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Russia threatens to deploy military to Cuba and Venezuela

Russia threatens to deploy military to Cuba and Venezuela in response to tensions with US

Talks between Russia and US break down over Ukraine and NATO expansion, with Russian demands being rejected by Washington and allies.

Greek Jewish community praises return of its pre-war archives

Greek Jewish community praises return of its pre-war archives

Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece thanks Russia for returning the archives of the Greek Jewish community stolen by the Nazis.

'We will act decisively if Russia invades Ukraine'

Biden to Ukrainian President: We will act 'decisively' if Russia invades Ukraine

US President speaks to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky amid Russian troop buildup near its border with Ukraine.

Are Russia and China friends or just US adversaries?player

Are Russia and China friends or just US adversaries?

Gordon Chang and Rebekah Koffler speak with Newsmax to examine the relationship between Russia and China against the United States. Watch.

Make Peace, not War, with Russia

Make Peace, not War, with Russia

Our current policies will only strengthen the Sino-Russo Axis and make inevitable a World War III that the U.S. will lose.  Opinion.

UK lists Iran, China, North Korea, Russia as ‘hostile nations’

UK minister lists Iran, China, North Korea and Russia as ‘hostile nations’

British minister of state for security and borders Damian Hinds has labelled Iran, China, North Korea and Russia as “hostile nations.”

Russia agrees to return pre-WWII Greek Jewish archives

Russia agrees to return pre-WWII Greek Jewish archives

Russia has agreed to return to Greece the pre-World War II archives of the Jewish communities stolen by the Nazis.

Chabad scores legal victory over Russian government

US court orders Russia to return thousands of books to Chabad with no chance of appeal

US court moves against Russia demanding return of thousands of books and assets to the Chabad Chassidic movement, with no chance for appeal.

Tucker: Don't discount possibility of US hot war with Russiaplayer

Tucker: Don't discount possibility of US hot war with Russia

Tucker Carlson says the fact that something seems farfetched and against US interests 'doesn't mean Joe Biden won't do it.'

War on two fronts

War on two fronts

The USA faces threats of war on two fronts -- what are the implications for Israel? Opinion.

Ukrainian president accuses Russia of link to planned coup

Ukrainian president accuses Russia of being linked to planned coup

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky claimed he has evidence of a coup planned for next week that he strongly hinted has links to Russia.

52 dead in coal mine fire in Russiaplayer

52 dead in coal mine fire in Russia

Explosion in Siberian coal mine leaves 52 miners and rescuers dead. Another 239 people were rescued.

Abbas speaks to Putin about international peace conference

Abbas speaks to Putin about international peace conference

PA meets Russian President, proposes international peace conference under the auspices of the Quartet.

Tourists who received Sputnik vaccine to be allowed into Israel

Tourists who received Sputnik vaccine to be allowed to enter Israel

PM Bennett reaches agreement with Health Min., Tourism Min., to allow tourists who received Russian COVID-19 vaccine to enter Israel.

Iran moving assets near Russian bases to avoid strikes in Syria

Iran moving its assets near Russian bases to avoid Israeli strikes in Syria

As Syria's President Assad grows increasingly frustrated, Iranians move to make it more difficult for Israel to target their forces, assets.

Tension in the Fatah camp: The end of the Abbas era?

Tension in the Fatah camp: The end of the Abbas era?

Russia receiving Abbas’s greatest foe, Mohammed Dahlan, in Moscow may point to the end of Abbas’s political career.Op-ed.

Iran: West should be 'realistic' when nuclear talks resume

Iran: West should be 'realistic' when nuclear talks resume

Iran tells Russia that Western countries should avoid "excessive demands" in talks on 2015 nuclear deal.

Russian diplomat found dead outside Berlin embassy was a spy

Russian diplomat found dead outside Berlin embassy was a spy

A Russian diplomat discovered dead last month outside the country’s Berlin embassy is thought to have fallen from an upper floor.

Health Ministry officials against recognition of Sputnik vaccine

Health Ministry officials against recognition of Sputnik coronavirus vaccine

'Since when is a serological test a sign that a person was vaccinated?' top specialist queries.

Russia condemns Israel's plans to build in Judea and Samaria

Russia condemns Israel's plans to build in Judea and Samaria

'Moscow is disappointed' with Israel's decision to approve construction in Judea and Samaria. 'Settlement activity is illegal.'

