World: Russian Realm

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Russians abandon wartime Russia in historic exodus
Since Russia invaded Ukraine, hundreds of thousands have left, including many men who don't want to fight. Some emigres oppose the war; others were driven by economic self-interest.
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Decades after the USSR collapsed, Eurasian countries struggle to maintain democracy
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Abramowitz of Freedom House about the state of democracy in 29 formerly communist nations of Central Europe and Central Asia following Russia's war on Ukraine.
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Why so many Russian billionaires are called oligarchs
Why so many Russian billionaires are called oligarchs : NPR
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NEW REPORT: Regional Autocrats Exploiting Instability, Expanding Power from Central Europe to Central Asia
NEW REPORT: Regional Autocrats Exploiting Instability, Expanding Power from Central Europe to Central Asia | Freedom House
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Four maps that explain the Russia-Ukraine conflict
The conflict playing out between Russia and Ukraine is one marked by land borders and shaped by strategic influence.
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Wetlands and radioactive soil: How Ukraine’s geography could influence a Russian invasion
How Ukraine’s weather and geography could influence a Russian invasion - Washington Post
For the Kremlin, Ukraine represents the ultimate battle between Moscow and its Western rivals. China, Military, Uppsala, Alaska, Ball, Kherson, Flying, Form
Putin says Ukraine was ‘created by Russia.’ Here are the arguments he makes to undermine Ukrainian statehood.
For the Kremlin, Ukraine represents the ultimate battle between Moscow and its Western rivals.
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Why is there tension along the Russia-Ukraine border?
What’s happening in Ukraine, and will Russia really invade?
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How Russia Wins the Climate Crisis (Published 2020)
How Russia Wins the Climate Crisis - The New York Times
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In Siberian coal country, signs of Russia’s shrinking population are everywhere. It ‘haunts’ Putin.
Putin wants to reverse Russia’s population decline. The coal city of Kemerovo show the huge challenges. - The Washington Post
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‘The Fish Rots From the Head’: How a Salmon Crisis Stoked Russian Protests (Published 2020)
‘The Fish Rots From the Head’: How a Salmon Crisis Stoked Russian Protests - The New York Times
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Rapid Arctic meltdown in Siberia alarms scientists
It was 100 degrees in Siberia, hotter than Dallas or Houston.
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In Russia, an Apple app shows an annexed Crimea. In Ukraine, a tweetstorm of anguish.
Most of the world rejects Russia’s control over Crimea. But Ukraine’s top diplomat said the app ignored the country’s “pain.”
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'The Rot Starts From The Top': Russians Protest Over Problems Big And Small
As President Vladimir Putin approaches his 20th year in power, anger over bread-and-butter issues is sparking demonstrations across the country.
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From spy to president: The rise of Vladimir Putin
From spy to president: The rise of Vladimir Putin - YouTube