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Past articles by Elena:

Here's why Russia's Putin was most likely watching as Kazakh leader resigned

Kazakhstan's Nursultan Nazarbayev helped steer his vast, oil-rich Central Asian nation through the turbulent years that followed the fall of the Soviet Union. → Read More

Maria Butina 'wanted to influence society,' sister says

The parents of Russian operative Maria Butina say they can't believe she knowingly worked on behalf of the Kremlin. → Read More

Russian official says U.S. citizen detained in Moscow to be charged 'soon'

Also on Saturday, the Foreign Ministry said the U.S. had detained a Russian citizen in the Western Pacific and not notified the Russian Embassy. → Read More

Donald Trump will meet one-on-one with Russia's Putin at G-20, Kremlin says

President Donald Trump will meet one-on-one with Vladimir Putin at the G-20 on Saturday, the Kremlin said. → Read More

U.S., Russia astronauts in emergency landing after booster rocket fails

The two crew members were in “good condition” and had been reunited with their families at the Russia-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, NASA said. → Read More

Russia, China embrace uneasily, aim for 'desirable world order'

Russia and China have been pushed closer together into a sometimes-uneasy friendship in recent years. The shift has accelerated under President Donald Trump. → Read More

Vladimir Putin's popularity dips amid retirement age proposal

The proportion of Russians who said they would vote for the country's president fell by eight percentage points within a week. → Read More

Russians submit 2 million questions for Putin's annual call-in show

Russia's president will reportedly issue real-time orders to governors and government ministers who have been told to be at their desks for the event. → Read More

Russia uses journalist's 'resurrection' to cast doubt on spy poisoning

Moscow has branded the “resurrection” of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko "propaganda" and claimed it casts doubt on other accusations made by the West. → Read More

Strange things 9 famous people said right before they died

People's last words are fascinating. Some share... → Read More

Protesters detained in Russia as thousands rally ahead of Putin's inauguration

Opposition politician Alexei Navalny called on demonstrators to gather in cities around Russia. → Read More

As #MeToo sweeps West, some Russians wonder what the big deal is

The country decriminalized some kinds of domestic violence last year, and there is no law against sexual harassment. → Read More

Trump sanctions cost Russian tycoons up to $16 billion in one day

Russian oligarchs lost up to $16 billion on Monday after sanctions announced last week by President Donald Trump hit stocks and the ruble. → Read More

Gold bars worth millions rain down on Russia

A total of 172 gold bars weighing 3.4 tons were later recovered from around an airport in Yakutsk in eastern Siberia. → Read More

The US states that spend the most money on lottery tickets

Lottery tickets are most popular among residents in Massachusetts — and least popular in North Dakota. → Read More

Warren Buffett once proposed a 4th Law of Motion to explain the pitfalls of active management

Warren Buffett channels Isaac Newton to explain the pitfalls of active management. → Read More

5 surprisingly simple investing rules that real people say will help preserve your wealth for your entire life

Investing for retirement isn't just reserved for hotshot Wall Street types. It is something that all Americans can do. → Read More

What Americans watched, ate, and spent money on in 2017

From the solar eclipse to Aziz Ansari's "Master of None" on Netflix, 2017 wasn't just about Donald Trump. Here's the year in review, according to Foursquare. → Read More

11 places where home prices will probably increase after the GOP tax bill goes into effect

National home prices is most places are expected to take a hit under tax reform. But certain housing markets might get a small boost. → Read More

Investors will probably win big from tax reform — but about half of Americans don't own stocks

Most people think stocks will continue to climb if the plan passes before the end of the year, although its passage might be somewhat priced in already. → Read More