Corey FlintoffCorey Flintoff is NPR's international correspondent based in Moscow, Russia.
At least 5,000 Russians marched on a frosty Sunday afternoon in Moscow to protest plans to lay off thousands of doctors and close hospitals against the backdrop of a flagging economy.
Technically, it's against the law for Russian restaurants to buy top-notch Italiano Parmigiano-Reggiano. But that's nothing a little creative labeling can't get around.
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves (left), with intelligence officer Eston Kohver in 2010. Kohver was arrested by Russian police on spying charges, but Estonian officials called it an illegal kidnapping.
Mothers and wives of Russian paratroopers captured in Ukraine wait for information outside their base in Kostroma, Russia. Russia's military has been challenged to explain an upsurge in dead and missing soldiers from its elite units.
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