Fresno Fighter Pilot Dies in Ukrainian Crash

A Ukrainian fighter jet crashed during a joint exercise with U.S. and other NATO air forces Tuesday, killing both pilots, Ukraine's military said. The General Staff of Ukraine's armed forces said the two-seat Su-27UB went down in the Kmelnitskyi region. It ...
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Putin, Trump Will Hold Summit in Helsinki on July 16

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a summit in Helsinki on July 16, a long-expected encounter that comes amid spiraling tensions between Moscow and Washington. A terse synchronized statement issued by the Kre...
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Is Trump Playing Right Into Putin’s Hands?

By Robert J. Pranger During the week of May 7th, President Vladimir Putin is likely enjoying the start of his fourth term as president of Russia. I use the term “enjoying” with some confidence because, compared with his friend in the White House, it must fe...

Read This and You Will Better Understand Russia

Opinion by Greg Carleton If you want to understand Russia better, think of war. But not the one in eastern Ukraine or the frightening possibility of a conflict with NATO. Go back instead to Russia’s 19...