The trip is part of a series of diplomatic meetings by the Russian leader, and comes as Ukraine tries to shore up eroding Western support for its war effort.
Evan Gershkovich, a journalist for The Wall Street Journal, is being held on a spying charge that he, his newspaper and the U.S. government deny.
Garipul Kadyrov estaba por cumplir 50 años. Después de morir en el frente de batalla en Ucrania, sus familiares y vecinos se cuestionan si tiene algún propósito la muerte de otro soldado.
Nearly 200 inmates left a high-security Russian prison to join the war in Ukraine, seeking redemption, money or freedom. Many were killed or wounded.
Alsu Kurmasheva, an editor who also holds Russian citizenship, was arrested in October on charges of failing to register as a foreign agent.
The Russian maestro, who heads the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, will also control the Bolshoi in Moscow, replacing Vladimir Urin, who spoke out against the Ukraine war.
In Russia, the pain and loss of the war in Ukraine are felt most profoundly in small villages, where a soldier’s burial produces not just grief but a yearning to find meaning in his death.
Mr. Whelan, who is serving a 16-year sentence in a labor camp, told his family that another inmate struck him in the face.
Activists said the designation could put L.G.B.T.Q. people and their organizations under threat of criminal prosecution for something as simple as displaying the rainbow flag.
Amid questions over Western resolve, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and other diplomats stressed their commitment to Kyiv’s bid to join the alliance.
Relations have deteriorated markedly since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the Finns accuse Moscow of orchestrating a flow of migrants in retaliation for Finland joining NATO.
Marianna Budanova, whose husband is the director of military intelligence, is recovering in a hospital, the officials said. Her husband has long accused Russia of trying to kill him.
The decision means that the journalist, Evan Gershkovich, who has denied the espionage charge against him, will remain in custody until Jan. 30.
Leaders can’t always avoid war, but being rational helps.
Violent waves stirred by hurricane-force winds threatened to tear maritime mines from their moorings in the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea.
“Make way for someone else,” a new grass-roots movement demands as women challenge the official argument that the mobilized troops are needed in combat indefinitely.
Expressing feminist views in Russia is now an increasingly dangerous thing to do.
En caso de que Putin se postule, hay pocas dudas sobre el resultado. Sin embargo, los comicios de marzo tienen una mayor importancia debido a las incertidumbres de la guerra.
The assault on energy infrastructure, a significant theater in the war, followed a large-scale Russian drone attack on Kyiv.
The death of the mercenary group’s leader has created a window of opportunity in the Central African Republic for Western powers to offer an alternative.
The aerial assault began early Saturday and continued past sunrise. Ukraine said its air defense teams had shot down nearly all of the explosive-laden attack drones.
Monetochka was one of Russia’s most discussed pop stars. Now, like other antiwar acts in exile, she’s having to retool her career.
There is little doubt about the outcome, should he run, but the election in March carries more significance as the first one since the invasion of Ukraine.
Amid two prominent wars and other conflicts around the globe, a biennial call at the United Nations for peace during the Games felt even more symbolic than usual.
For Mr. Putin, it was a rare interaction with Western leaders since the start of the war last year. It was also the first time he had to listen to direct public criticism at an international event.
Facilities remain hobbled by Russian attacks, repair work is unfinished and there is little spare equipment, although air defenses have been strengthened.
They called for the release of all civilians who are being illegally held captive, as well as a humanitarian truce that would lead to a cessation of hostilities.
The country had failed to put such a satellite into orbit in its two previous attempts at such a launch. This time, it was getting help from Russia, according to South Korea.
Worried about the risks of robot warfare, some countries want new legal constraints, but the U.S. and other major powers are resistant.
Planes were built to trust GPS signals. Jamming and spoofing in the Middle East and Ukraine have diverted flights and caused inaccurate onboard alerts.
Jamala, the song contest’s 2016 champion, had been a prominent advocate for Crimea’s Tatar population. The region was annexed from Ukraine by Russia in 2014.
Ukraine is facing continual eastern assaults from Russian forces at a bloody cost for both sides, even as the lines on the map barely move.
Inside the highly secretive military branch responsible for protecting American interests in a vulnerable new domain.
Using electromagnetic waves to flummox and follow smarter weapons has become a critical part of the cat-and-mouse game between Ukraine and Russia. The United States, China and others have taken note.
Germany, Norway, Britain and others are increasing weapons production to help Kyiv. But the aid may be coming too late as winter looms and Ukraine’s counteroffensive against Russia stalls.
