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06/09/2013

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News of Putins' Divorce Met With Shrugs

Ordinary Russians reacted with a mix of compassion, skepticism and indifference to Thursday's announcement that President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila would divorce after 29 years of marriage, the first time a Russian leader has dissolved his marriage in over three centuries.

Russia Beefs Up Arms in Face of New Threats

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin calls Russia a "magnet for predatory aspirations" due to its  abundant natural resources.

Russia's Syria Diplomacy Is a Game of Smoke and Mirrors

Reuters
Russia has been criticized for shielding Assad's regime, but experts say it's more about a power play with the West than anything else.

NGO Seeks Inquiry Into Kudankulam Plant

Although the plant, which is being built by Rosatom, is finished, it has missed about twenty commissioning deadlines in the past year.

U.S. Athlete at Center of Putin Booing Scandal Backs Bolotnaya Suspect (Video)

U.S. mixed martial artist and anarchist activist Jeff Monson, who participated in a fight at which then-Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was apparently booed in 2011, has voiced support for Alexei Gaskarov, a suspect in the Bolotnoye case.

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