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Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili speaks onstage at the 2014 Concordia Summit in New York in September 2014.

Saakashvili Urges U.S. To Arm Ukraine

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, now serving as an adviser to the administration of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, has called on the United States to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons. More

NGO Details Rights Abuses In Crimea

The rights organization Freedom House has detailed rights abuses in the Crimean Peninsula since Russia "forcefully and illegally annexed" the Ukrainian territory in March 2014. More

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland said Washington and the EU were discussing further sanctions targeting Russian economic sectors should a February cease-fire brokered in Minsk break down.

Nuland: U.S. Eyeing 'Deeper' Russia Sanctions If Ukraine Truce Falters

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland says the United States and Europe are examining potential "deeper sanctions" against Russia should pro-Moscow separatists push to seize further territory in eastern Ukraine. More

U.S. Official: World Expects Russia To Find Nemtsov's Killers

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland says Washington expects a thorough investigation into the slaying of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov that finds those responsible for the killing More

Russian Opposition Figure Navalny's Brother Moved From Jail

The brother of a prominent Russian opposition activist Aleksei Navalny has been transferred from a Moscow jail to a prison outside the capital More

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How To Build A Culture Of Hatred In Five Easy Steps

Some supporters of Russia's slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov say that, in his 15 years in power, Vladimir Putin has systematically built a culture of hatred that has trained large swaths of the population to ignore, or even condone, violence. Here's how he did it. More

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LIVE Following developments in the Ukraine crisis as they happen. More
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Features & Commentary

Kasparov Discusses Nemtsov Slaying In RFE/RL Interview

Former chess champion and Russian pro-democracy activist Garry Kasparov talks to RFE/RL about his friendship with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov -- and what his killing means for President Vladimir Putin and the country's embattled opposition.
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Russian Security Expert: Time, Place Of Nemtsov's Killing Had 'Symbolic Significance'

The investigation into the February 27 killing in Moscow of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov is under way, being overseen at the highest levels of Russian law enforcement. Yet security analyst Andrei Soldatov feels confident the killers will never be brought to justice.
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Nemtsov: Kremlin-Watchers Find Eerie Parallel In An 80-Year-Old Murder

Many historians are comparing the brazen murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov to the 1934 assassination of Bolshevik leader Sergei Kirov, a Stalin rival whose death went on to serve as a pretext for Stalin's campaign of terror against the Bolshevik old guard.
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Russia's Milestones Are Gravestones

Boris Nemtsov is the latest in a long list of killings and suspicious deaths that have defined Vladimir Putin's Russia.
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Boris Nemtsov, A Russian Political 'Golden Boy' Who Battled Putin, Dead At 55

Once dubbed the “golden boy” of Russian politics in the media, Boris Nemtsov was later named first deputy prime minister by Yeltsin, a move that many interpreted as the Russian leader’s bid to groom his heir to the Kremlin. Instead, he eventually led an array of liberal-minded opposition movements and parties alleging wrongdoing under Vladimir Putin.
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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="http://www.ivansigal.net" 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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