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Protests For Navalny In Russia Represent A Generational Divide

Friday, January 29, 2021

The gap is widening between President Vladimir Putin and young Russians who weren't born when he took power. That split is most visible on social media, which Putin famously shuns.


Biden Has His 1st Conversation With Russian Counterpart Putin

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The different statements issued by Moscow and Washington after Tuesday's call between Presidents Biden and Vladimir Putin showed where the two can cooperate and where they will likely clash.


Russian Protesters Demand Alexei Navalny's Release From Prison

Monday, January 25, 2021

Demonstrators in Russia braved extreme cold, police brutality and mass arrests, calling for the release of the opposition leader, who was detained last week shortly after returning to the country.


Protests Erupt Across Russia Demanding Release Of Alexei Navalny

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Protestors marched in cities all over Russia in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny.


Mass Protests In Russia Call For Alexei Navalny's Release

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Protests are sweeping across Russia and hundreds have been detained. Demonstrators calling for opposition leader Alexei Navalny to be released. He was arrested last week, upon his return to Moscow.


Putin Uses Russia's COVID-19 Vaccine To Increase Its Global Influence

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Putin oversaw efforts to develop a vaccine, and now he's rushing to get it to his fellow citizens. It's also being used to increase Russia's influence in eastern Europe, the Balkans and elsewhere.


After Arrest, Kremlin Critic Navalny Calls On Supporters To 'Take To The Streets'

Monday, January 18, 2021

Alexei Navalny was arrested Sunday after arriving back in Russia from Germany, where he had been recovering from nerve agent poisoning. A judge ordered that he remain in custody for 30 days.


Kremlin Critic Detained After Returning To Russia Following Poisoning

Monday, January 18, 2021

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained upon arrival in Moscow on Sunday — five months after he had been poisoned. He had been recuperating in Germany since the summer.


Kremlin Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Detained Upon Russia Return

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Kremlin critic and opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained shortly after landing in Moscow on Sunday, months after he was poisoned by a rare nerve agent.


Putin Promotes Homegrown COVID-19 Vaccine, But Most Russians Are Skeptical

Thursday, December 24, 2020

The Russian leader has touted Sputnik V, as the vaccine is known, but more than half of Russians say they don't want to take it.


Poll: More Than Half Of Russians Don't Want To Get Vaccinated

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin is touting the effectiveness of his country's COVID-19 vaccine, but most ordinary Russians seem reluctant to take it.


Russia's Reaction To Allegations Of Cyberattack On U.S. Federal Agencies

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

U.S. officials believe Russia is behind the massive hack of government agencies. NPR discusses what Russia is trying to achieve with this hacking effort and how it has perfected its cybercapabilities.


Putin And Biden Signal Chilly Relations To Come

Monday, December 21, 2020

As the president-elect vows to get tough on Moscow, analysts say Russia's leader wants to show he'll take the fight to Washington — and his congratulations delay was just the latest sign.


Putin Acknowledges Biden's Win More Than A Month After The Election

Thursday, December 17, 2020

More than a month after the election, Russian President Vladimir Putin finally acknowledged Joe Biden's victory. The two have a complicated relationship dating from the Obama administration.


Arms Control: When Biden Takes Office, Clock Will Be Ticking To Save New START Treaty

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

When President-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office, he'll have 16 days to work with Russian President Vladimir Putin to save the last arms control treaty limiting U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals.


Nuclear Arms Treaty An Early Task For Biden

Saturday, December 05, 2020

When president-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office, he will have just 16 days to save the last arms control treaty that limits U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals.


U.K., Russia Make Strides Toward Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution

Friday, December 04, 2020

The United Kingdom and Russia both made big announcements on the coronavirus vaccine front this week.


Putin Tells Russia To Begin Large-Scale Vaccination For Coronavirus

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Vaccination will be voluntary, the Kremlin says, and will begin with health care workers and teachers. Russia's Sputnik V vaccine is still in clinical trials.


Russia Steps In To End War Between 2 Former Soviet Republics

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan reached a pact to end the fighting in the mountainous region of Nagorno-Karabakh. It's within the borders of Azerbaijan, but the population is predominantly Armenian.


What Might Biden's Presidency Mean For U.S. Foreign Policy?

Monday, November 09, 2020

Foreign leaders are assessing what a Joe Biden presidency will mean for their relations with the U.S. We examine how Biden's presidency could affect U.S. relations with China, Russia and Iraq.