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Putin critic murdered in Moscow

By Flickr user Jay
March 4, 2015

Boris Nemtsov, a Russian scientist, statesman, and liberal politician who was one of President Vladimir Putin’s biggest critics was killed last week in front of his girlfriend, the Ukrainian model Anna...

Russia’s economy takes a blow

December 17, 2014

Back in April, Forbes Magazine reported that the U.S. Treasury Department announced further sanctions on seven Russian officials and 17 Russian companies. One of those companies was Rosneft, Russia’s...

North Korea sending envoy to Russia to strengthen old ties

(By Flickr user thierry ehrmann)
November 19, 2014

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is sending a special envoy to Russia, without any explanation on the trip, according to North Korean state media. The Korean Central News Agency also did not give out any...

Ukraine under pressure

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at NATO summit.
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September 24, 2014

By Alexa Gagosz The conflict with Russia and Ukraine never had a true beginning, nor has it had a true ending. Ukraine never fully declared itself under attack, so it can never say that the country...

International Analysis: Ukraine launches “anti-terror” operation against opposition forces

Interim Ukrainian president Oleksandr Turchynov meets with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Turchynov announced the recent military operation.
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April 16, 2014

Over the last several days, the worsening crisis in Ukraine has escalated rapidly. Inspired by the events in Crimea, pro-Russian militias and activists have seized control of government buildings in several...

Tensions heighten in international row over Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, speaks on the phone with his former Ukrainian counterpart, Igor Tenyukh. 
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March 27, 2014

By: Pierre Bono Over the past five months, Ukrainians have suffered a tremendous amount of domestic strife and now international pressure from Russia, which recently annexed Crimea after a quick occupation....

Pussy Riot makes a statement in Sochi

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February 19, 2014

Amid the chaos and pun-ridden buffoonery that has plagued the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, another footnote has been added to that legacy. The politically charged and just as equally rambunctious Pussy Riot...

Hey America, stop laughing at Russia

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February 19, 2014

With the Olympics being held in Sochi over the last couple of weeks, Americans have taken to social media to relentlessly make fun of and complain about the other superpower -- Russia. Well, not really...

On the recent anti-homosexual legislation in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin
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October 9, 2013

Russia has recently taken a lot of flak from around the world, especially from the Western media and governments, regarding its new laws prohibiting “homosexual propaganda.” The backlash against these...

Opinion: On the recent anti-homosexual legislation in Russia (Pt. 1)

Russian President Vladimir Putin
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October 9, 2013

In the past months, Russia has been the central focus to the international campaigns promoting equal recognition for LGBTQ people. From politicians proposing bills allowing for authorities to take...

From All Corners: International Opinion – Russian Democracy: Yea or Nay?

October 11, 2012

Using the words “Russia” and “democracy” in a sentence is like going to Fenway Park and looking for a fair price on beer. It’s not there. To recap briefly Russian history in one sentence, there ...

The Problem with Russia

November 14, 2009

News Commentary by: Alex Pearlman Even though Russian Prime Minister Putin made headlines earlier this year for riding bare-chested through the Siberian wilderness, looking foxy as ever, the muscles...

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