next six months of war in Ukraine?

  63. For Putin, a Nordic Nightmare Is Springing to Life World, May 14

    With Finland and Sweden likely to request NATO membership, and Ukraine counterattacking in the east, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is facing more setbacks.

  64. At a German Hideaway, Oligarch Villas Challenge a ‘Silent Contract’ World, May 14

    Tegernsee, a luxury getaway in Bavaria, is known for quietly hosting the superrich. But war in Ukraine has divided locals about whether the authorities should go after the assets of their wealthy Russian neighbors.

  65. ‘Es un combate duro’: así se vive en las trincheras de Ucrania en Español, May 14

    En algunos pueblos ubicados a lo largo del frente de batalla, los soldados ucranianos y rusos se enfrentan a corta distancia, a veces a la vista del adversario.

  66. West Increases Pressure on Putin, Including Sanctions on Reputed Girlfriend World, May 13

    The Russian leader was challenged by the prospect of an enlarged NATO, plans to get Ukrainian grain exports past a Kremlin blockade, and sanctions on his purported mistress.

  67. Vladimir Putin, hombre de familia en Español, May 13

    A medida que los países occidentales van imponiendo sanciones a personas cercanas al líder ruso, entre ellas sus familiares, se va fracturando el estricto secreto que rodea su vida privada.

  68. Putin’s Private Life Briefing, May 13

    Sanctions are lifting the veil of secrecy surrounding the Russian leader’s family.

  69. Val Broeksmit, 46, Who Blew the Whistle on Deutsche Bank, Dies U.S., May 13

    An itinerant musician, he leaked secret files to F.B.I. investigators looking at the bank’s ties to money laundering, the Trump Organization and Russia.

  70. Vladimir Putin, Family Man World, May 13

    As Western nations place sanctions on people close to the Russian leader, including family members, the strict secrecy surrounding his private life is being punctured.

  71. When Ukrainian Music Wasn’t Under Threat, It Thrived Arts, May 13

    For a brief period in the early 20th century, Ukrainian composers put a national twist on modernism, free from Russian or Soviet regulation.

  72. Russian Court Extends Brittney Griner’s Pretrial Detention, Her Lawyer Says World, May 13

    Ms. Griner, one of the most decorated athletes in women’s basketball, has been held in custody in Russia since mid-February.

  73. After 200 Years of Neutrality, Sweden Weighs Joining NATO World, May 13

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine created new fears, and the Swedes, dragged along by Finland, are expected to apply, reluctantly, to join the alliance and its collective defense.

  74. ‘Hay pequeñas redes de personas que pueden comprar casi cualquier cosa’: el financiamiento colectivo de la guerra en Ucrania en Español, May 13

    Una campaña para conseguir donaciones y armas está reuniendo millones de dólares, así como una gran cantidad de armas más pequeñas y otros equipos militares que son usados por el ejército ucraniano.

  75. Russian Shipping Traffic Remains Strong as Sanctions Take Time to Bite Business, May 13

    The traffic was robust in March and April, reflecting the time it takes for sanctions to come into effect and an enduring profit motive for trading Russian energy.

  76. The May 13 Russia Ukraine War News live blog included two standalone posts:
  77. Rand Paul holds up $40 billion in aid for Ukraine. World, May 12

    Mr. Paul had sought to alter the bill to include requiring that an inspector general monitor the spending.

  78. U.S. Embraces Finland’s Move Toward NATO Membership. What About Ukraine? U.S., May 12

    Ukraine has been considered too full of corruption and too devoid of democratic institutions to make membership likely for years, if not decades, to come.

  79. Finland Moves to Join NATO, Upending Putin’s Ukraine War Aims World, May 12

    Neutral Finland’s leaders unequivocally said they intended to seek membership in the alliance, with Sweden expected to do the same, inviting new threats from Moscow.

  80. The Power of Lies in an Age of Political Fiction Opinion, May 12

    To the fabulist go the spoils?

  81. What’s the Best Way to Treat Addiction? Opinion, May 12

    Readers discuss whether forced treatment is effective. Also: Republicans and abortion; Supreme Court decline; caution on Ukraine; disconnecting from social media.

  82. Siemens, the German technology giant, leaves Russia after 170 years. Business, May 12

    Siemens said its second-quarter earnings took a $625 million hit because of Western sanctions on Russia.

