Censorship seeps into the theater.
Everything of note on the travel front.
In retaliation for the West's sanctions on Russia, Russian sanctions... itself.
As the New Cold War between the US and Russia heats up, joint space ventures, some 40 years in the making, are in the crosshairs.
Having waged campaigns against street protesters and foreign-funded NGOs, the Kremlin is apparently worried about other forms of independent thought, namely researchers and intellectuals who value scientific merit above political needs.
Times have gotten tough for Russian NGOs lately. New laws, the expulsion of USAID and now some troubling signs of high-level internal spying is making the work of non-profits and rights watchdogs downright perilous.
Just two weeks prior to Russia's recent parliamentary elections, President Dmitry Medvedev went on television to make a hawkish anti-American speech. Whither the reset?
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