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Date Set For Putin's Visit To Belgrade

Russian President Vladimir Putin is to visit Belgrade on October 16 to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation in World War II. More

14 Killed In Xenophobic Attacks In Russia This Year

A Moscow-based think tank that monitors xenophobia and extremism says 14 people have been killed and 77 injured in ethnically motivated attacks across Russia since the beginning of the year. More

Date Set For Putin's Visit To Belgrade

Russian President Vladimir Putin is to visit Belgrade on October 16 to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation in World War II. More

Crimea's Authorities Probe Kidnapping Of Two Tatars

The Crimean office of Russia's Investigative Committee says it has launched an investigation into the apparent kidnapping of two Crimean Tatars. More

Russia, Kazakhstan Sign Nuclear Cooperation Deal

Russian and Kazakh officials have signed an agreement on nuclear cooperation. More

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Podcast: Fear And Foreboding In The Kremlin Court

The arrest of oligarch Vladimir Yevtushenkov has changed the rules of the game between the Kremlin and big business -- and much of the country's elite is fearful. More
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Features & Commentary

Empty Pipeline Shows Difficulty Of Breaking Moldova's Gazprom Addiction

Last month, Moldova inaugurated a new natural-gas pipeline from Romania. But it isn't transporting any gas, and no one knows when the flow of the country's first-ever non-Russian gas might start.
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At Russian Business Daily 'Vedomosti,' Gloom Over New Media Legislation

The Russian State Duma has approved legislation restricting foreign ownership of media outlets. RFE/RL visited the newsroom of the Western-owned daily newspaper "Vedomosti" to gauge journalists' reactions.
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Russian Action Film Vows 'The Truth' About Ukraine War

A new Russian film is pledging to tell "The Truth" about the war between federal forces and separatists in eastern Ukraine, a project Ukrainian media has already dismissed as "propaganda."
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Russian Documentary Demonstrates That Lenin Lives On

The Russian documentary film "Leninland" shows how the Soviet-era cult of Lenin has survived -- in distorted and transmuted form -- since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
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'I Won't Sing For Occupiers' -- A Ukrainian Singer Falls Out With Russia

Ukrainian singer Anastasia Prykhodko has been targeted by a mudslinging campaign on Russian television. Prykhodko, who shot to fame in Russia, has been performing for Ukrainian troops in the country's strife-torn east.
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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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