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A woman passes a small truck with a preelection billboard with a portrait of Oleh Lyashko, the leader of Ukraine's populist Radical Party, in the eastern town of Kramatorsk, near Slovyansk, on October 23.

Campaign Ends Ahead Of Ukraine Vote

Voting will not take place in 14 districts of eastern Ukraine currently under the control of the separatists. More

US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says Washington will not compromise on principles, but not seeking conflict with Moscow.

U.S. Not Seeking 'Confrontation' With Russia

The United States says it is not seeking "confrontation with Russia." More

Russia's President Vladimir Putin admits helping former Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovych to flee the country after being ousted.

Putin Admits Helping Yanukovych Flee

Russian President Vladimir Putin has admitted publicly for the first time that Russia helped Viktor Yanukovych flee Ukraine after he was ousted as president of that country in February. More

Mukhtar Ablyazov

French OK Ablyazov Extradition

An appellate court in the French city of Lyon has authorized the extradition of fugitive Kazakh banker Mukhtar Ablyazov. More

Putin Accuses U.S. Of 'Unilateral Diktat'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the United States of escalating conflicts around the world by imposing what he called a "unilateral diktat." More

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Taking Measure Of The Ukrainian Mind-Set

How have Ukrainian attitudes toward the EU, Russia, and NATO changed? Is it possible to conduct opinion polls in the Donbas? And why is support for the Ukrainian Communist Party in decline?
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Video 'He Was Just A Boy' -- Russian Mother Grieves For Son Killed In Ukraine

Eighteen-year-old Yevgeny Pushkaryov was buried last week near St. Petersburg after being killed in eastern Ukraine. His mother says Russian television reports prompted the teenager to secretly join the separatist movement.
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Russian 'Anticorruption' Lawyer Seeks Asylum In U.S.

Russian lawyer Andrei Stolbunov, who has represented high-profile clients such as late, crusading journalist Mikhail Beketov, says he has applied for asylum in the United States due to "fabricated" criminal charges pending against him in Russia.
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Kremlin 'Cheerleaders' To Sing At London's Royal Albert Hall, Raising Hackles

Two Kremlin-friendly Russian singers will perform this week at London's top concert hall, despite calls on Britain to bar them from entering the country. Iosif Kobzon and Valeria have actively backed Russia's actions in Ukraine.
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Number Of Russian Asylum Seekers To U.S. Spikes In Wake Of 'Antigay' Law

Increasing numbers of Russians are seeking asylum in the United States, according to U.S. government data, a trend widely seen as linked to rising antigay sentiment in Russia.
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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="http://www.ivansigal.net" 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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