Russia

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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.
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Russia hinders Venezuela’s recovery, Pompeo says

Russia recently sent military personnel and weapons to Venezuela's dictator Nicolás Maduro under the guise of "humanitarian aid."
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Secretary Pompeo: ‘Frank discussions’ in Russia

Secretary Pompeo met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Sochi, Russia, on May 14 to discuss a wide range of topics.
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U.S. focuses on ‘emerging challenges’ in Arctic

The United States joined the seven other Arctic nations at a gathering to strengthen cooperation and ensure the Arctic region remains free of conflict.
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U.S. condemns Russia’s persecution of Crimean Tatars

Why are the Crimean Tatars such a threat to the Russian authorities? Conditions worsen for the indigenous people of Crimea under Russian occupation.
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Russians fight for their digital rights

Learn how Russian citizens are trying to prevent Putin's government from creating an “online Iron Curtain” that would restrict their internet.
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Pompeo celebrates Hungary’s sovereignty

Secretary Pompeo spoke about shared threats to political and economic independence for the U.S. and Europe during his visit to Budapest on February 11.
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Busting myths about the INF Treaty

Russia is spreading myths about who's violating the INF Treaty. It's Russia's intermediate-range, ground-launched cruise missile that breaches the pact.