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Russia Protests War Memorial Removal In Poland

Moscow has warned Warsaw of the "most negative consequences" after a town in western Poland tore down a Soviet war monument. More

WATCH: U.S. Senator Slams Putin, Warns Of Islamic State

Video U.S. Senator: Strong Hand Needed To Deal With Putin, Islamic State

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker says "freedom-loving" countries have to be united and firm in responding to both an aggressive Russia and the rise of the Islamic State (IS) militant group. More

Putin: U.S.-Russia Relations Key To Global Stability

Russian President Vladimir Putin says relations between Moscow and Washington are instrumental to ensuring international stability. More

Ukrainian Veterans, Nationalists Rally

At least 1,000 members of volunteer military units and nationalist organizations have marched in Kyiv demanding a resumption of military activity against separatists in eastern Ukraine. More

Yukos was once Russia’s largest oil company but was dismantled after Mikhail Khodorkovsky was jailed on charges of tax evasion, embezzlement, and theft in 2005.

U.S. May Seize Russian Property In Yukos Case

Russian government property in the United States could be seized after former shareholders of the Yukos oil company sought recognition of a multi-billion dollar compensation award in U.S. courts, the Telegraph of London reported July 3. More

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Audio Slide Show Live Blog: Ukraine In Crisis

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

The Kremlin's Cold War Dreams

Anti-Americanism in Russia is, of course, nothing new. But it all appears to have become more hysterical, more absurd, and more lethal of late. More
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Features & Commentary

Russian University Shows Veteran U.S. Professor The Door

An American who has lived and worked in Russia for more than 20 years has been dismissed as a professor at a university in Nizhny Novgorod in what critics say is the latest example of a Kremlin crackdown on inconvenient foreigners under the banner of counterespionage.

Russian Yoga Ban Leaves Officials In Awkward Pose

Authorities in a central Russian city have suffered an embarrassing backlash after attempting to ban yoga.

Who Are The Russian Generals That Ukraine Says Are Fighting In The Donbas?

A new dossier by the Ukrainian security service has named five Russian generals who have allegedly participated in military activities with separatist forces in eastern Ukraine. Russia has consistently denied any military involvement in the conflict there.

Jews Are Fleeing Russia Because Of Putin

Israel is seeing the biggest influx of Russian immigrants since the 1990s. Most of them are educated Muscovites bitterly disillusioned with their country's leadership.

Bellingcat Tracks Russian Fighters In Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia is not involved militarily in Ukraine. A handful of resourceful digital-forensic investigators say they have enough evidence to say he's lying.
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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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