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Russians Honor Victims Of Stalin's Purges Outside Moscow Security Headquarters

Monday, October 29, 2018

A lawyer attending the "Return of the Names" event said it was a rare occasion to express discontent with Russia's present government.


A New Law In Latvia Aims To Preserve National Language By Limiting Russian In Schools

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Many Latvians believe they need to protect themselves against cultural and political assimilation by their giant neighbor. But the country's Russian speakers say the new law is discriminatory.


Putin Warns Of Nuclear Arms Race

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin says if the U.S. withdraws from the INF Treaty and deploys missiles in Europe, Russia will have to respond by targeting the countries hosting those weapons.


'Solitary Picket' Is One Of The Last Forms Of Legal Public Protest In Russia

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

In Russia's restrictive political climate it's almost impossible to get permission for a protest. Instead, people are using their right to the "solitary picket," one of the last forms of protest available.


What Trump's Threat To End A U.S.-Russia Nuclear Arms Treaty Means For Putin

Monday, October 22, 2018

The 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty marked the end of the Cold War. The Kremlin may want to leave the agreement, too.


Excavation Of Lithuania's Great Synagogue Highlights A 'Painful Page' From History

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The synagogue is "very important," says an archaeologist, "not only for Jews but all people living in Lithuania." Just 3,000 Jews are left in the capital, compared to some 70,000 before World War II.


Ukraine Hopes Russia Takes Note Of Its Air Exercises With U.S.

Monday, October 15, 2018

The U.S. Air Force is holding exercises with allies in Ukraine for the first time since Russia's military intervened in eastern Ukraine four years ago. The conflict there continues.


Latvia Pushes To Limit Russian Language In Effort To Strengthen National Identity

Sunday, September 30, 2018

A century after it first became an independent country, Latvia is still grappling with identity issues surrounding it's decades of Soviet rule.


Latest Collateral Damage In U.S.-Russia Spat: An Anglo-American School Is Shut

Friday, September 28, 2018

The Anglo-American School in St. Petersburg, a beloved institution in part of the expat community, had to shut following the closure of the U.S. and British consulates.


Digging Up Lithuania's Jewish History

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Archaeologists unearthed the central prayer platform of the main synagogue in Vilnius, Lithuania, which was destroyed by the Nazis in World War II.


Russia Blames Israel For Plane Shot Down By Syria

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Russia blamed Israel after Syria downed a Russian reconnaissance plane, killing 15 people. Israel expressed condolences for those killed but in turn blamed Iran and Hezbollah guerrillas.


Russians Protest Putin's Plan To Raise National Pension Age

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Russian government's plan to raise the national pension age for men and women has sparked protests across the country.


Russia's Multinational Military Exercise Last Week Was A Dry Run For Bigger War Games

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

The exercise, called "Peace Mission 2018," included 3,000 troops from China, India, Pakistan and other countries. Next week's war games are billed as the biggest Russian exercises since the Cold War.


Russia Plans To Hold Largest War Games In 4 Decades

Friday, August 31, 2018

Russia is preparing for massive war games in September that will include China. The message to the West: we have friends too, including China's burgeoning military


Now A Museum, This USSR Submarine Base Was Built To Endure U.S. Nukes — And Retaliate

Saturday, July 21, 2018

A once-secret underground naval base in Crimea designed to preserve Soviet submarines in case of a nuclear attack is now a museum with an anti-American message.


Putin Offers First Comments On Helsinki Summit Since Returning To Russia

Thursday, July 19, 2018

President Trump has someone new coming to his defense: Vladimir Putin. Speaking to a conference of Russia's diplomats in Moscow on Thursday, Putin described Helsinki summit as "successful overall."


'Better Than Super': Russia Reacts To Trump-Putin Summit In Helsinki

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Some Russian commentators and politicians rejoiced after Monday's meeting between the two leaders, with one columnist even calling it "another small miracle."


How The Trump-Putin Summit Is Being Received In Russia

Monday, July 16, 2018

Some commentators say Monday's summit was a foreign policy victory for Russian President Vladimir Putin, but that might not play out well in Russia itself. There, some people want him to concentrate more on domestic matters.


Trump, Putin Lead Press Conference After 2-Hour Meeting

Monday, July 16, 2018

Richard Fontaine of the Center For A New American Security offers his insights into the meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.


Latest On Helsinki Summit Between Trump And Putin

Monday, July 16, 2018

NPR's David Greene speaks to Richard Fontaine of the Center For A New American Security about the summit between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.