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Russia's Jehovah's Witnesses Fight 'Extremist' Label, Possible Ban

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Under Russia's anti-extremism law, Jehovah's Witnesses, who number fewer than 200,000, could be barred from practicing their religion in Russia. Their website and some publications are already banned.


Russian Officials Deny Allegations Of State-Sponsored Athlete Doping

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The former head of Russia's anti-doping laboratory told The New York Times he helped to conceal doping by top Russian competitors in the 2014 Olympics. Russian officials are denying the report.


To Defend NATO, U.S. Sets Up Missile Defense Systems In Eastern Europe

Friday, May 13, 2016

New U.S. bases are located on Cold War relics — areas that once belonged to Warsaw Pact forces. The U.S. is trying to reassure the Russians that the defense systems are not a threat.


On Victory Day, Russia Stokes Patriotism And Shows Off New Weapons

Monday, May 09, 2016

The holiday marking victory over Nazi Germany is a lavish affair, with parades, speeches and the latest military hardware on display. Russia's enthusiasm for its military has revived in recent years.


Russian Military Involved In Shooting Down Flight MH17, Researchers Say

Saturday, May 07, 2016

As investigations continue into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine two years ago, the Kremlin has dismissed a new report that directly implicates the Russian military.


U.N. Mediator Tries To Revive Cease-Fire In Syria As Fighting Intensifies

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

The U.N. mediator in the Syrian peace efforts is in Russia to discuss how to revive and strengthen the cessation of hostilities. The talks come amid an upsurge of violence in Syria.


For Journalists In Russia, 'No One Really Knows What Is Allowed'

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Media companies in Russia aren't sure how far they can go without risking government reprisals. But even in such an uncertain climate, many independent news outlets have resisted censoring themselves.


Ukraine-Russian Deal May Free Jailed Pilot

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The woman, Nadezhda Savchenko, was a military pilot captured during the war in Eastern Ukraine, and her case has become a symbol of the conflict between the two countries.


Ukrainians Who Fled To Russia Find The Welcome Is No Longer Warm

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Tens of thousands of Ukrainians fled to Russia when fighting began in 2014. The welcome they received has cooled as Russia's economy sags, and very few have been granted formal refugee status.


In Russia, The Oil Price Drop Hits Putin's Base Hard

Friday, April 01, 2016

Retirees and those aspiring to join the middle class are struggling to make ends meet as the value of the ruble has fallen along with world oil prices. But Putin's government is doing little to help.


Russia Accuses Ukraine Female Military Pilot Of Murder

Friday, March 11, 2016

Two years ago, a news crew for Russian state TV was hit by mortar fire, a soundman and reporter were killed. On trial for their murder is a female military pilot serving in the Ukrainian Armed Forces.


As Oil Prices Drop, Azerbaijan Looks For Help From International Loans

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan was once seen as a dynamic economic hub. Like other nations almost totally dependent on oil revenues, it's feeling the effects of the recent drop in prices.


U.S. Returns Historical Documents, Stolen From Russia In Chaotic '90s

Saturday, March 05, 2016

The United States and Russia haven't been cooperating much in these days of heightened tensions, but the U.S. Embassy in Moscow this week returned 28 valuable historical documents to Russia.

They were stolen from Russian collections and archives during the turbulent 1990s, in the wake of the Soviet collapse. The ...


Russians Wary Of Top Candidates In U.S. Presidential Election

Thursday, March 03, 2016

In Russia, relatively few people seem to be following the U.S. presidential election campaigns closely, but most people know the names of the front-runners.


Russian Pranksters Feature Obama In Fake Anti-Smoking Ad

Monday, February 22, 2016

The poster at a Moscow bus stop read: "Smoking kills more people than Obama, although Obama kills a lot of people. Don't smoke! Don't be like Obama!" No one has claimed responsibility for it.


For Russian Farmers, Climate Change Is Nyet So Great

Sunday, February 21, 2016

While warmer weather might make farming possible in cold regions such as Siberia, it's already causing havoc on existing farmland in the south of Russia.


Who Is Moscow's Favorite Among The U.S. Presidential Candidates?

Saturday, February 06, 2016

As the U.S. presidential campaign moves into primary season, America's allies and rivals are starting to pay a lot closer attention to the candidates. That includes Russia, whose relations with the U.S. are at their lowest levels since the Cold War.

So here's a look at the U.S. campaign through ...


The Kremlin Is Not Going To Like Pussy Riot's New Video

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The Russian punk band Pussy Riot has just released a new music video lampooning the country's prosecutor-general, Yuri Chaika.

The prosecutor-general, who is supposed to be one of Russia's top crime fighters, has been accused of massive corruption. The song revels in it.

The video opens with a ...


Chechnya's Strongman Praises Putin, Threatens 'Traitors'

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Ramzan Kadyrov is an aggressive supporter of Vladimir Putin, vilifying opponents of the Russian president as traitors and "Satans" who should be eliminated. But his bluster may provoke a backlash.


Russia Dismisses British Report On Killing Of Former Spy

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Russian government has reacted angrily to the British inquiry into the murder of Alexander Litvinenko. Moscow says what should have been a criminal inquiry was politicized by the ...