Former Soviet Republic's Democratic Transition Questioned

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Migrant workers follow a police officer during a raid by Russian immigration authorities at a construction site in Moscow, in 2012. Karpov Sergei/ITAR-Tass/Landov hide caption

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Migrants Flock To Russia, But Receive A Cool Welcome

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NSA Leaker Snowden Granted One-Year Asylum In Russia

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Anti-gay protesters try to attack a bus with gay activists who are being taken away from a pro-gay-rights rally by police for their own protection in Tblisi, Georgia, on May 17. Thousands of anti-gay protesters, including Orthodox priests, occupied a central street in Georgia's capital. Shakh Aivazov/AP hide caption

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Anti-Gay Riot In Tblisi Tests Balance Between Church, State

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Public Opinion May Give Russia An Edge In Snowden Case

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Snowden's Presence A 'Comfortable' Problem For Russia

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Russia Conducts Record Military Exercises

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Russian Opposition Leader Convicted Amid Controversy

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Russians Protest Sentencing For Anti-Corruption Activist

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Shashlik cooks on a hot grill. Kakheti, the easternmost province in the Republic of Georgia, is known for meats grilled over grapevines, which burn quickly, leaving a heap of finger-sized coals. Nick Grabowski/via Flickr hide caption

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The Secret To Georgian Grilled Meats? Grapevines And Lots Of Wine

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Snowden's Asylum Contingent On Not Leaking More Secrets

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Environmentalists Warn Olympic Games Will Harm Sochi

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Russia Convicts Dead Man Of Tax Evasion In Symbolic Case

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Critics: Trial Of Russian Protesters Threatens Right To Dissent

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Nurse Marina Bogdanova, with Sputnik, gives medications to Sergei Gaptenko, who is close to finishing treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis. Konstantin Salomatin for NPR hide caption

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'Sputnik' Orbits A Russian City, Finding And Healing Tuberculosis

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