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Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich, a vocal critic of totalitarianism whose writing has chronicled the lives of ordinary people crushed in the 20th century's most tragic events, has won the 2015 Nobel Prize in literature.
Few Russians are actively looking for ways to go fight in Syria on the side of President Bashar al-Assad, but they are trolled online nonetheless.
A British NGO has published a summary report claiming that a Russian Buk surface-to-air missile system shot down a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet on July 17, 2014, over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people aboard.
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A Czech theater company is performing an interpretation of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth with a new main character: a power-hungry leader named Vladimir MacBetin. The director says the play draws on modern Russia to enact themes of violence, manipulation, and the pursuit of power.
It's estimated 1 million or more people will seek refuge in Germany in 2015, among them large numbers of children. This has placed a heavy burden on schools, where special "Welcome Classes" are beginning to teach the newcomers basic German. (Ray Furlong and Roman Kupka, RFE/RL)
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