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  • Russia, South Africa Sign Nuclear-Power Deal
    Russia and South Africa have signed a multibillion-dollar deal on nuclear-power cooperation that paves the way for the building of reactors based on Russian technology.
    Radio Liberty.  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:45:22 +0000.
  • Putin inspires tiger character on TV
    A fictional tiger cub called Mur is joining the cast of puppets in a hit children's show on Russian TV - thanks to President Vladimir Putin, the show's producer says.
    BBC News.  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:35:51 GMT.
  • Ukraine troops prepare pullback as truce holds
    A fragile truce between pro-Russian insurgents and Ukrainian forces appeared to be consolidate Monday as clashes subsided and attention focused on the unresolved status of the separatist east.
    Hurriyet.  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:18:00 +0200.
  • South Africa in '$50m deal' for Russian nuclear reactors
    Moscow (AFP) - Russia's atomic energy agency said Monday it will provide up to eight nuclear reactors to South Africa by 2023 in a $50m strategic partnership between the two countries.
    Yahoo.  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:41:41 -0400.
  • Russia plans for internet crisis
    Russia is making plans to ensure state control over the country's internet traffic in a national emergency, Russian media report.
    BBC News.  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:11:40 GMT.
  • Ukraine Pulling Back from Buffer Zone in Embattled East
    Ukrainian officials say they have started to pull troops from a buffer zone in the east of the country where they have been fighting pro-Russian separatists. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:04:26 -0400.
  • Russians Protest Putin’s Stance on Ukraine
    Thousands of Russians marched through Moscow on Sunday in an antigovernment demonstration criticizing President Vladimir V. Putin for what they saw as his warmongering in Ukraine.
    By Andrew Roth.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:47:40 GMT.
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  • Soldiers’ Graves Bear Witness to Russia’s Role in Ukraine
    Even as the Kremlin tries to deny its involvement and families are pressured to keep quiet, the deaths of soldiers sent to fight in Ukraine are impossible to ignore.
    By David M. Herszenhorn and Alexandra Odynova.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:53:54 GMT.
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  • Russia's Opposition Holds Peace March for Ukraine
    Opposition activists and anti-war demonstrators marched in the Russian capital Sunday, urging peace in Ukraine and an end to Russia's military support for separatists, even though the Kremlin denies backing the rebels. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:54:00 -0400.
  • Ukraine has ceasefire 'in name only,' says NATO chief
    The two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country's east is a 'ceasefire in name only,' NATO's top general said Saturday.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:12:04 EDT.
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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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