Tag: Russia

R.D. Huffstetler

Huffstetler calls for independent commission to investigate Trump, Russia

Fifth District candidate RD Huffstetler is calling for an independent commission to investigate President Trump and his ties to Russia.

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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Underwhelmed

Chris Graham talks about his pending endorsement in the 2017 Democratic Party governor’s race, Trump and Russia, and VMI baseball.

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Talking Russia, Syria, cyber warfare with Mark Warner

Is there more to the investigation into Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 election than what meets the eye? Mark Warner seems to think so.

Syria missile attack: Is this whole thing a work?

In case you hadn’t made the connection that the Syria airstrikes mean the Trump team isn’t in league with Russia, Eric Trump laid it all out.

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Tim Kaine on Russia investigation: ‘I can tell you, this is not fake’

When did Tim Kaine have an inkling that something funny was going on in the 2016 election?

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Mark Warner remarks at Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia-election investigation

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner offers remarks at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections.

Uncertainty clouds future of U.S.-Russia relations following Flynn departure

The resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn leaves many wondering what the future holds for U.S.-Russia relations.

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Sen. Warner on Obama administration response to Russia interference

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner issued a statement on the Obama administration’s announcement that it will impose additional sanctions on Russia.

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Forbes: Thuggish Russian regime shows its colors in Baltic

Congressman J. Randy Forbes released the following statement on Russian aircraft provocations against the USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea.

Chris Christie would shoot down Russian planes in Syria!

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is banking his campaign on selling himself as the national security guy.


VCU professor receives Fulbright grant to study history of Russian mining town, labor camp

Virginia Commonwealth University professor George Munro, Ph.D., has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant – his third – to travel to Russia to study the history of a small mining town that was once populated primarily by Soviet Union exiles.

David Swanson: The Russian military asked me to publish its propaganda

On Friday, March 20th, I spoke at the University of the District of Columbia Law School in Washington, D.C., as part of a series of teach-ins about peace organized by SpringRising.org. While there, a young man in a suit with a Russian accent approached me.

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UVA conference goes beyond Moscow to examine Greater Russia

Much of the news coming out of Russia is focused on its capital, Moscow. The University of Virginia is hosting an international conference later this month that will look beyond the center of power to Russia’s vast regions.

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Tim Kaine: Keystone pipeline would take U.S. in wrong direction

In remarks on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine reiterated his opposition to legislation that would mandate approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Charlottesville author brings War and Peace to life for American readers

You hear the words War and Peace, and you’re likely to think: long, too long. The classic Russian novel, by Leo Tolstoy, is long, at 1,500 pages, divided into 365 chapters.

About time: U.S., Cuba normalizing relations

Talk about something that was long overdue. The U.S. and Cuba are finally, after 53 years, taking steps to normalize relations.

Virginia Tech student Elizabeth Henry extends holiday spirit to children worldwide

What began as a small family effort for one Virginia Tech student has now grown into a multi-campus outreach program.

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Robert Hurt: We must prevent Iran from gaining nuclear capability

One of the gravest global threats that we as a nation face is the prospect of Iran gaining the capability to produce a nuclear weapon.

Virginia farm products part of nation’s record-setting ag exports

U.S. agricultural exports, including those from Virginia, are at an all-time high. The USDA recently announced that agricultural exports for 2014 totaled $152.5 billion, topping last year’s record $141 billion.

Bitcoin’s prices will be sunk by attrition

Bitcoin (BTC) is about to experience attrition. This means that some merchants who currently accept the cryptocurrency will change course, and stop taking payments in BTC.

Andrei Illarionov, former advisor to Vladimir Putin, to speak at W&L

Andrei Illarionov, former economic policy advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Monday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in Northen Auditorium.

WWE apologizes for Russian flag incident

Interesting move today from WWE, which issued an apology for an angle on this week’s Monday Night Raw in which Big Show ripped down a Russian flag flying over the ring to further his beef with Rusev.

Book launch party at Staunton’s Black Swan Books & Music

Staunton author Clifford Garstang, winner of the 2013 Library of Virginia Literary Award for Fiction, will present his new book at a release party at Staunton’s Black Swan Books & Music, at 6pm on Friday October 3.


AAA: Gas prices continue downward trend

The national average price for regular unleaded gas dropped to $3.36 per gallon Friday, which is the lowest price for this date since 2010 when gas averaged $2.73.

Press Conference: President Obama at NATO Summit

Remarks from President Obama at a press conference at the NATO Summit in Newport, Wales, on Friday, Sept. 5.


VCU to partner with medical school in Kazakhstan

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine announced Wednesday an educational, clinical and research exchange partnership with Kazakh National Medical University in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Lawmakers applaud French decision to place delivery of warships to Russia on hold

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) and U.S. Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Bill Keating (D-MA) applauded the decision by the French government today to place on hold the delivery of two amphibious assault warships to Russia.

U.S. needs to continue to push for peace in Gaza

The only solution to the latest flareup in Gaza is a cease-fire that the United States will have to somehow, some way, sell Israel on.

Great Super Moon viewing in the Shenandoah with NASA Ambassador

Skyland Resort and Big Meadows Lodge welcomes Greg Redfern, NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador and space expert, to talk about Super Moon, Space and more in the Shenandoah.

Bob Goodlatte: Russia’s interference in Ukraine must stop

There are several hotspots of conflict across the globe – turn on the news and it’s hard to miss the stories. Eastern Ukraine is one of these.