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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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The Stakes For Ukraine Are High In Monday's Summit Between Putin And Zelenskiy

Friday, December 06, 2019

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will have his first meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Paris, in an effort to end a five-year conflict in eastern Ukraine that has cost 13,000 lives.

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Zelenskiy To Meet Putin For Ukraine Peace Talks

Friday, December 06, 2019

Ukraine's new president will have his first meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Paris on Monday, in an effort to end the five-year conflict in eastern Ukraine that has cost 13,000 lives.

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News Brief: Impeachment Hearings, View From Ukraine, France General Strike

Thursday, December 05, 2019

We look at what we learned from four constitutional law scholars who testified about impeachment Wednesday. Also, we look at how Ukrainians are responding to the impeachment hearings.

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View From Ukraine On Impeachment

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Ukraine's attempts to distance itself from the impeachment process hit a snag on Wednesday, when U.S. and local media reported that President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani had returned to Kyiv.

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The View From Moscow On The Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

"Thank God nobody is accusing us anymore of interfering in U.S. elections," Russian President Vladimir Putin said at an investment conference last week. "Now they're accusing Ukraine."

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How Are The Impeachment Hearings Being Perceived In Russia?

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

President Trump and some allies have argued that Ukraine, not Russia, may be responsible for election meddling. That debunked theory runs counter to the conclusion of the intelligence community.

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Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Links Moscow Prosecutor To Luxury Properties Abroad

Friday, November 15, 2019

Alexei Navalny, a prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin, runs an anti-corruption organization that Russian authorities accuse of being a "foreign agent." This week, he hit back.

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