Russia

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U.S. sanctions Russian oil company, Venezuelan state airline

The U.S. is taking action against the rampant corruption of Maduro and his cronies by targeting Russian oil company Rosneft and Venezuelan airline Conviasa.
Pompeo (right) seated in a chair talking to Condoleezza Rice (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Using deterrence to make the world safer

The U.S. is seeking to deter the Iranian regime and other nations' aggression. See the steps allied nations are taking to restore deterrence.
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In photos: The Berlin Wall

For almost 30 years, the Berlin Wall prevented East Germans from seeking freedom in the West. See images of its beginnings and its end.
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Tortured in Russia for peacefully practicing their faith

Russia has criminalized the activity of Jehovah’s Witnesses, labeling them as “extremist,” arresting and imprisoning them, and now torturing them.
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Russia hinders Venezuela’s recovery, Pompeo says

Russia recently sent military personnel and weapons to Venezuela's dictator Nicolás Maduro under the guise of "humanitarian aid."
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Secretary Pompeo: ‘Frank discussions’ in Russia

Secretary Pompeo met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Sochi, Russia, on May 14 to discuss a wide range of topics.
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U.S. focuses on ‘emerging challenges’ in Arctic

The United States joined the seven other Arctic nations at a gathering to strengthen cooperation and ensure the Arctic region remains free of conflict.
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U.S. condemns Russia’s persecution of Crimean Tatars

Why are the Crimean Tatars such a threat to the Russian authorities? Conditions worsen for the indigenous people of Crimea under Russian occupation.
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Russians fight for their digital rights

Learn how Russian citizens are trying to prevent Putin's government from creating an “online Iron Curtain” that would restrict their internet.