Russia

HMCS Montreal departs Halifax for a six-month deployment on a NATO mission in the Mediterranean on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, families weren’t permitted on the navy wharf for the traditional sendoff as the frigate pulled away from the jetty and its 240 crew members set off for its deployment. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Trudeau promises to support Ukraine as Canadian warship departs for Black Sea

Ukraine on edge as 100,000 Russian troops sit on their country’s eastern border

 

Russian soldiers take part in drills at the Kadamovskiy firing range in the Rostov region in southern Russia, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. Russia has rejected Western complaints about its troop buildup near Ukraine, saying it deploys them wherever it deems necessary on its own territory. (AP Photo)

Canada advises against non-essential travel to Ukraine, cites Russian aggression

The change in risk level comes amid fears of a Russian invasion

 

FILE - Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and U.S President Joe Biden shake hands during their meeting at the ‘Villa la Grange’ in Geneva, Switzerland in Geneva, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. Russia, the United States and its NATO allies are meeting this week for negotiations focused on Moscow’s demand for Western security guarantees and Western concerns about a recent buildup of Russian troops near Ukraine. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool, File)

Kremlin: Not much optimism after Russia-US talks on Ukraine

Moscow wants guarantees to halt NATO’s eastward expansion, Washington calls that a non-starter

FILE - Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and U.S President Joe Biden shake hands during their meeting at the ‘Villa la Grange’ in Geneva, Switzerland in Geneva, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. Russia, the United States and its NATO allies are meeting this week for negotiations focused on Moscow’s demand for Western security guarantees and Western concerns about a recent buildup of Russian troops near Ukraine. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool, File)
In this image provided by The White House, President Joe Biden speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone from his private residence in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021. The Biden administration and its European allies are beginning a series of meetings aimed at showing Russia that an invasion of Ukraine would be met with a forceful response.(Adam Schultz/The White House via AP)

US, Germany say Russia poses urgent challenge to stability

Powers say any Russian intervention in the Ukraine will draw severe consequences

In this image provided by The White House, President Joe Biden speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone from his private residence in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021. The Biden administration and its European allies are beginning a series of meetings aimed at showing Russia that an invasion of Ukraine would be met with a forceful response.(Adam Schultz/The White House via AP)
President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media as gets into his motorcade after having New Year’s Eve lunch with first lady Jill Biden at Banks’ Seafood Kitchen in Wilmington, Del., Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden vows US to act decisively if Russia invades Ukraine

President has spoken of hitting Russia with economy-jarring sanctions if it moves on Ukraine

President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media as gets into his motorcade after having New Year’s Eve lunch with first lady Jill Biden at Banks’ Seafood Kitchen in Wilmington, Del., Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The tombstone of Gilles Brunet is seen in a Montreal cemetery on Friday, December 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Inside the CSIS probe that identified a Canadian mole who spied for Moscow

CSIS determined that Gilles Germain Brunet was an agent of the Soviet KGB from the late 1960s into the 1970s

The tombstone of Gilles Brunet is seen in a Montreal cemetery on Friday, December 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Irina Petrakova, a survivor of domestic violence, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in her flat in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. Petrakova, 41, suffered years of abuse at the hands of her husband. She said that even when they were finally divorced, he was able to assault her outside the courthouse where she brought a case against him. “Had the law been in force, had I had a (restraining) order, he wouldn’t have been able to even approach me,” said Petrakova, whose case is before the European Court of Human Rights. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

European court urges Russia to tackle its domestic violence problem

Human Rights court says violence against women is happening on a ‘staggering scale’ in Russia

Irina Petrakova, a survivor of domestic violence, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in her flat in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. Petrakova, 41, suffered years of abuse at the hands of her husband. She said that even when they were finally divorced, he was able to assault her outside the courthouse where she brought a case against him. “Had the law been in force, had I had a (restraining) order, he wouldn’t have been able to even approach me,” said Petrakova, whose case is before the European Court of Human Rights. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss attends the G7 summit of foreign and development ministers in Liverpool, England Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is hosting U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other Group of Seven counterparts for weekend talks in the northwest England port city of Liverpool as the wealthy nations club faces growing tensions with Russia, China and Iran. (Phil Noble/Pool via AP)

G7 warns Russia of ‘massive’ consequences if Ukraine invaded

U.S. and allies are concerned Russian could be gearing up for an invasion

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss attends the G7 summit of foreign and development ministers in Liverpool, England Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is hosting U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other Group of Seven counterparts for weekend talks in the northwest England port city of Liverpool as the wealthy nations club faces growing tensions with Russia, China and Iran. (Phil Noble/Pool via AP)
Kemerovo Governor Sergei Tsivilyov, center, speaks to the media in the Listvyazhnaya mine building, near Belovo, in the Kemerovo region of southwestern Siberia, Russia, Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. A devastating explosion in the Siberian coal mine Thursday left dozens of miners and rescuers dead about 250 meters (820 feet) underground, Russian officials said. (AP Photo/Sergei Gavrilenko)

