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How Russia Is Reacting To The Oil Price War

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Russia and Saudi Arabia, the world's two-largest oil exporters, stopped coordinating their crude production last week, sending oil prices tumbling.

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U.S. Election Interference Accusations Cause Kremlin Frustrations

Friday, March 06, 2020

The Kremlin says warnings of Russian interference in November's presidential election are just "American paranoia." Some analysts say there's little the Russians could do in any case.

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World War II Soviet Spy Dies At 103. Russia And Poland Remember Him Differently

Friday, February 14, 2020

A Soviet spy has died at the age of 103. Russians claim he saved the Polish city of Krakow from destruction by Nazis. Polish historians tell a different story.

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'No Longer A Friend': Ukrainians Are Losing Faith In The U.S.

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

"America used to be a beacon of freedom, liberty and anti-corruption efforts. Now a lot of Ukrainians feel like ... we are by ourselves," says a Ukrainian political commentator.

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Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Meets With Ukraine's President

Friday, January 31, 2020

A week after he said Americans didn't care about Ukraine, Pompeo is in its capital Kyiv. Ukraine continues to be at the center of unflattering attention during President Trump's impeachment trial.

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In Ukraine, Public Opinion Sours On The United States

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Ukrainians once viewed the United States as a model of democracy and clean government. After their country got wrapped up in the U.S. impeachment scandal, some are having second thoughts.

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Putin Surprises Opponents With Cabinet And Constitutional Changes

Monday, January 27, 2020

Vladimir Putin's plan to change the way Russia is governed has caught his opponents off guard. They know he's trying to hang on to power, but they don't agree on how to stop him.

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Putin Consolidates Power After Russian Government Ministers Resign

Thursday, January 16, 2020

The principal ministers of the Russian government resigned Wednesday in a move designed to ease a constitutional overhaul recently proposed by President Vladimir Putin.

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Putin's Rule Turns 20: Many Russians Find Stability; A New Generation Sees Stagnation

Monday, January 06, 2020

Even after two decades in power, Russia's leader enjoys approval ratings around 70%. Supporters say he has returned the country to greatness. But a poll says over half of young adults want to leave.

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Young People In Russia Are Rebelling Against Putin's Rule

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

In Russia a new generation is coming of age — one that has grown up entirely during the 20-year reign of President Putin. They have no memories of post-Soviet hardship.

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How Vladimir Putin Has Continued To Remain Popular In Russia

Monday, December 30, 2019

Despite a moribund economy, Russian President Putin enjoys widespread popularity. His success lies in part in his ability to tap into a deep sense of resentment over the Soviet Union's collapse.

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Prisoner Exchange Is A Positive Sign In Russia-Ukraine War

Monday, December 30, 2019

Ukraine and Russia exchanged prisoners Sunday in a deal negotiated by the countries' presidents. It is a tentative step toward resolving the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.

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News Brief: Murkowski On Impeachment, Philippines Typhoon, Kazakhstan Crash

Friday, December 27, 2019

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she was "disturbed" when she heard Mitch McConnell would coordinate with the White House on impeachment. Also, a typhoon has hit the Philippines.

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At Least 12 Killed In Kazakhstan Plane Crash

Friday, December 27, 2019

A plane crashed in Kazakhstan shortly after takeoff Friday, killing at least 12 people.

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Russian Anti-Government Activist Disappears, Only To Turn Up At Arctic Military Base

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Russian authorities seized an ally of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and shipped him off to do military service in the Arctic.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin Weighs In On Trump's Impeachment

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Russian leader Vladimir Putin has criticized the impeachment of President Trump. Speaking at his annual press conference in Moscow, Putin called the charges "far-fetched."

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How U.S. Military Aid Has Helped Ukraine Since 2014

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

"U.S. military aid represents a physical manifestation of American support, which is essential," retired Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges tells NPR. The U.S. has given $1.5 billion in such aid in the past 5 years.

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U.S. Aid To Ukraine Is Mostly Military, Not Cash

Monday, December 16, 2019

The U.S. accounts for almost all the foreign military assistance that Ukraine receives in its fight against Russia. Little is actually used on the front line, but it provides symbolic support.

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Putin And Zelenskiy To Meet To Discuss Effort To End The War In Eastern Ukraine

Monday, December 09, 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will meet in Paris on Monday in an effort to end the war in Eastern Ukraine which has cost 13,000 lives.

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Ukraine's President To Meet Russian Counterpart For Peace Talks

Monday, December 09, 2019

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time in Paris on Monday to discuss ways to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine.

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