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  • Moscow Warehouse Fire Kills at Least 17 Migrant Workers
    Most of the warehouse’s workers were from Kyrgyzstan, and a Kyrgyz representative in Moscow said all of the victims were young women.
    Ivan Nechepurenko.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 27 Aug 2016 16:45:58 GMT.
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  • Inside Wealth: Only in Palm Beach: The $95 Million Tear-Down
    The most expensive single residential property ever sold in Palm Beach, Fla., once owned by Donald Trump, is being demolished by its new owner, a Russian billionaire.
    Robert Frank.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 27 Aug 2016 15:11:45 GMT.
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  • More Airstrikes in Syria, One Day After Lengthy US-Russia Talks
    At least 15 civilians were reportedly killed in barrel bomb attacks by suspected government helicopters on a rebel-held district of Aleppo Saturday. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:43:50 -0400.
  • US and Russia fail to close deal on ending violence in Syria
    The United States and Russia failed on Aug. 26 to reach a breakthrough deal on military cooperation and a nationwide cessation of hostilities in Syria, saying they still have issues to resolve before an agreement could be announced.
    Hurriyet.  Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:47:00 +0200.
  • Moscow Fire Kills 17 Kyrgyz Migrant Workers
    Russia's emergency services said a fire broke out at a warehouse in Moscow, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan.
    Radio Liberty.  Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:37:58 +0000.
  • Fire in Moscow Printing Plant Kills 17 Migrant Workers
    A fire in a Moscow printing plant killed 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan Saturday, Russian authorities said. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 27 Aug 2016 07:09:14 -0400.
  • US, Russia move closer to new Syria ceasefire after talks
    Washington and Moscow have made key steps towards agreeing a new ceasefire in Syria, but a final deal has not been reached, US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart said after talks Friday. ...
    Yahoo.  Sat, 27 Aug 2016 03:59:50 -0400.
  • Syrian war: US and Russia 'achieve clarity on path forward'
    US Secretary of State John Kerry says he and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov are closer to an agreement on Syria. following talks in Geneva.
    BBC News.  Sat, 27 Aug 2016 03:19:14 GMT.
  • Kerry Meet In Geneva Shows U.S. Still Working With Russia In Syria
    Despite anti-Russian rhetoric in some political camps this campaign season, doors wide open between the Obama Administration and the Russian government on Syria.
    By Kenneth Rapoza.  Forbes.  Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:39:00 GMT.
  • High-energy worship
    Twice a week, Muslims from the North Caucasus region of Russia pray using a unique group movement. BBC Pop Up asked them what Zikr means to them.
    BBC News.  Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:04:13 GMT.
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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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