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VISUAL REPORTS

Russia Showcases Arctic Hardware In Red Square Military Parade

Russia showcased Arctic military hardware and other weapons in Red Square during a May 9 parade commemorating the Allied victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.

Clashes Mark Victory Day In Kyiv

The anniversary of World War II was marked by scuffles and dozens of arrests in Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities.

Death Threats At Macedonian Rally

A banner calling for leading Macedonian politicians to be hanged was carried through the streets of the capital, Skopje, as almost daily protests continued.

Wading To School In Irkutsk

Instead of waiting for a school bus, children in a small village in a remote part of Siberia get by, and across, with a little help from their friends. (Current Time TV)

OTHER NEWS

Trump To Meet With Lavrov At White House To Discuss Syria, Other Issues

U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the White House on May 10 to discuss Syria and other international issues, White House officials have said.

Trial Of RFE/RL Contributor Semena To Continue In Crimea

The trial of RFE/RL contributor Mykola Semena, a Crimean journalist who is fighting what he says is a politically motivated separatism charge on the Russian-controlled peninsula, is due to resume in the Crimean capital, Simferopol.

Russia To Challenge EBRD Ban On New Investments

Russian officials will again try to overturn a ban by the European Bank on Reconstruction and Development on new investment loans in Russia when the bank holds its annual meeting in Cyprus this week.

Navalny Undergoes Eye Surgery In Spain

Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny says he has undergone surgery in Barcelona to repair his right eye, which was damaged last month when an assailant tossed a green antiseptic known as "zelyonka" in his face.

Dutch Court Rules Russia Knowingly Forced Yukos Into Bankruptcy

A Dutch appeals court has ruled that Russia knowingly forced the oil major Yukos into bankruptcy by demanding it pay massive tax bills, the latest development in a drawn-out battle over the now-defunct firm's assets.

Russia Releases Activist Jailed Over Letters To Putin

A Russian opposition activist jailed for organizing a letter-writing campaign to President Vladimir Putin has been released from custody.

Putin Limits Rallies During 2017 FIFA Cup

A decree signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin on special security measures during the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and the World Cup in 2018 places limits on holding rallies. (Russian Service)

Former Cherkessk Police Commander Tried Again Over Detainee Death

Ruslan Rakhayev went on trial in late April for the third time on a charge of beating to death a man detained by police on suspicion of theft.

A Nazi Prize? Russian Filmmaker Slams Yeltsin Museum For European Award

Russia’s Yeltsin Center is being criticized by Kremlin allies for being chosen to receive an annual European award that recognizes groundbreaking museums.

U.S., Georgia Sign Deal To Boost Intelligence Sharing

The United States says it has signed a "milestone" security agreement with Georgia to boost intelligence sharing and counterterrorism efforts.

Armenians, Azerbaijanis Scuffle During Moscow Victory Commemoration

Armenian and Azerbaijani delegations have scuffled in Moscow during a commemoration of World War II veterans after an argument erupted over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia Qualify For Eurovision Final

Performers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Moldova have made it through to the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest, Europe's largest television event.

THE POWER VERTICAL: The 'Russophobia' Weapon

COMMENTARY: Bosnia’s Public TV Survived The War, But Can It Survive Peacetime?

MOST READ/RUSSIA: A Tenth Grader Who Doesn’t Like Putin

Mikhail Ogorodnikov, 17, participated in an anticorruption rally on March 26 in his home town of Vladimir, in central Russia, defying local officials who criticized him for not being patriotic. He told RFE/RL, “if the government continues to choose the path of repression, our generation, which grew up on western values, will be crushed by Putin’s young army men, and we will disappear.” (over 65K views on Russian Service website)

POLYGRAPH.Info: Russia Claims Al Jazeera Filmed ‘Fake’ Gas Attack In Syria

INFOGRAPHIC: Victory Day By The Numbers

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