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Russian Treasures In Uzbek Museum Feared At Risk

A world-renowned collection of avant-garde Russian art housed in a remote museum in Uzbekistan may be at risk after the director was abruptly fired on what staff say were trumped-up charges. More

Russia Burns Food For BMW Racing Team

Russia’s agricultural oversight agency has reportedly burned 1.5 tons of food imported for a BMW car racing team taking part in an event in Moscow. More

Organization Launched To Support Russian 'Volunteers' In Ukraine Conflict

A former leader of separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine has announced the launch of a support network for Russian volunteers who fought in the conflict and the families of those killed. More

Estonia Plans Fence Along Russian Border

Estonia says it plans to build a fence along part of its eastern border with Russia to safeguard its security and protect the EU's passport-free Schengen Area. More

Daghestani Capital’s Ex-Mayor Jailed For Life

A former mayor of Daghestan’s capital, Makhachkala, has been sentenced to life in prison. More

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North Caucasus Men In Syria Face Different Fates On Russia Return

Russian media published two very different reports this week about Russian citizens who returned home allegedly after fighting alongside the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria -- one was jailed for 14 years, the other walked away free. More

The Daily Vertical: Lessons From The Nemtsov Hit

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. More
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Report With Tally Of 'Russian War Casualties' Causes Stir

A Russian-language website has caused a stir with a report asserting that more than 2,000 Russian soldiers have been killed in the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
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Video Nemtsov Probe Stymied By 'Stonewall'

The investigation into the killing of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov has become a skirmish in a broader battle for power and influence between federal law-enforcement authorities and Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.
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Just Say 'Nyet:' Hash Article, Cleaning Products Latest To Be Banned In Russia

Last week, California wines and French meat were attacked. Today, it's Wikipedia and washing detergents -- all part of the Kremlin's dizzying parade of bans and blacklists on foreign products since the West imposed sanctions on Russia last year.
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Hard Times: Why Are Commodity-Exporting Countries In Trouble?

As commodity-exporting countries worldwide face problems, Kazakhstan is the latest to feel the economic pain.
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Eight Russians Who Have Taken A Stand

On August 25, 1968, eight Soviet citizens were arrested on Red Square for protesting the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia and most suffered years of exile or imprisonment for their quixotic gesture. Here are eight Russians who have suffered for protesting today.
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Video Russian Soldiers Sentenced For Murder In Tajikistan

A Russian military court at a base in Tajikistan on August 26 sentenced two Russian servicemen to long prison terms for killing a Tajik taxi driver. One of the defendants confessed the killing followed a dispute over money.

Video The Daily Vertical: Lessons From The Nemtsov Hit

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page.


Video New Stalin Monument Attracts Flowers, Vandals

A new statue of Josef Stalin has been erected in the city of Lipetsk. Some Russians are furious that the crimes of the Stalin era are being whitewashed by current officials, but others are eager to claim the dictator as a national hero.

Video Facing Bans On Detergents, Russians Say Soda Will Do

In the latest ban to hit foreign products in Russia, authorities have ordered stores to remove popular detergents and soaps from their shelves. Some Moscow residents say they don't want to replace their foreign products with domestic ones, but others are ready to use old-fashioned substitutes.


Video The Daily Vertical: A Song Of Defiance

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page.

Video Ukrainian Defendants Sentenced In Russia, Sing National Anthem

A Russian court on August 25 sentenced Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov and his co-defendant Oleksandr Kolchenko, to long prison terms on terrorism-related charges. The men, who say the charges are politically motivated, sang the Ukrainian national anthem at the court hearing in Rostov-on-Don.


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