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April 23, 1999 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin decided to snub Washington and boycott NATO's 50th birthday party this weekend, it was a clear sign of how low Russia's relations with the United States and the alliance have sunk in the last four weeks. For Russians, there is nothing to celebrate in the longevity of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
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February 5, 2014 | By Carol J. Williams
MOSCOW -- U.S. warnings that terrorists might try to smuggle explosives aboard Russia-bound flights have added to fears of attacks ahead of Friday's opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. The Department of Homeland Security has alerted airlines flying to Russia that they should be on the lookout for toothpaste and cosmetics tubes that might be used to hide explosive substances, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told U.S. news media on Wednesday.
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April 15, 1997 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Waving his hand toward a bank of filing cabinets running the length of his office, a NATO headquarters staffer helping to plan the peace mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina 18 months ago dismissed every file as useless. "For 40 years, we did nothing but plan scenarios to block a mass invasion from the east," he said. "And what am I doing now? Sending peacekeepers south. Everything here has changed."
WORLD
August 28, 2007 | David Holley, Times Staff Writer
moscow -- Ten suspects, including Russian police and security officials, have been arrested in the killing last year of crusading investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, the country's top prosecutor announced Monday. "I would like to point out that regretfully former and current officers of the Interior Ministry and the Federal Security Service took part in tracking Politkovskaya and obtaining information on her.
NEWS
February 21, 1997 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on Thursday gave Russian leaders their first detailed look at an Atlantic alliance offer to unilaterally cut arms levels in Europe, but it remained unclear how far the proposal would go toward dampening Moscow's opposition to an eastward NATO expansion. Albright spent an hour with Prime Minister Viktor S. Chernomyrdin and more than three hours with her Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Yevgeny M.
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April 14, 1997 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS and TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Less than 20 miles from the heart of Moscow, along the highway from Sheremetyevo Airport, stands an artistic rendition of a tank trap at the spot where the Soviet Red Army finally stopped the advance of Nazi Germany during World War II. On bustling Kutuzovsky Prospekt, a replica of the Arc de Triomphe celebrates Russia's 1812 victory over Napoleon at Poklonnaya Hill. And at the doorstep of St.
NEWS
June 16, 2000 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Facing censure in the West over the arrest of an outspoken media mogul, Russian President Vladimir V. Putin on Thursday set aside his search for debt relief from Germany, Russia's biggest creditor, and turned instead to saber-rattling against the United States and NATO.
NEWS
July 5, 2000 | MAURA REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In response to five suicide truck bombings that killed dozens of servicemen, Russia imposed new security measures Tuesday in the separatist republic of Chechnya, trying to regain the upper hand in territory it has long claimed to have under control. Dozens of Chechens suspected of assisting the bombers were detained, and Russian forces announced that any vehicle spotted moving after curfew would be fired upon without warning.
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February 19, 1997 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States and its Atlantic alliance allies are ready to offer unilateral reductions of their conventional force in Europe as a concession to soften Moscow's opposition to the eastward expansion of NATO, senior NATO officials said Tuesday. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has been authorized by the alliance to explain and discuss the offer on arms when she meets a skeptical Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeny M. Primakov on Thursday in Moscow, U.S. officials said.
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August 9, 1996 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two opaque plastic jugs that originally contained motor oil sat unattended on a busy platform of the Byelorussky train station. The wires and odd strips of metal connecting their spouts and handles stirred so little concern among the idling travelers that some tossed burning cigarette butts in their direction, and a porter--asked by a foreigner to have police check that they weren't part of a bomb--simply hefted the suspicious containers and shook them.
OPINION
November 25, 2006
ANOTHER KGB poisoning? Sounds like the 1950s all over again. Yet here we are, nearly in 2007, with Russia's ex-spy-chief-turned-president running a country where nasty crimes still cast suspicion on the state security forces. Of course, Moscow's foreign intelligence service emphatically denies that it had anything to do with the hideous poisoning death in London of the former-KGB-spy-turned-dissident Alexander Litvinenko, who died Thursday night.
NEWS
January 11, 2001 | Washington Post
A blue-ribbon task force headed by two elder statesmen, Republican Howard H. Baker Jr. and Democrat Lloyd Cutler, recommended Wednesday that the United States spend up to $30 billion over the next eight to 10 years to improve security over Russia's nuclear stockpile. Arguing that the possible theft or sale of Russian nuclear materials presents "a clear and present danger . . . to American lives and liberties," the bipartisan panel concluded that U.S.
NEWS
November 15, 2000 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly 33,000 feet in the air, the terrified passengers of the hijacked Russian jet little knew that the real threat to their lives wouldn't come from the unbalanced hijacker in the cockpit. Instead, in the middle of their Saturday night ordeal, it suddenly came from rival Russian security officers, whose eagerness to disarm one another and the terrorist nearly unleashed a shooting match on board.
NEWS
September 26, 2000 | From Reuters
Russian forces guarding the border between Afghanistan and Tajikistan have stepped up security because of intensifying fighting in Afghanistan's civil war, a spokesman for the border guards said Monday. But Interfax news agency quoted "military-diplomatic sources" in Moscow as saying Russia would not help anti-Taliban forces fighting in Afghanistan and would not get directly involved.
NEWS
July 5, 2000 | MAURA REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In response to five suicide truck bombings that killed dozens of servicemen, Russia imposed new security measures Tuesday in the separatist republic of Chechnya, trying to regain the upper hand in territory it has long claimed to have under control. Dozens of Chechens suspected of assisting the bombers were detained, and Russian forces announced that any vehicle spotted moving after curfew would be fired upon without warning.
NEWS
June 16, 2000 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Facing censure in the West over the arrest of an outspoken media mogul, Russian President Vladimir V. Putin on Thursday set aside his search for debt relief from Germany, Russia's biggest creditor, and turned instead to saber-rattling against the United States and NATO.
NEWS
October 16, 1995 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Security forces disclosed little about the masked gunman they overpowered and killed early Sunday during a hostage-taking incident near the Kremlin, but the latest in a string of terrorist attacks spoke volumes about the soaring vulnerability of Russians and foreign visitors.
NEWS
January 6, 1994 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Boris N. Yeltsin moved swiftly Wednesday to denounce a request from Lithuania for NATO membership and criticize the "bloc psychology" of former Soviet satellites that seek a military alliance to protect them from Russia. Yeltsin spokesman Vyacheslav V. Kostikov said the extension of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to Russia's very borders would provoke a negative reaction among the Russian public.
NEWS
April 22, 2000 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russia seized the moral high ground on nuclear nonproliferation Friday when the lower house of parliament ratified the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty--which the U.S. Senate rejected last year. The Duma's approval of the pact, just one week after lawmakers ended seven years of foot-dragging by endorsing the START II arms-control treaty, was yet another sign of the strength of Russian President-elect Vladimir V. Putin, who has put nuclear arms reduction at the center of his foreign policy.
NEWS
September 17, 1999 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russia confronted the prospect of a long and unpredictable campaign of terror Thursday, as a fifth bombing in just over two weeks highlighted the country's vulnerability to violent attacks. The wave of terrorist bombings in Moscow and the nation's south is unprecedented in peacetime Russia. Nearly 300 people have died in the blasts, which have undermined confidence in the ability of security forces to stop the violence.
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