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For all the august legacies of the Ramones, The Clash and even the Sex Pistols, they plied their trade in countries where they weren't likely to do time for criticizing the government. Pussy Riot is inspiring and astoundingly great because they're extending the tradition into a context that matters. (with video) Read more»

Moscow's nightclubs offer WWII-themed strip shows in honor of Victory Day.

Monday is Victory Day in Moscow. The holiday—started during the presidency of Vladimir Putin—has achieved a grandiose level of pageantry, but glosses over the country's role in WWII. Read more»

U.S. soldiers aid counterparts in training in Bamako, Mali, in March. More countries are following suit by training military in countries in conflict.

Recent events bring to light the ability, and need, for countries to work together for a stable global atmosphere. Read more»

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»

The Soho Club in Moscow.

The mid-winter frost on the velvet ropes at Imperia Lounge starts melting around 1 a.m. The line heats up when a shiny black Maybach pulls up in front of the bouncers. Want to gain entry, superstar? You need to get past "Face Control" first. Read more»

After a huge explosion that tore apart the international arrivals section of Moscow's busiest airport and killed more than 30 people, Russians are pointing the finger at Muslim militants from the north Caucasus. 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»

Poles gather in national mourning.

Polish president Lech Kaczynski, 60, was killed in an air crash near the Russian city of Smolensk on Saturday morning along with 95 other people, after the airliner tried repeatedly to land in very foggy conditions. Read more»

President Obama, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, left, and Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus share a toast during a luncheon at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday.

Real diplomacy doesn’t happen to the sound of applause. In recent weeks, it seems Obama has come to understand this and has shown a change in the White House’s game plan when it comes to international affairs. Read more» 1

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»

PRAGUE, Czech Republic — As NATO reviews its mission and purpose, some newer members worry that the alliance's most valued safeguard, the commitment that an attack on one is an attack on all, is not inviolable. Read more»