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  • **FILE** Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (right) speaks Feb. 8, 2012, with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill during his meeting with Russia's religious leaders in the St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow. (Associated Press/RIA-Novosti, Yana Lapikova, Government Press Service)

    In Putin's Russia, little separation between church and state

    The Russian Orthodox Church is enjoying its newfound prestige with the Russian government. But the church's closeness to the government has also made it a target of criticism and protest.


  • Russian Wikipedia shuts down site to protest bill

    Wikipedia on Tuesday shut down its Russian-language site for 24 hours to protest a bill that would give the Russian government sweeping powers to blacklist certain sites, the latest in a flurry of legislation that appears aimed at neutering a growing opposition movement that has protested President Vladimir Putin's rule.


  • Embassy Row: Arrogant Ambassador?

    Moscow's relentless criticism of U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul reached a new height this week when the foreign minister accused him of arrogance.


  • ** FILE ** Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (Associated Press/Presidential Press Service)

    Tit for tat: Moscow lists U.S. officials to be barred

    Moscow is preparing a list of U.S. officials it will ban from Russia in retaliation for a White House policy to keep Russian human rights abusers out of the U.S.


  • Army procurement missteps and an administration decision to lift sanctions on Russia's state arms exporter prevented a Navy contractor from getting Mi-17 helicopters to Afghanistan's air force in time for the summer fighting season, according to current and former defense officials and military contractors. (Defense Technology Inc.)

    Pro-Russia policy stalls Afghan copters

    A Pentagon program to rush 21 helicopters to Afghan military forces in time for this summer's fighting season was derailed by the Obama administration's conciliatory policy toward Russia and by Army procurement missteps amid allegations of corruption, according to current and former defense officials and military contractors.


  • ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS
Kent Russell, curator at the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Mass., displays a poster for a canceled exhibition of Russian icons. The objects, lent by the Andrey Rublev Museum in Moscow, were sent back to Russia.

    U.S.-Russia cultural loans fall to mercy of the courts

    A decades-long dispute between Russia and an Orthodox Jewish group over ownership of holy texts collected for centuries by influential rabbis and seized by the Soviet Union has jolted the U.S. art world, threatening an end to major cultural loans between the countries.


  • Dispute over archive leads Russia to nix art loans

    A decades-long dispute between Russia and an Orthodox Jewish group over ownership of holy texts collected for centuries by influential rabbis and seized by the Soviet Union has jolted the U.S. art world, threatening an end to major cultural loans between the two countries.


  • 4 GOP leaders warn of uranium mine sale

    Four leading House Republicans, citing national security concerns, are urging Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner to block the sale of a Wyoming-based uranium mine to an arm of the Russian government's main nuclear agency.


  • World Briefs

    A senior Iranian official said Thursday that new U.N. sanctions do not ban Russia from delivering sophisticated air-defense missiles to Iran as agreed under a 2007 contract, countering the Russian stance.


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