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

Civilians In Eastern Ukraine Flee As Fighting Intensifies

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Civilians In Debaltsevo Flee Russian-Backed Separatists

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A woman sits inside a bomb shelter in Donetsk on Wednesday. Some local residents have lived in bomb shelters and basements for more than a month, looking for cover from artillery strikes. Alexander Ermochenko/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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Amid Fighting In Donetsk, On Edge And Seeking Safety Underground

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Fighting Intensifies In Eastern Ukraine

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Written during the Soviet era, Mikhail Bulgakov's classic novel, The Master and Margarita, continues to resonate in today's Russia. Sovfoto/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Bulgakov's 'Master' Still Strikes A Chord In Today's Russia

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Ukrainian military officer Nadezhda Savchenko speaks to journalists shortly after her capture in Luhansk, Ukraine, on June 19, 2014. She was apparently captured by pro-Russian insurgents during fighting in eastern Ukraine. But she is being held in Russia, which claims she was arrested in that country. Ukrainian officials say the separatists handed her over to Russia. Igor Golovniov/AP hide caption

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Russian Media Condemn Paris Attacks — But Question Who Was Behind Them

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Uzbek President Islam Karimov looks on as Russian President Vladimir Putin, unseen, speaks to the media after talks in Moscow in April 2013. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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Courted By The U.S. And Russia, Uzbekistan Ignores Critics

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Igor Girkin, a Russian citizen who headed the pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine last year, walks with his bodyguards in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk in July. Alexander Khudoteply/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Russian Who Claims Credit For Fanning The Flames In Ukraine

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Putin Critics Say Navalny Jail Sentences Meant To Crush Opposition

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Russian Court Suspends Opposition Leader's Prison Sentence

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For Russia's President, A Year Of Costly Triumphs

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Marine Le Pen (center), leader of France's far-right National Front party, has visited Russia on several occasions, and a Russian bank recently lent her party $11 million. Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Europe's Far Right And Putin Get Cozy, With Benefits For Both

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Lower Oil Prices Drain Value Of Russians' Money

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Putin Remains Defiant On Crimea, Ukraine At Annual Press Conference

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