Tuesday, April 21, 2015


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Gazprom Chief Says Athens Supports Proposed Pipeline To Greece

The head of gas giant Gazprom says the Greece is supportive of the idea of building a pipeline that would transport Russian natural gas to Greece through Turkey. More

European Court Orders Russia To Pay Damages For Moldovan's Death

Europe's top human rights court has ordered Russia to pay damages for the fatal shooting of a Moldovan teenager in 2012. More

Life In Prison For Russian Ultranationalists

A Russian court on April 21 sentenced two ultranationalists to life in prison after convicting them of killing a Moscow judge. More

Three Get Life In Prison For Killing Of Muslim Leader In Daghestan

The top court in Russia's Daghestan region on April 21 sentenced three men to life in prison for helping a female suicide bomber kill an influential moderate Muslim leader in 2012. More

Well-Known Russian Film Director Of Tajik Origin Dies In Berlin

Tajik-Russian director Bakhtiyor Khudoinazarov has died in a clinic in the German capital, Berlin. More

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Video The Daily Vertical: Russia's Embarrassing Exports

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter@PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. More

Audio Slide Show Live Blog: Ukraine In Crisis

LIVE Following developments in the Ukraine crisis as they happen. More
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Features & Commentary

Some Who Left: A New Wave Of Russian Emigration

Hundreds of thousands have left Russia over the last two years, citing a variety of political, economic, and personal reasons. Here are a few of the most prominent Russians who have quit Vladimir Putin's Russia.
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Russian Activist Chirikova: Russia Can Learn A Lot From Estonia

Russian environmental activist Yevgenia Chirikova speaks about her decision to emigrate with her family to Estonia and about her plans for the future.
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'For Now We Stay Silent' -- Top Revelations From Hacked Russian Media Regulator

A group of Russian hackers has leaked private e-mails belonging to the head of Roskomnadzor, the federal agency for media oversight.
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Video Kyiv Alleges Journalist's Slaying Ordered

Officials in Kyiv have suggested the April 16 killing of Ukrainian pro-Russian journalist Oles Buzyna was not a random slaying but a carefully timed hit.
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Good Tsar, Bad Tsar: Complaining To Putin Doesn't Always Work

Two Russian pensioners have complained separately to President Vladimir Putin about material hardship. The answers they received were poles apart.
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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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