Russia plans to knock down thousands of Soviet-era apartment blocks in Moscow. This would require the relocation of up to 1.6 million people - many of whom are unhappy about it.
Moscow's mayor wants to knock down thousands of Soviet-era apartment blocks and move 1.6 million people to new flats in a sweeping new project. But many Muscovites aren't willing to give up their homes without a fight.
Around 1,000 people have rallied in Moscow in protest of the government's harsh legislative controls of the internet. The internet is - for now - one of the few places relative freedom of speech exists in Russia.
The never-completed TV tower in Yekaterinburg, Russia's fourth-largest city, has been razed ahead of the soccer tournament. Popular with locals, officials said the 220-meter structure "disfigured the city landscape."
The deployment of pro-Syrian government forces raises the prospect of clashes with Turkish forces in Afrin. Soon after the convoy arrived, Syrian state media reported that Turkey had targeted them with shellfire.
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