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Russians: East Slavic ethnic group
The Russians are an East Slavic ethnic group native to Eastern Europe, who share a common Russian ancestry, culture, and history. Russian; the most spoken Slavic language, is the shared mother tongue of the Russians—and Orthodox Christianity is their historical religion. They are the largest Slavic nation, as well as the largest European nation.

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Sputnik V maker's CEO blames media for Russians' vaccine hesitancy [Video]

Sputnik V maker's CEO blames media for Russians' vaccine hesitancy

Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the organization that makes Sputnik V, sits down with CNN’s Becky Anderson to discuss the Russian coronavirus vaccine and its standing around the world.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 05:07Published
U.S. to sanction Russia over Navalny - sources [Video]

U.S. to sanction Russia over Navalny - sources

The United States is expected to impose sanctions to punish Russia for the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny as early as Tuesday, two sources familiar with the matter said. Flora..

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Russians mark sixth anniversary of opposition figure Nemtsov's killing [Video]

Russians mark sixth anniversary of opposition figure Nemtsov's killing

Nemtsov was an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and his killing on February 27, 2015, was seen as a blow to forces opposing the country's longtime leader.

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Thousands mark sixth anniversary of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov [Video]

Thousands mark sixth anniversary of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov

Thousands of Russians, as well as some western diplomats, have marked the sixth anniversary of the assassination of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

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Russians reconstruct Romanov family's last journey [Video]

Russians reconstruct Romanov family's last journey

Tourists curious about Russia's imperial past can now ride on a special train running through the Ural mountains along the route traveled by some members of the royal family before their execution in..

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Russians show Navalny support on Valentine's Day [Video]

Russians show Navalny support on Valentine's Day

Supporters of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny held gatherings in residential courtyards across Russia on Sunday despite warnings that they could be arrested.

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The faces of Russia's pro-Navalny protests [Video]

The faces of Russia's pro-Navalny protests

Tens of thousands of Russians have taken to the streets in recent weeks after the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny despite the risk of being detained. Here are some of the people who took part..

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sent to prison by Moscow court [Video]

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sent to prison by Moscow court

A Moscow court has ordered Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to prison on charges that he violated the terms of his probation.Mr Navalny, who is the most prominent critic of president Vladimir..

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On GPS: Russians take to the streets [Video]

On GPS: Russians take to the streets

Julia Ioffe & Alexander Gabuev join Fareed to break down the widespread protests that have followed the arrest of Russian dissident Alexey Navalny.

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Young Russians emboldened to speak up against Putin [Video]

Young Russians emboldened to speak up against Putin

Supporters of Russia’s opposition leader Alexey Navalny gear up for more protests as the nation’s youth grow more empowered to speak up against President Vladimir Putin.

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Kremlin critic's investigation into Putin is going viral in Russia [Video]

Kremlin critic's investigation into Putin is going viral in Russia

Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny and his Anti-Corruption Foundation released an investigation into Russian President Vladimir Putin’s wealth, offering Russians a look into what they allege is..

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Russians submerge in frozen waters to mark Epiphany [Video]

Russians submerge in frozen waters to mark Epiphany

The Russian President takes part in a traditional Orthodox ritual to mark the feast of Epiphany every year.

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Russians dip into ice-cold water for Epiphany [Video]

Russians dip into ice-cold water for Epiphany

Dozens of Russian enthusiasts braved freezing cold in the city of Istra in Moscow region to mark the Russian Orthodox Epiphany.

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Navalny urges Russians to 'take to the streets' over jailing [Video]

Navalny urges Russians to 'take to the streets' over jailing

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Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny urges Russians to take to streets [Video]

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny urges Russians to take to streets

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Russia's vodka industry is taking a major hit -- leaders over there are telling citizens to lay off the sauce when they get the coronavirus vaccine. Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova says Russians..
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Putin appeals to Russians' core values as vote on extending term looms

President Vladimir Putin appealed to what he termed Russians' core values on Friday, the country's national day, as he sought to rally support for a vote on constitutional reforms that could..
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Russians bypass coronavirus travel ban via Belarus, say transport sources

Russians are using Belarus as a springboard to travel abroad as their country's international borders remain largely closed as part of efforts to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, transport..
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Russians use black humour to lift spirits during coronavirus crisis

Russians are drawing on their taste for black humour to help raise morale during the coronavirus crisis.
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Russia reopens borders for its nationals to work, study and get treatment abroad

Russians needing to work, study or care for relatives abroad are to be allowed to resume international travel for the first time since late March, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said on Monday,..
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Russians rush to public bath after lockdown without hot water

Russian women flocked to their small town's "banya" or public steam sauna when it reopened after the coronavirus lockdown, for the luxury of hot water after going without for six weeks.
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Private jet demand rises as wealthy Russians spend lockdown in West

Some private jet companies have seen a rise in demand from wealthy Russians who want to spend time in the West during the coronavirus crisis but who were unable to take commercial flights amid tight..
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Russia to halt flights bringing Russians home overnight on Friday: Ifax cites sources

