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Corey Flintoff

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Bulgakov's 'Master' Still Strikes A Chord In Today's Russia

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov's classic, The Master and Margarita, ridiculed Soviet leaders and bureaucracy. It wasn't published until 27 years after his death, but it still resonates with Russians.

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Russia's Prominent Prisoners Reflect Tension With Its Neighbors

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Russia is jailing three prominent figures from Ukraine and Estonia on what critics say are highly questionable charges. The cases also reflect the friction between Russia and its neighbors.

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Russian Media Condemn Paris Attacks — But Question Who Was Behind Them

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A tabloid and a TV channel have given play to theories asking if Americans plotted the attacks. Also, some religious figures have said Charlie Hebdo staff brought the violence on themselves.

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Courted By The U.S. And Russia, Uzbekistan Ignores Critics

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Uzbekistan has been a key partner for the U.S. in the Afghan war. Now that the U.S. role in that war is winding down, will Uzbekistan's poor human rights record become more of an issue?

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The Russian Who Claims Credit For Fanning The Flames In Ukraine

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Igor Girkin claims to have touched off the conflagration, and he says he's proud of what he did. The former member of the Russian security service has a knack for turning up in tumultuous places.

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Putin Critics Say Navalny Jail Sentences Meant To Crush Opposition

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Moscow judge has sentenced opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his brother to over three years in prison for allegedly defrauding Yve Rocher Cosmetics of almost $500,000.

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Russian Court Suspends Opposition Leader's Prison Sentence

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Alexei Navalny is an anti-corruption blogger who helped organize massive anti-government protests 3 years ago. He's been the target of criminal cases that have hampered his political activities.

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For Russia's President, A Year Of Costly Triumphs

Friday, December 26, 2014

Vladimir Putin's popularity soared after the Winter Olympics and the annexation of Crimea. But his year is ending on a bitter note, with Russia in a deep recession and isolated internationally.

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Europe's Far Right And Putin Get Cozy, With Benefits For Both

Friday, December 26, 2014

Despite tensions between Russia and the West, Moscow is forging links with far-right, anti-EU parties in Europe. They're attracted to the traditional social values of Vladimir Putin's Russia.

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Lower Oil Prices Drain Value Of Russians' Money

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

In Russia, they are not celebrating lower oil prices. The price of oil could mean the difference between prosperity and recession. The ruble has lost about 45 percent of its value this year.

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Putin Remains Defiant On Crimea, Ukraine At Annual Press Conference

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Russian president Vladimir Putin gave his annual press conference on Thursday. He defended his actions in Ukraine, but failed to offer a strategy to cope with the looming financial crisis.

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Is Russia's Currency On Its Way To Collapse?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Russian ruble hit new lows on Tuesday despite efforts by the country's central bank to stop the selling. The currency lost 11 percent of its value.

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Vatican Tries To Mend Fences With American Nuns

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Vatican issued a report praising the work of U.S. nuns — a relief to those worried that a probe started in 2008 would be critical of a perceived liberal streak among American nuns.

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Russia Could Be On Brink Of Full-Blown Currency Crisis

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Russian ruble continued to drop in value against the U.S. dollar and the Euro on Tuesday — but the impact of its calamitous decline has yet to be seen on the streets of Moscow.

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Haunting Sounds At Night, Kids' Puppet Show Clock By Day

Saturday, December 13, 2014

A rooster crowing in the dead of night? A sinister ice-cream truck on the streets of Moscow? No, it's the musical automaton clock at the Puppet Theater in Russia.

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Russian Pop Stars Pay A Price For Speaking Out On Ukraine

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Russian performers who have criticized the country's role in Ukraine have been denounced on TV programs and had concert dates abruptly canceled.

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Putin Stands Firm In 'State Of The Nation' Address

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin made his annual "State of the Nation" speech in Moscow on Thursday, with a defense of Russia's seizure of Crimea and an attack on Western nations who he said were intent on keeping Russia down.

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House Passes Symbolic Vote Cancelling Obama's Immigration Action

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The House passed a measure that declares President Obama's immigration actions null and void. It's largely symbolic, but could be a first step in further Republican efforts to try to roll back Obama's moves.

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Russia Heads Toward Recession, With No Relief In Sight

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Western sanctions are biting, oil prices are down sharply, and the Russian currency is tanking. The government now expects the economy to shrink in 2015.

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Haunting Sounds At Night, Kids' Puppet Show Clock By Day

Monday, December 01, 2014

A rooster crowing in the dead of night? A sinister ice-cream truck playing a creepy tune as it trundles through the streets of Moscow? No, it's the musical automaton clock at the Puppet Theater.

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