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Human Rights: Russian Laws Keep Gay Life Behind Closed Doors

  MOSCOW — Saint Petersburg has long been seen as Russia’s most liberal city.  But now it may be leading a national movement to ban public displays of gay life across Russia. When gay rights activists recently released a rainbow

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Art Blooms in Russia Against Gray Political Backdrop

Source: VOA Russia’s authoritarian politics may be gray and conservative. But Russia modern art scene is colorful and eccentric.   A Lenin head is offered up on a dinner table. A pig-like policeman swills a bottle of vodka. And a

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Jan 12, 1943: Soviet Forces Penetrate the Siege of Leningrad

On this day, Soviet troops create a breach in the German siege of Leningrad, which had lasted for a year and a half. The Soviet forces punched a hole in the siege, which ruptured the German encirclement and allowed for

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