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Pussy Riot wastes no time in getting back to activism

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

After 18 months in prison, Pussy Riot members Masha Alyokhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova promptly renewed their campaign against Russian President Vladimir Putin. Now they've added prison reform and human rights to their agenda, and they're taking their fight on the road.

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PRI's The World

Kiev reaches out to eastern Ukraine, but rebels there are skeptical of the offer

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The parliament in Kiev has approved an autonomy deal for Ukraine's pro-Russian east, accompanied by a limited amnesty for rebels there. But in Donetsk, shelling continues despite a ceasefire. And rebels say Kiev is just too late in making concessions.

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PRI's The World

NATO sets up a 'rapid reaction force' to counter Russian aggression

Friday, September 05, 2014

With a tentative ceasefire in effect in Ukraine, NATO leaders are taking action to deter further Russian aggression. Their steps includes setting up a multinational, rapid reaction force that could be sent to places like Ukraine within hours — though some wonder if it will be strong enough to hold back Russia.

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PRI's The World

President Putin calling for peace is like an arsonist offering to put out a fire, a reporter says

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled a seven-point peace plan with Ukraine, but only after his government helped cause the chaos and bloodshed.

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PRI's The World

If Putin picks a fight with NATO, what's the West willing to do about it?

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

With Russian troops invading eastern Ukraine, NATO is preparing its own military response — of a kind. The alliance is expected to announce the creation of a rapid reaction force that could send 4,000 soldiers to Eastern Europe within hours. But is that enough to deter Vladimir Putin?

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PRI's The World

Ukraine faces up to a Russian invasion, while Moscow keeps denying it

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Russia says its soldiers aren't fighting in Ukraine, but evidence keeps piling up that Russia has invaded — even in Russia itself. That's caused some protests in Russia and disappointment in Ukraine, where people are feeling abandoned by the outside world.

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PRI's The World

The pact between Hitler and Stalin that paved the way for World War II was signed 75 years ago

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Seventy-five years ago this week, the world was turned upside down when Hitler and Stalin signed a pact of alliance. Within days Hitler invaded Poland, starting World War II. Roger Moorhouse, a historian, has a new book out on the momentous but often-forgotten "Devils' Alliance."

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PRI's The World

This Russian man got three years in prison for trying to protect a fellow protester

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

It's getting harder and harder to find people willing to protest against the Russian government — because the consequences of protesting can be so sever.

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PRI's The World

32 stories above Moscow, an unusual protest unfurls

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

An unusual protest in took place 32 stories above Moscow on Wednesday. There, attached to the iconic Soviet star atop a famous apartment building, an unnamed protester unfurled the Ukrainian flag and gave a shot in the arm to Russians opposed to intervention in Ukraine.

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PRI's The World

The convoy of Russian aid trucks is stalled on the road to Ukraine

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A convoy of more than 250 trucks left Moscow on Tuesday headed to eastern Ukraine, purportedly laden with humanitarian aid. What happens when they get there?

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PRI's The World

Few in Ukraine are buying that Russia is sending a 'humanitarian' convoy to their country

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

There's a convoy of 280 military trucks heading form Russia to eastern Ukraine. Is it carrying humanitarian aid, or maybe a Russian invasion force? No one in Ukraine knows, but they wouldn't be shocked either way.

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The Takeaway

Putin is Mentally Ill: Ukrainian Ambassador on Russia's Sick Leader

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Nations, Yuriy Sergeyev is confident in his country's ability to hold free and fair elections. But when it comes to dealing with Moscow, the ambassador is not so confident, saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin is "mentally ill."

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert (гиг-анонс): Stoneberry

Thursday, February 06, 2014

It's "From Russia, With Soundcheck" Week -- and that means that we're "Gig Alerting" bands in, you guessed it, Russia. Tonight, the rock band Stoneberry takes the stage in Moscow. 

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The Takeaway

American Diplomat Suspected of Espionage Detained by Russian Authorities

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

On Monday night, Russian authorities detained an employee of the American embassy named Ryan Christopher Fogle. They accused him of working for the CIA, and trying to recruit Russian agents for espionage. Fogle is alleged to have been found wearing a wig, carrying millions of euros, and instructions for divulging information to the US via a fake email account. Gordon Corera, author of The Art of Betrayal: The Secret History of MI6, and BBC security correspondent explains.

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The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

An Orthodox Christmas Celebration

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Many New Yorkers in the Orthodox Christian tradition haven’t actually celebrated their Christmas yet. On this edition of The Mix we celebrate music from the Orthodox Christmas tradition.

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The Takeaway

Anti-Government Protests in Russia: Continuing Coverage

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Russian government appears to be worried about a mass anti-government rally planned in Moscow today. People want to express their outrage directly at President Vladimir Putin for the first time since his inauguration. Yet Putin may be trying to preempt the rally with some intimidating moves of his own. Ellen Barry is the Moscow Bureau Chief for our partner The New York Times.

 

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Schoolbook

Mr. Bogin of Moscow Meets New York's Schools

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Vasiliy Bogin, the director of a private Moscow school, hovered over first graders at P.S. 321 who were engaged in a writing lesson, and met with a variety of education officials during a whirlwind day that introduced him to New York City schools. His takeaway? "There are a lot of people who want to make education better."

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Egyptian elections, pressure on Iran and demonstrations in Moscow

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

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The Takeaway

Russia Seeks to Avoid Arab Spring-Style Protests

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Protesters amassed for a second night on Tuesday in Moscow to denounce the results of last weekend's parliamentary elections, which are widely believed to have been rigged. Chanting "Russia without Putin," several hundred demonstrators gathered in the same square where over 5,000 people protested the alleged electoral fraud on Monday. Riot police officers arrested 250 people, bringing the total number of arrests from both protests to around 600, and pro-government activists attempted to drown out the protesters' cries.

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The Takeaway

Moscow Responds to Terrorist Attack at Airport

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Russia is reeling from Monday's suicide bombing, which killed 35 people in Moscow's largest airport. Although it is suspected that Chechen rebels were behind the attacks, no one has claimed responsibility. In the wake of the attack, President Medvedev harshly criticized airport security. Cliff Levy, Moscow bureau chief for The New York Times, explains the reactions to the bombing.

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