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Russia's Nuclear Industry Tries To Dispel Fears Over Mysterious Radioactive Cloud

Friday, December 08, 2017

More than two months after a mysterious radioactive cloud was detected over Europe, Russia's nuclear industry denied that a nuclear reprocessing plant was the source of the plume of ruthenium-106.

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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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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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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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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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Russia To Require Foreign Media To Register As Foreign Agents

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Russian parliament is expected to amend the country's media law on Wednesday to allow the Kremlin to register international media outlets as "foreign agents."

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Former KGB Agents On What They Think Happened With Russia In The 2016 Election

Thursday, November 09, 2017

The U.S. intelligence community believes there was direct Russian interference in the 2016 election; the Kremlin steadfastly denies it. Two former KGB agents tell NPR what they think really happened.

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Daughter Of Putin's Former Mentor Announces Presidential Run

Monday, October 30, 2017

The daughter of Vladimir Putin's mentor announced her intention to run in next year's presidential election. Most observers suspect it's a Kremlin plot to make the election look more legitimate.

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Russian Magazine Says 'Trolls' Used Social Media To Disrupt U.S. Election

Friday, October 20, 2017

A Russian business magazine says it has uncovered details of "trolls" based in St. Petersburg used social media to try to spread discontent and disinformation during the 2016 U.S. election.

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Russia Begins 6 Days Of Military War Games With Ally Belarus

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thousands of Russian troops are taking part in war games on NATO's border, in an exercise that imagines a conflict with the West. It's the biggest show of Russian military might since the Cold War.

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News Brief: Trump's Tax Overhaul Push, Irma's Damage, Russia Goes After NGO

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The White House is deep in the midst of a tax overhaul push. Also, we look at the damage from Hurricane Irma and Russia's investigation of a watchdog group called the SOVA Center.

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Russia Investigates NGO For 'Undesirable' Links

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Prosecutors in Moscow are investigating a group that reports on hate crimes in Russia, after it disclosed its links with groups the Kremlin considers to be "undesirable organizations."

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Russian 'Adhocracy' Helps Create Cushion Of Plausible Deniability For Putin

Thursday, July 20, 2017

In Russia, informal connections are used to create a cushion of plausible deniability for Vladimir Putin whether he's invading Ukraine, hacking an election or reaching out to a U.S. presidential candidate.

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Moscow's Likely New Ambassador To U.S.: 'Tough' And 'Not That Easy To Work With'

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

"When you're not doing business, he is a very pleasant person to deal with," says a former Obama administration official. Otherwise, "he's a tough Russian negotiator, deeply suspicious of the U.S."

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Russia And U.S. Negotiate Russian Compounds Seized By U.S. Authorities

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Obama administration shuttered the two Russian luxury estates in retaliation for the country's interference in the U.S. presidential elections. Russia says the seizure was criminal.

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New Russian Ambassador Expected To Take Tough Stance On U.S. Diplomacy

Friday, July 14, 2017

When President Trump met Vladimir Putin during the G-20 summit, they promised to speed up the appointment of new ambassadors to Moscow and Washington. However, the man expected to be the new Russian envoy is no fan of U.S. foreign policy.

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Meet Anatoly Antonov, Set To Be Russia's Next Ambassador To U.S.

Friday, July 14, 2017

When President Trump and Vladimir Putin met during the recent G20 summit, they agreed to speed up the appointment of new ambassadors to each other's capitals.

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Russian Leaders Downplay Latest Links Revealed In Trump Jr. Emails

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Russian leaders are downplaying the latest controversy about links between the Trump campaign and Russia. An email exchange released by Donald Trump Jr. reveals the president's son knew of Russian efforts to support his father's campaign.

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