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  • updated storyRuble rebound threatens 'Made in Russia' industry revival story has photos
    Updated: May-29-15 9:46 am

    MOSCOW - Russia's ruble is on a roller-coaster. After being the world's second worst-performing currency against the dollar last year, it is among the best in 2015.

  • Russia steps up propaganda push with online "Kremlin trolls" story has photos
    Updated: May-29-15 7:37 am

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Deep inside a four-story marble building in St. Petersburg, hundreds of workers tap away at computers on the front lines of an information war, say those who have been inside. Known as "Kremlin trolls," the men and women work 12-hour shifts around the clock, flooding the Internet with propaganda aimed at stamping President Vladimir Putin's world vision on Russia, and the world.

  • Remains of Soviet soldiers recovered and buried 
    Updated: May-08-15 2:53 pm

    SINYAVINO HEIGHTS, Russia - Hundreds of people came to a World War II battleground outside St. Petersburg this week to bury the remains of 964 Soviet soldiers recovered by volunteer search teams.