Moscow's Fyodor Dostoevsky Library was renovated in 2013 and now sees some 500 visitors a day, up from just a dozen or so per day in earlier years. The library hosts language clubs, readings, lectures and concerts.
Paul Manafort arrives for a hearing at U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., on June 15. A new court filing says Manafort is suspected of having shared polling data with a business associate who has links to the Russian intelligence service.
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Bartholomew I signs the Tomos of Autocephaly, marking the formal independence of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church at the Patriarchal Church of St. George in Istanbul.
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Paul Whelan is being held in Moscow's Lefortovo prison, where he faces allegations of espionage. Family members insist that he is innocent — and was in Russia only to attend a wedding.
Russian Emergencies Ministry crews have been removing rubble at the site of a partially collapsed apartment block in Magnitogorsk, Russia, hoping to find any survivors in subzero temperatures.
Russia has granted U.S. consular officials access to Paul Whelan, a U.S. citizen detained in Russia on suspicion of spying. Whelan appears here in a photo provided by the Whelan family.
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko attends a synod of three Ukrainian Orthodox churches to elect leadership of a new unified church in the St. Sophia Cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine.