Russia’s Navy is making a big bet on new, smaller warships loaded with missiles

The fleet Russia inherited from the Soviet Union quickly fell into disrepair after the Cold War. But Moscow has invested heavily in its Navy over the past two decades. The result is a growing and modern force that poses unique challenges to NATO militaries. See more stories on Insider’s business page. The Russian Navy has […]

Alexei Navalny goes on hunger strike in Russian prison over medical care

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he has started a prison hunger strike to protest officials’ failure to provide proper treatment for his back and leg pains. In a statement posted Wednesday on Instagram, Navalny complained about prison authorities’ refusal to give him the right medicines and to allow his doctor to visit him behind […]

Putin’s spies are getting sloppy: ‘America isn’t sending a guy to your house to kill you with a hammer, but the Russians will,’ NATO official says

Bulgaria arrested six people allegedly spying for Russia inside NATO. One spy was nicknamed “The Resident.” NATO officials were shocked at their “amateurish” lack of espionage tradecraft. “They should have taken the time and been more careful to isolate each agent so that they didn’t all end up starring in a YouTube video,” a source […]