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Russia absorbs 90 percent of Cuba's debt to the USSR

Russian president Vladimir Putin strengthened his nation's ties with Cuba by absorbing 90 percent of its estimated $35 billion debt to the former U.S.S.R. The Russian Federation Council approved the deal on Wednesday , relieving the communist Caribbean island of an American trade embargo which has lasted over 50 years.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Transitions Online

Russia Says U.S. 'Kidnapped' Accused Hacker, Chechen Activist Jailed on Drug Charges

Plus, bed-shy Prague hospitals turn away emergency patients, and Russia and Georgia could resume regular air traffic after eight years.

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The St. Petersburg Times

Persecuted by the Soviets, Russia's Hare Krishnas Continue Their Fight for Acceptance

Russia's Krishna population is estimated to be as high as as 250,000, said Jha of the Association of Indians of Russia.

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KRVN-AM Lexington

Thousands of Ukrainians Flee to Russia as Army Attacks

Last week, Natasha decided she had seen enough. Her hometown of Kramatorsk, in east Ukraine, was pocked by airstrikes.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Asia, Activism

SFGate

Indicted Russian's family say he's innocent

Anna Otisko, the girlfriend of Roman Seleznev, a Russian man who was arrested on bank fraud and other charges earlier this week in the United States, cries as she listens to a question during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 11, 2014.

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The Nation

How Unrest in Ukraine Is Sending a Wave of Refugees to Russia

Tens of thousands have fled in the wake of ongoing fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

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Russia Taday

Relatives abroad might thwart Russians' careers in public service

A ruling party MP claims to be preparing a bill that, once approved, would bar all Russians with relatives living in foreign nations from taking any official posts, or even being employed by state agencies.

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KXXV-TV Waco

Russia closes 3 border crossings with Ukraine

Twice last year, Alix Tichelman found herself alone with a man suffering from a drug overdose.

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WLNE-TV Providence

Russia closes 3 border crossings with Ukraine

A company official says the path of saltwater that spilled from a pipeline in western North Dakota extends for nearly 2 miles and has left behind a 200-yard-long stretch of dead vegetation.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Boston.com

Does Anyone Like Russia Anymore?

Russia's President Vladimir Putin isn't very popular on the world stage right now, according to PewResearch.

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The St. Petersburg Times

A Russian state-owned company that distributes printed publications...

A Russian state-owned company that distributes printed publications has asked the federal media watchdog to investigate Marvel comic books.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Russian pleads guilty in technology export case

Prosecutors say between 2010 and 2013, Ustinov worked with a Virginia-based supplier to purchase and export night vision equipment from the United States to Russia without obtaining any export licenses from the U.S. Department of State.

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Christian Science Monitor

New Russian gas pipeline drives wedge through EU solidarity

Employees stand near a pipe made for the South Stream pipeline at the OMK metal works in Vyksa in the Nizhny Novgorod region of Russia.

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Avia.Ru

Russian citizens may be banned from access to online hotel and ticket booking services

A draft law stipulating that the personal data of Russian citizens must be stored and processed in Russia will ban the citizens from access to a number of global internet services, including the ones designed for online hotel and ticket booking, ITAR-TASS reports with reference to Russian Association for Electronic Communications .

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Canada.com

Canadian Air Force fighter jets poised to launch missions near Russian airspace

Six CF-18 Hornets from 425 Tactical Fighter Squadron take off from Bagotville, Que., on April 29, 2014 to fly to Romania as part of Canada's contribution to NATO?'s reassurance measures in order to promote security and stability in Eastern and Central Europe.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Asia, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Lithuania,

The Globe and Mail

Russia test launch first new space rocket since Soviet era

Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev inspects the test carcass of the new generation Angara rocket, which is under construction, with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin standing nearby, at Plesetsk cosmodrome in Arkhangelsk region February 19, 2014.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Ukraine accuses Russia of abducting female military pilot

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, center, and Minister of Defense Valery Heletey, 2nd right, inspect weapons captured from rebels in Devhenke village, Kharkiv region, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

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CNN

Snowden asks to extend Russia asylum

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden poses with German Green party parliamentarian Hans-Christian Stroebele in Moscow on October 31. Stroebele returned from the meeting with a letter from Snowden to German authorities, which was distributed to the media.

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Russia Taday

a 'iPhone on rails': Badass new Russian streetcars revealed

Russian cities that want to develop their public transit systems will soon have a stellar option to buy.

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Russia Taday

Fair Russia leader advises severing contact with US officials

Russian center-left politician Sergey Mironov has called for the party's MPs in the State Duma to be extremely cautious when dealing with US officials and politicians, or even refrain from any contact.

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