hey provide a dignified facade for a corrupt, authoritarian, and aggressive regime.
Some are adept at cloaking blatant lies behind a veneer of soothing diplomatic language. 802 more words
MOSCOW — Deep in the Caucasus, downriver from Europe’s highest peak, North Korean women roam Soviet-era hothouses growing what tycoon Vladimir Evtushenkov is betting will be his next big bounty: the T-34 battle tomato. 1,530 more words
MOSCOW – Russia’s prime minister has defended Moscow’s policy of selling arms to both Armenia and Azerbaijan, whose military forces have faced off in a sharp escalation of fighting around Nagorno-Karabakh. 109 more words
© AFP/File | People walk past kiosks in an underground passage in Moscow on November 30, 2015
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