Corey Flintoff Corey Flintoff is NPR's international correspondent based in Moscow, Russia.

Mastermind In Russian Opposition Leader's Death Still At Large, Prosecutors Say

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2 Willful Leaders Heighten Tensions Between Russia, Turkey

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The Rev. Vsevolod Chaplin, shown here in 2012, was dismissed with little explanation. The high-ranking religious conservative was known for making controversial statements about politics and public morals. Ivan Sekretarev/AP hide caption

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The two sides of a new 100-ruble banknote depict a memorial to sunken ships in the port of Sevastopol, the site of Russia's naval base, and the Swallow's Nest, a mock castle on a clifftop near Yalta. Press-service of the Russian central bank/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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During a Dec. 5 protest against new highway fees in Moscow, a Russian Communist Party supporter stood in front of a banner with portraits of wealthy businessmen including billionaire Arkady Rotenberg, far left. Rotenberg's son, Igor Rotenberg, controls the business operating the new road fee system. Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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In A Rare Protest, Russian Truckers Rally Against Putin's Highway Tax

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Czar Nicholas II is shown with his family in the 1910s. All were executed shortly after the 1917 Russian Revolution. Remains of the czar, his wife, Alexandra (top right) and their children — Olga (from left), Maria, Anastasia, Alexei and Tatiana — have all been identified. Now the Russian Orthodox Church has ordered new DNA tests to confirm the identities of Maria and Alexei. Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Will DNA Tests Finally Settle Controversy Surrounding Russia's Last Czars?

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When Russia began its bombing campaign in Syria, Russian officials said it would be a short-term air operation. Since then, things have gotten messier. In his state of the nation speech Thursday, President Putin reminded Russians that it took nearly a decade to crush terrorists who staged attacks around Russia in the 1990s. He cast the fight in Syria in similar terms. Ivan Sekretarev/AP hide caption

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With Few Signs Of Progress, Russia's Putin Warns Of Long Fight In Syria

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Russia Changes Its Military Posture In Syria

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Russia's Mariya Savinova won gold in the 800-meter final at the 2012 Olympics in London. A new report ruled that she should never should have competed because her drug test profile showed she was doping. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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Doping Scandal Jeopardizes Olympic Dreams Of Russian Athletes

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Between France And Russia, Presidents Seek Common Ground In Syria

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Hollande To Ask Putin To Join Grand Coalition Against ISIS

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Turkey Insists Russian Jet Was In Its Airspace When It Was Shot Down

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Turkish Forces Shoot Down Russian Fighter Jet For Violating Its Airspace

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