Russia

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Authoritarian regimes target journalists worldwide

Authoritarian regimes are harassing journalists beyond their borders, watchdog groups say. Learn how threats to press freedom span international boundaries.
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U.S. calls on the Kremlin to end crackdown on press freedom

The United States is standing up for press freedom in Russia, where the Kremlin cracks down on reporters, independent newsrooms and opposition voices.
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Nations support U.S. holding Russia to account

The U.S. is sanctioning Russian intelligence and others for malign activities, including attempting to undermine the 2020 U.S. election.
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U.S. and NATO partner to face global challenges

The United States and NATO allies are standing together against Russia's aggression near Ukraine and supporting a better future for Afghanistan.
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America sent gear to the USSR to help win World War...

The Lend-Lease program played a big role in World War II. Learn how this U.S. program boosted a key ally, the Soviet Union, in the fight against Hitler.
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U.S. sanctions Russian oil company, Venezuelan state airline

The U.S. is taking action against the rampant corruption of Maduro and his cronies by targeting Russian oil company Rosneft and Venezuelan airline Conviasa.
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Using deterrence to make the world safer

The U.S. is seeking to deter the Iranian regime and other nations' aggression. See the steps allied nations are taking to restore deterrence.
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In photos: The Berlin Wall

For almost 30 years, the Berlin Wall prevented East Germans from seeking freedom in the West. See images of its beginnings and its end.
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Tortured in Russia for peacefully practicing their faith

Russia has criminalized the activity of Jehovah’s Witnesses, labeling them as “extremist,” arresting and imprisoning them, and now torturing them.