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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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Sports Court Upholds Ban on Russian Track and Field Athletes

An appeals court on Thursday upheld the ban on Russia’s track and field team from the Rio Olympics, empowering sports organizations to discipline other Russian teams after revelations of a government-run doping scheme. Track and field’s global governing body, known as the I.A.A.F., had barred Russia’s team from competing in ...

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As Russian Hackers Probe, NATO Has No Clear Cyberwar Strategy

By DAVID E. SANGER June 16, 2016 TALLINN, Estonia — In the six months since part of Ukraine’s power grid came crashing down, turned off by highly sophisticated hackers, cyberspace allies of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia have been leaving their mark here in the Baltics and across the sea in Finland ...

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Justice Department Opens Investigation Into Russian Doping Scandal

By REBECCA R. RUIZ May 17, 2016 The United States Justice Department has opened an investigation into state-sponsored doping by dozens of Russia’s top athletes, two people familiar with the case said Tuesday. The inquiry escalates what has been a roiling sports controversy into a federal criminal case involving foreign officials. The United ...

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Russian Insider Says State-Run Doping Fueled Olympic Gold

LOS ANGELES — Dozens of Russian athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, including at least 15 medal winners, were part of a state-run doping program, meticulously planned for years to ensure dominance at the Games, according to the director of the country’s antidoping laboratory at the time. The ...

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