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The Russian transport plane that sent medical supplies to New York.

Russia got some good PR by sending vital medical gear to the US, even as coronavirus cases at home doubled in last three days

The shipment suggested — according to media spin from Moscow — that the US wasn't capable of handling its own emergencies without aid from Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with the hospital's chief physician Denis Protsenko during a visit to the hospital for patients, infected with coronavirus disease, on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia March 24, 2020.

Russian doctor who shook Putin’s hand tests positive for coronavirus

"I think the immunity I've developed this month is doing its job," the Russian doctor reportedly said on Facebook.
An Italian Army soldier stands guard in front of the Turin Synagogue during as Italy continues it nationwide lockdown to control the coronavirus pandemic.

Russia sent Italy a military convoy of medical supplies to help with the coronavirus outbreak. Italy said it was useless and accused them of a PR stun...

"Eighty percent of Russian supplies are totally useless or of little use to Italy. In short, this is little more than a pretext," an official told local media.

The Kremlin is checking the temperatures of Putin’s media visitors amid coronavirus fears

"These are just precautionary measures," a Kremlin spokesman told Russian media after the press pool had their temperatures checked.
The Ukraine conflict began in 2014 and has led to roughly 13,000 deaths and displaced roughly 1.5 million people.

Ukraine’s President Zelensky said he didn’t feel pressured by Trump. Here’s why that’s bogus.

The US government's assistance to Ukraine is vital as it contends with an ongoing conflict with pro-Russian separatists in the Donbas region.
French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and US President Donald Trump at the G20 meeting in Hamburg, northern Germany, in July 2017.

The most powerful countries on earth in 2020, ranked

US News & World Report ranked nations by their level of power, with many countries seeing their position shift amid instability and political changes.
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.

Lev Parnas and Michael Cohen are right to think working for Trump was like being in a cult, according to a cult expert

Steve Hassen, cult expert and author of "The Cult of Trump," told Insider that various aspects of Trump's presidency resembles that of a cult group.
President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping arrive at a state dinner at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017.

Trump has ’emboldened’ and ‘enabled’ authoritarians like Putin as they seek to become presidents for life

"Asked to grade Trump on his support for democracy at home and around the world, I'd give him an F," one expert on authoritarianism told Insider.
Putin's first taste of power: His first cabinet meeting as Russian Prime Minister in 1999.

Russia’s entire cabinet resigned en masse in a plan that would help Putin keep power indefinitely. Here’s everything we know.

The resignation came moments after President Vladimir Putin Putin suggested big constitutional changes.
Russian President Vladimir Putin

The Russian government is resigning as Putin proposes sweeping changes to the constitution that could extend his power after his presidency

Russia's government is resigning to give Putin room to reshuffle its leadership and weaken his successor through changes to the constitution.