Russian officials denied accusations that the Kremlin plotted last year to assassinate the former prime minister of Montenegro and overthrow the country’s government.
The Russian government ordered its state-run media to scale back favorable coverage of President Donald Trump amid rising unease among senior Russian officials that the U.S. administration may not be as amicable as expected.
Russian legislators “made fun” of President Barack Obama for being “too soft” on Russia after it annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, according to a NATO expert.
President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are expected to speak by phone on Saturday, marking the first time that the two leaders will converse since Trump’s inauguration.
A senate panel has narrowly voted in favor of the nomination of Rex Tillerson, President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, paving the way for a full vote on his confirmation.