Monday on Political Rewind: Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms gotfeatured on a list of 500 Americans barred from Russia. During a tour of Israel, Gov. Brian Kemp met with Israeli Prime Minister Minister Netanyahu, who asked about a state bill codifying antisemitism.
Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to the Black Sea peninsula to mark the ninth anniversary of its annexation from Ukraine. Russia's move in 2014 was denounced as illegal by most of the world.
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to film director Daniel Roher about his award winning documentary detailing the events following assassination attempt of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Just before he invaded Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed with other leaders that "a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought." So why is he eroding a key treaty?
Investigators said they found that the Russian president likely approved the supply of heavy anti-aircraft weapons to Ukrainian separatists who shot down flight MH17 in 2014 with a Russian missile.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Wednesday a partial mobilization in Russia as the war in Ukraine reaches nearly seven months and Moscow loses ground on the battlefield.
Some critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin have died over the years from murky circumstances, as NPR's Scott Simon points out following the death this week of a Russian oligarch.
Daria Dugina was driving a Toyota Land Cruiser in the outskirts of Moscow when the blast happened. Several of her father's allies say he was the likely target.
The Russian president blamed the U.S. for fostering crises in global relations, food security, inflation and trade. He also said he had no objection to Ukraine's bid to join the European Union.
The EU chief concedes that that getting all 27 member countries — some of them highly dependent on Russia for energy supplies — to agree on oil sanctions will be extremely difficult.
Russian central bank chief Elvira Nabiullina has cultivated the image of a nerdy, opera-loving technocrat, trapped in place by Putin's decision to go to war in Ukraine. It's not that simple.
The U.S. joined the European Union and Group of Seven nations in enacting new sanctions on Russia in response to the civilian toll reported in Bucha and elsewhere in Ukraine in recent days.
In 2000, Vladimir Putin began targeting oligarchs who did not bend to his authority. The loyalists who remained — and new ones who subsequently got rich — became like ATM machines for the president.
President Biden's remark about Russian President Vladimir Putin came in a speech in Warsaw. A White House official later said Biden "was not discussing Putin's power in Russia, or regime change."
President Vladimir Putin's coat and Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskyy's T-shirts can be considered political statements.