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Russian Court Dissolves Jewish Community Group

KAZAN, Russia — A Russian court dissolved a Jewish community association, in a move critics said was part of a crackdown on foreign NGOs but others said was procedural. Read more

Russian Journalist Alexander Shchetinin Found Dead In Kyiv

Russian reporter Alexander Shchetinin was found dead in his flat in Kiev the night to Aug. 27, the 112 Ukraine television channel reported on Aug. 28. Read more

How Lev Leviev Building Was Rocked By The NYPD Corruption Scandal

If a single Manhattan building could sum up the saga of New York City’s big, bad and wacky real-estate business, the Apthorp would have it covered. Read more

Vladimir Putin Has Purged All The officers In His Baltic Sea Fleet

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin has taken a page out of Joseph Stalin’s book — and sacked every commander in his Baltic fleet. Read more

PM Netanyahu Headed To Moscow on Monday

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will visit Moscow Monday to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, the premier’s office said, with the two having held talks in recent months over the conflict in Syria. Read more

Mikhail Gorbachev Backs Putin’s Invasion of Crimea

Mikhail Gorbachev has backed Vladimir Putin’s seizure of Crimea and accused America of “rubbing its hands with glee” over the demise of the Soviet Union. Read more

Don’t Mess With Vladimir Putin

It’s hard not to see a connection between two events taking place this week, in both of which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plays a central role. Read more

NYT: Mikhail Lesin’s Strange Death In U.S. Follows A Fall from Russia’s Elite

WASHINGTON — As happens sometimes with wealthy Russians, Mikhail Y. Lesin found his business and political fortunes in Vladimir Putin’s Russia crumbling. Once an influential player in Mr. Putin’s rise to power, he was abruptly dismissed from his position in the Kremlin’s powerful media apparatus. Read more

Massive Tax Haven Document Leak Exposes Corruption and Crime On Global Scale

A massive leak of millions of documents has revealed that heads of state, criminals and celebrities conduct and sometimes conceal their business activities in tax havens. Read more