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Russia's Urban Artist Video included

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You have heard the saying, "art is in the eye of the beholder." That is certainly true in Russia. When most Russians think of art, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg comes to mind. More>>

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Wedding Bridge holds "locks of love" for Russian couples Video included

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As a symbol of their love and life-long devotion to one another, the couples put their padlock on the wedding bridge and throw the key into the river below. More>>

Preserving Russia's classical music through the violin Video included

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The Olympic host country has a rich history of Russian composers including Tchaikovsky, Korsakov, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, and Rachmaninoff. More>>

Inside Chernobyl Video included

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The April 1986 explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant changed the landscape in Ukraine that continues 28 years later. More>>

Behind the scenes: Visit to Chernobyl Video included

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Eyewitness News Anchor Scott Swan gives a behind-the-scenes look at his visit to Chernobyl in Ukraine. More>>

This is not your father's Russia Video included

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When most people think of Russia, they think of the Kremlin and Red Square in Moscow. They may conjure up symbols that existed during the Soviet era, but things have changed. More>>

IU grad finds new home in Russia

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Ingrid Nelson initially came to Russia for a study abroad program.  She loved that experience so much, she told her parents that was not enough. More>>

Russian cathedral built on site of famous murder Video included

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One of the most interesting buildings in St. Petersburg is impossible to miss. The city's most recognizable cathedral, Savior on the Spilled Blood, is built on the site of a famous Russian murder. More>>

Kremlin, Red Square lie at heart of Russia Video included

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In Russia's most important city, the Kremlin remains the most important place. When you go beyond the walls, you begin to feel the spirit of the Olympic host country. More>>

Luxurious St. Petersburg earns title of "The Russian Versailles" Video included

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St. Petersburg is known as the Venice of the North. A place dominated by water, where boats glide under bridges, giving you a spectacular view of the city founded by "Peter the Great." More>>

Moscow City Ballet: Their personal desire to dance Video included

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The Moscow City Ballet, which was founded in 1988, features dancers who have been at it since they were children. More>>

Hand-crafted Matroyshka dolls a perfect Russian souvenir Video included

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While they are for sale in Russia's big cities, the famous Matroyshkas have humble beginnings. More>>

Scott Swan's Olympics blog: The Heartbeat of Russia Video included

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While our other WTHR crews cover the athletes and competition in Sochi, my assignment was to find human interest stories outside the Olympic host city and showcase the heartbeat of Russia. More>>

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