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Fred Weir
Works at christian science monitor
Attended university of toronto
Lives in moscow, russia
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If the US and Russia can't see eye to eye, the fighting in Syria could devolve into a proxy war similar to Afghanistan during the cold war, some experts warn.
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Vladimir Putin took questions from reporters and the public, on topics ranging from his love life to foreign policy. But the overarching theme seemed to be an effort to sympathize with and reassure Russians suffering from the recession.
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Russia's brief but successful campaign in Syria has attracted international arms buyers, and could boost sales by $6 billion in 2016.
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Though a breakthrough is unlikely, there is a growing cooperation on Syria, which many Russians hope will ease the tensions between the Washington and Moscow.
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After helping defend the Assad regime, Moscow is now looking to exert its influence on peace talks in Geneva. The Syrian conflict entered its sixth year on Tuesday.
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The exchange of Ukrainian helicopter pilot Nadiya Savchenko for two Russian servicemen appears to be moving ahead. But the deal could also reopen the question of just how involved Russia is with Ukraine's eastern rebellion.
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Volodymyr Groysman, an ally of President Poroshenko, is likely to take the spot – a move some see as strengthening the president's hand in pushing reform.
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Amid plunging public trust, the Panama Papers revealed this week that the struggling Ukrainian president holds offshore accounts, and the Dutch resoundingly voted against accepting Ukraine into the EU.
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In September, Russian voters will be able to directly elect some of their representatives to the national legislature – potentially allowing reformers to gain national office. Authorities are looking to stop that.
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The targeting of an organization dedicated to protecting indigenous culture is just the latest abuse of a law meant to root out foreign actors in Russian politics.
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An effort to revive Soviet-era universal cadet training in schools reveals national nostalgia for a time when military patriotism was a central part of Russian identity.
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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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