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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Russian Minority Struggles In Post-Soviet Estonia

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Estonia, which joined the European Union in 2004, will adopt the euro as its currency in January 2011. Matthias Rietschel/AP hide caption

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Trouble For The Euro? Not In Estonia

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A Dark View Of Dostoevsky On The Moscow Subway

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Police officers carry a detained opposition activist during a banned anti-Kremlin protest in Moscow on May 31. Opposition leaders say the new law, championed by the majority United Russia party led by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, could be used to pressure activists into not organizing such protests. Ivan Sekretarev/AP hide caption

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New Law Would Restore KGB-Era Powers In Russia

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U.S.-Russia Carry Out Largest Spy Swap In Decades

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Russian's Release Would End Controversial Spy Case

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Former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky (center) speaks to his lawyer from behind a glass wall in court. Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man, was sentenced in 2005 to nine years in prison. Now, he faces new charges. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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Behind Bars, Russian Tycoon Makes Bid For Freedom

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An ethnic Uzbek mother and son wait at the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border outside the village of Suratash, Kyrgyzstan, on June 14. Uzbek and Kyrgyz alike are trying to make sense of ethnic violence that took place last month. Oxana Onipko/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trust, And Answers, Elusive In Post-Riot Kyrgyzstan

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This undated image from the Russian social networking website Odnoklassniki, or Classmates, shows a woman whom journalists have identified as Anna Chapman. Besides being accused of espionage, Chapman has become an Internet sensation. AP hide caption

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Russians Slough Off U.S. Allegations Of Spying

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Despite Violence, Kyrgyzstan Approves Constitution

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Kyrgyz Vote On Constitution May Be Delayed

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Ethnic Uzbek women from Kyrgyzstan plead for help at a refugee camp in Nariman on the border with Uzbekistan. Tens of thousands of minority Uzbeks have fled their homes in the wake of ethnic violence last week in southern Kyrgyzstan. Oxana Onipko/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Uzbeks In Limbo As Misery Grows In Kyrgyzstan

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