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Russia Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Arrested Amid Anti-Putin Protests

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Alexei Navalny was arrested during protests in Moscow on Saturday. Demonstrators across Russia marched in opposition to President Vladimir Putin, who begins his fourth term in office Monday.

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Looking Back At The U.S. Intervention In Russia 100 Years Ago

Monday, April 30, 2018

Thousands of U.S. troops arrived in Vladivostok, Russia, 100 years ago hoping to influence the course of the civil war that raged in the country after the Bolshevik Revolution.

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Sanctions Targeting North Korea Ripple Into Russia

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Sanctions require Russia to expel about 30,000 North Korean migrant workers. In this city in Russia's Far East, some business owners say they will be sorely missed.

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Russia's Pacific Coast Economy Hurt By Sanctions Against North Korea

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Russia's support of U.N. sanctions against North Korea means the country will expel tens of thousands of North Korean migrant laborers. The Russian port city of Vladivostok is one area being impacted.

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Diplomatic Corps In Moscow Shrinks Just When U.S.-Russia Tensions Are At A High

Thursday, April 12, 2018

"Throwing out 60 diplomats is a big blow to the ability of people simply to have discussions on subjects that need to be discussed," said James Collins, a former U.S. ambassador to Moscow.

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News Brief: Paul Ryan To Retire, Trump Threatens Syria Strikes

Thursday, April 12, 2018

House Speaker Paul Ryan says he will not run for re-election. Also, we look at the legality of potential U.S. missile strikes on Syria and Russia's response.

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America's Shrinking Diplomatic Presence In Russia Comes At A Cost For Both Countries

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

After the most recent round of diplomatic expulsions, the U.S. embassy in Moscow has lost vital staff — including those working on important bilateral issues, like Syria, Ukraine and arms control. For ordinary Russians, the cuts at the embassy mean it's virtually impossible to get a U.S. visa in Moscow anymore.

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White House Announces New Round Of Sanctions Targeting Rusia

Friday, April 06, 2018

The Trump administration's list includes people close to President Vladimir Putin as well as weapons manufacturing and energy firms.

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Putin Fends Off Fire And Fury, At Home And Abroad

Friday, March 30, 2018

Russia's government has used the Siberian mall fire and diplomatic expulsions to help portray Putin is the only man who can protect and lead Russia through tough times.

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Russia Retaliates Against U.S. Action And Expels U.S. Officials

Friday, March 30, 2018

Tensions between Russia and the West are ratcheting up as the Russian Foreign Ministry announced the expulsion of 60 U.S. officials and the closure of the U.S. Consulate in St. Petersburg.

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Election Victory Glow Fades As Putin Faces 2 Major Issues

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Russians are angry about a mall fire in Siberia that killed 64 people. And, the U.S. and other countries expelled Russian diplomats after an ex-Russian spy in Britain was exposed to a nerve agent.

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Kremlin Plans To Retaliate After Expulsion Of Russian Diplomats

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the expulsion of Russian diplomats are the result of "colossal blackmail" by the U.S.. That so many nations are taking part, he said, shows how few truly independent countries are left in the world.

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Russia Plans To Respond To Its Diplomats Being Expelled Across U.S. And Europe

Monday, March 26, 2018

Russian diplomats are being expelled across the U.S. and Europe after Russia allegedly poisoned a former Russian double agent living in the U.K. NPR looks at Russia's response to the expulsions.

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Shopping Mall Fire In Central Russia Claims Dozens Of Victims

Monday, March 26, 2018

The fire broke out in a shopping mall in Siberia, according to Russia's Emergencies Minister. Many of the missing are children. It's Russia's deadliest fire in years.

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Russians, With No Real Alternatives, Give Putin 6 More Years In Power

Monday, March 19, 2018

Vladimir Putin has handily won a fourth term as Russia's president, with many voters telling NPR they saw no other viable candidates.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin Wins Another 6-Year Term

Monday, March 19, 2018

Putin has been declared the winner in Sunday's Russian election, giving him a fourth term as president. Critics say the vote was staged, and the only questions are over the size of Putin's majority.

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Why Many Russians Support Putin

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Russia chooses a president on Sunday, but critics say the election has been carefully managed to offer voters little choice other than Vladimir Putin.

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How Russians View The Country's Presidential Election Varies Greatly By Geography

Friday, March 16, 2018

Russia is the biggest country in the world by land mass, so when you ask what Russians think about the presidential election this Sunday, the answers vary greatly by geography.

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Putin's Victory Is Assured In Russia's Election

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Kremlin controls every aspect of the Russian presidential election — it chooses the opposition candidates, controls the media and even decides just how big Vladimir Putin's victory should be.

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In Russia's Conservative Heartland, Putin Support Is Changing

Thursday, March 15, 2018

As Russians prepare to vote for president on Sunday, two distinct views of Vladimir Putin have emerged from young professionals in the Russian city of Tula.

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