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'Unity Rally' In Dnipropetrovsk Aims To Mend Ex-Governor's Rift With Kyiv

Residents of the Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk have held what they called a “unity rally” meant to help mend a rift between President Petro Poroshenko and the regional governor he recently fired. More

Russia Announces Plans To Build New Space Station With NASA

The Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, announced on March 28 that it would work with NASA to construct a new orbital space station to replace the International Space Station (ISS). More

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius meets with his Iranian counterpart, Javad Zarif, in Lausanne on March 28.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Says Progress Made In Nuclear Talks

Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says progress has been made in nuclear talks in Lausanne aimed at reaching an initial agreement aimed at curbing Tehran’s nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief. More

Russia To Join New Chinese Development Bank

Russia has become the latest country to announce it will join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), to be based in Beijing. More

Russian Soldier's Murder Trial To Be Held In Armenia

A Russian legislator visiting Armenia on March 28 said a Russian soldier suspected of leaving a Russian military base in Armenia and killing seven Armenia civilians in a nearby town will be tried by a Russian military court in Armenia. More

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Live Blog: Ukraine In Crisis

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

Russian Man Believed To Be Fighting Alongside IS In Syria Charged In Absentia

A court in Saransk, the capital of Russia's Republic of Mordovia, has charged in absentia a 43-year-old man believed to be fighting alongside Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria. More
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Video 'I Wanted To Die' -- In Russia, A Woman's Life Unravels After Trip To Kyiv

The director of a Ukrainian choir in Russia has had her life turned upside down since the crisis erupted in Ukraine.
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Meet The Kremlin's Young Army Of Cybersnitches

MediaGvardia, a new Kremlin youth group, patrols the Internet in search of content that violates Russian law. Critics say it revives the Stalin-era habit of citizen informants.
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News Analysis: Ukraine Risks 'Feudalization' As Conflict With Oligarchs Boils Over

A devastating economic crisis, an open conflict with Russia, and now a war between Kyiv and one of Ukraine's leading oligarchs. Is Kyiv making a serious effort at breaking the oligarchs' grip over Ukraine or is the country in for another round of self-destructive infighting that could produce political and economic disaster?
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One Professional Russian Troll Tells All

Ever wonder what the daily life of a Russian Internet troll is like? Dmitry Volchek of RFE/RL's Russian Service talks to a young blogger who recently spent two months working at the country's main "troll factory," the Internet Research center in St. Petersburg. He talks about the long hours, production quotas, and what he calls the "absurd" assignments that come with being a troll.
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'Brussels Was ... Asleep': Bildt Assesses EU's Mistakes Regarding Russia

In an interview with RFE/RL in Brussels, former Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt talks frankly about the mistakes made by the European Union with regard to Russia, what he thinks the Russian president's next moves are likely to be, and why the bloc needs to engage more deeply with Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia. Bildt spoke on March 22 with RFE/RL's Rikard Jozwiak on the sidelines of a Brussels Forum held by the German Marshall Fund.
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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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