Russia will suspend all flights bringing Russians home from abroad from Friday night, the Interfax news agency cited sources as saying, without giving a reason.
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Russians seek refuge from coronavirus in dacha country homes

Russians have long relied on dachas - out-of-town cottages with plots of land - as a source of refuge and food during times of political and economic turmoil.
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Poll finds Russians split over allowing Putin to extend rule

Russia is sharply divided over a constitutional change that would allow President Vladimir Putin to extend his rule until 2036, an opinion poll published on Friday has found.
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Virus-spooked Russians hoard trusty staple that is cheap and filling: buckwheat

Russians spooked by the coronavirus epidemic have started hoarding a trusty national staple that has helped them get through multiple crises in their troubled history: buckwheat.
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Judge says downing of MH17 'almost incomprehensible' as murder trial begins

Three Russians and a Ukrainian went on trial in absentia in the Dutch capital on Monday charged with murder in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014, killing all 298 passengers and..
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Cape Verde court finds Russians guilty in record cocaine bust

The Russian captain and crew of a cargo ship captured last year in Cape Verde with the biggest cocaine haul ever seized in the country were found guilty of drug trafficking and sentenced to jail on..
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President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday agreed to hold a nationwide vote to allow Russians to have their say on a raft of changes to the country's constitution on April 22, the Interfax news agency..
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Bulgaria names Russians charged with poisoning linked to Skripal case

Bulgarian prosecutors on Friday named the three Russians they have charged with the attempted murder of three Bulgarians whose poisoning is being investigated for possible links with the 2018..
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Another two Russian nationals aboard a quarantined cruise ship docked near Tokyo have been diagnosed with coronavirus, Russia's embassy in Japan said on Thursday.
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Russian officials will arrive in Turkey on Saturday for talks aimed at stopping the Syrian government's offensive in Syria's northwestern Idlib region and halt a humanitarian catastrophe there,..
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U.S. 'very worried' about Syrian government assault in Idlib, calls on Russia to stop

The United States is "very very worried" about the escalation in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib, led by an assault by Syrian government forces and supported by Russians, and was also seeing..
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Russians start two-week virus quarantine after return from Wuhan

Scores of Russians began two weeks of quarantine and coronavirus tests in a camp in Siberia on Wednesday after being flown home from China's Wuhan, the city at the epicenter of an outbreak of the..
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Russia reports first coronavirus cases, restricts China air travel

Russia reported its first two cases of coronavirus on Friday and restricted direct flights to China, its biggest trade partner, as Russians complained of rising prices for medical masks and anti-virus..
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Russia's consumer health watchdog advised people on Friday to refrain from greeting each other with handshakes, kisses or hugs and to wear medical masks in crowded public places to try to stop China's..
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Swiss uncovered suspected Davos spy plot by Russian 'plumbers': paper

Swiss officials foiled an apparent spying operation by Russians posing as plumbers in Davos, site of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting, a newspaper reported on Tuesday, but police did not..
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Russia's Putin: Russians fighting in Libya do not represent the state

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U.S. charges two Russians in international hacking, malware conspiracy

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Germany expels two Russians in dispute over killing of Georgian in Berlin

Germany said on Wednesday it had expelled two Russian embassy employees in protest over what it said was Moscow's lack of cooperation in an investigation into the murder of a Georgian man in Berlin.
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In her first public appearance since being deported by U.S. authorities who had jailed her for being a Russian agent, Maria Butina was on Monday offered a job by Moscow to defend Russians imprisoned..
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Lithuania's president on Friday pardoned two Russians jailed for espionage and Russia said it would reciprocate the move by releasing two Lithuanians, paving the way for a possible three-way spy swap..
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U.S. targets two Russians with election-related sanctions

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on two Russians it said were tied to the Internet Research Agency, a Russian "troll farm" that was indicted by then-U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller for..
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Russian opposition leaders expect thousands of people to attend a rally on Sunday demanding the release of protesters jailed in what Kremlin opponents says is a campaign to stifle dissent.
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President Donald Trump told two Russian officials in a 2017 meeting that he was not concerned about Moscow's meddling in the U.S. election, which prompted White House officials to limit access to the..
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Thousands of Russians rally to demand free elections

Thousands of Russians took to the streets of central Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections to the capital's city legislature on Sept. 8, defying a ban which has been enforced with violent..
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Italy's Salvini denies his League party took money from Russians

Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini on Wednesday denied a media report that his far-right League party had sought millions of euros from Russian investors via a secret oil deal.
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President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia disagreed with the conclusions of an international investigation that named three Russians and a Ukrainian this week as suspects in the downing of..
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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Four, including three Russians, charged with murder in downing of passenger plane over Ukraine

Prosecutors announced murder charges against four men, three of them Russians and the fourth a Ukranian separatist, in the missile attack that blew Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine
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Britain said Russia must cooperate fully with the murder prosecution of three Russians and a Ukrainian for downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in July 2014, killing 298 people..
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