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Russian Military in Syria Ordered to Jam Phone Signals to Block Drones

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The Russian military has ordered personnel stationed in Syria to jam cell phone signals to prevent drone attacks.  Russia’s Khmeimim airbase and Tartus naval base in Syria have been targeted in coordinated explosives-laden drone attacks in previous months, including a deadly New Year’s Eve assault that resulted in the deaths of two soldiers. Read More Russian Military Read More

Off the Beaten Path

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From opera to art to rock, Moscow’s off-the-beathen-path attractions are some of its best Sergei Kiselyov / Moskva News Agency Vladislav Shapovalov Vladislav Shapovalov’s exhibition looks at the function of images used in political culture, comparing the strategies of the U.S.S.R. and the U.S. during the Cold War in his solo show at the Moscow Read More

The Russian New Year’s Eve Menu, Reimagined

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It was worth a try.  It’s always worth a try. “Darling,” I said to my Russian husband,” in a hopeful tone. “Hmmm?” he said, not raising his eyes from his iPad. “What if this New Year’s Eve I made something different — “ “No,” he said, inserting one earbud into his left ear in a Read More

The Year of the Dog

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On Feb. 16, 2018, the Chinese calendar will celebrate the incoming of Year 4715, the year of the Yellow Mountain Dog. But Russians are getting a jump on it. For decades Russians have rolled Christmas and New Year’s into one joyous, festive, family holiday on the night of Dec. 31, complete with decorations, family traditions, Read More

New Year’s Eve in Moscow

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No plans? No problem! Moscow has got you covered Moscow is lit up and ready for fun. Andrei Nikerichev / Moskva News Agency By now you surely have your New Year’s Eve plans nailed down. But if you don’t, or if you’re unsure, or if you’ve been buried under so much end-of-the-year work that you Read More

‘Gays for Putin’ Schedule Rally in Support of Russian President

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A group calling itself “Gays for Putin!” has announced plans to hold a rally in support of the Russian president’s re-election bid next month.  The group asked St. Petersburg authorities for permission to hold the rally in St. Petersburg on March 3 and said that they expected to draw around 600 gay Putin supporters. The initiative Read More

Russia Admits to ‘Dozens’ of Casualties in Syria Clashes

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Russia’s Foreign Ministry has admitted that “several dozens” of its nationals were injured in recent clashes with U.S.-led forces in Syria, days after acknowledging five deaths in the battle. Russian casualty numbers in the Feb. 7 U.S. airstrikes in Deir Ezzor vary widely, with some outlets claiming that up to 200 Russian mercenaries were killed Read More

Russia Becomes Ukraine’s Biggest Trading Partner in 2017

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Russia has become Ukraine’s biggest trading partner despite a breakdown in relations over Moscow’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula and backing for separatists in eastern Ukraine. Trade turnover fell by more than two-thirds in the years after the 2014 annexation of Crimea and the ensuing conflict in the Donbas. It fell further after Russia suspended a free trade zone Read More

First Ever Russian Curling Medal Could be Stripped After Doping Allegations

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The first athlete from Russia to win an Olympic medal in mixed-doubles curling could see his bronze taken away after a second urine sample tested positive for doping.  The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced on Monday that it had opened a doping case involving Alexander Krushelnitsky after he tested positive for meldonium. A week earlier, Read More