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Fred Weir
Works at christian science monitor
Attended university of toronto
Lives in moscow, russia
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Both Ukraine's government and its rebel provinces have rebuilt their militaries, raising the stakes should the latest violence turn into all out combat.
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The Kremlin's decision to destroy some 400 tons of Western food covered by countersanctions offends those who remember the Soviet years.
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Leveled by the British in World War II and ethnically cleansed by the Soviets afterward, the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad has long had a shaky relationship with its Prussian past. But now its residents are beginning to restore its history.
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After years of supporting Iran in its efforts to reach a deal on its nuclear program, Russia comes away as a big winner in last week's accord. But that isn't likely to continue if and when Iran rejoins the global economy.
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The Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, tucked between Poland and Lithuania, is proving a bellwether for the growing fortress mentality in Russia as relations with NATO cool.
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The Kremlin is increasingly concerned about an Islamist uprising in one of the weak autocracies along its southern flank, all of which will be attending the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit today in Ufa, Russia.
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Russia's Internet watchdog has placed the online forum on its list of banned websites – a move that could bode poorly for Facebook and Twitter.
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Monitor correspondents around the globe share what is flying off the shelves in their region – as well as books that might help you understand their part of the world a bit better.
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Residents of Baltiysk rejected an entire slate of district council candidates from Putin's United Russia party, instead voting in independents. But while the election demonstrated that democracy still exists in Russia, it also showed its limitations.
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The Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, tucked between Poland and Lithuania, is proving a bellwether for the growing fortress mentality in Russia as relations with NATO cool.
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The Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad is home to a major naval base that weighs heavily in both Russian and Western military thinking.
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Images of a Putin alongside leaders of other large countries, signing economic deals, will reinforce Russia's argument that it doesn't need the West. It's a seductive view, but a superficial one, say analysts.
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  • christian science monitor
    correspondent, present
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From Toronto, Canada. Have lived in Moscow, Russia, since 1986
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    modern european history, 1985
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