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Will Volgograd attacks scare off Olympic tourists?

Dec 30, 2013
The attacks in Volgograd in the past two days have raised fear of terrorism in Russia in the lead up to the February Sochi Winter Olympics.
Posted In: Sochi, Olympics, Russia, Chechen

Greenpeace 'Arctic 30' head home after being freed by Russia

Dec 27, 2013
After being held in Russia for 100 days on charges of hooliganism, 30 Greenpeace activists are free to return to their home countries today
Posted In: Russia, greenpeace

Putin will pardon jailed oil tycoon Khodorkovsky

Dec 19, 2013
Russian President,Vladimir Putin, vows to pardon a former political enemy who was once Russia's richest man.
Posted In: Russia, Vladimir Putin, Olympics, Mikhail Khodorkovsky

East and West economies clash in Ukrainian protests

Dec 9, 2013
Protests continue in Ukraine over the government's refusal to join the European Union. A look at why the economy is at the heart of it all.
Posted In: ukraine, protests, European Union, Russia, Yanukovych

The economics behind the protests in Ukraine

Dec 2, 2013
The economic choices underlying those protests in Ukraine that are all over the news today.
Posted In: ukraine, Russia, European Union

Income inequality and the pursuit of un-happiness

Nov 5, 2013
The OECD releases its “How’s Life?” study today where it measured the happiness of 33 countries.
Posted In: income inequality, OECD, Russia

'PRISM on steroids': Russia amps up surveillance ahead of Olympics

Oct 8, 2013
Attention all athletes and visitors to the Winter Olympics in Sochi: someone is listening to you.
Posted In: Russia, Olympics, surveillance

6 places where buying a Coke hasn't always been easy

Sep 27, 2013
Coke's spread has been far and wide. But some countries have been tougher endeavors for the soda giant.
Posted In: Coca-cola, Vietnam, India, Myanmar, Russia, East Germany, China, North Korea, cuba

Russia sells stake in maker of AK-47 rifle

Sep 24, 2013
The Kremlin is set to privatize a stake in one of its most well-known brands.
Posted In: Russia, Kremlin, AK-47, guns, ammo, Kalashnikov

Why Russia is so loyal to Syria

Sep 11, 2013
Military ties are one big reason why Russia remains steadfast in its loyalty to Syria.
Posted In: Russia, syria, Cold War, foreign investment

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