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Air Strikes Kill Dozens In Syria

Air strikes have killed dozens of people in a village controlled by Islamic State (IS) militants in eastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group reported. More

Russian, Chinese State Media To Cooperate

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said during a visit to Beijing that state-controlled Russian TV will soon begin broadcasts to audiences in China. More

Putin In Beijing For Official Visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Beijing for an official visit with Chinese leaders that includes talks on Eurasian integration. More

A truck bearing a pro-Brexit sign driving in front of the British parliament building on June 23, when British voters opted to leave the EU.

After 'Brexit' Vote, Fears Of EU Losing Influential Voice On Russia

A vocal supporter of European Union sanctions targeting Moscow, Britain is now set to leave the bloc. Kremlin critics warn that could weaken the Western resolve in standing up to Russia. More

Russia Passes Contentious Terror Bill

Russia's lower house of parliament has passed controversial antiterrorism legislation that human rights activists have denounced as unconstitutional. More

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Podcast: Russia's Legitimization Ritual

Russian parliamentary elections are legitimization rituals and tend to be watershed moments in Russia. And one is coming up in just a few months. More
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Putin's Pivot East Meets Tepid Chinese Enthusiasm

Moscow sees warmer relations with Beijing as one fix for colder relations with the West, but the Russian-Chinese partnership seems to be mainly treading water.

Russia Revels In Brexit Vote

It's official, the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union -- and Moscow is delighted.

One Russian's Search For His Great-Grandfather's Soviet Police Killers

For four years, Denis Karagodin has been immersed in a relentless mission to document the fate of his great-grandfather, who was executed by the Soviet secret police during dictator Josef Stalin's Great Terror. All that remains, he says, is to find the killers.

Beatings And Arson Attacks: Is Online Dissidence Becoming Dangerous In Russia?

A growing number of ordinary Russian citizens are being assaulted and intimidated in what they believe is retaliation for online posts critical of authorities. The attacks are taking place against the backdrop of a deepening government crackdown on Internet freedoms.

Confessions Of A Ukrainian 'Political Prisoner'

Following his recent release in a prisoner swap, Hennadiy Afanasyev, a photographer from Crimea convicted in Russia of plotting terrorist attacks on the Moscow-occupied peninsula, tells why he decided to recant his testimony implicating fellow Ukrainians.
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Video Threats Of Violence Haunt Russians With Household Debt

Tatyana Lyakhova, a single mother, faces constant harassment, vandalism, and threats from debt collectors demanding repayment of her ex-husband's loans. Stories like hers are increasingly common in Russia, where millions of people have household debt and collectors are largely unregulated.

Video The Daily Vertical: Brexit Makes Putin Smile

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday.

Video Ukrainian Forces Shelled In Attack Near Donetsk

Ukrainian positions in the east of the country came under heavy fire from Russia-backed separatists. An RFE/RL correspondent embedded with Ukrainian government troops in Avdiyivka, near the city of Donetsk, captured footage of the attack on the night of June 22. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)

Video The Daily Vertical: As Long As Europe Remains Europe

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Video The Daily Vertical: Always The Victim

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday.

Video Mutko On Ban: Russian Sports Minister Says IAAF Is Destroying Athletics

The IAAF is destroying the sport of track and field, according to Russia's Sports Minister. Vitaly Mutko was speaking on June 21, after the IAAF extended its previous ban on Russian athletes participating in events, including the Olympics, due to numerous doping violations.

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