  83. Major Donation to U.K. Conservative Party Was Flagged Over Russia Concerns World, May 12

    The cash was part of a fund-raising blitz that helped propel Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s party to victory in 2019. Records track $630,225 to a Russian bank account.

  84. The May 12 Russia Ukraine War News live blog included one standalone post:
  85. In a first, a Russian soldier will stand trial in Ukraine on war crimes charges. World, May 11

    A 21-year-old Russian soldier is accused of following orders to shoot an unarmed cyclist four days into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

  86. Pasé semanas en el frente de batalla de Ucrania. Todo ha cambiado en Español, May 11

    La guerra no tiene límites claros que indiquen dónde termina el conflicto y dónde se reanuda la vida normal.

  87. American Teenagers and Their Mental Health Opinion, May 11

    The teen mental health crisis. Also: Elon Musk, Donald Trump and Twitter; Vladimir Putin’s gambit; Russian TV; Penn Station; flying without masks.

  88. To Keep Putin and His Oligarchs Afloat, It Takes a System World, May 11

    Out of a halting attempt at democratization grew a corrupt ecosystem that has proved very difficult for the Russian elite to resist.

  89. Once Best Friends, Bulgaria Takes a Stand Against Russia World, May 11

    Bulgaria has imposed economic sanctions on Russia, offered to repair broken military equipment for Ukraine and expelled Russian diplomats.

  90. America and Its Allies Want to Bleed Russia. They Really Shouldn’t. Opinion, May 11

    The war was dangerous enough before the West’s shift to a more expansive strategy.

  91. Can We Still Be Optimistic About America? Opinion, May 10

    Our perpetual pessimism can be turned into the source of our renewal.

  92. Russia Was Behind Cyberattack in Run-Up to Ukraine War, Investigation Finds U.S., May 10

    The February attack rattled Pentagon officials and private industry because it revealed new vulnerabilities in global communications systems.

  93. Ukraine War’s Geographic Reality: Russia Has Seized Much of the East World, May 10

    Despite many stumbles and setbacks, the Russian military has gained near total control of the Donbas region, giving the Kremlin huge leverage in any future talks.

  94. La líder de la banda Pussy Riot escapa de Rusia con la ayuda de sus amigos en Español, May 10

    Tras más de una década de activismo, Maria Alyokhina se disfrazó de repartidora de comida para eludir a la policía y la creciente represión del Kremlin.

  95. Ukraine says it will stop transporting some Russian gas. Business, May 10

    The operator of Ukraine’s natural gas grid said Russian troops were endangering the pipeline system’s “stability and safety.”

  96. Leader of Pussy Riot Band Escapes Russia, With Help From Friends World, May 10

    After more than a decade of activism, Maria Alyokhina disguised herself as a food courier to evade the police — and a widening crackdown by President Vladimir Putin.

  97. Francis Fukuyama Predicted the End of History. It’s Back (Again). Arts, May 10

    In a new book, the political theorist offers a stout defense of liberalism against threats from left and right — and predicts that Ukraine will revive “the spirit of 1989.”

  98. The May 10 Economy News Stocks Inflation live blog included one standalone post:
  99. The U.S. intelligence chief says Putin is preparing for a prolonged conflict. U.S., May 10

    The assessment, by Avril D. Haines, suggested that even if Russia makes big gains in eastern Ukraine, it wouldn’t end the war.

  100. Readers ask: How are public services operating in Ukraine? World, May 10

    Our reporters answer readers’ questions about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Many of you asked about schools and hospitals.

  101. How Putin Co-opted Russia’s Biggest Holiday The Daily, May 10

    The commemoration of victory over Nazi Germany in World War II has been skewed for political purposes.

  102. For French Military, War in Ukraine Prompts a Shift in Focus World, May 10

    While it is in Europe’s interest to weaken Moscow, the chief of staff of France’s military says, Russia may someday need to play a part in a global security plan.

  103. Crowdfunding a War: How Online Appeals Are Bringing Weapons to Ukraine World, May 10

    A campaign to crowdfund donations and weapons is producing millions of dollars as well as a bounty of smaller weapons and other military equipment for the Ukrainian military.

  104. Reflecting on a Family’s Flight Times Insider, May 10

    The Times journalist Cora Engelbrecht recently spent Passover in Poland with Ukrainian refugees. In an essay, she reflects on her own family’s escape from Ukraine before World War II.

  105. I Spent Weeks on Ukraine’s Front Lines. Everything Has Changed. Opinion, May 10

    War has no clean edges where normal life resumes.

