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U.S. Allows Russians 3-Year Visa

Television star Tina Kandelaki became the first Russian to pick up a three-year U.S. visa on Monday, one day after the much-touted visa facilitation agreement between both countries went into force.

Khimki Toll Road to Open in 2014

The controversial Moscow to St. Petersburg toll road will open to traffic in 2014 "regardless" of developments on parallel Leningradskoye Shosse, senior managers said.

IT Sector Suffers from Brain Drain

Just as Moscow's weather started to improve, 47 young men and three women locked themselves into a small room Monday and sat staring intently at their computer screens.

Secret Memos Show U.S. Hushed Up Katyn Crime

The Associated Press
The American POWs sent secret coded messages to Washington with news of a Soviet atrocity: In 1943, they saw rows of corpses in an advanced state of decay in the Katyn forest, on the western edge of Russia, proof that the killers could not have been the Nazis, who had only recently occupied the area.

Putin Turns to Stalin for Modernization Ideas

President Vladimir Putin has called for a program to re-industrialize the country, echoing a similar call by Josef Stalin in 1931. But Russia can no longer use totalitarian methods to industrialize or modernize, nor is it willing to use democratic methods to achieve the same goals.

Mixing Turncoats and Terrorism

Events of one August day in Russia's volatile republic of Dagestan have once again highlighted how turncoats can enhance terrorists' capabilities to carry out deadly attacks in the North Caucasus and other regions of Russia.

Russian Museum Shows Traugot Family Unity

A new exhibit at the State Russian Museum celebrates one of St. Petersburg's most illustrious families of artists: The Traugot family.

How the Party Turned Russians Into Traitors

She was the daughter of a Russian government official who attended a Russian school. She was a faithful Pioneer and Komsomol member and lived the life of a typical Russian teenager except for one thing: She lived in Cuba. During one of our advanced classes, this beautiful woman named Lyudmila told of the conflicts her family experienced as they attempted to remain loyal Soviet citizens while living in a tropical country 9,600 kilometers from home.

Russia Finishes 2nd at Paralympics

The nation's Paralympic team came in second overall at the London games, faring better than their regular Olympic counterparts, who came in fourth.

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