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Crimea Seizure Slammed At Tatar Congress

Participants at the second World Congress of Crimean Tatars have condemned Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea, as the gathering opened in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on August 1. More

Russian Ministry To Run Crimean Site

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a major archaeological site in Crimea to be placed under federal control following disagreements over the appointment of the site's director. More

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (right) with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (file photo)

Kerry Begins Middle East Tour

The Kremlin says Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet with his U.S. and Saudi Arabian counterparts, John Kerry and Adel al-Jubeir, during a visit to Qatar on August 2 and August 3. More

Russia Retains Team Gold In Synchro At World Championships

Host Russia remained unbeaten in the synchronized swimming team free event after winning a fifth straight gold at the world championships July 31. More

Some Alaska Natives Granted Visa-Free Travel To Russia

Some western Alaska Natives can again travel to Russia's Chukotka region without a visa under a decades-old agreement that was revived in mid-July. More

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Moscow Plans To Block 'Extremist' Internet Propaganda

Moscow is planning to step up measures to block "extremist propaganda" on the Internet as part of its fight against Islamic State (IS) recruitment and radicalization. More

Did A Brain Injury Save Russia From Napoleon?

New research indicates a pivotal moment in European history may have hinged on a French surgeon and a pioneering treatment for his Russian patient. More
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Russia 'Will Probe With A Bayonet'

The U.S. State Department's coordinator for sanctions policy says he believes Western sanctions are keeping Russian aggression in check but that "patience and determination" are critical to their success.

Commentary: Pride Versus Prejudice In The West

Throughout its history, my country -- the Soviet Union -- conducted cruel and arbitrary mass purges; participated in international political terrorism; fostered new totalitarian regimes; committed aggression; and violated fundamental principles of law. Russia has returned to that behavior.

Russian Veto Of MH17 Tribunal Leaves Few Good Alternatives

After Russia vetoed a UN Security Council resolution to establish an international tribunal for MH17, proponents of the court are left with only weak second choices.

Russian Lawmaker Wants To Curb Foreign Food

A Russian lawmaker's proposal to limit the amount of foreign cuisine sold in Russian restaurants is the latest in a volley of bizarre measures that aim to purge the country of foreign foods.

Crimea Visit Spotlights Kremlin Sympathies Beyond French Fringes

France's National Front aren't the only ones to love the Kremlin.
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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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