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Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) meets with French President Francois Hollande at the Kremlin in Moscow on November 26.

Russia 'Will Work With' U.S.-Led Coalition

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia is still committed to cooperating with the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State militant group in Syria. More

Protesters hold placards and shout slogans in front of the Turkish Embassy in Moscow on November 25.

Turkey Summons Russian Envoy Over Protests

Turkey's Foreign Ministry says it has summoned the Russian ambassador in Ankara to complain about protests against Turkish missions and businesses in Russia following Turkey's downing of a Russian jet. More

Russia Accepts Doping Ban

The Russian Athletics Federation has accepted a full suspension from athletics competitions, according to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). More

OSCE Issues Discussion Paper On 'Propaganda'

The media-freedom representative of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has issued a discussion paper on propaganda and media freedom, repeating her assertion that propaganda is "an ugly scar on the face of modern journalism." More

A woman walks past S-400 air-defense systems at a military exhibition outside Moscow.

Russian Agency: Advanced AA Deployed In Syria

Russia's state-owned RIA Novosti news agency says that the advanced S-400 antiaircraft system has been deployed at a Russian military base in Syria. More

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Who Is Rocking The Boat In Karachayevo-Cherkessia And Why?

In some respects, the Karachayevo-Cherkessia Republic can claim to be the poster child for Russia's North Caucasus republics. But the stability it has enjoyed is now under threat. More

Audio Podcast: Out Of Isolation?

To what extent did the attacks in Paris last week change the dynamic between Russia and the West? More
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Features & Commentary

Russia Turns Antisocial Toward Turkey

Vladimir Putin said there would be "serious consequences" after Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian warplane on November 24.

Mirror Images: Are Putin And Erdogan Too Much Alike To Compromise?

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan often look like mirror images of strong, authoritarian nationalists. That could make it difficult for them to compromise over Turkey's downing of a Russian jet.

Video Crimeans Putting On Brave Faces, But Frustration Mounting Over Blackout

Crimea has been dealing with massive power shortages since unidentified saboteurs knocked down electricity pylons on the Ukrainian mainland last weekend. Residents of the region taken over by Russia last year are putting on brave faces, but frustration is mounting.

What Happens Now? Military Experts Weigh Implications Of Russian Jet Downing

What are the wider implications after a Russian jet was shot down by Turkey close to the Syrian border?

Video Explainer: Why Ukraine Supplies Electricity To Crimea, And Why It Stopped

Who stands behind the destruction of electricity pylons in southern Ukraine that left almost 2 million residents of Crimea in the dark? And why isn't Russia supplying power to its annexed territory in the first place?
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Video Russians React To Downing Of Jet

Some Moscow residents voiced anger the day after Turkey shot down a Russian military jet, while others urged calm and caution. (RFE/RL's Current Time TV)

Video Yevgenia Debryanskaya: The Life Of A Former Activist

Since President Vladimir Putin came to power, hundreds of activists have been forced from politics or pushed to the margins as the Kremlin has tightened its grip on Russia. One of them is former activist Yevgenia Debryankaya. Yevgenia Debryanskaya was a determined gay rights activist.

Video Turkoman Commander Claims His Men Killed Russian Pilots

The deputy commander of a Turkoman rebel force in northern Syria has claimed that his men shot dead two Russian airmen as they bailed out of the SU-24 military jet shot down near the border with Turkey. The fighter, Alpaslan Celik, said the plane had been bombing the area. (Reuters)

Video Putin: Downing Of Russian Jet 'A Stab In The Back'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has denounced the downing of a Russian SU-24 military jet as a "stab in the back by terrorists' accomplices." Turkey has said it shot down the jet for violating its airspace. Putin was speaking during a visit to Jordan. (AP)

Video Video Purports To Show Dead Russian Pilot

A video obtained by Reuters from a Syrian rebel group calling itself the 10th Brigade purports to show one of the pilots from the Russian plane shot down near the Syrian-Turkish border. The man's uniform matches those seen on images of Russian airmen operating in Syria. (Reuters)

Video Russian Jet Shot Down Near Syria-Turkey Border

A Russian fighter jet was shot down near the border between Syria and Turkey. Video shows the jet plunging to the ground in flames, and two parachutes of crew members who bailed out. NATO-member Turkey says it shot down the plane for violating its airspace, Russia says it was in Syria.

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