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January 20, 2014, by Jessica Golloher of VOANews

An RFE/RL reporting crew has been arrested in Kyiv as the protests in the Ukrainian capital have escalated into street battles with riot police. A Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty crew […]

Navalny returns to Moscow to run for mayor

July 21, 2013, by Jessica Golloher of VOANews

Anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny is back in Moscow after being freed on bail pending an appeal of his theft conviction. The opposition leader sa ...

Russia tries to keep wrestling in the Olympics

May 29, 2013, by Jessica Golloher of VOANews

Russia says it will ask the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to keep wrestling in the games. This after the IOC announced it would drop the sport ...

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Russian PM Medvedev wants smoking in public places banned

October 17, 2012, by Jessica Golloher of VOANews

Russia has one of the highest smoking rates in the world, with an estimated 40 percent of the country’s adults lighting up. As a result, Russian ...

  • Russian democracy groups face tough times after USAID ouster
    September 20, 2012, by Jessica Golloher of VOANews

    Russia has given the United States Agency for International Development until October 1, 2012 to close its operations and leave the country.  Human rights groups in Russia say the Kremlin order will […]

  • Russian prosecutor calls for jail for musician protestors
    August 8, 2012, by Jessica Golloher of VOANews

    A state prosecutor in Russia called on the judge at the Khamovnichesky (Moscow) District Court to give three young protest musicians in the band Pussy Riot a three-year sentence for […]