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Susan Armitage

Susan Armitage appears in the following:

Migrants Flock To Russia, But Receive A Cool Welcome

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Like the U.S., Russia has a large and unresolved problem with illegal immigration. Russia's working-age population is declining, and the country needs workers. But the influx of migrants, especially from Central Asia, is generating friction.

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Cyclists Take Nighttime Ride Through Moscow's History

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Moscow is steeped in history and clogged with traffic. To appreciate the former and escape the latter, an overnight bicycle tour takes place every year. Thousands gather for the event, taking off at midnight and tuning into FM radio to hear historians and architects talk about sites along the route.

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When It Comes To Extraditions, Russia Often Cooperates

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Moscow has refused to extradite NSA leaker Edward Snowden to the U.S., but the country cooperates with former Soviet states. Russia has also cooperated with Western governments in some cases.

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Russia Keeps Up Prosecutions Of Critics, Living And Dead

Sunday, July 14, 2013

The prosecution of a deceased critic of the government made headlines this week, but opposition figures say it was just one of several cases where dissidents are being targeted.

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Banned From Marching, Russians Celebrate Gay Pride Online

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Cities across the world are hosting gay pride festivals this weekend — but not Moscow. A court there has banned gay pride parades there for the next 100 years. So Russian LGBT activists will take virtual steps toward Red Square along a route marked with supportive tweets.

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