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Following Mueller Indictments Targeting Russians, Moscow Maintains Denial

Saturday, February 17, 2018

On Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities. In the United States, the news dominated headlines. But how are people reacting in Russia?

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Banned From Election, Putin Foe Navalny Pursues Politics By Other Means

Thursday, February 08, 2018

The popular 41-year-old lawyer is calling for a boycott of the March 18 presidential election, which he says is rigged. He says Putin's regime is built on making Russians believe nothing can change.

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Putin's Most Prominent Opponent Says There's No Doubt Kremlin Interfered In 2016 Election

Thursday, February 08, 2018

The leading opposition politician in Russia says he doesn't have the slightest doubt that the Kremlin interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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Putin Critic Calls For Presidential Election To Be Boycotted

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Vladimir Putin's only serious opponent in Russia's upcoming presidential election, Alexei Navalny, has been banned from taking part, but he tells NPR he's not giving up his fight for democracy.

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Kremlin Says Expected U.S. Sanctions Would Interfere With Russia's Presidential Election

Monday, January 29, 2018

The Kremlin says it expects new U.S. sanctions on Russian business leaders would interfere in Russia's presidential election in March. Meanwhile, the Kremlin says an opposition leader detained and later released during Sunday's protests poses no threat to President Vladimir Putin.

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Putin Critic Arrested In Presidential Election Boycott Protests

Monday, January 29, 2018

Russia protesters demonstrated Sunday against the upcoming presidential election that they say is rigged in President Putin's favor. Police detained the opposition leader who sparked the protests.

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How Has Life In Crimea Changed Since Russia Seized It From Ukraine?

Thursday, January 25, 2018

It's been nearly four years since the takeover, causing the U.S. and its allies to sanction Russia. A move that kicked off a downward spiral in relations between that country and the West.

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Trash Is Literally Making a Big Stink Outside Of Moscow

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Residents of some suburbs complain their lives are being ruined by the giant garbage dumps that ring the city. With no recycling in the capital, all trash goes into the expanding landfills.

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State Department Troubled By Activist's Arrest In Russia

Thursday, January 11, 2018

In Russia, there appears to be a Soviet-style crackdown on a group dedicated to researching and exposing human rights abuses dating back to the Soviet era. The organization is called Memorial.

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Moscow Boasts That It Has The World's Biggest Ice Rink

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Many Muscovites celebrate winter with a visit to the world's biggest ice rink, a refurbished Cold War relic in a park dedicated to Soviet achievements that was created in the 1930s.

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Putin Critic Aims To Disrupt Russian Presidential Election

Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is calling for a boycott of next year's Presidential election, after he was banned from running against President Vladimir Putin.

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Russia's Santa Claus, Grandfather Frost Holds A Press Conference

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Father Frost and his female companion the Snow Maiden, are Russia's answer to Santa Claus. In the gray days of the Soviet Union they bought some color and fun to families during the harsh Russian winter, and the pair are still popular today.

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More Young Russians Discover Rap As A Form Of Self-Expression

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

They are obsessed with epic rap battles, embodied by multi-lingual, Oxford-educated Russian rapper Oxxxymiron, who was last seen battling California rapper Dizaster on YouTube with millions of views.

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Putin Says He Hopes For Better U.S.-Russia Relations

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Russian president made the comments during his annual press conference in Moscow on Thursday — but the nearly four-hour speech was dominated by domestic issues, ahead of next year's election.

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Russia To Respond To Olympics Ban

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

The Russian government is expected to issue its response on Wednesday to the decision by the International Olympic Committee to ban Russia from the next winter games, in February 2018.

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After Doping Scandal, Russia's Winter Olympics Fate To Be Decided

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The International Olympic Committee will decide on Tuesday whether it should ban Russia from the Winter Olympics in February over the nation's doping scandal.

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News Brief: The RNC Supports Roy Moore (Again) And Trump's Travel Ban Is A Go

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The Republican National Committee restores financial support for Alabama's Roy Moore. And, the Supreme Court will allow the Trump administration to enforce its travel ban while legal challenges are heard.

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Putin Is Working To Build Alliances With Leaders The U.S. Often Distances Itself From

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Russia's president has had a flurry of meetings with leaders from the Middle East and beyond. Critics say he's trying to exploit what the Kremlin sees as inattention from the Trump administration.

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Russia Hosts Leaders Of Turkey And Iran For Meeting On Syria

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin will host the leaders of Turkey and Iran in Sochi, Russia on Wednesday for a summit meeting about Syria.

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Russia Still Not Compliant With Sports Doping Regulations

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Russia is reacting angrily after the World Anti-Doping Agency said the country is still not in compliance with its regulations. The announcement could affect Russia's participation in the Winter Olympics next February.

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