  106. Russian Guided Weapons Miss the Mark, U.S. Defense Officials Say U.S., May 9

    The lack of warplanes at Russia’s Victory Day parade underscores President Vladimir V. Putin’s failure to build a capable modern air force.

  107. Biden Speeds Up Military Aid to Ukraine, Drawing U.S. Deeper Into War U.S., May 9

    President Biden signed the Lend-Lease Act, which will waive time-consuming requirements on the provision of arms to Ukraine.

  108. The May 9 Ukraine Russia War News live blog included one standalone post:
  109. Victory Day without a victory Briefing, May 9

    Vladimir Putin tries to channel Russia’s World War II pride into support for the invasion of Ukraine.

  110. Biden Signs Bill to Allow Arms Lending to Ukraine Video, May 9

    President Biden signed the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act, which would speed up shipments considered critical for Ukraine’s forces to repel Russian invaders.

  111. En el Día de la Victoria, Putin ofreció un discurso calculado en Español, May 9

    Algunos analistas habían previsto que el presidente de Rusia anunciaría una intensificación de la guerra. Pero su mensaje, dirigido a los rusos de a pie, tuvo un tono moderado.

  112. Yuri Averbakh, Chess’s First Centenarian Grandmaster, Dies at 100 Sports, May 9

    A Russian, he was one of the world’s best players during the Cold War of the 1950s, joining other top competitors as the pride of the Soviet Union.

  113. In Photos: Russia Celebrates Victory Day Holiday With Parade in Red Square World, May 9

    President Vladimir V. Putin used his speech on Russia’s most important secular holiday to rally support for the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

  114. In Speech, Putin Shows Reluctance in Demanding Too Much of Russians World, May 9

    The Russian president, in a much-anticipated speech on his country’s most important holiday, did not proclaim an escalation of the fight in Ukraine.

  115. Buenas noticias para la alimentación, malas noticias para la guerra: Brasil compra fertilizante ruso en Español, May 9

    Los funcionarios esperaban que la guerra detuviera hasta un 15 por ciento de las exportaciones de fertilizantes rusos. Pero Brasil y otros países han encontrado la manera de continuar con las compras.

  116. Why the Stock Market Keeps Plunging Business, May 9

    The financial markets are coming to grips with the Federal Reserve’s policy change, as geopolitical factors complicate the outlook for the global economy.

  117. Appease or Confront Briefing, May 9

    It’s Victory Day in Russia — a holiday honoring World War II that has long been important to Vladimir Putin.

  118. Clarissa Ward: ‘Fear and Panic Are Bedfellows’ in Ukraine Opinion, May 9

    CNN’s chief international correspondent talks about covering the Russia-Ukraine war.

  119. The Woman Steering Russia’s War Economy Business, May 9

    Elvira Nabiullina got another five-year term as head of Russia’s central bank after quelling the initial market panic over the invasion of Ukraine.

  120. Both Sides Harden Positions on Anniversary of Nazi Defeat in Europe World, May 8

    The war in Ukraine was marked by posturing and signaling, with each side ramping up its rhetoric as the battle ground on.

  121. Your Monday Briefing: Russia’s Pre-Holiday Push Briefing, May 8

    Plus Hong Kong’s new leader and a Taliban decree targeting women’s dress.

  122. Good News for Food, Bad News for War: Brazil Buys Russian Fertilizer World, May 8

    Officials expected the war to trap up to 15 percent of the world’s fertilizer exports in Russia. But Brazil and other countries have found a way to get it.

  123. May 9 Is a Revered Day in Russia. For Many, Putin Has Hijacked It. World, May 8

    Under President Vladimir V. Putin, Victory Day, marking the defeat of Nazi Germany, has come to celebrate modern Russian military might. The war in Ukraine is shifting its meaning further.

  124. Dozens are feared dead after a Russian airstrike hits a school building, officials say. World, May 8

    Initial reports suggested that as many as 60 people were trapped inside the building, which officials said was being used as a shelter for civilians.

  125. Seizing an Oligarch’s Assets Is One Thing. Giving Them to Ukraine Is Another. Business, May 8

    It could take years for Russian assets seized by the United States to be permanently confiscated and sold to benefit the Ukrainian people. The Biden administration wants to speed up the process.

  126. Russian Pullback Seen Near Kharkiv, Despite Victory Day Push for Gains World, May 7

    Advances by Ukrainian forces in the northeast appeared to have forced Russians to move back toward the border, blowing up bridges behind them and contradicting the Kremlin narrative.

