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As the World Cup Looms, Russia Purges Host Cities of Strays

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Thousands of stray animals are being culled in preparation for the football tournament, activists say. Russian officials have argued that culling stray dogs is a necessary safety measure. Pyotr Kovalev / TASS As Larisa Dudaryonok arrived home one night in November, she was greeted by her dog Ryzhka at her car. Down the street, a Read More

Democratic Party Sues Russia, Trump Campaign for Allegedly Disrupting 2016 Election

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The Democratic Party sued Russia, President Donald Trump’s campaign and WikiLeaks on Friday, charging that they conspired to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a court filing showed. The party alleges in the federal lawsuit in Manhattan that top Trump campaign officials conspired with the Russian government and its military spy agency to hurt Democratic presidential nominee Read More

Ukraine Moves to Split Church From Russia as Elections Approach

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Ukraine’s Orthodox church could become independent of Moscow under the terms of a presidential initiative lawmakers approved on Thursday, a move that President Petro Poroshenko said would make it harder for Russia to meddle in Ukrainian affairs. Ukraine’s pro-Western leaders have sought step by step to move the former Soviet republic out of Russia’s orbit, after Russia annexed the Read More

Putin Instructs Officials to Tone Down Anti-Americanism, Bloomberg Reports

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly instructed his aides to tone down anti-American rhetoric to give U.S. President Donald Trump “another chance” at improving ties. Trump campaigned for the presidency in 2016 on a pledge to improve ties with Russia despite a U.S. intelligence assessment that Moscow attempted to meddle in the election. His efforts Read More

Moscow Statues Get a Spring Cleaning

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Spring is in the air in Moscow! While Muscovites and visitors to the capital keenly sport a few less layer and show off a bit more skin as the sun sticks around for longer, Moscow’s statues need a bit of sprucing up, too. Here’s the fine work that goes on behind the scenes to keep Read More

Bergman in Moscow

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This year the Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF) is running early, from April 19 through 26, to avoid hotel, transportation, and event conflicts with the summer World Cup festivities.  The MIFF program is packed, with 16 films in the feature competition, 12 in the competition of short films, and seven in the documentary category. In Read More

Russia Cuts Prison Financing in Half

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The Russian government has cut its federal prison financing program by nearly half, from 96.5 billion rubles ($1.5 billion) to 55 billion rubles ($890 million). Over 600,000 people are housed in 962 correctional facilities and detention centers, according to the 2018-2026 target program signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev published last week. Read More How Read More

Telegram Founder Pledges Millions to Fight Russian ‘Political Censorship’

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Pavel Durov, the founder of the popular Telegram messaging service, has pledged millions of dollars to fund tools that would allow users to sidestep new Internet restrictions imposed by the Russian government. Russian Internet providers began to block access to Telegram on Monday following a court decision last week ruling to block the app over Read More