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The Daily Vertical: Putin's Day Of The Long Knives (Transcript)

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A Google map of Crimea shows changed Soviet names of some villages.

Russia Decries Google's Use Of Ukrainian Spellings For Crimean Places

U.S. tech giant Google has come under fire in Russia for using Ukraine's "decommunized" spellings for street names in parts of Crimea, which Moscow annexed illegally from Ukraine in 2014. More

Volodymyr Yelchenko, Ukrainian ambassador to the UN, downplayed U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump's remarks on Crimea.

Ukraine Downplays Trump Crimea Stand

Ukraine's ambassador to the United Nations has downplayed a comment by U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump that he would consider recognizing Russia's widely condemned annexation of Crimea. More

Chinese missile destroyers navigate during a joint China-Russia naval exercise in the Yellow Sea in April 2012.

Russia Joins South China Sea Drills

China and Russia will hold "routine" naval exercises in the South China Sea in September to strengthen military cooperation, China's Defense Ministry has said. More

Syrian men carry injured children amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following reported air strikes on the rebel-held neighborhood of Al-Mashhad in the northern city of Aleppo on July 25.

U.S., UN Concerned About Russian 'Humanitarian Operation' In Aleppo

The U.S. State Department has expressed concerns about what Russia is calling a "large-scale humanitarian operation" in Syria, saying Moscow's announcement appears to be a demand for the surrender of militant groups and the forced evacuation of civilians from the besieged city of Aleppo. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 How Will 'Yarovaya Package' Affect Russians?

Russian counterterrorism legislation known as the Yarovaya Package has come into force. How will it affect ordinary Russian citizens?

Video The Daily Vertical: The Kremlin's War On Women

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

Video Former U.S. NATO Envoy Says Trump Remarks 'Reckless And Outrageous'

Former U.S. Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns said that remarks by U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suggesting Russia should find missing e-mails belonging to his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton were "reckless and outrageous."

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)

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