Russia offers to mediate between US and PA

Russia reportedly offers to facilitate meeting between US and PA as part of an initiative to slow or stop Israeli sovereignty moves.Elad Benari, 5/21/2020, 5:08 AM

Foreign Minister speaks to Russian counterpart

Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi speaks with Sergei Lavrov, discusses the need to end the Iranian presence in Syria.Nitsan Keidar, 5/21/2020, 3:27 AM

Kremlin spokesman hospitalized with coronavirus

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov hospitalized after contracting COVID-19. He has not been in close vicinity to President Putin recently.Ben Ariel, 5/13/2020, 5:42 AM

Russia disaster: Coronavirus patients perish in hospital fire

Five intensive-care coronavirus patients perish in fire that broke out in St. Petersburg Hospital after ventilator short-circuit.Mordechai Sones, 5/12/2020, 5:43 PM

Russian PM tests positive for coronavirus

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin enters self-isolation after informing President Vladimir Putin of his positive COVID-19 diagnosis.Gary Willig, 4/30/2020, 8:59 PM

PA to push for international peace conference

PA to ask Russian President to support international conference for peace in the Middle East.Elad Benari, 4/22/2020, 6:43 AM

Russia tests system to shoot down satellites

US Space Command says Russia tested missile system designed to shoot down satellites in low-earth orbit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/15/2020, 11:51 PM

Synagogue torched in northern Russia

Arsonists cause severe damage to large synagogue in Arkhangelsk, the northernmost Jewish institution in Russia.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 4/13/2020, 7:41 PM

Jewish businessman distributing free meals to elderly citizens

Russian-Jewish businessman donates 3,000 meals daily to senior citizens under lockdown.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 4/8/2020, 7:24 AM

Russian doctor who met Putin tests positive for coronavirus

Head of Moscow's main coronavirus hospital tests positive for COVID-19 a week after meeting President Putin.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/1/2020, 3:09 AM

Senior Islamic Jihad officials visit Moscow

Islamic Jihad delegation, headed by leader Ziad Nakhala, meets Russian Foreign Minister.Dalit Halevi, 3/12/2020, 6:48 AM

A 20th century Haman who died 4 days after Purim

Stalin's plans for Russia's Jews were aborted when he died before he could act on them. Ari Pfeiffer, 3/11/2020, 5:02 AM

Leader of Islamic Jihad invited to visit Russia

Islamic Jihad leader Ziad Nakhala reportedly invited to visit Moscow.Elad Benari, 3/2/2020, 5:13 AM

Intel officials warn Congress of Russian plans to interfere in 2020 presidential election

Reports have surfaced that intelligence officials warned Congress of Russia's repeated meddling in US electionsEitan Divinsky, 2/21/2020, 9:01 AM

ANALYSIS: Turkey now technically at war with Russia and Syria

Turkish troops shell Syrian army positions while Russian air force bombs Turkish positions in Idlib, Syria.Yochanan Visser, 2/20/2020, 9:23 PM

Russia asks Canada to hand over files on ex-Nazi death squad member

Russia asks Canada to hand over case files on 95-year-old Helmut Oberlander who lost his Canadian citizenship due over wartime activities.Ben Ariel, 2/17/2020, 12:59 AM

ANALYSIS: Turkey on crash course with Russia over Syria

War is brewing between Turkish forces and the pro-Assad coalition in northeastern Syria as Turkish military casualties mount.Yochanan Visser, 2/13/2020, 8:39 PM

Naama Issachar: I was convicted despite being innocent

Israeli-American woman pardoned by Russian president after being convicted of drug smuggling to appeal conviction to EU human rights court.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/7/2020, 12:39 PM

Russia: Israeli air strike in Syria endangered a civilian plane

Russian Defense Ministry says air strike in Damascus attributed to Israel placed a civilian aircraft in serious danger.Elad Benari, 2/7/2020, 6:34 AM

