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Vice President Mike Pence Met Privately With Top Russian Cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church

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Elizabeth Dias
Updated: May 12, 2017 8:55 AM ET
A top cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church and ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin met privately with Vice President Mike Pence Thursday morning and urged the U.S. to cooperate with Russia to combat terrorism in the Middle East.

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St. Petersburg subway blast: At least 10 killed, security camera could hold clues,ISIS celebrates attack on Crusaders?

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A wounded victim outside the Sennaya Ploshchad station. (REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
At least 10 killed in St. Petersburg, Russia train explosion.A bomb blast on a subway train in St. Petersburg, Russia, killed at least 10 people and wounded some 39 others Monday, Russian officials said, in what President Vladimir Putin called a possible act of terror.

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Yuri Gagarin, first human in space, was a devout Christian, says his close friend

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The first man in outer space 50 years ago believed fervently in the Almighty — even though the atheistic Soviet government put famous words in his mouth that he had looked around at the cosmos and did not see God.

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100th anniversary of the Russian revolution

One hundred years ago, the Romanov dynasty fell in the February Revolution of 1917. This centenary haunts Russia’s current government. “In the Kremlin,” wrote journalist Ben Judah in his important analysis of Vladimir Putin’s “Fragile Empire”, “they have nightmares about Nicholas II”.

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