Corey Flintoff Corey 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. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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Protesters In Moscow Demand Explanation For Health Care Cuts

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Experts Recover More Remains From MH17 Debris Site

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For Russian Kids, A Disability Often Means Life In An Orphanage

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Ukraine Separatists Claim Victory In Defiant Election

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Donetsk Rebels Hold Controversial Government Elections

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Militants Push Ahead With Vote, Despite Fighting In Eastern Ukraine

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Oligarchs Still Hold Sway In Ukraine Elections

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Russia Moves To Protect Its 'Information Sovereignty'

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Thousands March In Russia To Protest Involvement In Ukraine

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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. Porter Gifford/Corbis hide caption

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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. AP hide caption

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Estonia 'Spy' Dispute Could Be Russia Making Anti-NATO Mischief

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Moscow's Food Import Ban Means Higher Prices For Russians

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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. Dmitry Serebryakov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Russia Reports Troop Deaths In Ukraine, But Calls Them 'Volunteers'

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Baltic States Battle Russian Media Blitz

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Ukrainian Strife Takes A Turn Toward Peace, In A Confusing Way

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