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

Kazakhstan Promises 'Real Winter Wonderland' In Bid To Host 2022 Games

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Popular Russian Balladeer Sang About Ordinary Life In The USSR

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Russia has strict rules on dispensing painkillers. Family members say some cancer patients killed themselves because they could not obtain the medicine and the pain was too great. Andy Baker/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Tough Painkiller Rules Push Some Russian Cancer Patients To Suicide

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Police search the area near a destroyed billboard reading "Crimea is Ukraine!" following an explosion in Odessa on June 12. Alexey Kravtsov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Who's Behind A String Of Bombings In Ukraine's Black Sea 'Pearl'?

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Ukraine's Double Woes: War And Runaway Inflation

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Ukrainian national guardsmen practice protecting and recovering wounded comrades as American military trainers watch. Corey Flintoff/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Army Begins Training Ukrainian Soldiers

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Mikheil Saakashvili (center) is the former president of Georgia, which waged a brief war with Russia in 2008. Last month, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (left) named Saakashvili the governor of Odessa, the port city in Ukraine, a country waging its own battle with Russia. The two are shown in Odessa on May 30. Mykola Lazarenko/Presidential Press Service Pool/AP hide caption

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A Thorn For Russia, Georgia's Ex-President Pops Up In Ukraine

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Drop In Demand Leads To Layoffs In Russia's Auto Market

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Visitors check out the Soviet-era metro cars exhibited at the Partizanskaya subway station in Moscow, as part of festivities marking the subway system's 80th anniversary. Pavel Golovkin/AP hide caption

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Glory Of Moscow's 80-Year-Old Subway Tainted By Stalin Connections

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Fighting In Eastern Ukraine Appears To Be Heating Up Again

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Chechen Leader Is A Hero Or A Villain Depending On The Movie

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Ice Cold U.S., Russia Relations Put Strain On Nuclear Agreements

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Nemtsov Report Alleges Russian Military Forces Fought In Ukraine

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Russia Marks WWII Victory Day With Biggest Parade Since Soviet Era

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Russian military personnel march in Moscow's Red Square during a rehearsal Thursday for the Victory Day military parade that will take place Saturday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. Ivan Sekretarev/AP hide caption

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At Russia's Huge WWII Remembrance, An Absence Of Western Leaders

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