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Russia Beefs Up Resources for Olympic Figure Skaters

Russia's Elena Sokolova performs in the European Figure Skating Championships in Lyon, France, Jan. 19, 2006.
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Russia's Elena Sokolova performs in the European Figure Skating Championships in Lyon, France, Jan. 19, 2006.

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Gregory Feifer
Gregory Feifer reports for NPR from Moscow, covering Russia's resurgence under President Vladimir Putin and the country's transition to the post-Putin era. He files from other former Soviet republics and across Russia, where he's observed the effects of the country's vast new oil wealth on an increasingly nationalistic society as well as Moscow's rekindling of a new Cold War-style opposition to the West.
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