Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (right) meets his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai on Aug. 18 during a summit near Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi. Medvedev hosted the leaders of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan for talks on joint efforts to stabilize the region. Dmitry Astakhov/AP hide caption

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Call To Help NATO In Afghanistan Rattles Russians

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Summit Aims To Protect Tigers From Extinction

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Ukraine's President Blamed For Derailing Democracy

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Attacks On Journalists Spark Concern In Russia

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Russia Proposes Stopping Daylight Saving Time

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Vegetable seller Olesya Vladymyrovna, 55, holds a pumpkin at a market in Lviv, Ukraine. For centuries in the Eastern European nation, a pumpkin meant: "No, I will not marry you." David Greene/NPR hide caption

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Fear The Pumpkin: In Ukraine, It's The Big Kiss-Off

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Insurgents Storm Grozny's Parliament Complex

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Russian councilman Jean Gregoire Sagbo speaks in the administration office in Novozavidovo, a village 60 miles north of Moscow, on July 20. As the first black man elected to public office in Russian history, he has been nicknamed Russia’s Obama, something he’s not too pleased about. Sergey Ponomarev/AP hide caption

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First Black Elected Official Defies Racism In Russia

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A Conversation With The President Of Estonia

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Dallas Officers Charged In Alleged Beating

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Reggie Bush To Forfeit Heisman Trophy

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Putin Vows To Rebuild Homes Destroyed By Wildfires

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Leonid Burmistrov, a researcher at the Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry, stands amid orange "sorbus" or "mountain ash." This fruit and others could be destroyed if the Russian government sells the land in the village of Pavlovsk. David Greene/NPR hide caption

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Researchers Fight To Save Fruits Of Their Labor

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Visitors walk through a room that contains works by early Italian painters at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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St. Petersburg: A Glimpse Of What Russia Is Not

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Russia Not Easy For Tourists, But Worth The Trip

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