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Putin, Responding to Sanctions, Orders US to Cut Diplomatic Staff by 755 - New York Times

President Vladimir V. Putin on Sunday in St. Petersburg, Russia.CreditOlga Maltseva/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. By Neil MacFarquhar. July 30, 2017. 查看简体中文版查看繁體中文版. MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin announced Sunday that the ...and more »

Vladimir Putin to America: You've Let Me Down - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. Sunday night, Vladimir Putin went on national television and explained his decision to slice American diplomatic staff in Russia by two-thirds. He was retaliating ...and more »

Russia Seizes 2 US Properties and Orders Embassy to Cut Staff - New York Times

MOSCOW — Russia took its first steps on Friday to retaliate against proposed American sanctions for Moscow's suspected meddling in the 2016 election, seizing two American diplomatic properties in Russia and ordering the United States Embassy to reduce ...and more »

Trump plans to sign new Russia sanctions bill, White House says - Washington Post

President Trump plans to sign legislation slapping new punitive sanctions on Russia over election meddling, the White House said Friday, effectively ending hopes for the fresh start with Moscow that he came into office promising to seek. Trump opposed ...and more »

Putin's Bet on a Trump Presidency Backfires Spectacularly - New York Times

A little more than a year after the Russian effort to interfere in the American presidential election came to light, the diplomatic fallout — an unraveling of the relationship between Moscow and Washington on a scale not seen in decades — is taking ...and more »

Businessman Paints Terrifying And Complex Picture Of Putin's Russia - NPR

William Browder knows Vladimir Putin's Russia all too well. Browder made a fortune in Russia, in the process uncovering, he says, incredible amounts of fraud and corruption. When he tried to report it to authorities, the government kicked him out of ...and more »

The Message That Putin's Expulsion of US Diplomats Sends to Trump - The New Yorker

The Russian President's cuts to the American diplomatic mission may prove to be an opening gambit in negotiations rather than an ironclad position. Photograph by Sergey Guneev / Sputnik via AP. Vladimir Putin's announcement on Sunday that he would ...and more »

With the European Union Livid, Congress Pushes Forward on Sanctions Against Russia, Iran and North Korea - The Intercept

A rare role reversal played out in Washington on Thursday night, as the Senate took a break from debating the repeal of the Affordable Care Act to pass a bipartisan bill that will serve to alienate U.S. allies and isolate America. That job, of course ...and more »

White House: Trump to sign Russia sanctions bill - CNN International

(CNN) President Donald Trump has reviewed the final version of Russia sanctions legislation and plans to sign it, the White House announced Friday night. Trump read early drafts of the bill, negotiated elements of it and "based on its responsiveness to ...and more »

Putin orders cut of 755 personnel at US missions - Washington Post

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that the U.S. diplomatic missions in Moscow and elsewhere in the country will have to reduce their staffs by 755 people, signaling a significant escalation in the Russian response to American ...and more »