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

An independent paper owned by billionaire Russian businessman and Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov — shown here Jan. 11 in New York — is under fire, but the Kremlin says it's not applying pressure on media. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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For Journalists In Russia, 'No One Really Knows What Is Allowed'

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Ukraine-Russian Deal May Free Jailed Pilot

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Employees prepare a convoy of four trucks transporting warm clothes and shoes to refugees in Ukraine, at the initiative of the French Red Cross, on Feb. 26 in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, France. JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ukrainians Who Fled To Russia Find The Welcome Is No Longer Warm

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About 40 percent of Russia's food is imported. As the value of the ruble has declined, prices at grocery stores have risen. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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In Russia, The Oil Price Drop Hits Putin's Base Hard

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Russia Accuses Ukraine Female Military Pilot Of Murder

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As Oil Prices Drop, Azerbaijan Looks For Help From International Loans

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Order 23 of the USSR People's Commissar of Defense, dated March 14, 1944, on transforming Civil Air Fleet 1st Separate Aviation Regiment into Civil Air Fleet 120th Guards Separate Aviation Regiment, bearing the signature of Joseph Stalin. Courtesy of the U.S.Embassy, Moscow, via Flickr hide caption

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U.S. Returns Historical Documents, Stolen From Russia In Chaotic '90s

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Russians Wary Of Top Candidates In U.S. Presidential Election

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A fake anti-smoking ad in Moscow reads: "Smoking kills more people than Obama, although he kills a lot of people. Don't smoke! Don't be like Obama!" Dmitry Gudkov/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Russian Pranksters Feature Obama In Fake Anti-Smoking Ad

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An aerial view of Rostov-on-Don region, where the fertile steppes support some of Russia's best farmland. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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For Russian Farmers, Climate Change Is Nyet So Great

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Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have exchanged compliments. In the words of one Putin adviser, "he more carefully listens to so-called 'silent majority' of the American nation, who don't want conflict with Russia." Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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Who Is Moscow's Favorite Among The U.S. Presidential Candidates?

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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (center) and Maria Alyokhina (left) leave a police station near Sochi on Feb. 18, 2014. They'd been arrested earlier in the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics and walked free after being questioned about an alleged theft from a hotel. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov (poster in top left) is a staunch supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin, but both men have been criticized by human rights groups. Tens of thousands of people took part in a state-sponsored rally in Chechnya's capital Grozny on Jan. 22, with many holding posters of Kadyrov, Putin (right) and Kadyrov's late father, Akhmad Kadyrov (center). Ilia Varlamov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chechnya's Strongman Praises Putin, Threatens 'Traitors'

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Russia Dismisses British Report On Killing Of Former Spy

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Rescue workers help Russian Orthodox believers marking Epiphany by swimming late Monday in a pond in Pushkin, outside St. Petersburg. Thousands of Russian Orthodox Church followers plunged into icy rivers and ponds across the country. Dmitry Lovetsky/AP hide caption

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In Russia, Epiphany Comes With A Shockingly Cold Swim

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