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WATCH: Hillary Clinton Takes Aim At Donald Trump For 'Racism,' Pro-Russia Stance

Video Trump, Clinton Trade Racism Accusations

U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has dubbed her rival Donald Trump's campaign as one that will "make America hate again," while he in turn labelled her as a racist whose family foundation was a "criminal enterprise." More

Crimean Tatar activist Ilmi Umerov (file photo)

HRW Demands Release Of Crimean Activist

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has demanded the release of a Crimean Tatar activist who was forcibly admitted to a psychiatric clinic on the peninsula, which has been annexed by Russia. More

The Daily Vertical: Glazyev's Novorossia Fail (Transcript)

The Kremlin wanted Odesa. The Kremlin wanted Zaporizhzhya. The Kremlin really wanted Kharkiv. And the Kremlin failed -- big time. More

Describing negotiations on Syria with his Russian counterpart as nearing an end "one way or another," U.S. State Secretary John Kerry (right) will be meeting with Sergei Lavrov (left) in Geneva on August 26 to discuss cooperating in the war-torn country.

Kerry, Lavrov Aim For Deal To Cooperate In Syria In Geneva Talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov will try to reach agreement on cooperating in the fight against Islamic State in Syria during talks in Geneva on August 26, officials said. More

UN Says Russia Agrees To Weekly 48-Hour Cease-Fire In Syria's Aleppo

The United Nations said Russia has agreed to a 48-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the divided Syrian city of Aleppo to allow aid deliveries, but security guarantees are needed from other parties in the conflict. More

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War Of Words Over Ukraine 'Combat' Photo

A controversy is escalating in Ukraine over a photo that seems to capture the conflict with Russia-backed separatists in a single frame. It could be one of the greatest war photographs ever taken – or a fake.

Audio Slide Show Behind The Scenes In Ukraine, Ties To Putin Help Power Broker Pull Strings 

A tycoon and power broker with close ties to Vladimir Putin, Viktor Medvedchuk has influenced policy for two tumultuous decades in Ukraine. As a peace deal he helped push through in a conflict with Russia-backed separatists threatens to unravel, the outsize role of a man critics call the "Prince of Darkness" is in the spotlight again.

Punitive Medicine? Crimean Tatars Shaken By Leader's Confinement To Mental Asylum

Russia's confinement of a Tatar activist to a psychiatric clinic in Crimea is raising fears that Moscow is reviving a Soviet-era practice to intimidate opponents of the peninsula's annexation into silence.

Video Interview: Putin-Mask Protester 'Safe' In Ukraine After Midnight Run From Russia

An in-depth interview with Roman Roslovtsev, the anti-Kremlin activist known for staging one-man protests while wearing a rubber Putin mask, who is now asking Ukraine to provide him sanctuary.

A Long Jump: Russia Claims Moral Victory From Rio Olympics

Despite its showing on the medals table, Russian media have taken a positive spin on its results in Rio.
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Video The Daily Vertical: Glazyev's Novorossia Fail

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

Video Clinton Takes Aim At Trump For 'Racism,' Pro-Russia Stance

U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton sharply criticized her opponent Donald Trump for embracing right-wing ideologies, exemplified by his ties to British far-right leader Nigel Farage. (Reuters)

Video The Daily Vertical: The Road From Abkhazia To Donbas

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

Video Ukraine Makes Show Of Force To Mark 25 Years Of Independence

Amid rising tensions with Russia, Ukraine marked 25 years of independence with a massive military parade in Kyiv. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)

Video Man Behind Putin Mask Protest Seeks Asylum in Ukraine

Russian opposition activist, Roman Roslovtsev, has fled to Ukraine and is asking for political asylum. He had been arrest several times in Russia for wearing a mask of President Vladimir Putin while protesting a law that criminalizes public gatherings. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)

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