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Cosmonaut Valery Vladimirovich Polyakov, who holds the record for the longest single stay in space, has died at age 80, Russian space agency Roscosmos announced Monday. ...
Despite Russia cutting off natural gas deliveries to Germany through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, Germany's oil reserves are more than 90% full and steadily increasing. ...
The Russian military tried, but failed to take the capital, Kyiv at the start of its invasion of Ukraine. But Russian soldiers did occupy the suburbs, which became ground zero for Russian war crimes. That’s where NBC chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel met 10-year-old Andriy weeks after his parents were murdered in front of him. Another young survivor, Yehor, just 9 years old, witnessed Russian atrocities in his hometown of Mariupol and wrote it all down in a notebook that’s been compared ...
Supporters say that former WNBA star Brittney Griner is facing harsh conditions in the Russian prison where she is serving 9-1/2 years. ...

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