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Russia Says DNA Tests Confirm Remains Of Last Russian Tsar

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.11.2015 | World

MOSCOW, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Russian investigators said on Wednesday new DNA tests conducted at the request of the Orthodox Church had confirmed that t...

The Fascinating History Of How Putin Came To Power

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.04.2015 | World

Vladimir Putin has been an unyielding leader in Russia for the past 15 years as both a president and prime minister, but you may be surprised to hear ...

Putin Is a Soviet Leader for the 21st Century

Maxim Trudolyubov | Posted 05.23.2015 | World
Maxim Trudolyubov

MOSCOW -- Today's Russia rejects Western-style competition, the rule of law and independent institutions while allowing capitalism and certain changes to economic and social policy under strictly controlled limits. The result is an attempt to strengthen the Soviet experiment and take it to its logical conclusion. Thus, the Putin regime defines "better" not in absolute terms, but as improving upon the performance of former Soviet leaders.

Book Review: Red Fortress, History and Illusion in the Kremlin

George Mocharko | Posted 02.18.2014 | Books
George Mocharko

One begins to comprehend the profound depth of the Russian story after reading through the first few chapters of Catherine Merridale's magnificent new book Red Fortress: History and Illusion in the Kremlin.

Drinking Your Way Through Russia

Pam Grout | Posted 02.18.2013 | Travel
Pam Grout

When it comes to vodka, the Russians don't mess around.

Russia To Celebrate Anniversary Of St. Basil's Cathedral

AP | By MANSUR MIROVALEV | Posted 09.07.2011 | Religion

MOSCOW -- Russia will celebrate the 450th anniversary of St. Basil's Cathedral by opening an exhibition dedicated to the so-called "holy fool" who gav...