Vladimir Putin

Russian Security Officer Killed in Gun Attack on Moscow Security Headquarters

An unidentified gunman opened fire outside the Moscow headquarters of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) on Thursday night, killing a security officer and injuring five other people. Few details of the incident have been released to the press as of Friday morning beyond an FSB statement that the gunman was “neutralized” at the scene and was not able to enter the headquarters building.

Russian Federal Security Service officer patrols a street next to the FSB security service's office in Moscow on December 19, 2019. - A member of the Russian FSB security service was killed on December 19, in a shootout with a gunman in central Moscow, state media said, quoting the FSB. …

Dulis: The ‘Pee Tape’ Hoax Is Finally, Absolutely Dead. It’s Time to Brand the ‘Rushers’ Who Pushed It.

The 9/11 and Kenya conspiracy theorists each had their own nicknames: “Truthers” and “Birthers,” respectively. But the Russia fanatics have not received their own title — some call them “Russia truthers.” Not quite as snappy, nor was my go-to label for a while: “Birthers with Advanced Degrees.” So I’m proposing a new nickname for the Putin-obsessed: the “Rushers.”

(INSETS: David Corn, Daniel Goldman, James Comey, Ari Melber, Jonathan Chait, Rachel Maddow) MOSCOW, RUSSIA - DECEMBER 03: A souvenir shopkeeper displays Matryoshka dolls featuring Russian President Vladimir Putin and US presidents, including Donald Trump, on December 3, 2019 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Misha Friedman/Getty Images)

Putin, Zelensky Meet in Paris to Restart Ukraine Peace Talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy met in Paris on Monday in an attempt to restart stalled peace talks on the conflict in eastern Ukraine, where Russian-backed separatist forces have been waging a deadly insurgency for the past five years.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy arrive for a working session at the Elysee Palace Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 in Paris. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's president are meeting for the first time at a summit in Paris to find a way to end the …

Erdogan to Discuss Syrian Kurds, Gulen Extradition in Talks with Trump

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that when he meets with U.S. President Donald Trump this week, his agenda will include Turkey’s relationship with Russia, complaints about Syrian Kurdish militia forces remaining in the “safe area” Turkey wants to carve out near its border, and Turkey’s long-stalled extradition request for exiled cleric and Erdogan arch-enemy Fethullah Gulen.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the press after meeting with Hungarian Prime minister Viktor Orbán for discussions on Syria and migration on November 7, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Laszlo Balogh/Getty Images)