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Election Drama in the Far East challenges the whole Russian political system

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1. Election drama in the Far East shakes the  foundations of the Russian political system What happened The…

What’s behind Moscow’s strange parading of the alleged Skripal poisoners

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The men who poisoned the Skripals may have used their real names to enter the UK

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With slim chance of solving journalists’ murders in Africa, propaganda points the blame on Khodorkovsky who hired them

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Russia is sacrificing the ruble to be ready for new sanctions

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1. Russia is sacrificing the ruble to be ready for new sanctions What happened “We continue to hear…

A proposal to nationalize company profits triggers a fight between the Kremlin and government

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The rouble is falling with new sanctions looming, and the government wants to nationalize the profits of private companies

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Russian Journalists’ killing may shed light on Kremlin’s African ambitions via mercenaries

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1. Russian journalists’ killing may shed light on Kremlin’s African ambitions via mercenaries What happened Since the end…

Three journalists were killed in Africa while investigating a private military business owned by the man behind Russia’s troll army. This is what they are looking into.

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Three Russian journalists died in the Central African Republic who were filming an investigation about Russian mercenary soldiers…

Why a Russian billionaire sponsored Maria Butina, the alleged Russian agent arrested in the U.S.

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1. Why a Russian billionaire sponsored Maria Butina, the alleged Russian agent arrested in the U.S. The Bell…