Bennett: Putin was very attentive to Israel's concerns

Bennett: Putin was very attentive to Israel's concerns

PM returns from Sochi, describes 4-hour meeting with Russian President in Sochi to Cabinet.

Bennett refuses calls from Putin during Shabbat

Bennett refuses calls from Putin during Shabbat

Russian president makes repeated calls on Saturday, to be told that the Israeli PM will only talk on the phone on Shabbat for urgent matters

Gunpowder plant explodes in Russia

Gunpowder plant explodes in Russia

A large explosion rocked a Russian gunpowder plant this morning, killing or injuring everyone inside.

'Russia and Israel have special relationship'player

'Russia and Israel have special relationship'

Israeli premier arrives in Russia amid negotiations aimed at restoring Iran nuclear deal. Bennett, Putin to focus on Syria and Iran.

Putin-Bennett summit: Elkin will translate, promote cooperation

Putin-Bennett summit: Minister Elkin will translate and promote cooperation

Monistet Elkin to Arutz Sheva: Israel's security is important to Putin also because of the many Russians who immigrated to Israel.

Putin-Bennett meeting to focus on Syria

Putin-Bennett meeting to focus on Syria

PM Bennett to depart tomorrow for first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi.

Sputnik V COVID vaccine recipients to be allowed into Israelplayer

Sputnik V COVID vaccine recipients to be allowed into Israel

Recipients of Russian-developed coronavirus vaccine to be allowed into Israel.

Israel expected to recognize Russian 'Sputnik' vaccine

Israel expected to recognize Russian 'Sputnik' vaccine

Ahead of meeting between Bennett and Putin, pressure is growing on Health Ministry to recognize Russian vaccine.

Bennett to meet Putin in Russia next week

Bennett to meet Putin in Russia next week

PM to discuss Iranian nuclear program with Russian President in Sochi on October 22.

Contacts underway for Bennett-Putin meeting

Contacts underway for Bennett-Putin meeting

The meeting between the two is scheduled for this month, amid the negotiations on a nuclear agreement with Iran.

Cornerstone laid for restoration of historic Russian synagogue

Cornerstone laid for restoration of historic Russian synagogue

The Central Synagogue in Samara, which was once one of the largest and most beautiful synagogues in Europe, is being restored.

Watch: Russia celebrates 1st 'royal' wedding in over a centuryplayer

Watch: Russia celebrates 1st 'royal' wedding in over a century

The last royal wedding took place prior to the Bolshevik Revolution and subsequent execution of the royal family.

Scientist whose family fled antisemitism wins Nobel Prize

Scientist whose grandparents fled antisemitism in Russia wins Nobel Prize in medicine

David Julius, grandson of Jews who fled Czarist Russia, wins this year's Nobel Prize for medicine.

YouTube blocks Russian channels for violation of COVID protocolplayer

YouTube blocks Russian channels for violation of COVID protocol

In return, Russia threatened to block YouTube in the country.

Watch: 'Deepfake' Bruce Willis appears in Russian commercial player

Watch: 'Deepfake' Bruce Willis appears in Russian commercial

A Russian firm uses advanced technology to impose Bruce Willis' image onto the face of a local actor.

World order: Consequences of the Afghanistan drawdown

World order: Consequences of the Afghanistan drawdown

Moscow seeks to promote a multilateral world order led by the UN Security Council.permanent members Russia, the US, UK, China, France. Op-ed

Lebanese TV formal apology for 'Ukrainian prostitutes' commentplayer

Lebanese TV issues formal apology for 'Ukrainian prostitutes' comment

Lebanese politician causes a diplomatic incident with Russia and Ukraine when he refers to women from those countries as 'prostitutes.'

Watch: Students jump from windows during shooting in Russiaplayer

Watch: Students jump from windows during shooting in Russia

The 18-year-old shooter posted to social media during the attack: 'I hate myself but want to hurt everyone who gets in my way.'

European court: Russia poisoned defected spyplayer

European court: Russia poisoned defected spy

An international criminal court found that Moscow was behind the 2006 lethal poisoning of defected intelligence agent Alexander Litvinenko.

Mass shooting at Russian university

Mass shooting at Russian university

At least 6 killed when student opens fire at Perm University in Russia.