Russia

Country Russia
Capital Moscow
Continent Asia
Currency Russian ruble(RUB)
Languages Russian

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Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynasty continued this policy of expansion across Siberia to the Pacific. Under PETER I (ruled 1682-1725), hegemony was extended to the Baltic Sea and the country was renamed the Russian Empire. During the 19th century, more territorial acquisitions were made in Europe and Asia. Defeat in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05 contributed to the Revolution of 1905, which resulted in the formation of a parliament and other reforms. Repeated devastating defeats of the Russian army in World War I led to widespread rioting in the major cities of the Russian Empire and to the overthrow in 1917 of the imperial household. The Communists under Vladimir LENIN seized power soon after and formed the USSR. The brutal rule of Iosif STALIN (1928-53) strengthened Communist rule and Russian dominance of the Soviet Union at a cost of tens of millions of lives. The Soviet economy and society stagnated in the following decades until General Secretary Mikhail GORBACHEV (1985-91) introduced glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring) in an attempt to modernize Communism, but his initiatives inadvertently released forces that by December 1991 splintered the USSR into Russia and 14 other independent republics. Since then, Russia has shifted its post-Soviet democratic ambitions in favor of a centralized semi-authoritarian state whose legitimacy is buttressed, in part, by carefully managed national elections, former President PUTIN's genuine popularity, and the prudent management of Russia's windfall energy wealth. Russia has severely disabled a Chechen rebel movement, although violence still occurs throughout the North Caucasus.

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Why The Russia Investigation Matters And Why You Should Care - NPR

NPR

Why The Russia Investigation Matters And Why You Should Care
NPR
That's why a question asked at Tuesday's House hearing about the Russia investigation with former Obama CIA Director John Brennan caught our attention: "Please tell my constituents, my neighbors, why they should care — and not just in Washington, D.C ...
Poll: Voters back Russia special prosecutorPolitico
There Remains No Evidence Of Trump-Russia CollusionForbes
No evidence of Trump-Russia collusionThe Courier
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Obama's CIA chief just offered a Trump-Russia quote for the ages - Vox

Vox

Obama's CIA chief just offered a Trump-Russia quote for the ages
Vox
Testifying in front of the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday, Brennan said that Russia “brazenly interfered” in the 2016 elections and had been in active contact with members of the Trump campaign. Brennan was careful to avoid explicitly saying that ...
Ex-CIA Chief Reveals Mounting Concern Over Trump Campaign and RussiaNew York Times
Russia was warned against US election meddling: ex-CIA headThe Globe and Mail
Former CIA Chief Brennan Says Russians Were in Contact With Trump Campaign AssociatesWall Street Journal (subscription)
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Trump to Retain Private Attorney Marc Kasowitz in Russia Investigation - CNBC

CNBC

Trump to Retain Private Attorney Marc Kasowitz in Russia Investigation
CNBC
President Donald Trump is expected to retain Marc Kasowitz as private attorney on matters related to the Russia investigation, sources familiar with the decision told NBC News Tuesday. Kasowitz has represented Trump in the past. Fox Business and ABC ...
Trump Russia inquiry: Lawyer 'chosen' by presidentBBC News
White House gears up for prolonged Russia fightCNN
Trump retains outside lawyer Marc Kasowitz to help with Russia investigationsWashington Post
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Pressure mounts as Senate subpoenas Flynn again over Trump-Russia inquiry - The Guardian

The Guardian

Pressure mounts as Senate subpoenas Flynn again over Trump-Russia inquiry
The Guardian
Congressional investigators on Tuesday issued a fresh warning to Michael Flynn to turn over documents pertaining to the investigation of Russian interference in the US election, escalating pressure on Donald Trump's former national security adviser to ...
The Photo That May Help Unlock the Trump-Russia ScandalMother Jones
Senate intel panel subpoenas two Flynn businesses in Russia probeFox News
Ex-national security adviser 'lied' on security clearanceBBC News
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Today in Conservative Media: Whatever Happened to Russian Collusion? - Slate Magazine (blog)

Slate Magazine (blog)

Today in Conservative Media: Whatever Happened to Russian Collusion?
Slate Magazine (blog)
Breitbart's Joel Pollak found different ammunition against the Russia collusion narrative: former CIA director John Brennan's testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, during which he said he did not know whether Russians colluded with the ...

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Dog crashes live news broadcast in Russia - Newshub

Newshub

Dog crashes live news broadcast in Russia
Newshub
A black Labrador has become an internet sensation after crashing a live news broadcast in Russia. The presenter, identified only as Linarte, was live on air last week for MTRK World News when the canine casually walked into the studio. The presenter ...
Dog becomes viral sensation after interrupting live news broadcastNEWS.com.au

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China and Russia are coming for Boeing and Airbus - CNNMoney

CNNMoney

China and Russia are coming for Boeing and Airbus
CNNMoney
comac china russia c929 airplane 1 A model of the new Sinao-Russian airliner on display. There aren't many details yet about what China and Russia are planning, but their new jet would carry about 280 passengers in three classes and fly roughly 6,500 ...

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Duterte cuts short trip to Russia after declaring martial law in southern Philippines - The Guardian

The Guardian

Duterte cuts short trip to Russia after declaring martial law in southern Philippines
The Guardian
Duterte was at the beginning of a five-day trip to Russia and was due to meet his “favourite hero”, President Vladimir Putin, on Thursday. The visit was part of an attempt to reorient his country's geopolitical alliance further away from the US and ...

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Ex-CIA Chief: 'Interactions' Between Trump Campaign, Russia - NBCNews.com

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Ex-CIA Chief: 'Interactions' Between Trump Campaign, Russia
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Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats on Tuesday refused to address — but did not deny — reports that President Donald Trump asked him to push back against allegations the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, while a former CIA chief testified ...

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McCain: Trump-Russia allegations like a 'lousy movie' - The Hill

The Hill

McCain: Trump-Russia allegations like a 'lousy movie'
The Hill
says reports that President Trump asked top intelligence officials to publicly deny evidence of collusion between Russia and his 2016 campaign are “troubling.” During an interview with CNN's Dana Bash on Tuesday, McCain compared the allegations to the ...

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