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  • Villas-Boas Banned For Striking Official
    Zenit St. Petersburg coach Andre Villas-Boas has been suspended for six games by the Russian Football Union for striking a match official.
    Radio Liberty.  Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:06:17 +0000.
  • Nato's Europe command units launched
    Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg inaugurates one of the alliance's new command units opening in Eastern Europe amid tensions with Russia.
    BBC News.  Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:39:36 GMT.
  • NATO opens military center in Lithuania amid Ukraine crisis
    With fighter jets roaring overhead, NATO has inaugurated a military center in the Lithuanian capital amid growing regional concerns over Russia’s military presence, sparked by the fighting in Ukraine.
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:41:00 +0200.
  • Maduro, Putin discuss ways to stabilize oil market
    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met in Beijing Thursday with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss ways to stabilize oil prices, the government news agency AVN reported. ...
    Yahoo.  Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:20:21 -0400.
  • Ukraine Weighs Autonomy for Parts of East, Already in Russia’s Thrall
    The move could be a necessary step to resolving bitter fighting, which has cost over 6,500 lives and has driven the Ukrainian economy close to collapse, some analysts say.
    Andrew E. Kramer.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:34:30 GMT.
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  • VIDEO: Londongrad: TV show on expat Russians
    The first Russian television series filmed almost entirely on location in London is about to air on the Russian commercial station STS.
    BBC News.  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:05:37 GMT.
  • Room for Debate: What's the Greatest Threat to U.S. National Security?
    The president says it's nuclear terrorism. The Pentagon says it's Russia. The F.B.I. says it's the Islamic State.
    International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 19:47:11 GMT.
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  • Phagraphene, a 'relative' of graphene, discovered
    A group of scientists from Russia, the USA and China, led by Artyom Oganov from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), using computer generated simulation have predicted the ...
    Nanotech-now.com.  PST.
  • Russia Vows to Counter New US Sanctions
    Russia said on Wednesday it would respond in kind to new U.S. sanctions imposed on the country over the Ukraine crisis. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:52:51 -0400.
  • Chinese vice premier meets Belarus president
    Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli met with Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko in Beijing on Wednesday, pledging to strengthen bilateral ties.
    Xinhua.  2015-09-02.
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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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