One of the participants of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch relay runs near the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, on Oct. 8. Controversies surrounding costs, security and gay rights swirl around the games, to be held in the Russian Black Sea resort city. Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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100 Days To The Sochi Olympics: Some Key Things To Know

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Ukrainians sing and dance in a subway in downtown Kiev in 2009. It has been a tradition for 20 years. Efrem Lukatsky/AP hide caption

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'Just For Fun,' Lively Song And Dance In Kiev Metro Station

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The Chinese border town of Suifenhe is a port of entry for almost all of the hardwood coming from the Russian Far East. Russia is the world's largest exporter of timber, but illegal logging is a growing problem. Courtesty of EIA hide caption

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In Russia's Vast Far East, Timber Thieves Thrive

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Moscow Suburb Riot Shows Russia's Tense Ties With Migrants

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Ethnic Divisions In Russia Grow Sharper

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Russia Charges Greenpeace Activists With Piracy

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Forum Discusses Arctic Oil And Gas Searches

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on Syria to turn over its chemical weapons to avoid a strike by the U.S. Michael Klimentyev/Ria Novosti/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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What's Driving Russia's Tactical Change On Syria?

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Russia Proposes Solution To Syria's Chemical Weapons

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Loser In Moscow Mayoral Election The One That's Made News

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G-20 Fears An End To Fed's Quantitative Easing

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Obama Meets With Human Rights Activists In Russia

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Campaign For Moscow Mayor Could Change City's Politics

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