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Corey Flintoff

Corey Flintoff appears in the following:

Russian Airliner Crash Update

Friday, November 06, 2015

The latest information on the Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt. All 224 people on board were killed.

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Moscow Rejects Idea That Bomb Brought Down Airliner

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Russian officials say that any suggestion that a bomb caused the Metrojet crash in Egypt is premature, and that if the British government has specific information, it should be shared with Moscow.

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Russian Investigators Search Wreckage Of Aircraft Downed Over Sinai

Monday, November 02, 2015

Russia promises a "credible" investigation into Saturday's plane crash over the Sinai peninsula that killed all 224 people on board. Investigators are looking into what could cause the Airbus A321 to disintegrate in flight.

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Russians Mourn Plane Crash Victims As Investigation Begins

Sunday, November 01, 2015

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Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad Visits Moscow In First Trip Since War Began

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has visited Moscow in his first trip outside his country since the war began there nearly five years ago. Russian President Vladimir Putin told him th...

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Can Russia Sustain Its Military Operation In Syria?

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Russia says its commitment there is limited, but some analysts are skeptical and warn Russia may find it increasingly difficult and expensive to maintain its Syrian operation.

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Russian Officials Challenge Dutch Report On Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Ever since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July 2014, Russia has offered a number of explanations — all of which attempt to shift blame away from Russia and its Ukrainian separatist allies.

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An Unexpected Revival For A Beloved Russian Poet

Sunday, October 11, 2015

There's a surge of interest in the work of 20th century Russian poet Anna Akhmatova. It's inspired in part by American country and folk singer-songwriter Iris Dement, who has an adopted daughter from Russia and has set some of the poet's work to music in a new album, ...

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In Honor Of His 63rd, Putin Plays Hockey And Is Painted As The Buddha

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

The Russian leader scored seven goals in his birthday game with NHL players — and in a Moscow exhibition, works of fan art depicted him in guises including Batman, Thor, Jupiter and the Buddha.

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Russian Reaction Is Mixed Over Moscow Entering Syria's Conflict

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

As Russia marks Vladimir Putin's birthday, the president's popularity among Russians is a high as ever. Even so, people on the streets of Moscow have mixed reactions to Putin's actions in Syria.

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Russian Warplanes Bomb Syria; Russian TV Takes On The U.S.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Russian TV stations have updated their message. It's no longer all about Ukraine. Now it's all about Syria, and any Western criticism of Russia's military actions in Syria is dismissed.

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Moscow Accuses U.S. Of Propaganda War Over Syria

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Russia has reacted angrily to criticism from the U.S. about its air attacks in Syria. Moscow says its planes have been hitting fighters of the Islamic State. Any suggestion otherwise...

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The Number 22: Is There A 'False Narrative' For Vet Suicide?

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Do 22 veterans really take their lives daily? Despite this number becoming a rallying cry for activists trying to prevent suicide among vets, new research suggests the statistic is a bit of a guess.

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Russia Launches Airstrikes Against Bashar Al-Assad Enemies In Syria

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Russia warplanes have begun bombing targets in Syria, according to U.S. officials. They say they were briefed by Moscow about the raids, which came hours after the Russian parliament ...

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Putin, Obama Meet On Syria, But Sharp Disagreements Remain

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Russia's military buildup in Syria has raised alarms in the West, but many Russians see it as necessary to counter Islamist extremism. Russian analysts say Putin risks involvement in a quagmire.

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As Warm Days Wane In Moscow, An 'Air Of Desperate Celebration'

Sunday, September 13, 2015

NPR's correspondent in Moscow, Corey Flintoff, has been covering Russia since February 2012 and just got his Russian visa renewed for another year. He applied for it August, when the summer was nice, and received it in September — when, he says, the weather starts to give a person second ...

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In Russia, A 'Show Of Force' As The Military Tries To Modernize

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Russia has launched a huge project to re-equip its armed forces with modern weapons. But the obstacles, including delays caused by sanctions and a cash crunch due to a drop in oil prices, are massive.

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Russia Denies It Plans To Take Part In Syria's Military Operations

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Russia answered allegations about its aid to Syrian President Assad. President Putin confirmed he is providing military aid to Assad, but said "it's too early" to talk about a wider role in the war.

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Just 2 Russian Bros Working Out, Grilling Steak, Drinking Tea

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Russian tabloids and TV channels had a field day this week with newly released pictures of President Vladimir Putin working out at a gym with his prime minister.

The president and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev are shown using the exercise equipment at Putin's residence near the Black Sea resort ...

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High-Profile Russian Trials Bring International Criticism

Saturday, August 29, 2015

In one of several high-profile cases that have drawn international criticism, a Russian military court has sentenced a Ukrainian film director to 20 years in prison for allegedly plotting terrorist attacks in Crimea.

The cases have provoked protests from human rights groups and Western governments, including the United States.

As ...

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