5 Israelis detained at Moscow airport

Israeli passengers detained for 3 hours, put in locked room without access to bathroom, and returned to Israel without explanation,Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/5/2020, 3:49 PM

Russia opposes US plan

Kremlin spokesman says some of plan's provisions "do not fully correspond to the relevant resolutions by the UN Security Council."Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/2/2020, 1:52 PM

ANALYSIS: Three historic events for Israel in one week

Three triumphs for Israel - and Netanyahu - mark a historic week for the Jewish state, and one key defeat for the Palestinian Authority.Yochanan Visser, 1/30/2020, 10:12 PM

Putin pardons Naama Issachar

Israeli woman held in Russian prison to return home with Prime Minister Netanyahu tomorrow.Gary Willig, 1/29/2020, 7:06 PM

'Release of Naama Issachar: A gift to Netanyahu'

Senior official says Russia is not releasing Israeli woman in return for any Israeli gestures.Yoni Kempinski, 1/29/2020, 5:26 PM

Moscow governor backs pardon for Naama Issachar

Governor of Moscow Oblast signs pardon for Israeli-American woman jailed in Russia, sending the request to Vladimir Putin for final approvalArutz Sheva Staff, 1/28/2020, 9:51 AM

Russian parole commission recommends pardon for Israeli-American Naama Issachar

Jailed Israeli-American Naama Issachar scores win in bid for release, as Russian commission votes unanimously to back her pardon request.Marcy Oster, JTA, 1/28/2020, 7:37 AM

Russian committee to consider Naama Issachar's pardon request Monday

This afternoon, Russian committee slated to hold hearing on Israeli-American woman's request for presidential pardon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/27/2020, 10:56 AM

Putin 'excited' after visit to Israel

Russian president meets Russian rabbi after returning from Israel, says proud there is 'no anti-Semitism' in Russia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/26/2020, 4:00 PM

Naama Issachar: I believe Putin, there is hope

Israeli woman imprisoned in Moscow meets Russian Human Rights Commissioner.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/23/2020, 6:23 PM

Putin to meet mother of imprisoned Israeli woman tomorrow

Russian President to meet mother of Israeli woman sentenced to 7.5 years in prison for carrying cannabis at Moscow airport.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/22/2020, 4:01 PM

Israel to hand over sovereignty and possibly prisoners to free Naama Issachar

PM Netanyahu has been pressuring Pres. Putin to release a drug-carrying Israeli backpacker - and Putin may agree. But at what cost?Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/22/2020, 12:36 PM

Dep. FM Sergei Ryabkov warns Iran not to take 'reckless steps'

Russia's Dep. FM Ryabkov warns Iran not to leave Non-Proliferation Treaty, says escalating tensions is 'counterproductive.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2020, 9:53 AM

Naama Issachar's mother meets Netanyahu

Mother of Israeli woman imprisoned in Russia meets PM upon returning to Israel to discuss efforts to free her daughter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/20/2020, 4:59 PM

Naama Issachar's mother: Stop the planned protests, this is a sensitive time

Naama Issachar's mother thanks supporters but asks them not to protest during the Russian President's visit to Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/20/2020, 4:57 AM

Why Russia's Putin has a soft spot for Israel and Jews

How could Russian President Vladimir Putin's personal feelings towards Israel - and the Jews - impact Russian policy on key issues?Yochanan Visser, 1/19/2020, 8:10 PM

Naama Issachar's mother lands in Israel, hopeful that Putin will release her daughter

Mother of American-Israeli woman jailed in Russia returns to Israel, hopeful that her daughter will receive presidential pardon.David Rosenberg, 1/19/2020, 5:50 PM

Netanyahu on Naama Issachar: I am much more optimistic

Netanyahu says he spoke with Russian President about Israeli being held in Russia.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/17/2020, 8:52 PM

Report: Putin is considering pardoning Naama Issachar before his visit to Israel

Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting Israel next week for the World Holocaust Forum. Will he bring Naama with him?Sara Rubenstein, 1/16/2020, 8:36 PM

