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 Ilya Yashin (left) and Ksenia Sobchak, Russian opposition activists, visit the site where Boris Nemtsov was shot dead in central Moscow.

Russians March For Slain Nemtsov

Thousands of opposition supporters in Russia are gathering in Moscow to march in memory of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. More

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (right) visits the National Defense University in Kyiv on February 27.

Poroshenko: Nemtsov Killed Over Plan To Reveal Moscow Links To Ukraine Conflict

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Russian opposition politician and Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov was killed because he was going to reveal evidence of Moscow's involvement in the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine. More

Ukrainian Journalist Dies In Shelling

The Ukrainian military said a journalist was killed and three soldiers had been wounded in the past 24 hours in the eastern part of the country. More

Russian Officials Unblock Website Of Opposition Figure Navalny

The Russian state agency Roskomnadzor says it has unblocked the website of opposition figure and anticorruption blogger Aleksei Navalny. More

Member Of Nemtsov's Party Beaten, Robbed In Tolyatti

Andrei Balin, the co-chairman of the local branch of the Republican Party of Russia – People's Freedom Party in the central Russian city of Talyatti, was beaten and robbed shortly before the party's leader, Boris Nemtsov, was gunned down in Moscow. More

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They've Done It Again: Murders Cast Pall Over Post-Soviet Russia

TV host and executive Vlad Listyev, investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, and opposition leader Nemtsov were shot dead in Moscow, within a few kilometers of the Kremlin -- and yet the Russian authorities have not established ultimate responsibility for any of the three killings. More

Were Chechen Security Personnel Responsible For Nemtsov's Death?

For many in both Russia and the West, the Kremlin is inevitably the prime suspect in the assassination of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. But the possibility of a Chechen connection should not be dismissed out of hand, given Nemtsov's repeated criticism of Chechen Republic head Ramzan Kadyrov. More
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Russia's Milestones Are Gravestones

Boris Nemtsov is the latest in a long list of killings and suspicious deaths that have defined Vladimir Putin's Russia.

Boris Nemtsov, A Russian Political 'Golden Boy' Who Battled Putin, Dead At 55

Once dubbed the “golden boy” of Russian politics in the media, Boris Nemtsov was later named first deputy prime minister by Yeltsin, a move that many interpreted as the Russian leader’s bid to groom his heir to the Kremlin. Instead, he eventually led an array of liberal-minded opposition movements and parties alleging wrongdoing under Vladimir Putin.

Boris Nemtsov: 'We Must Free Russia From Putin'

Slain opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was looking ahead to a planned March 1 opposition rally, though in an interview with RFE/RL’s Russian Service earlier this month, he portrayed the demonstration as just a first step in a long struggle.

EU Lawmaker Tells Of Shelling And 'Chaotic Retreat' After Eastern Ukraine Cease-Fire

A Belgian lawmaker observed pro-Russian rebels' offensive on the town of Debaltseve and Kyiv's "chaotic" retreat during his visit to eastern Ukraine last week.

U.S. Grad Students Find 'Suspicious' Russian Stock Trading Before Crimea Takeover

A pair of U.S.-based doctoral students have uncovered “suspicious” trading on Russian stock markets ahead of the Kremlin’s push to annex Crimea, suggesting some insiders knew something was afoot.
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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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