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U.S. Accuses Russian Email Spammer of Vast Network of Fraud

Several years ago, federal agents traveled to Moscow to enlist the help of their Russian counterparts in arresting one of the world’s most pernicious email spammers. They were rebuffed, a former American law enforcement official who was there said. The spammer, who used the pseudonym Peter Severa, was protected, probably ...

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A Russian Volcano Just Erupted for the First Time in Centuries

This weekend saw a new eruption from Kambalny in southern Kamchatka. Now, the Kamchatka Peninsula is a very volcanically active area, with multiple eruptions going on simultaneously much of the time. There are certain volcanoes that are in almost-constant unrest, like Shiveluch, Kliuchevskoi, and Karymsky. However, Kambalny is not one ...

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Sergey Kislyak, Russian Envoy, Cultivated Powerful Network in U.S.

By NEIL MacFARQUHAR and PETER BAKER March 2, 2017 Sergey I. Kislyak, the longtime Russian ambassador to the United States, hosted a dazzling dinner in his three-story, Beaux-Arts mansion four blocks north of the White House to toast Michael A. McFaul just weeks before he took up his post as the American envoy to ...

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Putin's party headed for big win in Russian elections

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a visit to the United Russia political party’s election campaign headquarters in Moscow on Sept. 18.(Photo: AFP/Getty) Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ruling United Russia party was on track for a big win in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, the Central Election Commission said on Monday with ...

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A Powerful Russian Weapon: The Spread of False Stories

STOCKHOLM — With a vigorous national debate underway on whether Sweden should enter a military partnership with NATO, officials in Stockholm suddenly encountered an unsettling problem: a flood of distorted and outright false information on social media, confusing public perceptions of the issue. The claims were alarming: If Sweden, a ...

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Russian Track Team Competes, but It’s a Long Way From Rio

MOSCOW — Instead of the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, members of the Russian track and field team, which has been barred from the Games over a doping scandal, competed among themselves Thursday evening at what looked like a high school stadium. While many called the track meet Russia’s ...

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