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In Russia, Epiphany Comes With A Shockingly Cold Swim

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

To celebrate the feast of Epiphany marking the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan, thousands of Russian Orthodox faithful take a dip in icy waters. How does it feel? "Absolutely good," one man says.


In Interview, A Confrontational Putin Takes On NATO

Monday, January 11, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin has given his first big interview of the year with a foreign newspaper. Though he spoke of cooperation during his interview with the German daily Bild, he showed little inclination to back down from confrontations with the United States and its Western allies.

Reporters ...


Russians Find Favored Holiday Destinations Suddenly Off Limits

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Russian tourists love the beaches of Egypt and Turkey. But the recent losses of a Russian civilian plane in Egypt and a military plane along the Turkish border have changed their plans.


Mastermind In Russian Opposition Leader's Death Still At Large, Prosecutors Say

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Boris Nemtsov was murdered last February. Prosecutors indicted four men in the killing but they say the alleged mastermind is still at large. The opposition says the charges are part of a cover-up.


2 Willful Leaders Heighten Tensions Between Russia, Turkey

Monday, December 28, 2015

Near the end of this year saw a collision between the headstrong leaders of two powerful countries: Russia and Turkey. There are worries that a Russo-Turkish feud could escalate.


In Russia, A High-Ranking Orthodox Priest Is Sacked — And Hits Back

Saturday, December 26, 2015

A high-ranking Orthodox priest has shocked Russian religious circles with sharp criticism of the church's highest authority.

Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin was sacked with little explanation on Thursday from his job as head of the church's department for cooperation for church and society. The Orthodox Holy Synod announced that Chaplin ...


Russia Marks Crimea Annexation With A Banknote Rapidly Losing Value

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Russia is issuing a new 100-ruble banknote commemorating the annexation of Crimea.

But the new bill may serve as a reminder of the country's current economic pain. At the present rate of exchange, the 100-ruble note is worth about $1.41 — around half of what it was worth in ...


In A Rare Protest, Russian Truckers Rally Against Putin's Highway Tax

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Long-haul truck drivers are protesting new road fees they say will hurt their business. The drivers are part of the blue-collar workforce that normally gives President Putin his strongest support.


Global Leaders Move To Cut Emissions In Wake Of Climate Deal

Monday, December 14, 2015

NPR has reaction from Russia, China and Brazil on the climate deal reached over the weekend in Paris.


Will DNA Tests Finally Settle Controversy Surrounding Russia's Last Czars?

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Russian investigators have opened the tomb of 19th century Czar Alexander III in search of evidence that may help confirm the remains of his grandchildren, who were executed shortly after the Russian Revolution.

Alexander III, who went by the title "Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias," died in 1894. ...


'Die-Fi': Moscow Expanding Internet Access To Cemeteries

Thursday, December 10, 2015

"The grave's a fine and private place," but (with our apologies to English poet Andrew Marvell) not when it's in cyberspace.

The city of Moscow says it is extending free Wi-Fi to cemeteries. It's part of a campaign to make Internet access available in public spaces throughout the ...


With Few Signs Of Progress, Russia's Putin Warns Of Long Fight In Syria

Friday, December 04, 2015

"Terrorists in Syria pose a special threat," Putin says. "Many people there are from Russia, and if they win in Syria, sooner or later they will come to Russia as well."


Russia Changes Its Military Posture In Syria

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

After Turkey shot down a Russian plane along its border with Syria, Moscow responded with harsh rhetoric and sanctions against Turkey. It seems Russia is altering its strategy in Syria as well.


Doping Scandal Jeopardizes Olympic Dreams Of Russian Athletes

Saturday, November 28, 2015

The organization that combats drug use in world sports has officially declared that Russia's anti-doping agency doesn't comply with international rules. It's another blow to Russian track and field stars, who already face a provisional ban — which Russia says it won't contest — for alleged doping violations that ...


Between France And Russia, Presidents Seek Common Ground In Syria

Thursday, November 26, 2015

French President Francois Hollande and Russian President Vladimir Putin met Thursday to coordinate their country's military strategies in Syria. NPR's Corey Flintoff recaps the talks.


Hollande To Ask Putin To Join Grand Coalition Against ISIS

Thursday, November 26, 2015

French President Francois Hollande meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday. The visit is part of Hollande's efforts to create a more effective global coalition to fight ISIS.


Turkey Insists Russian Jet Was In Its Airspace When It Was Shot Down

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the plane was in Syrian airspace, and also announced that Russia will deploy advanced anti-aircraft missiles to its airbase in Syria.


Turkish Forces Shoot Down Russian Fighter Jet For Violating Its Airspace

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

President Vladimir Putin has responded angrily to the downing of a Russian fighter jet near the Syrian-Turkish border Tuesday. Turkey said its aircraft shot down the Russian fighter ...


Turkey Claims It Shot Down A Russian Fighter Plane

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Turkey says it shot down a Russian fighter plane which had violated its airspace. Russia says one of its planes was shot down over Syria by groundfire, and that it did not violate Turkish airspace.


Crimea Loses Electricity After Power Lines Are Blown Up

Monday, November 23, 2015

Explosions on tower pylons in Ukraine knocked out power to much of Crimea. Crimea receives most of its power from Ukraine. The incident highlights the volatile atmosphere between Russia and Ukraine.