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People Are Not Their Politics: As I Visited Russia, I Found We Have More in Common Than We Think

Current events have thrust two of the world’s superpowers into a period of mistrust, political animosity, and paranoia, with every new revelation leading to...

Tribute to the Russian Who Once Single-handedly Averted a Global Nuclear War (1939–2017)

The Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov who single-handedly averted a worldwide nuclear war when he chose to believe his intuition instead of the computer...

Once Extinct in Japan, Stork Population Soars to 100 After Gift From Russia

Once wiped out in Japan, this species of stork is slowly – but surely – returning to the skies, thanks to regional conservation biologists. Officials...

Russian Scientists Have Successfully Slowed Down the Aging Process

A group of Russian and Swedish scientists have just published a breakthrough paper, explaining how they successfully slowed down the aging process in a...

Russian Teen Born Without Fingers Now a Celebrated Piano Player Anyway (Video)

If you felt too lazy to take out the trash this morning or do your taxes on time, check out this Russian prodigy and see what determination can do.

Man Inspired By Chance Meeting With Disabled Russian Athelete

My name is Philippe, and I’m from France. I am a mechanical engineer by background and worked in the car industry for 12 years....

Russian Suicide Rates Finally Down to Levels of a Half Century Ago

After 14 straight years of declines, the number of suicides in Russia has now fallen to its lowest point in more than half a...

Homestead Act for Russian Far East – Putin Supports Free Land Handout

The Russian president has approved the idea of offering large land plots for free to anyone who resettles to the Russian Far East to...

Cute Russian 5-yr-olds Escape From Kindergarten To Buy A Sports Car

You’re never too young to appreciate a well-designed sports car. A pair of five-year-olds in Russia recently made a mad dash for freedom after digging...

US/Russian Balloon Pilots Make History Crossing the Pacific

An Albuquerque balloonist and his Russian partner are now in the history books. The pilots of a helium balloon named Two Eagles completed their crossing...

Hero Cat Jumps in Box to Keep Abandoned Russian Baby Warm

  A homeless cat named Masha has become a neighborhood hero after she kept warm a baby boy who was dropped off in an apartment...
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Sportsmanship Alive and Well at Olympics – Canada Coach Lends Ski to Russian

In true Olympic spirit, Canada’s head cross-country ski coach Justin Wadsworth rushed to help a Russian skier after the athlete crashed in the semi-final...
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The Idea That Turned Russian Warheads Into American Electricity

Last month the final shipment of uranium from Russia arrived in the United States marking the end of a program that turned the fuel...
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First Persian Leopard Cubs Born in Russia for 50 Years

For the first time in 50 years two Persian leopard cubs have been born in a Russian national park in a major effort to...
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Russian Billionaire Gives Away $3 Mil Bonus to Staff

In his fourth year as CEO for the Rusal Aluminum company, rather than accepting a bonus for himself, Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska will use...
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Crime and Punishment: Juvenile Offenders Study Russian Literature

Something strange is happening at Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center. Residents are so eager to get into a Russian literature class led by the University...
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Russian People Caught on Dash Cams Doing Good Deeds (WATCH)

Russians - like people everywhere - are good, often helping strangers without any notice. Russian vehicles are required to have dashboard cameras due to...
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Dog Nurses Two Endangered Tiger Cubs in Russia

Two Siberian tiger cubs abandoned in Russia by their mother have found an unusual wet nurse — a wrinkled, sand-colored Shar Pei dog named...
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German’s Son Returns Stolen Treasures to Russia from WWII

Treasures stolen from a Russian museum during WWII have found their way back home. Two crates with hundreds of rare exhibits stolen in 1941...

Number of Happy Russians Breaks Record

The number of happy Russians rose to a record 82 percent in April, eclipsing the previous high of 77 percent recorded in March 2008,...