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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,...
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Russian Billionaire Launches Project to Create a Better World

Russia’s richest woman, Elena Baturina, is investing $100 million in a new “creative think-tank” devoted to improving the world. Dubbed Be Open, its noble aim...
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Russia Takes Big Step to Save Rarest Big Cats

The Amur leopard was thrown a lifeline yesterday with the establishment of a new national park in Russia, announced by the World Wildlife Fund,...
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Russia Bans Endangered Polar Bear Hunt This Year

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, a longtime defender of large endangered animals announced that Russia has banned the hunting of polar bears this year, even...
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US Rescue Teams Arrive in Japan as Russian, Chinese and Other Teams Deploy

Nearly 150 of America’s premier search-and-rescue specialists arrived today in Japan en route to a coastal fishing village devastated by Friday’s earthquake. The personnel...
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Russian Spam Site Shuts Down, Dramatically Decreasing Spam Worldwide

You may not have noticed, but since late last month, the world supply of Viagra ads and other e-mail spam has dropped by an...
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First Generation Not Ravaged by War in Russia, China, Japan, Europe

Something to think about, from a Letter to the Editor in the Daily Record... Since the end of World War II 65 years ago,...
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Russia and China Vow to Protect Siberian Tigers

China and Russia have agreed to set up the first cross-border protection zone for rare Siberian tigers. Only about 500 of the big cats...
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Russia to Create National Parks and Reserves Nearly Size of Switzerland

Polar bears, walruses, sea otters, and other endangered species are all set to benefit from a Russian decision to boost its national protected...
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China To Recycle Waste From Russia, North Korea

China will build a huge center to recycle wastes from Russia and North Korea, in a city that borders the two countries, local authorities...
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Russian PM Putin Orders Arctic Cleanup

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has ordered that a million abandoned barrels of Soviet-era fuel be removed from the Arctic because they are...
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Adopted Russian Orphan Raises $60,000 to Build Playground Back Home

Alex Griffith, 16, was adopted as a baby from a Krasnoyarsk, Russia, hospital. Now, he's raised more than $60,000 to design and build a...
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New US-Russia Arms Treaty Cuts Nukes by a Third

A new arms control agreement between the United States and Russia was reached yesterday that would reduce the number of nuclear weapons deployed by...
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Russia Launches Program to Save Tigers Worldwide

Vladimir Putin has made headlines by championing the endangered Siberian tiger — posing with a cuddly cub and placing a tracking collar on...
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New Russian Arctic Park to Protect Key Polar Bear Habitat

Russia will create a new 3.7 million acre park in the Arctic, a central area for the Barents and Kara Sea polar bear...
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Putin: Russia will Abandon Nukes if Others do

The Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says the country could get rid of its nuclear weapons if other nuclear powers are ready to...
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Russians Ring in ‘Bell Week’ From Towers Throughout the Land (Video)

It's 'Bell Week' in Russia which means that churches throughout the land will put on bell-ringing concerts. Trained bell-ringers use their hands to...
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Russian Kids Get Better With Pets (Video)

While animal therapy is nothing new and has been used for decades throughout the world to treat disabilities, in Russia it's still relatively rare....

Russia ‘Halts Missile Deployment’

Russia's military has announced it will halt its plans to deploy short-range missiles in its Baltic enclave Kaliningrad, bordering Poland. A Russian military official...