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Russia marks 75 years since breaking Nazi siege of Leningrad
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin is attending events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Russia's breaking the Nazi siege of Leningrad....



Chechen leader mocks criticism of rights campaigner's arrest
MOSCOW (AP) -- The strongman leader of Russia's republic of Chechnya has derided international outrage about the arrest of a rights campaigner there....



Office of rights group in Russia's North Caucasus torched
MOSCOW (AP) -- Masked attackers on Wednesday torched the office of the prominent Russian rights group Memorial in the region of Ingushetia, the latest escalation of tensions between the activists and officials in the North Caucasus....



Russian government considers boost to social spending
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin's economic adviser says the government is considering a possible boost in social spending....



Big freeze: Russia's Yakutia sees near-record cold spell
MOSCOW (AP) -- People living in some of the coldest places on earth are hunkering down as temperatures fall to near-record lows that are even defeating thermometers....