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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

For the Record

The number of U.S. residents speaking Russian at home grew from 173,000 in 1980 to more than 850,000 in 2007, the U.S. Census Bureau found. (MT)

U.S. civil liberties watchdog Freedom House ranked Russia 174th in its annual media freedoms list, placing it between Gambia and Congo as a “not free” country, the group said Thursday on its web site. (MT)