‘Miracle’ survivor found in aftermath of Siberian coal mine explosion

Authorities on Thursday confirmed 14 fatalities — 11 miners and three rescuers

Kemerovo Governor Sergei Tsivilyov, center, speaks to the media in the Listvyazhnaya mine building, near Belovo, in the Kemerovo region of southwestern Siberia, Russia, Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. A devastating explosion in the Siberian coal mine Thursday left dozens of miners and rescuers dead about 250 meters (820 feet) underground, Russian officials said. (AP Photo/Sergei Gavrilenko)
Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National and Defense of Ukraine, attends the Halifax International Security Forum in Halifax on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Top Ukrainian official says more support needed as Russia masses troops near border

Far-right radicals in Ukrainian army boasted on social media they got training from Canadian Armed Forces

Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National and Defense of Ukraine, attends the Halifax International Security Forum in Halifax on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland arrives to hold a press conference at the G20 Summit in Rome, Italy, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Freeland downplays impact absence of leaders from China, Russia may have at G20 talks

Effect on negotiations to slow climate change could be crucial

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland arrives to hold a press conference at the G20 Summit in Rome, Italy, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
This photo provided by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry press service shows the L-410, a Czech-made twin-engine turboprop, crashed near the town of Menzelinsk, about 960 kilometers (600 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021. A plane carrying skydivers crashed Sunday shortly after takeoff in central Russia, reportedly killing 15 of the 22 people aboard. The L-410, a Czech-made twin-engine turboprop, crashed near Menzelinsk, about 960 kilometers (600 miles) east of Moscow (Ministry of Emergency Situations press service via AP)

15 dead after Russian skydiver plane crashes

The cause of the crash was not immediately determined

This photo provided by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry press service shows the L-410, a Czech-made twin-engine turboprop, crashed near the town of Menzelinsk, about 960 kilometers (600 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021. A plane carrying skydivers crashed Sunday shortly after takeoff in central Russia, reportedly killing 15 of the 22 people aboard. The L-410, a Czech-made twin-engine turboprop, crashed near Menzelinsk, about 960 kilometers (600 miles) east of Moscow (Ministry of Emergency Situations press service via AP)
Jake Virtanen recently debuted for HC Spartak Moscow of the KHL. (Instagram photo)

Ex-Canuck Jake Virtanen playing in Russia amid sex assault lawsuit

Former Vancouver Canucks forward arrived in Russia last month to join KHL team

Jake Virtanen recently debuted for HC Spartak Moscow of the KHL. (Instagram photo)
People gather to protest against the results of the Parliamentary election in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. The results in the other six regions that were allowed to vote online have been detailed. In Moscow, approval of the ruling party has always been particularly low and protest voting has been widespread. Candidates from the Communist Party called for demonstrations later in the day. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Ballot-stuffing videos taint Russian election

Multiple videos and photos of incidents of ballot fraud have emerged since Friday

People gather to protest against the results of the Parliamentary election in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. The results in the other six regions that were allowed to vote online have been detailed. In Moscow, approval of the ruling party has always been particularly low and protest voting has been widespread. Candidates from the Communist Party called for demonstrations later in the day. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2021, file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he delivers his speech during a plenary session at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia. The embattled opposition groups admit the Kremlin has left them few options and resources ahead of the Sept. 19 election that is widely seen as a key to Putin’s effort to cement his hold on power. But they still hope to erode the dominance of the ruling United Russia party in the State Duma, or parliament. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool, File)

Putin in self-isolation due to COVID cases in inner circle

Russian officials say leader tested negative for the virus after a close contact

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2021, file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he delivers his speech during a plenary session at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia. The embattled opposition groups admit the Kremlin has left them few options and resources ahead of the Sept. 19 election that is widely seen as a key to Putin’s effort to cement his hold on power. But they still hope to erode the dominance of the ruling United Russia party in the State Duma, or parliament. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool, File)
Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen has signed with HC Spartak Moscow for the 2021-22 season. (HC Spartak Moscow Twitter)

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen signs in Russia

Former Vancouver Canucks first round draft pick joins HC Spartak Moscow

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen has signed with HC Spartak Moscow for the 2021-22 season. (HC Spartak Moscow Twitter)
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and U.S President Joe Biden shake hands during their meeting at the ‘Villa la Grange’ in Geneva, Switzerland in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)

Biden says meeting with Putin not a ‘kumbaya moment’

But U.S. president asserted Russian leader is interested in improved relations, averting a Cold War

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and U.S President Joe Biden shake hands during their meeting at the ‘Villa la Grange’ in Geneva, Switzerland in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
Vials containing Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine for COVID-19 are seen at the San Marino State Hospital, in San Marino, Friday, April 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Antonio Calanni

China, Russia using their COVID-19 vaccines to gain political influence

U.S. may soon share its supply of COVID vaccines globally, limiting China and Russia’s ability to influence

Vials containing Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine for COVID-19 are seen at the San Marino State Hospital, in San Marino, Friday, April 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Antonio Calanni
Timur Faizutdinov, 19, died after being hit in the head with a puck during a hockey game against against Loko Yaroslavl in Russia. (MHL_rus/Twitter)

Russian hockey player, 19, dies after being hit in the head by puck

Faizutdinov collapsed and was treated on the ice by the team doctor before being taken to hospital

Timur Faizutdinov, 19, died after being hit in the head with a puck during a hockey game against against Loko Yaroslavl in Russia. (MHL_rus/Twitter)