  127. Jill Biden Meets With Ukrainian Refugee Children in Romania Video, May 7

    The first lady visited a school in Romania’s capital that has taken in Ukrainian students displaced amid Russia’s invasion.

  128. Two Europes Confront Each Other Over the Glory, or Shame, of War World, May 7

    On Monday, Vladimir Putin will mark Russia’s Victory Day by extolling the virtues of force. France’s leader, Emmanuel Macron, will honor a very different anniversary.

  129. Desde Rusia con amor… y dolor en Español, May 7

    Le rogué a mi esposo que se fuera de Rostov del Don. Ahora daría lo que fuera por estar allá con él.

  130. Russia’s Grave Miscalculation: Ukrainians Would Collaborate World, May 7

    Besides their military failures, the Russians entered the war believing they could persuade Ukrainians in the east to join their side. Those efforts have failed spectacularly.

  131. Chelsea F.C. Says It Will Sell to U.S.-Led Group Sports, May 6

    A consortium led by Todd Boehly, a part-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, will pay $3.1 billion for the soccer club, the highest price ever paid for a sports team.

  132. Italy seizes a superyacht tied to Putin. World, May 6

    Italian police boarded the yacht, the Scheherazade, late on Friday, ending what appeared to be preparations to set sail.

  133. The War Is Getting More Dangerous for America, and Biden Knows It Opinion, May 6

    Leaks by U.S. officials suggest we are no longer in an indirect war with Russia but rather edging toward a direct one.

  134. Turning Tables on Russia With West’s Arms, Ukraine Goes on Offense World, May 6

    Ukrainian forces are seeking to drive back Russian invaders from two key cities in northeast Ukraine and achieve a breakthrough in what has become a grinding battle.

  135. One Village at a Time: The Grinding Artillery War in Ukraine World, May 6

    The advances by the Ukrainian army in the north have been modest, but they are emblematic of both sides’ strategy: maneuvering artillery to gain territory.

  136. Putin’s Information War Is Far From Over Opinion, May 5

    On this battlefield, lies are ammunition in Putin’s long and increasingly personal struggle to stay in power.

  137. U.S. Intelligence Helped Ukraine Strike Russian Flagship, Officials Say U.S., May 5

    The help that sank the Moskva, the most significant loss by any navy in 40 years, is part of an administration effort providing real-time battlefield intelligence to Ukraine.

  138. Putin’s Forces Battle in East Ukraine to Feed His Hunger for a Victory World, May 5

    The fighting has intensified ahead of Russia’s May 9 Victory Day holiday commemorating the Soviet Union’s triumph over Nazi Germany.

  139. Russia seeks a win for Victory Day Briefing, May 5

    Fully conquering Mariupol would let President Vladimir Putin claim a major victory before a military celebration on Monday.

  140. Your Friday Briefing: Russia Doubles Down Briefing, May 5

    Moscow wants victories before its Monday holiday.

  141. In Lviv, a hidden work by a master is discovered. World, May 5

    During the renovation of a former Catholic church, a mural by the Polish painter Jan Henryk de Rosen was uncovered.

  142. Tucker Carlson’s Influence on America and Its Media Opinion, May 5

    Readers praise and decry Mr. Carlson and The Times for its in-depth report on him. Also: J.D. Vance; targeting Russian generals; Madison Cawthorn.

  143. Why the battle for Mariupol is important for Vladimir Putin. World, May 5

    A victory in the predominantly Russian-speaking city could give a veneer of credibility to the Russian leader’s false claims of ridding Ukraine of “Nazis.”

  144. OPEC and its allies again promise a modest oil increase. But can they deliver? Business, May 5

    OPEC Plus announced plans to increase output even as its member nations are bumping up against their ability to pump more.

  145. Europe’s Quest to Replace Russian Gas Faces Plenty of Hurdles Business, May 5

    Climate concerns, investor reticence and political disputes complicate a shift to supplies from the United States, North Africa and the Mediterranean.

  146. El sonido desgarrador de la nueva realidad de Ucrania Interactive, May 5

    Esto es lo que pasa cuando alguien escucha sirenas antiaéreas durante 300 horas.

  147. Anti-Putin Russians Are Leaving, With a Push From the Kremlin World, May 5

    Many Russians who are designated “foreign agents” by the government view it as another form of repression that makes living in the country, or returning to it, untenable.

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