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Merkel Calls For More Ukraine Crisis Talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has invited senior officials from Ukraine, Russia and France for another round of talks on the Ukraine crisis on March 6 in Berlin. More

Russia, Ukraine Reach Gas Deal

Russia and Ukraine have reached an agreement to ensure Russian gas supplies to Ukraine for the month of March, averting possible cuts that could have hit supplies to the European Union. More

A portrait of murdered Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov above a flower tribute at the site of his killing near the Kremlin.

Nemtsov To Be Buried In Moscow

The funeral for Boris Nemtsov takes place in Moscow on March 3. More

Jailed Navalny Not Allowed To Attend Nemtsov's Funeral

A Moscow court rejected prominent Kremlin critic Aleksei Navalny's request to attend the funeral ceremony of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov. More

Main Witness: I Didn't See Killer

The woman who was with Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov when he was gunned down near the Kremlin says she did not see the killer because he came from behind. More

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'The West' Did It: Nemtsov Conspiracy Theory Snowballs In Russia

Senior Russian officials and prominent talking heads step up claims of Western complicity in the slaying of veteran opposition politician Boris Nemtsov in central Moscow. More

Man Jailed In Bashkortostan For Fund-Raising For IS In Syria

A court in Russia's Bashkortostan region has sentenced a resident of the republic to four years and five months in a penal colony for fund-raising for the Islamic State (IS) group. More
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Kasparov Discusses Nemtsov Slaying In RFE/RL Interview

Former chess champion and Russian pro-democracy activist Garry Kasparov talks to RFE/RL about his friendship with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov -- and what his killing means for President Vladimir Putin and the country's embattled opposition.
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Russian Security Expert: Time, Place Of Nemtsov's Killing Had 'Symbolic Significance'

The investigation into the February 27 killing in Moscow of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov is under way, being overseen at the highest levels of Russian law enforcement. Yet security analyst Andrei Soldatov feels confident the killers will never be brought to justice.
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Nemtsov: Kremlin-Watchers Find Eerie Parallel In An 80-Year-Old Murder

Many historians are comparing the brazen murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov to the 1934 assassination of Bolshevik leader Sergei Kirov, a Stalin rival whose death went on to serve as a pretext for Stalin's campaign of terror against the Bolshevik old guard.
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Russia's Milestones Are Gravestones

Boris Nemtsov is the latest in a long list of killings and suspicious deaths that have defined Vladimir Putin's Russia.
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Boris Nemtsov, A Russian Political 'Golden Boy' Who Battled Putin, Dead At 55

Once dubbed the “golden boy” of Russian politics in the media, Boris Nemtsov was later named first deputy prime minister by Yeltsin, a move that many interpreted as the Russian leader’s bid to groom his heir to the Kremlin. Instead, he eventually led an array of liberal-minded opposition movements and parties alleging wrongdoing under Vladimir Putin.
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Photogallery U.S. Photographer Travels The 'White Road'

"White road" -- the words offered to travelers throughout much of Central Asia as they embark upon a journey. American <strong><a href="http://www.ivansigal.net" target="_blank">Ivan Sigal</a></strong>, 43, was bid "white road" countless times between 1998 and 2005, as he and his camera crisscrossed the steppe. He knew the region well, having worked for years to help design and establish local media outlets in the former Soviet Union and Afghanistan. Thousands of photos later, the result is an ambitious project of the same name, as black-and-white images from the Central Asian republics, Russia, and Afghanistan are coupled with a travelogue written in stream-of-consciousness style. The viewer finds scenes of joy, scenes of gloom, and the shades in between that make this presentation of the region, as least as far as Sigal is concerned, a metaphor "about living." (12 PHOTOS)

Video A Day In The Life Of An Adoptive Family

Ileshea and Arthur Stowe adopted Mishka, an orphan from Vladivostok in the Russian Far East, four years ago. Mishka is now 5 years old and lives with his parents and their two other children, 11-year-old Mary Claire and 9-year-old Michael, in Maine. Families like the Stowes have been thrust into the spotlight in recent months as Russia imposed a ban on the adoption of Russian children by U.S. citizens, effective from the beginning of the year. RFE/RL's Russian Service asked Ileshea Stowe to describe an ordinary day with Mishka.


Photogallery Soviet Tourism Posters Of The 1930s

Intourist, the Soviet travel agency, was established in 1929 to attract foreign visitors to the U.S.S.R. Using the classic elements of early communist graphic design, Intourist managed to entice tens of thousands of foreigners (many from the United States) to special tourist sites set up for them in the Soviet Union.

Video Russian Orphan Joins U.S. Family Amid Adoption Ban

Denis, a 3-year-old Russian boy, has joined his new adoptive parents from the United States. He is one of the last Russian orphans to go to an American family after a new law banning U.S. adoptions was signed by President Vladimir Putin.


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