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Russian rocket carries U.S. astronaut for pay

Jul 16, 2012
Yesterday the Russian Soyuz spacecraft launched and is now on its way to the International Space Station. Since retiring their own shuttle program, NASA has been paying Russia millions of dollars to get astronauts into space.
Posted In: space, NASA, Russia, Kazakhstan
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Russia could pass controversial Internet bill

Jul 11, 2012
If you load the Russian version of Wikipedia today, you'll find a big pink bar across the top. And the site shut itself down completely yesterday to protest an Internet bill that looks likely to pass the Russian parliament. Human rights groups are also up in arms.
Posted In: Russia, Internet, internet censorship
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Russian lecturer forces students to take 23-hour exam

Jul 5, 2012
And you thought the SATs were exhausting.
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A new treaty could cost you Skype, freedom or both

Jun 25, 2012
Russia and the United States not seeing eye-to-eye on global agreement.
Posted In: internet censorship, Russia, supercomputer
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Russian ship with helicopters for Syria turns around

Jun 20, 2012
The U.S. and Europe are focused on diplomacy and sanctions to stem violence in Syria -- and perhaps force the current regime from power. One problem is Russia's alleged supply of arms to the government there. But Western diplomats have discovered a vulnerability: every weapons-carrying ship has to carry insurance.
Posted In: Russia, syria, weapons, insurance
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Russian conference is big business showcase

Jun 20, 2012
On the eve of the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, some small businesses complain that they feel left out in the cold.
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Putin visits China to discuss partnership

Jun 5, 2012
Russia's President Putin is in China today to meet with Chinese President Hu Jintao about oil, natural gas, and a potential economic investment partnership.
Posted In: Russia, China, natural gas, Vladimir Putin
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What's next for Russia's aviation industry after plane crash?

May 10, 2012
One of Russia's passenger planes crashed into a volcano in Indonesia. Reporter Peter van Dyk discusses the implications of the crash.
Posted In: Russia, airline industry
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Corruption still endemic in Russia

Apr 18, 2012
Just because Vladimir Putin was re-elected to the presidency doesn't mean he can relax. Many former protesters were entrepreneurs who are still battling corruption and red tape.
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ExxonMobil to team up with Russian oil company

Apr 17, 2012
ExxonMobil has sealed a landmark deal with Russia's state oil producer. Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson was in Moscow to announce the deal, which gives the U.S. oil giant access to Russia's vast oil fields.
Posted In: Russia, Oil, ExxonMobil

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