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Olympic Gold Medalists Among Four Russians Facing New Doping Charges

Olympic Gold Medalists Among Four Russians Facing New Doping Charges

Two Olympic gold medalists are among four Russian track-and-field athletes charged with fresh doping offenses. Andrei Silnov, the 2008 Olympic high-jump champion, and Natalya...
EU Criticizes Russia For Labeling Brussels-Based Organization 'Undesirable'

EU Criticizes Russia For Labeling Brussels-Based Organization ‘Undesirable’

The European Union says it rejects Russia's decision earlier this month to designate the Brussels-based European Endowment for Democracy (EED) an "undesirable" organization. In...
The Week In Russia: Reality, Perception, And Luck

The Week In Russia: Reality, Perception, And Luck

To receive Steve Gutterman's Week In Russia each week via e-mail, subscribe by clicking here. At one point in the classic Soviet comedy whose...
Moscow Court Postpones Start Of Whelan Trial Due To Coronavirus

Moscow Court Postpones Start Of Whelan Trial Due To Coronavirus

The trial of a former U.S. Marine held in a Moscow prison on espionage charges has been postponed for two weeks. Russian news agencies...
Kazakh Authorities Detain 25 Over Deadly Ethnic Clashes In February

Kazakh Authorities Detain 25 Over Deadly Ethnic Clashes In February

NUR-SULTAN -- Kazakh authorities say they have detained 25 people during a police operation connected to February's deadly ethnic clashes in the southern...
Putin's Pretext? COVID-19 Crisis Tapped To Tax Rich Russians' Offshore Wealth

Putin’s Pretext? COVID-19 Crisis Tapped To Tax Rich Russians’ Offshore Wealth

With COVID-19 cases rising in Russia, President Vladimir Putin addressed went on TV to announce measures he said were aimed at lending young...
Kazakhstan Widens Restrictions; Uzbekistan's First Death

Kazakhstan Widens Restrictions; Uzbekistan’s First Death

The global death toll from the coronavirus has exceeded 24,000 with more than 534,000 infections confirmed, causing mass disruptions as governments continue to...
Putin Makes Plea For Sanctions Relief At G20 Summit

Putin Makes Plea For Sanctions Relief At G20 Summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed at a Group of 20 (G20) video conference that a freeze be placed on economic sanctions to...
Watchdogs Warn Human Rights Could Be Collateral Damage In Fight Against COVID-19

Watchdogs Warn Human Rights Could Be Collateral Damage In Fight Against COVID-19

As countries around the world take extraordinary steps to fight the coronavirus pandemic, global watchdogs are concerned that human rights and civil liberties...
Russian Journalist Charged With Extremism Laments State's 'Black PR' Campaign Against Her

Russian Journalist Charged With Extremism Laments State’s ‘Black PR’ Campaign Against Her

MOSCOW -- On March 25, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu gave a speech to parliament in which he warned that a "pro-Western opposition...
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