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Tiger Dad: Rare Family Portrait of Amur Tigers the First-Ever to Include an Adult Male

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The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Russia Program, in partnership with the Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Reserve and Udegeiskaya Legenda National Park, released a camera trap slideshow of a family of Amur tigers in the wild showing an adult male with family. Shown following the “tiger dad” along the Russian forest is an adult female and three cubs. Scientists note this is a first in terms of photographing this behavior, as adult male tigers are usually solitary. Also included was a photo composite of a series of images showing the entire family as they walked past the a camera trap over a period of two minutes.

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DHS Funding, Clinton's Emails at State Dept, ACA at SCOTUS, Netanyahu to Congress; Experts Needed

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Can West’s Planned Summit with Russia De-Escalate Ukraine Crisis? If Summit Fails, Should NATO Members Provide Arms to Ukraine?

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Bill To Speed Up Natural Gas Exports Passes, Texas A&M Profs Say Next Step Should Be Lifting Ban

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Russian Nuclear-Armed Plane Another Facet of Putin Power Play

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Experts Available to Discuss Turmoil in Ukraine After Failed Peace Talks

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Experts Available to Discuss Latest Aggression in Ukraine

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WVU Political Science Professor Conducting Research to Better Understand Origins and Consequences of Ukrainian Conflict

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Public Opinion in Russia: Russians’ Attitudes on Economic and Domestic Issues

A poll of the Russian public, conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, was released today. The poll, which includes a nationally representative in-person survey of 2,008 Russian adults taken between November 22 and December 7, 2014, found that President Vladimir Putin is extremely popular. Few say the economy is in good condition and most say that sanctions are hurting the Russian economy.

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Putin Falters Using Yeltsin's Playbook

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the first (contemporary) Russian invasion of Chechnya. While made by the Yeltsin administration, that decision has had an enormous impact on current Russian identity and now President Vladimir Putin's power. Moreover, this strategy of two decades ago has a familiar ring: promote popular approval during hard times by turning to violence against some undesirable “other” — Chechen terrorists in 1994 and Ukrainian fascists today.