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Operation Smile-Russia Conducts First Mission in Chechnya

Operation Smile in Russia organized its first medical mission to the Republic of Chechnya in September. A team of medical professionals representing six countries...
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Russian Troops Start Dismantling Their Posts in Georgia

Russian troops began dismantling positions Sunday in the so-called security zones inside Georgia they have occupied since August's brief but intense war, a Georgian...

Siberian Villages Witness Russian Healthcare Revival

A healthcare revolution is sweeping Russia. Both Russia's federal and regional governments -- enriched by energy and commodity exports over the last decade --...

Russian President Against Press Restriction

The new leader of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, may not be choosing the Putin pathway that leads to restrictions on the press. This week the...

Russia Closes Down Plutonium Reactor

"Russia has shut down a weapons-grade plutonium reactor as part of a deal with the United States to reduce the risk that loose nukes...
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New National Park for Russian Tigers

Endangered northern Amur (Siberian) tigers have received a boost to their protection through the creation of a new national park in the Russian Far...

Orphans in Remote Russia Cheered by Moscow Deliveries

"Children pour out of orphanage No. 72, laughing and waving, and hurry to help unload the cars, stacked with boxes of toys, sports equipment,...
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From Russia with Love: Orphan Sisters are Reunited

Two teenage sisters who had been pulled from an abusive home in Russia were united with their two younger sisters who'd already been adopted...

Russia Forgives Debt of Developing Nations

(June 9) Russia said Friday it plans to write off about $700 million in debt owed by the poorest countries - a move...

Good News in History Sept. 20

500 years ago today, the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan set sail on the Atlantic from Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain—an expedition that circumnavigated the globe...

Good News in History September 17

70 years ago today, Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner first debuted in a Merrie Melodies cartoon called Fast and Furry-ous. The duo...

Watch Driver Run into the Street So He Can Save Kitten From Moving Car Just in the Nick of Time

This kitten still has all of its nine lives thanks to an attentive Russian man who ran into the road in order to save it from a moving car.

Good News in History, September 9

180 years ago today, the superstar British scientist Sir John Herschel, who first used the word ‘photography’, took the first photograph on a glass...

Good News in History, September 8

Happy Birthday to the singer-songwriter Pink, who turns 40 years old today. Before fame, she dreamed of being an Olympic athlete from Pennsylvania, but...

Good News in History, September 6

Happy 52nd Birthday to Macy Gray, the raspy-voiced R&B singer known for her international hit single I Try, released 20 years ago this month....

As Wildfires Increase Across The Globe, U.S. Firefighters Will Be Prepared Thanks to $3 Billion in Funding

Reprinted with permission from World At Large, a news website of nature, science, health, politics, and travel. Last month was the hottest July on record,...

Good News in History, September 3

80 years ago today, the King’s Speech of George VI was broadcast to the people of Britain upon that country’s Declaration of War against...

Good News in History September 2

Happy Labor Day! Today marks the 125th Labor Day, celebrated annually as a federal public holiday in the United States. On the first Monday...

Good News in History, August 26

230 years ago today, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen was approved in France by the Constituent Assembly as...

Good News in History, August 21

75 years ago today, in the wake of World War II, leaders from Russia, the U.K. and U.S. gathered at the Dumbarton Oaks mansion...