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Russian-speaking but Ukrainian, only 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the border with Russia yet 500 kilometers from Kiev, Kharkiv is suffering an acute identity crisis.

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Victims of Stalin's mass deportations in 1944, Crimea's Tatar Muslim minority look warily on next week's referendum on joining Russia, which could well bring the crisis on the tense peninsula to new heights.

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Is Vladimir Putin's dictator chic to blame for Josef Stalin's makeover? The Soviet tyrant who presided over the suffering of millions and helped launch World War II has been rebranded as a "competent manager" and, if Moscow's deserted Gulag Museum is any indication, Russians appear to be lapping it up.

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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has attempted to improve relations between his country and Poland by addressing some wrongs committed by the Soviet Union -- and later Russia -- against its Baltic neighbor in recent decades. He offered an apology in an article he penned for the Polish paper Gazeta Wyborcza that ran Tuesday.

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Former Time correspondent Andrew Meier presents a riveting exhumation of the previously unknown story of Cy Oggins, an early American-Jewish communist who spied for the Soviets and was killed by them in 1947.

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