At Least One Dead in Shooting at Russias FSB Security Service Headquarters

At least one person is reported to be dead in Moscow after a shooter opened fire Thursday evening at the highly secure headquarters of Russias Federal Security Service, or FSB, according to according to the agency, and the gunman involved was neutralized. according to the Interfax news agency. Some people were injured. The Health Ministry said that five other people were wounded in the shooting, including two Federal Security Service personnel, the told Reuters she had heard shots fired in the same area and sirens, gunfire, and screams were heard by several people. In addition to the FSB building, Lubyanka Square is also a busy shopping destination popular with tourists and about a five-minute drive from the Kremlin. Robert Anchipolovsky, …

Inside Matteo Salvini’s Secret Russian Money Machine

ROMEItalys Mussolini-channeling, selfie-taking, race-baiting far-right leader, it might be said, knows no shame. Over the course of 14 months as interior minister and vice premier, while acting as if he already ran the government, Matteo Salvini also became something of a cop-impersonating wannabe hero, taking a selfie in every insignia-laden security windbreaker and polo shirt he could squeeze into to try to somehow channel the power of the uniform to puff up his ego and invincibility. He even directed a police officer to take his teenage son on a joyride using an official security service jetski during his summer vacation. And it all seemed to be working very welluntil it didnt. Salvini, leader of the former Northern League separatist party, …

Putin: Skripal attack should not affect UK-Russia relations

Russian president says the Salisbury poisonings are not worth all this fuss his meeting with Theresa May at the G20 summit in Japan that relations between Britain and Russia should not suffer because of last years nerve agent attack on the former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. All this fuss about spies and counterspies is not worth interstate relations. This spy story, as we say here, is not worth 5 kopecks, plummeted to a post-Cold War low last year when London accused Moscow of the poisoning of the Skripals in Salisbury. The Kremlin denies sending GRU military intelligence agents to Britain to carry out the attack, which triggered scores of diplomatic expulsions between Moscow and western countries. The …