Sunday, February 01, 2015

A boy stands among a line of people queuing for food at a charity distribution for poor people in Moscow.

Photogallery From West To Far East, Russians Spending More To Buy Less Food

As Russia's economic crisis continues to drive up food prices, middle-class Russians are suddenly confronting hard choices at the supermarket. RFE/RL talks to residents in St. Petersburg, Samara, and other Russian cities about their dwindling mealtime options. More

Roman Torgovitsky takes the stage of the Metropolitan Opera in New York on January 29.

Protester Crashes Performances Of 'Hypocritical' Pro-Putin Musicians

A lone protester recently jumped the stage at a Tchaikovsky opera in New York to protest Russian President Vladimir Putin's policies in Ukraine. A previous protest won him the support of Pussy Riot and got him banned from Harvard. More

Media reports have alleged that Katerina Tikhonova is Putin's daughter.

Journalist Says Concealing Identity Of Putin 'Daughter' Became Untenable

The Kremlin has long treated the lives of Vladimir Putin's family like a state secret. That may be about to change. More

State Duma deputy Yevgeny Fyodorov at a 2014 press conference

Meet Yevgeny Fyodorov, The Russian Lawmaker Who Wants More Western Sanctions

More Western sanctions? Bring 'em on, says a four-term lawmaker from the ruling United Russia party. More

Aleksandr Kofman, the self-styled foreign minister of the unrecognized Donetsk People's Republic

Video Separatists Plan 'Summit Of Unrecognized States'

The self-declared Donetsk People's Republic says it wants to host a summit of separatists, including participants from Texas, Venice and Spain's Basque region. More

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New Greek Government Has Deep, Long-Standing Ties With Russian 'Fascist' Dugin

Leaked e-mails reveal close links between leading figures in the new Greek government and people close to anti-Western Russian idealogue Aleksandr Dugin, as well as to sanctioned Russian billionaire Konstantin Malofeyev.

Russian Spy Scandal Pulls Back Curtain On Often Humdrum World Of Espionage

The U.S. FBI this week arrested a Russian national believed to be part of a three-man team working for Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service. But Russian espionage experts say the purported spy ring probably produced little of value.

Video Ukrainian Students Call On Russian Counterparts To End 'Information War'

Ukrainian students have released an emotional video calling on their Russian counterparts not to believe what Russia's state-controlled media are saying about their country.

EU Mulling 'Terrorist' Designation For Pro-Russian Rebels In Ukraine

With European leaders calling for potential new sanctions against Russia, officials in Brussels are considering adding pro-Moscow rebel groups in Ukraine to an EU terrorist list.

Disturbing Videos Raise War-Crimes Concerns In Ukraine

As Russian-backed rebels make gains in eastern Ukraine, battlefield videos are raising concerns that war crimes are being committed.

Litvinenko's Family Says Public Inquiry 'Only Chance' To Solve Killing, Find Closure

The widow and son of Aleksandr Litvinenko, the former KGB officer poisoned in 2006, believe the public inquiry that started in London will solve his killing and bring them a sense of closure.

Lukashenka Drifts Toward Brussels

As relations between Minsk and Moscow are strained by Russia’s policies in Ukraine, is President Alyaksandr Lukashenka looking to bolster ties with the European Union?

News Analysis: How Syriza's Win Could Change EU Policy On Russia

The electoral victory by Greece's far-left Syriza party is already shaking up Europe's financial markets, but the impact on EU foreign policy could be equally important.

Auschwitz Memories: 'I Refused To Die'

A survivor of the grotesque medical experiments of Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, Eva Mozes Kor tells of her harrowing and remarkable journey -- and her decision to forgive her torturers.

Mariupol: A Strategic And Symbolic Target For Pro-Russian Rebels

In launching an offensive against the Ukrainian coastal city of Mariupol, pro-Russian separatists have selected a target of both strategic and symbolic importance in their bloody conflict with the government in Kyiv.
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