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Russia To Argue For Expanding Arctic Ocean Territory Before UN

Russian Natural Resources Minister Sergei Donskoy is to present Moscow's case for expanding its claim to continental shelf territory in the Arctic Ocean before a United Nations commission on February 9. More

Russian opposition politician and former Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov (file photo)

Ex-Russian PM Hit With Cake In Moscow

Russian opposition politician Mikhail Kasyanov says he was attacked by a group of men who threw a cake at him while he dined in a Moscow restaurant on February 9. More

Kerry: Russia Making Syrian Peace 'Difficult'

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia's involvement in Syria is making it difficult to achieve a negotiated end to the nearly five-year war. More

WATCH: Moscow destroys about 100 businesses in a beautification blitz (RFE/RL's Russian Service)

Video 'Illegal' Buildings Bulldozed In Moscow

Moscow authorities' decision to demolish scores of kiosk-like structures under the cover of night has outraged many in the Russian capital. More

Internally displaced people, covered in mud, wait as they are stuck in the Syrian town of Khirbet al-Joz, in Latakia Province, waiting to get permission to cross into Turkey near the border on February 7.

Kremlin Rejects Accusations Over Syria

Russia says there is "no credible evidence" of civilian deaths as a result of Russian air strikes in Syria. More

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EU Debate Initiative Sparks Fears Of Concessions To Russia

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini initiated an internal debate last month with a group of fellow European commissioners on how to improve cooperation with Russia, causing concern among EU members that want to keep up the pressure on Moscow over its interference in Ukraine, sources have told RFE/RL.
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Cybersleuths: Wristwatch Given To Wounded Soldier 'Proves' Russian Role In Ukraine War

An open-source investigation group called the Conflict Intelligence Team alleges that a commemorative wristwatch secretly given by the Russian state to one of its soldiers shows that Russian military involvement in eastern Ukraine was authorized at the highest level.
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Thirty Years After Chernobyl, Ukraine Doubles Down On Nuclear Power

Ukraine is pushing ahead with plans to modernize its aging, Soviet-designed nuclear power plants as part of a grander vision to merge with EU energy markets and further cut ties with Russia.
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Hospital Closure Spells Panic For Siberian Mothers-To-Be

Authorities close down a Siberian district's only maternity ward due to budget cuts, leaving mothers-to-be stranded and at risk.
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Cash Crunch, Stretched Military Spur Russian Troop Cuts Near Afghan Frontier

Money troubles and a military stretched by war in Syria and Ukraine have prompted Russia to reverse plans to send more troops to Tajikistan -- despite what Kremlin officials say is a growing threat from Islamic militants across the border in Afghanistan.
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Video Moscow Destroys About 100 Businesses in Beautification Blitz

The city of Moscow demolished dozens of trading stalls, kiosks, and cafes in a blitz of bulldozers on February 9. Heavy equipment began tearing down about 100 buildings, which Moscow city authorities had deemed illegal.

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Video The Daily Vertical: Will Yakunin Be Putin's Fall Guy?

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Video London's Oligarch Bus Tour

Forget Buckingham Palace and Big Ben -- London's newest bus tour shows visitors the palatial homes of Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs.


Video Siberian Town Dismayed By Maternity Ward's Closure

Residents of Bograd, a small town in southeastern Siberia, have lost their fight to save the local maternity ward, declared "unprofitable" by health authorities. Pregnant women from Bograd and surrounding villages will now have to travel up to 150 kilometers to give birth.

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