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Fred Weir
Works at christian science monitor
Attended university of toronto
Lives in moscow, russia
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The two oil-producing giants seem to have made a breakthrough last month in their often adversarial relationship, signing several cooperation pacts. But incompatible foreign policies may yet cool the new warmth.
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Newly released documents reveal a systematic campaign to reverse-engineer anti-virus software produced by firms like Russia's Kaspersky Labs, allowing intelligence agencies to uncover vulnerabilities that could help subvert them.
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Both the Kremlin and the West are escalating rhetoric and deeds that threaten to recreate the dynamics that characterized Europe for decades. Nuclear arms treaties could also be at stake.
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No new trade deals or policy changes came out of Putin's visit with the Italian premier. But Russia sees his state visit as another step towards outlasting European resolve on sanctions against Moscow.
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President Poroshenko claimed today that Russian forces are set to invade Ukraine. But the spark that ignites new fighting may actually prove to be domestic.
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Dynasty, which promotes scientific education, is funded almost entirely by Russian communications tycoon Dmitry Zimin. Because he's using offshore accounts to do so, he's run afoul of Kremlin bureaucrats. Critics say it's time for a rethink.
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Russia's economic conditions seem like they couldn't be less hospitable to starting a new company. But small software firms are starting to thrive, in part because of Western sanctions.
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Russia won't - and probably can't - bail out Greece. But both countries have longer term interests in common.
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The Russian government is unveiling several new high-tech weapons at this week's Army 2015 show, including a microwave anti-drone cannon and new tanks and planes. But the show is about more than just sales.
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Several times during the cold war, miscommunication almost led to nuclear conflict. Now, amid tensions over Ukraine, Russia and the West are showing a new failure to communicate.
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This is a seriously important read with valuable insights, told with such skillful & careful writing.
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The Kremlin has long denied having troops deployed in Ukraine, despite recurring evidence thereof. Putin's decision to classify information about military casualties during peacetime "special operations" may be meant to end further questioning.
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Under a new law, Russian NGOs could face prosecution for communication with 'undesirable' groups based abroad – groups like Transparency International, Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty International.
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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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  • university of toronto
    modern european history, 1985
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