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Latest Russia News

Poroshenko: Cease-Fire Observed For Week

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says that a cease-fire agreement has been observed for the first time for an entire week in eastern Ukraine, where government forces have been engaged in military conflict with Russian-backed separatists. More

Russian Election Monitor Golos May Close

A top official of Russia's only nonstate election-monitoring organization says the group is considering liquidating after being declared a "foreign agent." More

Russia Said Reviving Soviet Spy Network

The Czech Republic's counterintelligence agency says the number of Russian spies remains high and the Kremlin is building a spy network in Europe similar to the Soviet network before World War II. More

Russia's envoy to NATO Aleksandr Grushko (file photo)

Russia Slams New NATO Hubs

Russia says the establishment of six NATO hubs along the alliance's eastern flank will "feed the artificially created climate of confrontation" in relations with Moscow. More

Russian President Vladimir Putin (file photo)

Putin Talks Up Anti-Extremist Coalition

Russian President Vladimir Putin has reiterated his call for an international coalition to fight extremism and said he has discussed the idea with U.S. President Barack Obama. More

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Podcast: Thunder On The Right

This week's violence in front of Ukraine's parliament has raised questions about whether nationalist groups are out of control and risk becoming a mortal threat to the country's pro-Western authorities' efforts to establish a cohesive state and a functioning democracy. More

Video The Daily Vertical: Reviving The Power Horizontal?

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. More
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Features & Commentary

Too Early To Rejoice, Activists Tell Lawmaker Who 'Squeezed Out' Gays From St. Petersburg

Gay-rights activists in St. Petersburg say they have no intention of emigrating or going back into the closet despite claims by a Russian lawmaker that all gays have been "squeezed out" of the city.
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Putin Statements Belie China Problem

The Kremlin often portrays trade with China as the answer to Western sanctions. In fact, despite what President Vladimir Putin suggested ahead of his current visit to Beijing, Russian trade with China is slowing.
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New Russian Internet Data Law Raises Questions About Privacy And Compliance

A new Russian law requiring companies to store users' personal data on Russian territory has sparked concerns about privacy and free speech. But will major companies comply, and can the law be enforced?
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Explainer: What's Behind This Week's Deadly Violence In Kyiv?

RFE/RL explains the controversial legislation at the heart of the dispute and what to expect next.
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Kyiv Violence Steps Up Pressure To Reject Ultranationalists

A grenade attack against police and National Guardsmen outside Ukraine's parliament has renewed allegations that the government of President Petro Poroshenko has been too indulgent toward ultranationalists who are not afraid to use violence to promote their radical agendas.
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Video Poroshenko Says Russia Ruined Global Security System

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says his top priority is maintaining the unity of a pro-Ukrainian global coalition. He also harshly criticized Russia during an interview in Kyiv on September 4 with VOA Ukrainian Service reporter Myroslava Gongadze.

Video The Daily Vertical: Reviving The Power Horizontal?

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday.


Video The 'Chinafication' Of Siberia

Hungry for resources, Chinese companies are investing billions of dollars in Siberia. But not everyone in Russia's remote region of Trans-Baikal welcomes China's growing influence.

Video The Daily Vertical: Televisions Vs. Refrigerators

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.


Photogallery Beslan: Three Days Of Terror

On September 1, 2004, Chechen militants stormed an elementary school in the town of Beslan in the Russian republic of North Ossetia. They took 1,100 teachers, children, and their relatives hostage, demanding the withdrawal of federal forces from Chechnya as a condition for their release. On September 3, 2004, Russian security forces stormed the building, resulting in a battle in which more than 330 hostages died, including 186 children.

Video The Daily Vertical: Russia's False Savior

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.


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