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Tom Balmforth

Jubilation, Caution, Concern as Russia Reacts to 'Great American Revolution'

MOSCOW -- As the news of Donald Trump's upset victory in the...

Base Bluster: Doubts Cloud Russian Talk of Far-Flung Military Outposts

MOSCOW -- As ties between Moscow and Washington plunge to new lows...

Investigating Money and Power, Prokhorov's RBC Seen in Firing Line

MOSCOW -- Just a few years ago, Russian media group RBC had...

Russian Officials Fault the West Over Brussels Blasts

MOSCOW -- The death toll was still mounting in the Brussels bombings...

Russia Celebrates Crimea Grab, Critics Denounce 'Climate of Fear'

MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed the seizure of Crimea from...

Memorable Moments in Career of 'The Magician,' Russia's (Former) Election Boss

MOSCOW -- Vladimir Churov, a veteran Russian election official and staunch ally...

Russia Seeks Scapegoats After Nanny Arrested with Child’s Severed Head

MOSCOW -- The horror of a veiled woman in black holding up...

Opposition Calls Kadyrov 'Private Army' Threat to Russia

MOSCOW -- A leaked excerpt from a soon-to-be-released report by the Russian...

As Consumer Debt Rises in Russia, Collectors Get Violent

MOSCOW -- Sergei has watched in horror as Russian television has been...

Fear, Uncertainty in Russia for Turkish Expat Families

MOSCOW -- Turkish nationals in Russia have been grimly exchanging horror stories...

Soviet WWII Legend of Panfilov Guardsmen Debunked as 'Fiction'

MOSCOW -- They were known as Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen -- a legendary...

Fear, Conspiracy, and Loathing as Russians React to FIFA Arrests

MOSCOW -- Before the Kremlin commented on the shocking legal drama unfolding...

Reporter's Notebook: After Years of Work in Russia, an Uzbek Wedding in Tajikistan

KOMOROVO, Tajikistan -- Night was falling across the Ferghana Valley in northern...

Key Allegations of Nemtsov War Report

MOSCOW -- Allies of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov have published an investigative...

Nemtsov's Report on Putin and Ukraine War Finally in Print, with a Little Help from His Friends

MOSCOW -- On the evening of February 25, the Russian opposition politician...

Can Russian Soccer Resolve Its Racism Problem Before 2018 World Cup?

MOSCOW -- Fans displaying neo-Nazi symbols. Racist chants aimed at players from...

Is the Party Over? Sanctions and Economic Slump Expedite Expat Exodus from Russia

MOSCOW – Nash Tavkhelidze has been in the expat party business since...

Russian Dollar-Mortgage Holders Feel Ruble Crunch

MOSCOW -- In March, Yelena Balanovskaya and her husband took out a...

Don't Shout, Don't Push, Eat Blini: Russian Orthodox Church's Manual for Migrants

MOSCOW -- Don't speak too loudly in public. Don't wave your arms and hands...

Russian Media Behemoth Set to Launch Wave of Foreign Bureaus

MOSCOW -- Rossiya Segodnya, Russia's state-run media conglomerate, is reportedly preparing to...

At Russian Business Daily 'Vedomosti,' Gloom Over New Media Legislation

MOSCOW -- It looked business as usual in the newsroom of the Russian...

Labor Migrants Get Sneak Preview of Russian History Test

MOSCOW -- Foreign migrant workers in Russia who will soon be required...

Russian Lawmakers Draft Bill On 'Aggressor Countries'

Russian lawmakers have reportedly drafted amendments that would brand states that impose...

What The Russian Papers Are Saying About Flight MH17

MOSCOW -- Despite mounting evidence that Moscow-backed rebels are responsible for shooting...

Nervous Kyiv Authorities Post Civil Defense Notices -- And Then Take Them Down

KYIV -- Upon hearing a long, protracted siren, all citizens at home...

Out Of Ukrainian Protests, A New Media Outlet Is Born

KYIV -- A wave of panic gripped protesters as rumors spread that...

Critics Call New Russian Counterterror Law A Return To 'Collective Justice'

Critics say a new law designed to quell the insurgency in Russia's...

Nationalist Riots In Moscow Send Fear Through Muslim Migrant Communities

Moscow's migrant workers have seen this story before and they believe they...

Arrests As Navalny Conviction Ignites Russian Protests

MOSCOW -- Russian riot police and Interior Ministry troops have detained dozens...

Russia's Top Social Network Under Fire

When VKontakte.ru briefly appeared on a government blacklist of banned websites last...

Putin's Unlikeliest Supporters: Tajik Migrant Workers

MOSCOW -- From police harassment to labor exploitation to skinhead attacks, Karomat...

Russia: Kremlin Eyeing Egypt Events with Caution

Moscow is remaining conspicuously silent on the Egyptian crisis as the Kremlin...