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Russian Bank's Ufa Branch Head Found Dead

The director of the Russian Central Commercial Bank in the capital of Russia's region of Bashkortostan, Ufa, has been found shot dead in his apartment block. More

Gas Explosion Kills One In Southwestern Russia

A suspected gas explosion in an apartment block in the southwestern Russian city of Balakovo has left one person dead and six injured. More

Kremlin Requests Details From U.S. On Death Of Russian In Custody

The Russian Consulate General in San Francisco said on May 4 that it has filed a query with the U.S. authorities for details about the death of a Russian citizen who was in the custody of U.S. immigration officials in California. More

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu

Kremlin To Create New Army Divisions

Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on May 4 that Moscow will set up three new military divisions in the west and south of the country by the end of 2016 in response to what he called “the buildup of NATO forces in close proximity to Russia's borders." More

Fourth Suspect Caught In High-Profile Murder Of Russian Police Chief

Russian investigators say a fourth suspect in the murder of a high-ranking police officer and five of his relatives has been apprehended. More

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NATO's New Commander: 'Ready To Fight If Deterrence Fails'

NATO's new supreme commander, General Curtis Scaparrotti, says Russia's aggressive behavior must be met by force should deterrence fail.
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Flower Politics: In Moscow, No Wreath For 'Hero City' Kyiv Ahead of Victory Day

In the run-up to celebrations marking the defeat of Nazi Germany, a memorial in Moscow to Kyiv's heroism is conspicuously without flowers.
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Video Putin's Chief Motorcyclist Fails Soviet History Class

The head of the pro-Putin Night Wolves motorcycle gang seemed surprised on May 1 to hear that Stalin's Soviet Union was a co-aggressor with Nazi Germany during the first months of World War II. Assertion of this fact, he said, was evidence of "the mess in some people's heads."
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Investigating Money And Power, Prokhorov's RBC Seen In Firing Line

Russian tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov's RBC media holding has shot to prominence with investigations into Vladimir Putin's inner circle. Now it appears to be coming under official pressure.
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Names Of Russia's Elite Vanish From Public Property Records

As Kremlin foes continue to dig up evidence of luxury properties held by top officials and their family members , the names of Russia's ruling elite are vanishing from public property records in what activists believe is a deliberate -- and illegal -- attempt to hide corruption and cronyism.
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Video 'Martians' And 'Free Insults' At Absurd Parade In Russia

Wacky costumes and weird signs were on display at a parade in the Russian city of Novosibirsk. Artists and others gathered for the May 1 event to express their creative freedom and absurd sense of humor. Local police, however, were not amused. (RFE/RL's Current Time TV)

Video The Daily Vertical: The Ghosts Of December 2011

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Photogallery In Her World: Living With Autism In Russia

At first sight, six-year-old Vera Bondik doesn't seem like an unusual child. She looks just like other children her age. The difference is that she will never make eye contact with you, talk to you, or listen to you. She lives in her own world, which no one else can enter. Vera is autistic.

Video Putin Sells Everything from Coffee To Carpets

Despite massive economic problems and alleged corruption, Putin remains wildly popular with rank-and-file Russians.


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