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Sweden Says 'At Least 1 Sub' Was Off Coast

Sweden says "at least one" foreign submarine may have been operating in its waters off Stockholm. More

Moscow Lawyer Shot Dead

A lawyer, who represented an alleged victim of the notorious Orekhovo criminal group in Moscow, has been assassinated. More

Alleged Militants Killed In North Caucasus

Three alleged militants have been killed by security forces in Russia's volatile North Caucasus region. More

Tusk Denies Ukraine Partition Claim

Poland's former prime minister, Donald Tusk, has denied that Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that Russia and Poland carve up Ukraine. More

Sweden Calls Off Sub Hunt

The Swedish military says it has called of its search for a suspected foreign submarine in waters off Stockholm after a week-long hunt. More

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Iranian, Arab Media: 'Russia-Iran Anti-IS Operations Room' In Iraq

A report that Iran and Russia were to run a joint operations room in Iraq to combat the Islamic State (IS) group is spreading across Iran's media. More

Roundtable: This Weekend's Ukrainian Elections

RFE/RL invited close observers of Ukraine to join us for a live discussion of how this weekend's national vote might affect the many security, economic, and political challenges facing Ukraine. More
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Features & Commentary

Video 'He Was Just A Boy' -- Russian Mother Grieves For Son Killed In Ukraine

Eighteen-year-old Yevgeny Pushkaryov was buried last week near St. Petersburg after being killed in eastern Ukraine. His mother says Russian television reports prompted the teenager to secretly join the separatist movement.
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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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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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