The U.S. has reached a new "Sputnik moment" in which the military must act to keep the nation's competitive advantage in space against adversaries.
Several Russian radiation monitoring stations went silent shortly after the Aug. 8 explosion at the Russian navy's testing range in northwestern Russia.
Putin said that the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty has raised new threats to Russia and will warrant a response.
Recent protests in Russia over government corruption and electoral issues have occurred in several cities, prompting a government crackdown.
The Russian military on Tuesday told residents of a village near a navy testing range to evacuate, but cancelled the order hours later, adding to the uncertainty and confusion fueled by a missile explosion last week.
Russia has been testing a hypersonic cruise missile with a speed above 6,000 miles per hour that can be used to deliver nuclear or conventional warheads against targets at sea or on land. The U.S. military at present has no defense against the weapon.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was discharged from a hospital on Monday even though his physician raised suspicions of a possible poisoning.
The fine print for FaceApp states that that by using it, you are giving the app's Russian owners the right to use your image however they choose.
New regulations are in the works as Russia is planning moves to make getting a visa easier. E-visas could be available from 2021.