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Valeriya Safronova
Migrant workers from Tajikistan in an apartment shared by 18 people in Moscow in May 2020. The main suspects in the deadly assault are from Tajikistan. Now many other Tajiks, who fill jobs in Russia’s wartime economy, are being deported and harassed.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 6, 2024
In Moscow attack, a handful of suspects but 1 million Tajiks under suspicion
Many Tajiks who fill jobs in Russia’s wartime economy are being deported and harassed.
Some of the most popular influencers can amass small fortunes before they're 18, but there are few legal protections to ensure their earnings remain their own.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 12, 2023
Child influencers make big money. Who gets it?
"I’m terrified to share my name because a digital footprint I had no control over exists."
Commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet Vice-Admiral Viktor Sokolov (center) attends a ceremony marking 240th anniversary of Russia's Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, Crimea, on May 13.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 27, 2023
Did Ukraine really kill a Russian admiral? Questions emerge.
Given Russia’s long history of refusing to acknowledge setbacks, it remains uncertain whether Sokolov was among those killed in the attack on Sevastopol.
Japan Times
LIFE
Jun 25, 2022
Non-monogamy advocates ask Facebook to be more open
Is it time for social media to build in options for those who live outside traditional relationship norms?
Japan Times
WORLD
May 27, 2022
As Russia diverges from the global economy, Soviet-style scarcity looms
The economic toll on Russia, although difficult to quantify, has spread widely, from its largest companies to its small shops and workers.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 7, 2022
More Russians consider costs of war in Ukraine as casualties mount
Six weeks after the start of Putin's invasion of Ukraine, the reality of war is increasingly intruding into the lives of regular families as death notices and body bags arrive.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 2, 2022
Shaken at first, many Russians now rally behind Putin’s invasion
Polls and interviews show many Russians now accept the Kremlin's assertion that their country is under siege from the West. Opponents are leaving the country or keeping quiet.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 23, 2022
Alexei Navalny, fiery Putin critic, is handed fresh nine-year prison sentence
Prosecutors had claimed that Navalny, a relentless critic and frequent target of Putin, and Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation, had embezzled donations from supporters.

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