Millions of Russians work off the books. Known as "Garazhniki," they make furniture, fix cars and do odd jobs. Now, President Putin hopes to legalize them and collect taxes. But many think they'll resist.
Reporters have unveiled some 13.4 million secret documents detailing evidence of tax avoidance among high-ranking politicians and the super wealthy. Some in US President Donald Trump's cabinet have been implicated.
Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and two others have been charged by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Manafort has pleaded not guilty to charges including "conspiracy against the US" and has been arrested.
Many regional governors in Russia have recently been fired. Is the Kremlin trying to address urgent issues around the country? Or, is this merely a strategy for the next presidential election?
Following an arson attack on a movie theater in Yekaterinburg, protests over a controversial film could turn violent. Some fear the rise of "orthodox extremism," but the Russian government appears unconcerned.
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