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Fred Weir
Works at christian science monitor
Attended university of toronto
Lives in moscow, russia
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While geopolitical debates have put Russia and the international athletics community at odds over the country's allegedly state-sanctioned doping, both sides identify remarkably similar remedies.
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Runaway housing developments have been going up around Moscow, threatening the 'lungs' of the city – the ring forest around the capital. But locals have been fighting back against the project – with success.
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Britain's pending exit from the European Union recalls the breakup of the USSR but also raises questions about Russia's attempt to build its own common market.
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Thank you so much, David. It's aways good to get feedback from a loyal reader -- one never really knows whether people are reading, or what they're thinking -- and more so when it is as positive and encouraging as your comments, above. Much appreciated.
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Russia's national team is on probation after a few hundred of its supporters attacked English fans in Marseille, raising concerns about Russia's hosting of the 2018 World Cup. Some fan groups have connections to ultra-nationalist political forces.
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Somaliland? Nagorno-Karabakh? Quebec? They're all fielding 'national teams' to compete in the CONIFA tournament. For host Abkhazia, it's a rare chance to shine.
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A song contest, meant to unify Europe, instead puts Ukraine and Russia at odds over a controversial song that obliquely reflects Russia's current moves against a Crimean minority.
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Path to progress Despite the new NATO troops for Eastern Europe, experts said the bloc and Russia must quickly dial back tensions – through constant communication and by finding common ground.
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The crisis over Britain's vote to leave the EU may worsens the prospects for joining a Europe already experiencing 'Ukraine fatigue.'
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Though the Russian public have no more love for athletic doping than the rest of the world, many in Russia see the decision to ban it from the Olympics as a political, rather than athletic decision.
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Turkey, Egypt, and other favorite vacation spots are out of reach these days for Russians. But the north coast of the Black Sea, spanning from Crimea to Sochi to Abkhazia, offers an affordable alternative.
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How others see it The Sochi Winter Olympics, the costliest in history, left behind a host of empty facilities and stadiums. But many locals say that the investment was worthwhile.
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The 'immortal regiment' parade, started in 2012, was meant to allow Russians to highlight their forebears' role in beating back the Nazis during World War II. But it has grown immensely in popularity and prominence since then.
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Have him in circles
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Christa Case Bryant's profile photo
Dean Lovett's profile photo
Kingbert Osson's profile photo
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Ankit Sharma's profile photo
casey wilson's profile photo
Mikhail Troitskiy's profile photo
Rex Corpus's profile photo
Сергей Мухин's profile photo
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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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