A Baker’s Dozen of Neglected Russian Stories – No. 64

Russian propagandists say that the Kremlin leader was not involved in the Russian doping program, something improbable on its face, given Putin’s micromanagement of many affairs.

Russian Intelligence Investigating Whether Crash of Tu-154 Was Terrorist Attack: Defense Ministry Source

The FSB is investigating whether a military plane that crashed this morning, killing all 92 on board, was targeted by terrorists, Fontanka reports, citing a Defense Ministry source.