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Ukrainian Soldier Killed Near Mariupol

One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and two wounded in shelling by pro-Russian separatists near the port of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine. More

Russia 'Indignant' Over Polish Biker Ban

The Russian Foreign Ministry says it has protested Poland's decision to refuse entry to a group of Russian motorcyclists on a tour it says is meant to commemorate Soviet war victories during World War II. More

Turkey: Russia Should Know 'Genocide' Considering All Its Massacres

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has angrily condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin for using the word “genocide” to describe the massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. More

Aleksandr Zaldostanov, leader of the Night Wolves biker group, takes part in a commemoration ceremony for soldiers killed during WWII at the World War II memorial in Sevastopol, Crimea, on March 17.

Poland Denying Entry To Russia's 'Night Wolves'

Poland says it will not allow a large group of Russian motorcyclists, known as the Night Wolves, to enter European Union territory for a planned ride from Moscow to Berlin to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. More

Chechnya Probing Stavropol Killing

The Chechen Interior Ministry says it has begun an investigation into "abuse of power" by police from the neighboring Stavropol region that resulted in the death of a Chechen man. More

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Federal Investigators Take Over Probe Into Police Operation In Grozny

Federal Investigative Committee Chairman Aleksandr Bastrykin has intervened in the public dispute between Chechen Republic head Ramzan Kadyrov and the federal Interior Ministry over the special operation in Grozny in which a Chechen man was shot dead. More

Audio Slide Show Live Blog: Ukraine In Crisis

LIVE Following developments in the Ukraine crisis as they happen. More
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'Cutthroats And Bandits': Volunteer's Stint With Ukraine Rebels Turns To Nightmare

A Russian businessman who spent six months alongside insurgents in eastern Ukraine returns with tales of looting, drinking, and murder.

Russian Wildfire Relief Takes Backseat To Donbas Aid Convoys

As wildfires burn, leaving thousands homeless in Russia's Khakasia region in Siberia, activists say they are having difficulty getting donated aid to victims.

Cinderella For A Night: Russia's Singing Babushka Meets French Idol Aznavour

A 73-year-old Moscow pensioner made headlines last month when a local journalist filmed her singing the songs of her favorite French singers, including Charles Aznavour. On April 22, Babushka Lida, got to meet the crooner.

Russian Government Unveils New 'Eurasian' Corruption-Monitoring Index

Russia's rating in Transparency International's annual Corruption Perceptions Index has fallen steadily since the mid-1990s. Now researchers at a governmental institute have decided the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union needs its own corruption-monitoring tool.

Explainer: The EU's Antitrust Case Against Russia's Gazprom

With the European Union announcing antitrust charges against Russian state-owned energy behemoth Gazprom, here are four things to know about the case.
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Photogallery U.S. Photographer Travels The 'White Road'

"White road" -- the words offered to travelers throughout much of Central Asia as they embark upon a journey. American <strong><a href="" target="_blank">Ivan Sigal</a></strong>, 43, was bid "white road" countless times between 1998 and 2005, as he and his camera crisscrossed the steppe. He knew the region well, having worked for years to help design and establish local media outlets in the former Soviet Union and Afghanistan. Thousands of photos later, the result is an ambitious project of the same name, as black-and-white images from the Central Asian republics, Russia, and Afghanistan are coupled with a travelogue written in stream-of-consciousness style. The viewer finds scenes of joy, scenes of gloom, and the shades in between that make this presentation of the region, as least as far as Sigal is concerned, a metaphor "about living." (12 PHOTOS)

Video A Day In The Life Of An Adoptive Family

Ileshea and Arthur Stowe adopted Mishka, an orphan from Vladivostok in the Russian Far East, four years ago. Mishka is now 5 years old and lives with his parents and their two other children, 11-year-old Mary Claire and 9-year-old Michael, in Maine. Families like the Stowes have been thrust into the spotlight in recent months as Russia imposed a ban on the adoption of Russian children by U.S. citizens, effective from the beginning of the year. RFE/RL's Russian Service asked Ileshea Stowe to describe an ordinary day with Mishka.

Photogallery Soviet Tourism Posters Of The 1930s

Intourist, the Soviet travel agency, was established in 1929 to attract foreign visitors to the U.S.S.R. Using the classic elements of early communist graphic design, Intourist managed to entice tens of thousands of foreigners (many from the United States) to special tourist sites set up for them in the Soviet Union.

Video Russian Orphan Joins U.S. Family Amid Adoption Ban

Denis, a 3-year-old Russian boy, has joined his new adoptive parents from the United States. He is one of the last Russian orphans to go to an American family after a new law banning U.S. adoptions was signed by President Vladimir Putin.

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