The Ukrainian military said it had taken a sliver of Russian-controlled land, a move that might offer some hope but was unlikely to lead to a rapid breakthrough.
A court sentenced Aleksandra Y. Skochilenko to seven years in a penal colony, in one of the most prominent cases of Russia’s crackdown on wartime dissent.
Officials accused Moscow of loosening migration controls. Relations between the countries deteriorated after Finland joined NATO following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
With much global attention turned to the war in Gaza, President Volodymyr Zelensky has warned that his country cannot afford a “frozen conflict” with Russia.
About 100 Ukrainians a day travel back into Ukraine at an unofficial border crossing, bringing tales of repression and fear about life in Russian-controlled territories.
The revelation that the broadcaster Hubert Seipel accepted payments from an oligarch is stirring worries in Germany that Russia is using an old playbook to promote its interests.
An unusually long lull in Russian bombing has left people in the Ukrainian capital feeling well-rested, healthier and more productive, at least for now.
Plus a treasure trove of ancient maps.
The Russian journalist gained international renown for her criticism of the Kremlin and its policies in Chechnya. Her murder in 2006 provoked vocal condemnation from inside Russia and abroad.
Three officials were accused of operating at the behest of Russian intelligence when they aligned with efforts by Rudolph W. Giuliani to tie the Biden family to corruption in Ukraine.
The lawyer of Sergei G. Khadzhikurbanov, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping to organize the killing of Anna Politkovskaya, said he had been pardoned by President Vladimir V. Putin.
In “The Money Kings,” Daniel Schulman tells the story of the Jewish immigrants who came to the United States and helped build America’s modern economic system.
Hundreds of thousands who fled after Russia invaded make brief visits back, often to reconnect with family but also for health care that can be cheaper and more familiar.
The commander of Ukraine’s Navy said in a rare interview that the Russian naval blockade of Odesa had been broken. He also described how the war is transforming naval tactics.
Konstantin Dobrovolsky searches for the remains of soldiers left to rot on the battlefield almost 80 years ago. Then he had to bury his own son, who fought in a war he despises.
One of the first sounds my son ever heard was an air siren. He is one of the lucky ones.
Immersed in his native land’s repertoire — Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev — he drew bold, rich sounds from the world’s major orchestras. In Russia, he was adored.
Olympic officials said the effort included fabricated quotes about the Israel-Gaza war and a four-part, Netflix-style documentary.
A force led by President Vladimir Putin’s former bodyguard is trying to recruit veterans of the paramilitary force, which mutinied against Russian military leaders and saw its leader killed in a plane crash.
Drone and rocket attacks on U.S. forces have continued in recent weeks, prompting a second round of retaliatory airstrikes in eastern Syria.
The episode, which killed one and injured four others, comes amid a recent uptick in military activity and attacks in the Black Sea, a hot spot in the war between Russia and Ukraine.
The new book by Witold Szablowski features the chefs who were expected to prepare sumptuous meals for Russian leaders — and keep them from being poisoned.
The European Union’s executive arm recommended beginning membership talks with Ukraine on condition of some further changes in Kyiv.
Inside the highly secretive military branch responsible for protecting American interests in a vulnerable new domain.
The new speaker of the House is not a leader of substance, David Firestone of the editorial board argues.
With so much in the war against Russia hinging on refilling the ranks of soldiers, efforts are underway to draw more Ukrainian women into the army.
The Hungarian leader’s efforts have been undermined by setbacks for some of his political allies across Europe and deep divisions over the war in Ukraine.
Ukrainians have been infantilized by the need to vie for international interest.
President Biden’s influence over Israel and Ukraine seems far more constrained than expected, given his central role as the supplier of arms and intelligence.
In another setback, Ukraine said 19 soldiers had been killed in a strike on a medals ceremony last week. Unusually, the ceremony had been held in the open, rather than a protected space.
Los acontecimientos de las últimas semanas entre Israel y Hamás han planteado para muchos lectores cuestiones profundas e irritantes que pueden ilustrar los límites y las fortalezas del derecho internacional.
Since Russian troops were pushed out of the city of Kherson, they have bombed it relentlessly. Closely held river operations could change that.
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia made highly choreographed appearances in an effort to project power and control, and U.S. officials suggested Gen. Sergei Surovikin was probably being held.
Mientras prestábamos atención a la pandemia, China y Ucrania, los caminos hacia la prosperidad y los intereses comunes se han oscurecido.
While the world’s eyes were on the pandemic, China and the war in Ukraine, the paths to prosperity and shared interests have grown murkier.
The group liked online war games. But then Jack Teixeira, an active-duty airman, began showing them classified documents, members say.
