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Russia's Soccer Coach Unpaid

Soccer coach Fabio Capello says he has not been paid as head of Russia's national team for the last five months. More

Russian Jets Over Europe 'Risk Escalation'

A U.S. military spokesman says Russian military flights over European airspace are raising tensions and pose a potential danger to security and to civilian aircraft. More

Vladimir Bukovsky, a dissident and human rights campaigner who spent many years in Soviet GULAG camps and psychiatric institutions, in a photo from a 2013 visit to Prague

Dissident Bukovsky: Moscow Denying Me Passport

Former Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky claims consular officials are refusing to issue him a new Russian passport because of his vocal criticism of the Kremlin. More

Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko, whom Russia accuses of abetting the killing of two Russian journalists during fighting in eastern Ukraine, is seen via closed-circuit television during a the trial in a Voronezh regional court in July.

Lawyer Says Captive Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko Enjoys Support At Home

The attorney for captive Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko has told RFE/RL his client enjoys the support of voters back in Ukraine, where she was recently elected to a seat in parliament. More

Russia Extends Estonian Officer's Custody

A Moscow court has extended by two months the detention of an Estonian police officer charged with espionage. More

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Podcast: Putin And The Nationalists

It's long been a dysfunctional marriage of convenience between Vladimir Putin and Russia's nationalists -- and the strains are growing. More
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Chechen Exile's Claims Evoke Bloody Trail Traced To Russia

A former Chechen separatist official claims he was abducted and tortured by Russian security agents in France, the latest in series of incidents in recent years of Chechen exiles allegedly being targeted abroad.

Journalist Group Says Reporters' Killers Almost Never Face Justice

Murdering journalists is one way to keep the public in the dark about criminal activities. It is also virtually risk-free, since worldwide 90 percent of the killers never face justice.

In Many Countries, Distance From Ebola Brings A Sense Of Safety

In many parts of Eurasia, people think they are far enough away from Africa to be safe from Ebola. Is that a false sense of security?

Russia Remembers Stalinist Repressions, As New Poll Predicts Fresh Round

As activists in Russia commemorated the tens of thousands of people executed during the Great Terror of Soviet leader Josef Stalin, new polls show that 50 percent of Russians believe they may see similar political repressions again in their lifetime -- while a growing number of people believe there is too much "negative talk" about Stalin's rule.

Russian Media Behemoth Set To Launch Wave Of Foreign Bureaus

Rossia Segodnya, the Russian state media giant headed by controversial pro-Kremlin TV presenter Dmitry Kiselyov, is reportedly expanding its reach with local-language news websites and radio programming across the world.
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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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