Russia Category

April 6, 2019

Why Scandinavian Banks’ Clean Reputations Are Threatened by Dirty Money

Once known for prudence, Danske Bank and Swedbank are at the vortex of multifaceted money laundering scandals. Here’s how to make sense of them.

April 4, 2019

MIT suspends its research partnerships with Huawei and ZTE

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is putting its funding and research ties with Huawei and ZTE on hold due to US investigations against the Chinese companies. The university will also add extra layers of scrutiny to projects and fundin…

April 3, 2019

Natalia Fileva, Leader in Russia’s ‘Babyflot’ Airlines, Dies at 55

Ms. Fileva, who died in a plane crash, was the rare woman to hold an executive post in Russia. She helped consolidate the post-Soviet airline industry.

April 1, 2019

News Analysis: Trump, Putin and a Possible ‘Red-Line Moment’ in Venezuela

Will Venezuela be the place where President Trump, who has often seemed to tolerate Russian provocations, finally draws his own red line?

April 1, 2019

A Russian drone hunts other drones with a shotgun

No, this isn’t an April Fool’s joke: A Russian defense contractor has patented a drone that uses a shotgun to blast other drones out of the sky. It comes from Almaz Antey, a Russian defense contractor that manufactures the S-400 Triumf surface-to-air…

April 1, 2019

Natalia Fileva, Russian Aviation Tycoon, Dies in Plane Crash

Ms. Fileva, who was considered one of Russia’s richest women, died on Sunday when a private plane on which she was traveling crashed in Germany.

March 31, 2019

Russia’s Military Mission Creep Advances to a New Front: Africa

In an influence campaign that is worrying the Pentagon, Russia’s weapons sales, military training programs and security agreements are growing across Africa.

March 29, 2019

In Ukraine, Russia Tests a New Facebook Tactic in Election Tampering

With Facebook focused on weeding out fake pages, Russian agents are spreading propaganda on the pages of real people willing to sell or rent them out.