Oil prices soared 7 percent on Sunday night after the group’s move to cut 1.2 million barrels a day.
Also, Russia tries to cut off Bakhmut, and countries reach an ocean biodiversity deal.
Readers discuss a guest essay by Christopher Caldwell that blamed the U.S. for an escalation in the war. Also: Mask mandates; the next pandemic; YouTube.
Also, Adani Enterprises pulls its offering and soldiers die on both sides in Bakhmut.
Also, Russia’s resilient economy and Sri Lanka’s enduring struggle.
Also, Russian missile attacks in Ukraine and a major deal for Indian women’s cricket.
Also, China’s uncertain economic recovery.
Russia is isolated by its invasion of Ukraine and needs China more than ever. But China, facing a Covid crisis, is in no position to risk sanctions.
Also, Ukraine peace talks seem far-off.
Also, Ukraine is fighting to retake a city in the Donbas.
Also, an emerging picture of China’s Covid crisis.
Also, Benjamin Netanyahu is poised to lead Israel again and the week in culture.
In China, Russia and the United Kingdom, unmarked sheets of white paper have become a potent symbol of defiance.
Plus, Iran abolishes the morality police and Russia vows to defy an oil price cap.
Readers discuss a guest essay about recent misdeeds by four billionaires. Also: Pandemic cautions; moderate Republicans; Russian brutality in Ukraine.
Plus Russia says it is retreating from Kherson City and markets try to parse China’s “zero Covid.”
Plus Myanmar gets closer to Russia and a dire climate report.
When Russia closed its airspace, it upended the decades-long strategy for making Finland a European travel hub to and from the East.
Readers respond to the latest Russian attacks in Ukraine. Also: The wonders of math; pandemic spending; Republicans and crime.
Readers discuss new aspects of the workplace during the pandemic. Also: A political balance; Vladimir Putin and Mikhail Gorbachev; student newspapers.
Xi Jinping, who is expected to meet with Vladimir Putin, will seek to project confidence as a global statesman at a time of grave challenges at home.
Plus India’s growing economy and China’s “zero-Covid” trap.
Plus the decline in American life expectancy and the latest on Typhoon Hinnamnor.
A Russian-born painter, he created a mural of the Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev smooching the East German leader Erich Honecker — and with it a tourist attraction.
Readers debate the party’s strategy of supporting far-right G.O.P. candidates it thinks it can beat. Also: Covid and schools; Ukraine’s students; Kansas and abortion.
Plus Russia prepares for show trials and Taiwan does not rise to China’s provocations.
Plus new details about explosions in Crimea and revelations about the victims of Seoul’s floods.
The departure of a grain-filled vessel from Odesa was hailed as a victory against global hunger. But experts say the crisis is so big that no single advance can reverse it.
Brittney Griner for Viktor Bout?
Russia looks to Africa.
Under pressure as tight oil supplies hurt the U.S. economy, Biden will go to Saudi Arabia for a meeting with M.B.S.
Plus the conviction of an ailing Hong Kong activist and President Vladimir Putin’s upcoming trip to Iran.
Plus Ukrainian civilians bear the brunt of Russia’s war and new details after Shinzo Abe’s death.
Plus Xi Jinping visits Hong Kong and Ukraine takes back Snake Island.
La COVID-19, el cambio climático y la posibilidad de una crisis alimentaria global demuestran que los problemas del mundo están muy ligados entre sí. Y también las soluciones.
No single country can solve the problem of rising food and fuel costs.
A reader praises the former vice president; another reluctantly suggests pardoning Donald Trump. Also: Ukraine what-ifs; Covid mandates; paid internships.
Plus the Fed raised interest rates and a video of an assault in China went viral.
Ukraine says Russia controls 20 percent of its territory.
The bloody battle for Ukraine’s east.
Readers weigh in on the Florida governor’s record. Also: Vladimir Putin’s nuclear option; last Covid texts; belief in change; hope and healing.
Mental health evaluations, chat rooms and parents’ roles. Also: Republicans and shootings; Covid mandates; voters and democracy; Estonia and Russia; abortion funds.
Plus climate’s role in Australia’s upcoming election and a Covid-19 protest at Peking University.
The teen mental health crisis. Also: Elon Musk, Donald Trump and Twitter; Vladimir Putin’s gambit; Russian TV; Penn Station; flying without masks.
Moscow wants victories before its Monday holiday.
And Mariupol evacuees start to emerge.
Readers discuss the Florida Department of Education’s objections to some of the topics in math textbooks. Also: The Ukraine war; mask mandates.