Naama Issachar moved to remote prison under poor conditions

Israeli woman held in Russia relocated to new prison with worse conditions, banned from seeing her mother, bringing warm clothes from familyArutz Sheva Staff, 12/31/2019, 7:35 PM

Russia: New nuclear-capable hypersonic missile has been put into service

Russia claims that its hypersonic missile can travel at 27 times the speed of sound to anywhere in the world and cannot be intercepted.Sara Rubenstein, 12/28/2019, 7:18 PM

Putin to visit Bethlehem

Russian President expected to visit Bethlehem next month, meet Abbas.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/27/2019, 10:21 PM

Israelis detained at Moscow airport - again

Dozens of Israeli travelers barred from entering Russia, just days after similar case saw Israelis detained for 10 hours.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/24/2019, 2:40 PM

'Bring my daughter back home'

Mother of Israeli imprisoned for drug smuggling asks Pres. Putin to pardon and release her daughter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/21/2019, 10:18 PM

Naama Issachar's appeal rejected by Russian court

The Moscow court deliberated for only 25 minutes in case of Israeli woman who received 7.5 years in prison for 'smuggling' cannabis.Sara Rubenstein, 12/19/2019, 6:05 PM

Dozens of Israelis stranded in Russia

Dozens of Israelis stranded at passport control in Moscow airport. 'Over 5,700 Russian tourists refused entry to Israel,' Russia's FM says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/18/2019, 2:44 PM

25% of Russian immigrants to Israel leave after getting passport

1/4 of Russian immigrants to Israel return to Russia almost immediately after immigrating - apparently only interested in Israeli passport.Sam Sokol, JTA, 12/18/2019, 7:14 AM

Report: Russian fighters intercepted Israeli jets over Syria

Russian Su-35 fighter jets reportedly scrambled to intercept Israeli fighters over Syria, block them from carrying out airstrikes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/9/2019, 2:31 PM

Russia: Israeli preschooler overstays visa - and can't go home

Four-year-old Emily overstays visa, is refused exit by Russia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/30/2019, 9:03 PM

Russian prosecutors seek arrest warrant against US Chabad rabbi

Rabbi Shalom Dov-Ber Levine, Central Chabad-Lubavitch Research Library, wanted for 'failing to return cultural property' to Russia.Cnaan Liphshiz - JTA, 11/28/2019, 2:43 PM

Israel's political situation has no bearing on Na'ama

The Russian Ambassador to Israel responds to reports that Putin is waiting for a government to be formed to discuss Na'ama IssaharArutz Sheva Staff, 11/27/2019, 7:40 PM

'Naama is a hostage in a Russian jail'

Attorney for Naama Issachar says his client is 'completely innocent,' hopes Putin will pardon her.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/27/2019, 10:01 AM

Russian court to hear Israeli-American woman's appeal next month

Naama Issachar, Israeli-American woman jailed in Russia on drug charges, to receive appeal hearing in December.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/25/2019, 2:35 PM

Greek Orthodox Patriarch to Putin: Release Naama

Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III meets Russian president, asks for release of Israeli woman held on cannabis charges.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/24/2019, 8:35 AM

Russian bank sends client password containing ‘kill Jews’

State-owned Russian bank sends promotional code using phrase 'kill Jews', client says.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 11/22/2019, 2:59 PM

Israeli and Russian security advisers meet

The two discussed Syria, Iran, and other topics related to Israeli-Russian relations.Nitsan Keidar, 11/20/2019, 5:03 AM

Report: 'Putin doesn't want to give Netanyahu a gift'

Putin 'keeping options open' regarding jailed Israeli-American, while Israel remains in political deadlock, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2019, 10:49 AM

Iran starts building new nuclear reactor in Bushehr

Iran, Russia inaugurate new phase of construction for a second reactor at Iran's sole nuclear power plant.Elad Benari, 11/11/2019, 2:58 AM