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In Photos: Amid Heavy Shelling, Ukrainians Focus on Getting Through the Harsh Winter
While many towns and villages in eastern Ukraine have seen the vast majority of their populations flee from the ongoing Russian invasion over the past...
In Photos: Russia Marks 80th Anniversary of Stalingrad Victory
Russian officials and citizens staged a number of events this week to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad — a key World War II battle...
In Photos: Kherson Reels from Deadly Russian Shelling
At least three people were killed and 10 injured in Russian shelling that struck residential areas near the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson overnight...
far below zero
In Photos: Deep Freeze Descends on Siberia
Residents of northern Siberia and the Russian Far East are enduring a major cold snap this week as thermostats fall far below 0 degrees Celsius.
in the crossfire
In Photos: Life in Bakhmut as Russian and Ukrainian Forces Wage Fierce Battles
The city of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region has been the epicenter of fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces for months.
With a pre-war...
taking the plunge
Russians Brave the Cold for Frozen Epiphany Swim
Each year on Jan. 19, Russians celebrate the holiday of the Epiphany, which commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan, by dipping into frigid...
In Photos: Russians Privately Honor Those Killed in Dnipro Missile Strike
The Russian missile strike on a residential apartment building in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro last weekend killed at least 45 people — including six...
Moscow's New Tretyakov Gallery Marks a Century Since the U.S.S.R. Was Founded
A new exhibition entitled "U.S.S.R. 100" at Moscow's New Tretyakov Gallery marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Soviet Union, albeit at a...
From Moscow to Chita: Russia's Winter Season in Photos
Though Russia's prolonged Christmas and New Year's holidays have come to an end, the winter season across the country is far from over.
A January cold...
2022 in Photos: How Putin's Ukraine Gamble Became a Quagmire
The past year has been almost entirely dominated by the seismic repercussions of Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to invade Ukraine on Feb....
Razed to the Ground
In Photos: Mariupol's Russian Occupiers Begin the City's Reconstruction
The once little-known Ukrainian port city of Mariupol underwent a transformation this year from relative obscurity to being a household name and becoming...
In Photos: The Ukrainian Cultural Sites Destroyed During Russia’s Invasion
Ukraine’s cultural heritage has been systematically targeted throughout Russia's 10-month invasion.
At least 227 Ukrainian cultural sites have been...
war comes home
Pro-War New Year's Decorations Appear in Russian Cities
The weeks around the New Year, Russia's most festive holiday, are always a time of bright, elaborate decorations in the country's cities.
But this year...
surviving amid war
In Photos: The Animals of Ukraine
Among the millions of lives upended by Russia's invasion of Ukraine have been the country's animals, both domestic and wild.
But in many instances, they...
In Photos: Moscow Sets 60-Year Precipitation Record
The Russian capital on Monday recorded its highest level of precipitation in a 24-hour period since 1960.
Heavy snowfalls over the weekend turned into...
more than books
A Glimpse Behind the Bookshelves in Russia's Small-Town Libraries
In Russia’s rural villages, there are very few cultural institutions. Oftentimes, there is only a single library and a single House of Culture (community...
In Photos: Basketball Star Griner Exchanged for Arms Dealer Bout in U.S.-Russia Prisoner Swap
American basketball star Brittney Griner returned to the United States after she was released from a Russian prison in exchange for an arms dealer known...
In Photos: Life in the Bakhmut 'Vortex' as Savage Fighting Continues
The battle for the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut in the country's eastern Donetsk region has become the bloodiest of the war so far and has even prompted comparisons...
'Darkest Time of Year': Moscow's Lavish Lights Contrast With Ukraine's Blackout
While Ukraine faces sweeping heating and electricity cuts as a result of weeks of targeted Russian drone and missile strikes, Moscow enjoys extensive light...
In Photos: Russia's Autumn Round of Military Conscription Gets Underway
Russia's autumn round of military conscription began a month later than usual this year due to the country's "partial" mobilization drive and is scheduled...
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