Lucian Kim Lucian Kim is NPR's international correspondent based in Moscow. He has been reporting on Europe and the former Soviet Union for the past two decades.
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Friday

Alexei Navalny is seen in 2012 behind the bars in a police van after he was detained during protests in Moscow a day after Vladimir Putin's inauguration. Sergey Ponomarev/AP hide caption

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Alexei Navalny, Russian politician who opposed Putin to the end, has died in prison

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Friday

Vova and Kolya, two Moscow boys on summer vacation, play at their family's country home. In the Russian imagination, the dacha occupies a near-mythical place, and Russians of all generations fondly recall childhood summers at the family dacha. Anastasia Shpilko for NPR hide caption

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The Dacha Is Russia's Summer Cure For Urban Life

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Saturday

A self-portrait of Darya Apakhonchich, with the writing on her face and a figure of a woman saying: "Not only a body but a person, person, person, person, person." She made the photo in support of Russian artist and LGBTQ activist Yulia Tsvetkova, who faces criminal charges for spreading pornography through her art. Darya Apakhonchich hide caption

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Russia's 'Foreign Agent' Law Targets Journalists, Activists, Even Ordinary Citizens

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Thursday

Kerry gets interviewed by NPR's Lucian Kim on Wednesday at Spaso House, the official Moscow residence of the U.S. ambassador to Russia. Stefan Mizha/U.S. Embassy Moscow Press Office hide caption

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Wednesday

U.S. Envoy John Kerry Discusses Climate Change With Russian Officials In Moscow

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Friday

Russian Cyberattacks Present Serious Threat To U.S.

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Wednesday

The British Royal Navy destroyer HMS Defender in the port of Odessa, Ukraine, on Tuesday. Russia said it fired warning shots at the warship Wednesday when it entered territorial waters off Crimea. Konstantin Sazonchik/Konstantin Sazonchik/TASS hide caption

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The Biden-Putin Summit Is Over. Both Sides Say It Was Positive

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Wednesday

"I Did What I Came To Do": President Biden Meets With Russia's Vladimir Putin

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What Biden And Putin's Meeting Could Mean For U.S.-Russia Relations

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Tuesday

People with old Belarusian national flags shout during an opposition rally in August in Minsk, Belarus. Sergei Grits/AP hide caption

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5 Views From Belarus On The Country's Political Crisis

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Monday

In this 2011 photo, Joe Biden, then vice president, shakes hands with Vladimir Putin, then Russia's prime minister, in Moscow. President Biden will hold a summit with Putin this week in Geneva, a face-to-face meeting between the two leaders that comes amid escalating tensions between the U.S. and Russia. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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Friday

Russia And U.S. Seek Stability At First Post-Trump Summit

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Monday

Protesters hold images of Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus opposition activist Roman Protasevich and Protasevich's partner Sofia Sapega during a demonstration of Belarusians living in Poland and Poles supporting them in front of European Commission office in Warsaw on Monday. Wojtek Radwanski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Why Belarus Went To Such Lengths To Arrest Journalist Roman Protasevich

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Ryanair Flight Carrying An Opposition Journalist Is Forced To Land In Belarus

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Sunday

Belarus Intercepts Flight Carrying Opposition Activist

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Saturday

Journalist Masha Borzunova during a taping of the show Fake News in TV Rain's Moscow studios. Lucian Kim/NPR hide caption

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Russian Show 'Fake News' Wages Lone Battle Against The Kremlin's TV Propaganda

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Tuesday

Relatives of students who attend a school in the Russian city of Kazan, where a gunman opened fire on Tuesday, killing several students and at least one teacher and injuring more than 20 others. Yegor Aleyev/TASS via Getty Images hide caption

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Thursday

Despite Hundreds Of Daily COVID-19 Deaths In Russia, Moscow Streets Are Bustling

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Tuesday

Russian TV Show 'Fake News' Deconstructs Kremlin's Disinformation

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Friday

Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Is Ending His Hunger Strike

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