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Russian tanks enter Komsomolskoye, Chechnya, in 2000 after the village was destroyed by two weeks of fighting with Chechen insurgents, leaving 50 Russian soldiers dead and 300 wounded. Russia has been battling its own terrorism and is hunting for Doku Umarov, whom they see as their version of Osama bin Laden.

The fight against terrorism is a rare spot of agreement between Russia and the United States in foreign affairs. The Kremlin on Monday issued an emotional congratulations to the United States on the killing of Osama bin Laden, linking the event to its own long struggle with terror. Read more»

A statue of Lenin in the Ukraine.

Russians mark the 141st anniversary of Lenin's birth. Read more»

Is Valentine's Day bad for the soul? One Russian city thinks so. According to local authorities in Belgorod, Valentine's Day, like Halloween, is bad for the soul and not a Russian tradition. Read more»

A surge of far-right nationalist violence is sweeping through Russia, leaving at least two dead and dozens injured in recent days as soccer hooligans led by neo-Nazi groups capitalize on a wave of discontent. Read more»

Red Square obscured by smoke from Russian wildfires, Aug. 6.

The deadly forest fires ravaging the Russian countryside have wiped out a quarter of Russia's grain crop, prompting the country to ban all wheat exports as of Sunday and inflaming worries of a global food crisis. Read more»

Saint Basil's Cathedral, Moscow.

Update: The spy scandal of a decade came to a swift close on Thursday, when the 10 suspects plead guilty in a U.S. court to working as undercover agents for Russia. What you need to know about the spy scandal of the decade. Read more»

Moscow's Red Square.

From afar, it looks like the spy scandal of the decade — 11 alleged Russian agents busted by the FBI on suspicion of infiltrating American society to feed policy secrets back to their spymasters in Moscow. Yet a closer look at the FBI’s investigation shows a sloppy operation that appears to have gathered little solid information. Read more»

In a country with no unifying ideology beyond WWII victory, parade honors history while overlooking tensions of today Read more»

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up inside the Moscow metro at the start of rush hour Monday morning, killing at least 39 people and injuring dozens more. Read more»

Putin in 2007.

Cries of "Freedom!" and "Putin resign!" filled Kaliningrad's dilapidated main square, as up to 5,000 people gathered to take part in a nationwide "Day of Wrath." Dozens of protests were held Saturday in the largest show of discontent since Putin came to power more than a decade ago. Read more»