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Russia's close relationship with Syria

Sep 11, 2013
The strategic ties that bind Russia and Syria.
Posted In: syria, Russia, foreign investment

U.S. trade feels little love from Russia

Aug 7, 2013
President Barack Obama canceled his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Posted In: Russia, Putin, U.S. exports

Why gay activists shouldn't be boycotting Stolichnaya Russian vodka

Aug 1, 2013
Latvians are saying not to boycott Stolichnaya Vodka over Russian gay rights abuses...because Stolichnaya is actually made in their country.
Posted In: Russia, vodka, gay rights

Russia to build first floating nuclear power plant

Jul 15, 2013
Putting nuclear reactors on a big boat may sound scary, but it's already pretty common.
Posted In: Russia, nuclear energy

Russia speaks out against Cyprus bailout

Mar 25, 2013
Eurozone finance ministers reached a last minute deal to grant Cyprus a $13 billion bailout early this morning. Those with large deposits in Cypriot banks could be hit will a tax of 30 percent in order to help fund the bailout.
Posted In: cyprus, Russia, bailout

As Russia tries dead man, cover-up alleged

Mar 21, 2013
Russian legal specialist Sergei Magnitsky is due to be tried tomorrow for tax offenses, even though he died in prison more than 3 years ago. Critics of Russian business practices say he was killed to cover up corruption by officials.
Posted In: Russia, trial, corruption

In Cyprus bailout, what's Russia got to do with it?

Mar 15, 2013
European finance ministers are meeting in Brussels today, and at the top of their agenda is Cyprus. The small Mediterranean island nation, which has 850,000 people, is in desperate need of a bailout.
Posted In: cyprus, euro, Russia, Greece

Global Corruption Quiz: Which countries are best and worst?

Feb 25, 2013
When it comes to public sector corruption, which of the BRIC countries -- Brazil, Russia, India, and China -- ranks the best and the worst?
Posted In: corruption, Russia, China, India

The economics behind the new FX show 'The Americans'

Feb 13, 2013
"The Americans" is set in the 1980s and revolves around two Russian sleeper agents living in the U.S.
Posted In: The Americans, television, Entertainment, Russia, spies, ukraine

Keeping cloud computing reliable in the storm, and Russia's new Internet surveillance program

Nov 2, 2012
One of the most common images of this week's hurricane, power-sharing: People huddling with their phones and laptops plugged into power strips set up in bank foyers, coffee shops, or dangled helpfully out windows.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, Russia, Internet, cloud computing

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