Corey Flintoff http://wfpl.org en Suspects' Chechen Roots Draws Eyes In Russia http://wfpl.org/post/suspects-chechen-roots-draws-eyes-russia The Boston Marathon bombing suspects are <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/04/19/177942712/about-the-brothers-suspected-in-boston-marathon-bombing">ethnic Chechens</a> with links to the volatile North Caucasus region of Russia. Moscow's reaction to that fact appears to be as complex as the region's turbulent history.<p>So far, official reaction to the story has been muted. State-run news media show clips of President Vladimir Putin condemning the bombings and offering condolences to the people of Boston. Sat, 20 Apr 2013 10:56:42 +0000 Corey Flintoff 5070 at http://wfpl.org Suspects' Chechen Roots Draws Eyes In Russia Russia, U.S. Seek To Resolve Friction On Adoptions http://wfpl.org/post/russia-us-seek-resolve-friction-adoptions Americans have been adopting Russian children in sizable numbers for two decades, and most of the unions have worked out well. But it remains a sensitive topic in Russia, where officials periodically point to high-profile cases of abuse or other problems.<p>Now, the two countries are putting the finishing touches on a new agreement governing these adoptions. Sat, 24 Nov 2012 13:47:07 +0000 Corey Flintoff 2624 at http://wfpl.org Russia, U.S. Seek To Resolve Friction On Adoptions