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A Kremlin-loyal business group has suggested discount loans to build hotels and tax exemptions to boost tourism on the peninsula

Senior officials and their relatives in the North Caucasus republic of Chechnya are being held and tortured in secret prisons in the region, according to Novaya Gazeta

During his visit to Riyadh, Putin was treated to an ear-piercing rendition of the Russian national anthem. (In return, the Saudi king received a falcon who promptly defecated on the carpet)

What causes Russians the most anxiety? This quarter, it's police violence and radiation

#OpEd Erdogan and Putin are shredding the myth that countries no longer tear other countries apart, writes @Bershidsky 

When pro-Kremlin reporters meet an abandoned U.S. base in Syria...

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Journalist Nikolay Andruschenko died today after a brutal beating last month. He reported on the gov’t’s mob ties.

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An aurora of polar bears descend upon Russia’s remote Arctic archipelago of Novaya Zemlya

There is a Russian deep-sea fisher who tweets photographs of his most terrifying catches. Meet .

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A Russian court has banned an image suggesting Putin is gay & sentenced the culprit to compulsory psychiatric care.

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Young journalist Margarita Virova dies at age 25 after falling from an apartment window

Dagestan cancels South Korean boy band concert movie over warnings against “Korean homosexuals”

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Seraphim of Sarov was born on this day in 1754. In 1903, the Russian Orthodox Church declared him a saint.

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Meanwhile in Russia, Burger King apologizes for short-lived promo offering lifetime of free Whoppers to women impregnated by #WorldCup  stars

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At least five nuclear experts were killed in Russia's mysterious rocket explosion. Here's what we know so far

Huge swathes of Russia have been engulfed in wildfires over the past month. Firefighters have been unable to stop the advance, while locals have launched a petition calling on authorities to help. Watch here:

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