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Aide: Obama, Putin to meet twice over security, missile defense

MOSCOW, May 24 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama will meet twice in the next four months, a Kremlin aide said Friday.

Russian wary of revolutions

MOSCOW, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Members of the Russian opposition community may be working to inspire revolution in the country, a former spy said.

Russia sees Georgian ties to plots

MOSCOW, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A Russian investigative committee said there was evidence to suggest opposition leaders were plotting against the state with help from a Georgian politician.

Russia wary of post-Soviet evolution

MOSCOW, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A close adviser to the Russian president said the Kremlin was paying close attention to "events" in former republics of the Soviet Union.

Russia warns of pre-emptive strike

MOSCOW, May 3 (UPI) -- A Russian general warned Thursday of possible pre-emptive strikes on NATO missile defense sites in Eastern Europe if NATO proceeds with a missile shield.

Russian official: NATO will be in Syria

MOSCOW, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- A Russian official says NATO and some of Syria's neighbors are planning a military intervention like the one that helped topple Moammar Gadhafi in Libya.

International terrorism troubles Kremlin

MOSCOW, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Security threats like international terrorism leave many national interests vulnerable when states take on the threat alone, a Russian security chief said.

Russia deems NATO expansion a threat

MOSCOW, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- NATO expansion continues to pose a threat to Russia, Kremlin security chief Nikolai Patrushev said Tuesday.
Kremlin: No troops to Afghanistan

Kremlin: No troops to Afghanistan

MOSCOW, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Russia will not send troops to Afghanistan to battle the Taliban but will help in other ways, a top Kremlin official said Tuesday in Moscow.
Russian policy has preventive nuke strikes

Russian policy has preventive nuke strikes

MOSCOW, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Russia's new military policy won't rule out preventive nuclear attacks against possible aggressors, the Russian Security Council leader said Wednesday.

Russia revising military doctrine

MOSCOW, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Russia's new military policy will include changing the scenarios that could trigger the use of nuclear weapons or preventive strikes, officials said Thursday.

Russia denies aiding Iran nuclear efforts

MOSCOW, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Russia's security chief, Nikolai Patrushev, says Russian scientists are not helping Iran's alleged efforts to develop a nuclear bomb, a diplomatic sore spot.

Medvedev: Arctic vital to Russia

MOSCOW, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Russia must secure its territory in the Arctic and improve infrastructure to allow it to exploit oil and natural gas reserves, President Dmitry Medvedev said.

Russia officials wary of terrorist groups

MOSCOW, March 31 (UPI) -- International terrorist groups made several attempts to set up operations in south-central Russia, a Russian counterintelligence official said Monday.

Nuclear security -- Part 2

MOSCOW, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A medium-yield nuke taken apart by terrorists would affect a large area for many years, but a large area would be affected if terrorists damaged a reactor.
YURY ZAITSEV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Russia: 71 foreign spies unmasked in 2007

MOSCOW, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The director of Russia's Federal Security Service said Wednesday that 71 alleged foreign spies had been discovered operating inside Russia this year.

Russia says it has uncovered 300 spies

MOSCOW, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Russia’s domestic intelligence service FSB claims it has uncovered more than 300 foreign spies over the past four years.

Russia says British spies are meddling

MOSCOW, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- British spies are working at manipulating Russia's political landscape, the chief of Russia's national security agency said in an interview published Wednesday.

Analysis: Train bomb to help Putin?

BERLIN, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Unknown individuals have bombed a high-speed passenger train heading from Moscow to St. Petersburg. The attack may help outgoing Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has in the past often used domestic and foreign enemies to strengthen his government’s position.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Correspondent

Russia brushing up anti-terrorist security

MOSCOW, June 5 (UPI) -- Russia has evidence that terrorists are seeking weapons of mass destruction and technology on how to make them, a top security official said Tuesday. Nikolai Patrushev, who heads the Russian anti-terrorism committee, said some of the information was comin

Official warns of extremists in Russia

MOSCOW, June 5 (UPI) -- Extremists groups are using the Internet to spread terrorism-related information in Russia, a security official said. "According to information of experts, there are about 5,000 sites that are actively used by extremist organizations and groups that sprea

Russia to introduce terror alert system

MOSCOW, March 14 (UPI) -- Russian officials say the National Anti-Terrorist Committee is working on a system that would alert the public of any terrorist threats. A committee member said Tuesday that the planned system being constructed with the help of several executive agencies

Russia claims spies foiled

MOSCOW, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The head of the Russian Federal Security Service said the missions of 27 intelligence officers and 89 foreign intelligence agents were foiled in 2006.

Russia warns of terror plot

MOSCOW, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Russian security officials said Tuesday they have information terrorists may try to hit hydropower plants in the country's southern regions.

Chechnya warlord Basayev killed

MOSCOW, July 10 (UPI) -- Russian security agents killed Chechnya's main warlord, Shamil Basayev, who claimed responsibility for the 2004 Beslan school massacre.
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