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Yelena Mizulina is a member of Russia's upper house of parliament. (file photo)

Russian Lawmaker Proposes Decriminalizing Domestic Violence

The Russian lawmaker responsible for the country's notorious "gay propaganda" law has proposed new legislation that would decriminalize domestic violence. More

WATCH: Trump Says Russia Should Find Clinton's E-Mail

Video Trump Suggests Russia Should Hack U.S. Election Rival Clinton's E-Mail

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has suggested Russia should hack the e-mails of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, eliciting widespread disbelief and fueling further fears about the prospect of a foreign government meddling in the U.S. election. More

Moscow Denies Hacking DNC's E-mails

The Kremlin has denied allegations that Moscow hacked U.S. Democratic Party e-mails, saying Russia never interfered in other countries' election campaigns. More

WATCH: Orthodox March Arrives In Kyiv

Video Controversial Orthodox Church Procession Enters Kyiv

Thousands of Orthodox believers who participated in a controversial religious procession organized by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate gathered in Kyiv to mark the 1,028th anniversary of Kievan Rus’s acceptance of Christianity. More

The Daily Vertical: Kremlin Hack -- Should We Be Surprised? (Transcript)

So the circumstantial and forensic evidence increasingly suggests that Russia was indeed behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee's e-mail servers. More

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Moscow Mayor Ridiculed After Floods

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin is facing a new wave of criticism over extensive renovation works after heavy flooding that many Muscovites believe was exacerbated by bad planning.
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Moscow Creating Its Version Of Pokemon

Moscow city authorities are developing a smartphone application that promises to be a lot like Pokemon Go, except that players will search for Russian historical figures like Aleksandr Pushkin and Yury Gagarin.
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Russian, Ukrainian Marchers To Meet In Kyiv

Two religious processions converging on Kyiv -- one from the east, another from the west -- have Ukrainian authorities warning that provocations could spark violence in the capital.
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Video In Wake Of Blown Coup, Turkey Takes Global Aim At Gulen Movement

As Turkey cracks down hard on perceived enemies like the Gulen movement at home, it also looks set to escalate the controversy over the global Islamic education movement by pressing other countries to follow suit.
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Russian TV Uses U.S. Protest Footage To Illustrate Pokemon Fallout

Those aren't Pokemon hunters! Russian TV uses unrelated protest footage in a report on mishaps befalling players of the hit game.
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Video Trump Says Russia Should Find Clinton's E-Mail

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump has suggested Russia should find missing e-mails belonging to his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. He made the comment at a news conference in Miami, Florida on July 27. (AP)

Video Putin Says Rio Medals Cheapened By Absence Of Russians

President Vladimir Putin told Russia's Olympic team members that the exclusion of many of their colleagues from the Rio Games was part of a political campaign against Russian sports.


Video Low-Key Protests At Russia's Antiterror Law

There were small protests across Russia at new antiterror legislation which critics say amounts to a further crackdown on rights and freedoms by the Kremlin. (RFE/RL's Russian Service)

Video The Daily Vertical: Kremlin Hack -- Should We Be Surprised?

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


Video U.S. Joins Ukraine And NATO Members In Black Sea Drills

The 15th annual Sea Breeze naval exercises are underway on the Black Sea. Co-hosted by the Ukrainian and U.S. navies, the drills include personnel from 13 nations including Britain, Turkey, Romania and Georgia.

Video Ukraine's Forgotten War

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


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