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Two gay men were tortured to death after being detained by Chechen law enforcement officials, activists say. Here, Russian Interior Ministry officers guard a LGBT rally in St. Petersburg in August 2017.

A horrific LGBT purge in a Russian region ruled by an ‘Instagram-addicted’ warlord has killed 2 more people, activists say

Some 40 gay men and women were detained and tortured in the latest purge in Chechnya, the Russian LGBT Network said.
Adam Osmayev and Amina Okuyeva.

A veteran Ukrainian sniper whose husband was accused of plotting to kill Putin was shot dead near Kiev

She saved her husband in June in the first attempt on his life but was killed on Monday in the second attempt.

Chechnya’s leader says Russia has a literal nuclear doomsday device — and it’s automated

"Even if our government was completely destroyed, our nuclear missiles would be automatically deployed," said Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of Chechnya.

Russia could have a dark ulterior motive with its moves in Syria

Russia wants to get jihadists out of Russia, where they might attack the homeland, and send them into Syria.

Russia’s war against terrorism isn’t what it seems

Russia is playing a complicated game.