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Thailand Vows To Extradite Russian Businessman Sought On Corruption Charges

Russia’s embassy in Thailand says Thai authorities have agreed to extradite a Russian businessman and local lawmaker from Russia’s Khakassia Republic who is sought on corruption charges. More

People gather outside the site of the fire in northeast Moscow.

Moscow Fire Kills 17 Kyrgyz Migrant Workers

Russia's emergency services said a fire broke out at a warehouse in Moscow, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan. More

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (left) shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on August 26 in Geneva.

U.S., Russia Say Near Accord On Renewed Syrian Cease-Fire, Talks

Washington and Moscow inched toward agreeing on a renewed cease-fire in Syria but fell short of announcing a deal after a daylong meeting between top diplomats in Geneva on August 26. More

Businessman Who Took Hostages At Moscow Bank Sent To Pretrial Detention

A man who took four people hostage inside a Citibank branch in downtown Moscow on August 24 has been sent to pretrial detention. More

Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico renewed his call for an end to sanctions on Russia after meeting with President Vladimir Putin.

Slovakian Leader Renews Call For Ending EU Sanctions On Russia

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico renewed his call for the European Union to end sanctions against Russia after a meeting this week with President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. More

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Is Kabardino-Balkaria The Caucasus Emirate’s Last Bastion?

Over the past two years, Russia's Caucasus Emirate militant group has lost much of its manpower. Many fighters have instead switched allegiance to Islamic State. More

Audio Podcast: The Tale Of The Tape

What do the Glazyev tapes tell us about the origins of the war in eastern Ukraine? More
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Features & Commentary

War Of Words Over Ukraine 'Combat' Photo

A controversy is escalating in Ukraine over a photo that seems to capture the conflict with Russia-backed separatists in a single frame. It could be one of the greatest war photographs ever taken – or a fake.

Audio Slide Show Behind The Scenes In Ukraine, Ties To Putin Help Power Broker Pull Strings 

A tycoon and power broker with close ties to Vladimir Putin, Viktor Medvedchuk has influenced policy for two tumultuous decades in Ukraine. As a peace deal he helped push through in a conflict with Russia-backed separatists threatens to unravel, the outsize role of a man critics call the "Prince of Darkness" is in the spotlight again.

Punitive Medicine? Crimean Tatars Shaken By Leader's Confinement To Mental Asylum

Russia's confinement of a Tatar activist to a psychiatric clinic in Crimea is raising fears that Moscow is reviving a Soviet-era practice to intimidate opponents of the peninsula's annexation into silence.

Video Interview: Putin-Mask Protester 'Safe' In Ukraine After Midnight Run From Russia

An in-depth interview with Roman Roslovtsev, the anti-Kremlin activist known for staging one-man protests while wearing a rubber Putin mask, who is now asking Ukraine to provide him sanctuary.

A Long Jump: Russia Claims Moral Victory From Rio Olympics

Despite its showing on the medals table, Russian media have taken a positive spin on its results in Rio.
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Video Clinton Takes Aim At Trump For 'Racism,' Pro-Russia Stance

U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton sharply criticized her opponent Donald Trump for embracing right-wing ideologies, exemplified by his ties to British far-right leader Nigel Farage. (Reuters)

Video The Daily Vertical: The Road From Abkhazia To Donbas

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Video Ukraine Makes Show Of Force To Mark 25 Years Of Independence

Amid rising tensions with Russia, Ukraine marked 25 years of independence with a massive military parade in Kyiv. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)

Video Man Behind Putin Mask Protest Seeks Asylum in Ukraine

Russian opposition activist, Roman Roslovtsev, has fled to Ukraine and is asking for political asylum. He had been arrest several times in Russia for wearing a mask of President Vladimir Putin while protesting a law that criminalizes public gatherings. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)

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