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Russia is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares borders with Norway, Finland,... More
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The Tangled History of Soviet Computer Science

In 1950, with the Cold War in full swing, Soviet journalists were looking desperately for something to help them fill their anti-American… #Russia

Posted by gilligan  (United States)

Russian celebrities are dumping kefir on their heads for charity–Quartz

Think of it as an Ice Bucket Challenge—with liquid yogurt.

Posted by gilligan  (United States)

One Professional Russian Troll Tells All

More and more, posts and commentaries on the Internet in Russia and even abroad are generated by professional trolls, many of whom receive a higher-than-average salary for perpetuating a pro-Kremli...

Posted by gilligan  (United States)

Russia's heavy drinkers turn to moonshine, cleaning products

MOSCOW (AP) — As the economic crisis sweeps through Russia, a dangerous trend is emerging in this heavy-drinking country: the rise in consumption of potentially lethal moonshine, medical alcohol or even cleaning products.…

Posted by mrsalinger  (United Kingdom)

Remembering Boris Nemtsov and His Dream of a Free Russia | Foreign Policy

With every passing year, the Putin regime engages in thuggish acts that turn the once-unthinkable into dreadful new norms. To cite just a few examples,… #Nemtsov #Russia #Putin

Posted by sue  (United States)

The Assassination of Boris Nemtsov - The New Yorker

Why was Boris #Nemtsov, a fifty-five-year-old #Russian opposition politician, killed?

Posted by gilligan  (United States)

Dozens of new craters suspected in northern Russia

#Satellites show giant hole ringed by 20 'baby craters'.

Posted by gilligan  (United States)

Sunken towns of the Volga revive memories of Stalinist-era Russia | World news | The Guardian

For former residents, items from the flooded settlement of Mologa draw contradictory views of the #Soviet past... #Russia

Posted by ann  (United States)

Snap Poll: How Likely Is War With Russia in the Next 10 Years? | Foreign Policy

When it comes to old wars, ongoing wars, and wars yet to come, international relations (IR) scholars mostly agree that leaving Iraq was a good… #Russia

Posted by canardic  (Canada)

This Russian News Agency Doubled As a Spy Machine - The Daily Beast

Moscow’s alleged spy ring in New York City sometimes took orders from a Kremlin-run news outfit. Talk about media bias.

Posted by mrsalinger  (United Kingdom)

Yes, Russia’s Military Is Getting More Aggressive | Foreign Policy

On Dec. 12, a Russian military jet came dangerously close to a Scandinavian Airlines passenger plane in international airspace near southern Sweden. Reportedly, the Russian aircraft… #Russia

Posted by tom  (United States)

BBC News - Putin critic Navalny among 'hundred held' at Moscow protest

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is among 100 people detained at a Moscow rally, hours after being sentenced to house arrest for fraud.

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Russia's South Stream move empowers Turkey - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

By redirecting the #SouthStream pipeline toward #Turkey, Moscow has “outsourced” the project to Ankara, a much tougher negotiator to face the Europeans. #Russia

Posted by tom  (United States)

Russia entering ‘full-fledged crisis,’ former finance minister says - The Globe and Mail

Russia will be downgraded to ‘junk’ status, Alexei Kudrin says

Posted by dryden  (Canada)

World Service fears losing information war as Russia Today ramps up pressure | Media | The Guardian

Former director calls for more cash to fight propaganda saying BBC is being outgunned by Kremlin-backed news channel... #Russia #Putin

Posted by tom  (United States)

Army Scout Vehicle as a Taxi in St. Petersburg | English Russia

Interesting news from #Russia in English language.

Posted by mrsalinger  (United Kingdom)

Falling oil, rising cucumber prices: how much trouble is Russia in? | World news | The Guardian

With plunging oil and a tumbling rouble on the one hand, and rocketing bond yields and inflation on the other, #Moscow is clearly worried, but is a perfect storm gathering over #Putin? #Russia

Posted by phil  (United States)

What Was That Huge Flash Over Russia? | IFLScience

Russian dash-cams, while widely used for insurance integrity purposes, are one of the best things that has ever happened to the internet. #Russia

Posted by cancan  (Canada)

Russian activists Pussy Riot visit UK to talk politics, prison reform and punk | World news | The Guardian

The two women jailed for their anti-Putin protest urge leftwing westerners not to believe everything they see on #Russia Today

Posted by phil  (United States)

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