Russia

Vladimir Putin on a 2013 RT broadcast.

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Popular cable and internet news channel Russia Today has developed cozy relationship with holocaust deniers and the ultra-right.

Ukrainians, Russians, and Americans standing together for "Seattle in memory of Boris Nemtsov and support of Nadejda Savchenko," a rally organized by Seattle-based Russian-Americans and UAWS. (Courtesy photo)

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The Ukrainian Association of Washington State has gone from promoting folk dancing to providing humanitarian relief for the war in Eastern Ukraine.

A building damaged in fighting in Kurakhove, in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. (Photo by VO Svodboda via Picasa)

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A filmmaker from Ukraine visited Seattle last week and shared some shocking footage from a conflict that has turned into all out war.

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Ballroom dancers come through customs hoping to propel their careers by training with some of the world’s top coaches. But they're often gone again within six months, unable to secure an O-1B work visa.

Anske holding her book, 'Irkadura', about a Russian mute with special powers. (Photo courtesy Ksenia Anske)

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Ksenia Anske seems to have a respectable mantra for everything. On keeping up with the dying book industry:  "Just give it out for free." On accepting...

Ukrainian soldiers in the city of Slovyansk this summer, anticipating an attack by Russian separatists. (Photo by Sasha Maksymenko)

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As the ground war continues, so does the information war, further dividing once kindred Russians and Ukrainians.

(Photo by Kseniya Sovenko)

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In the face of Russian aggression, local Ukrainians are embracing their heritage.

(Photo from Russian Presidential Press and Information Office)(Photo from Russian Presidential Press and Information Office)

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Vladimir Putin has been making plenty of headlines since the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis last November — and never in a good light. Whenever a new...

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Given the breakneck speed of developments in Russia and Ukraine, keeping track of the news - and sorting out fact from fiction - can be challenging.

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Now that the glimmer of gold medals in Sochi has faded, we take a step back and examine what we didn't—but should have—learned about Sochi and Russia during the Winter Olympics.

LGBT Activists at a September 2012 anti-Putin rally in Moscow. Photo by Sarah Stuteville.

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What's a Russophile to do about Vladimir V. Putin's homophobic policies?

Vodonos and her husband at their kitchen table in Queen Anne. From left; sukhariki—a hazelnut tea cookie, sauerkraut with cabbage and carrot, and a version with olive oil and cranberries. (Photo by Anna Goren)

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If you want great Russian food in Seattle, you might have to cook it yourself. And Moscow transplant Irina Vodonos wants to teach you. Unless you...

LGBT Activists at a September 2012 anti-Putin rally in Moscow. Photo by Sarah Stuteville.

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Tonight Seattle joins a growing group of cities hosting rallies in support of Russia’s LGBT community. On June 30th, Russia passed a law essentially making...

Rob Anderson (right) senior project manager with Seattle-based EarthCorps, cuts a section of a blackberry plant for a group of international volunteers learning about invasive plants as part of a six-month program here on conservation and sustainability. (Photo by Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

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Twelve volunteers from around the world are in the Northwest building environmental restoration skills they'll use to protect ecosystems back home. “What do you call...

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For the 41 veterans who of the Soviet Union's "Great Patriotic War" who live in Washington state, World War II is more than just...

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Carb lovers rejoice: It just got a whole lot easier to get your hands on good croissants and dumplings on Capitol Hill. Capitol Hill, you're...

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Study abroad is a defining experience for many high school and college students. But often the students who have access to those programs are...

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s44IUvY64BE] Young people from former Soviet Union countries share their impressions of Seattle (Produced by Valeria Koulikova in a UW Communication Dept video workshop) I'm...

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Cheese. Did your mouth just water? Yeah, mine too. If anyone knows what cheese can do to people, it is Oliver Kotelnikov, owner of the Russian...

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The end is near! And for Seattleites that means going out with a bang. It’s almost December 21st, the day the Ancient Mayans predicted (sort...

Memes mocking Russian President Vladimir Putin, like this one on a sign in Moscow, are reminiscent of parodies of US politicians. (Photo by Sarah Stuteville)

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The music is defiant, the bartenders studiously inattentive and the balaclavas sequined. If it weren’t for the smell of grilled onions wafting in from the...