- Alleged Nazi criminal dies in Canada
A suspected Nazi war criminal, Vladimir Katriuk, dies in Canada just weeks after being charged by Russia with war crimes.
BBC News. Fri, 29 May 2015 08:51:28 GMT.
- Separatist Leader Pledges To Retake Ukrainian Towns
A self-proclaimed leader of the pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine has pledged to take control of cities controlled by Ukraine's government.
Radio Liberty. Fri, 29 May 2015 08:38:12 +0000.
- FIFA boss Sepp Blatter seeks re-election amid scandal
The worst corruption crisis in soccer history stems from the governing body's decision to award Russia and Qatar the next two World Cup tournaments, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Friday.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Fri, 29 May 2015 02:02:29 EDT.
- Swedish Eurovision winner a relief for the Russians
The Eurovision winner is adamant he's no homophobe, and Russia may be glad he won.
Mail & Guardian. Fri, 29 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200.
- Russia decries Fifa 'conspiracy'
Moscow speaks of Fifa conspiracy, not corruption.
BBC News. Thu, 28 May 2015 22:52:30 GMT.
- Another Huge Statue in Russia? Not Rare, but Hugely Divisive
Plans for an 82-foot-tall statue in Moscow honoring the nation’s patron saint, St. Vladimir, have exposed a fierce contest over faith and identity.
Neil Macfarquhar. International Herald Tribune. Thu, 28 May 2015 21:26:27 GMT.
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- Putin Declares Soldiers’ Deaths and Wounds Secret, in War and Peace
Political opponents insisted that President Vladimir V. Putin’s latest decree was the result of Russian troops’ clandestine involvement in Ukraine fighting.
Andrew E. Kramer. International Herald Tribune. Thu, 28 May 2015 19:08:55 GMT.
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- US sidesteps Putin accusation of meddling in FIFA election
US diplomats avoided a clash of words Thursday with Moscow on the corruption scandal shaking FIFA after Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Washington of trying to block the re-election of football boss Sepp Blatter. ...
Yahoo. Thu, 28 May 2015 16:49:46 -0400.
- Putin classifies information on deaths of Russian troops on special missions
President Vladimir Putin on May 28 declared all deaths of Russian soldiers during special operations to be classified as a state secret, a move that comes as Moscow stands accused of sending soldiers to fight in eastern Ukraine.
Hurriyet. Thu, 28 May 2015 16:26:00 +0200.
- New video provides evidence that 'Putin's tigers' are thriving in the wild
MOSCOW, May 28, 2015 -- This month marks the one year anniversary of the biggest Siberian tiger release in history. ...
PR Newswire. Thu, 28 May 2015 10:58:00 EDT.
Facts About Russia
The Russian Federation is a republic which occupies much of eastern
Europe and northern Asia. Russia is governed by a President, a
Premier, and a bicameral Federal Assembly. Its capital city is
Moscow, and its national currency is the Rouble. Russian is the
primary language used by Russians, and in 2007, Russia's estimated
population was 141,378,000.
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