- End Of The Orange-Blue Divide: Ukraine Vote May Produce New Political Landscape
As Ukrainians go to the polls on October 26, a new, pro-European consensus seems to be forming, as even ethnic-Russian Ukrainians look skeptically at Vladimir Putin's Russia.
Radio Liberty. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:43:29 +0000.
- Sweden calls off search for sub
Sweden calls off its massive week-long search for a suspected Russian submarine, saying the vessel has probably left its territorial waters.
BBC News. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:28:59 GMT.
- Pro-Russian mood lingers in ex-rebel city as Ukraine vote looms
In the war-scarred city of Slavyansk in east Ukraine few people are looking to the future with hope as they gear up for a parliamentary poll this Sunday. ...
Yahoo. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:07:56 -0400.
- Sports Briefing | Soccer: Three Teams Undefeated in Europa League
Fiorentina, Dynamo Moscow and Legia maintained their perfect starts.
By The Associated Press. International Herald Tribune. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:44:48 GMT.
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- Jihadist Captive Faces Terror Charges in U.S.
The former Russian soldier who joined mujahedeen fighters during Russia’s war in Afghanistan in 1980s also later fought against American troops until his capture in 2009.
By Matt Apuzzo. International Herald Tribune. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:45:12 GMT.
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- Prandelli’s future at Galatasaray looks bleak
Galatasaray coach Cesare Prandelli is facing increasing pressure following another humiliating defeat in the Champions League, this time at home to Borussia Dortmund
Hurriyet. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:40:00 +0200.
- Air chiefs quit over Total boss death
The head of Russia's Vnukovo airport and his deputy resign after a plane crash that killed the head of France's Total, Christophe de Margerie.
BBC News. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:32:18 GMT.
- Aeroflot Extends Collective Agreement With Employees
MOSCOW, October 23, 2014 -- JSC Aeroflot management and airline employee trade unions have successfully concluded negotiations that extend the collective bargaining agreement currently in place for the period 2014 through 2017. ...
PR Newswire. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:40:00 EDT.
- Moscow Airport Chief Resigns After Deadly Runway Crash
The director of a Moscow airport and his deputy have resigned following a plane crash earlier this week that killed four people, including the chairman of France energy company Total. ...
Voice of America. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:00:09 -0400.
- VIDEO: KGB, Torture and Soviet Terror: Why Latvia Worries about Today’s Russia - The Baltic Times
A new NATO video looks inside the KGB prison where Latvians were locked up, tortured or killed. Leading Latvians explain how they were affected by Soviet occupation and whether they see echoes ...
Baltic Times. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT.
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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