Yuri Alekseyev used to be a lawyer in Moscow. Now he lives in a tent in the forest with a white rabbit named Petruschka. But the 'hobbit' is still in contact with the world - and has some interesting hobbies.
One day before the big military parade in Moscow, it is raining. Meteorologists have also predicted snow and rain for Tuesday. Nonetheless, the sun is likely to shine. How is that possible?
Russia's summer vacationers are setting their sights on a tiny Bulgarian town along the Black Sea. Many local residents welcome the visitors and the rubles they bring. Others are more skeptical.
The US State Department has said it has evidence that Bashar al-Assad's regime is hiding mass killings. A spokesperson also cast doubt on a Moscow-approved plan for safe zones in the war-torn country.
Wedged between Belarus, Russia’s coastal enclave of Kaliningrad, and western Europe, Lithuania has long served as a gateway for all things illicit in and out of the EU. Jonathan Brown reports from Poskonys.
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