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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

Kerry: Freedoms 'Threatened' In Europe

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said freedoms are “still being threatened” in many parts of the world, "even in Europe." More

Kerry To Meet Merkel In Berlin

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is due to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on October 22, in a visit to mark next month's 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. More

EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger (file photo)

Progress Reported In Brussels Gas Talks

European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger has announced substantial progress was reached in October 21 talks between representatives of Ukraine and Russia on gas supplies, but a final deal has yet to be agreed. More

'Ekho Moskvy" Targeted In Unscheduled Inspection By Prosecutor

The independent Russian radio station "Ekho Moskvy" said it has been informed of an unscheduled inspection by the prosecutor's office More

Radoslaw Sikorski

Sikorski: Putin Offered To Divide Ukraine

Polish parliamentary speaker Radoslaw Sikorski says that in 2008 Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to Poland's then-prime minister that they divide Ukraine between themselves. More

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Video Zombie Nazi Invasion: Russian Video Warns That Racism Resurrects Fascism

Xenophobia is widespread in Russia according to public opinion polls. A new video by a rights group says it leads to fascism. More
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Features & Commentary

Russian 'Anticorruption' Lawyer Seeks Asylum In U.S.

Russian lawyer Andrei Stolbunov, who has represented high-profile clients such as late, crusading journalist Mikhail Beketov, says he has applied for asylum in the United States due to "fabricated" criminal charges pending against him in Russia.
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Kremlin 'Cheerleaders' To Sing At London's Royal Albert Hall, Raising Hackles

Two Kremlin-friendly Russian singers will perform this week at London's top concert hall, despite calls on Britain to bar them from entering the country. Iosif Kobzon and Valeria have actively backed Russia's actions in Ukraine.
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Number Of Russian Asylum Seekers To U.S. Spikes In Wake Of 'Antigay' Law

Increasing numbers of Russians are seeking asylum in the United States, according to U.S. government data, a trend widely seen as linked to rising antigay sentiment in Russia.
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Conflict With Russia Reaches Ukrainian Stores

Under new local legislation passed by Kyiv authorities, stores in the Ukrainian capital must now separately label Russian-imported goods. A similar initiative is already in place in three other Ukrainian cities, where special brigades have been deployed to check compliance.
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Seventy Years On, War Over Prokofiev's 'War And Peace' Still Rages

October 16 marks the 70th anniversary of the premiere of one of the Soviet Union's most controversial operas -- "War and Peace," Sergei Prokofiev's musical interpretation of the novel by Lev Tolstoy.
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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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