William Howard Ahrensfeld

...hiking and traveling, including trips to Atlin, British Columbia, Seattle and Finland. He brought his family to visit Russia in the early 70's when travel to that country was being promoted through tours by Alaskan Airlines.Bill was an active member...
Russia begins airstrikes, West disputes targets

MOSCOW - Russia launched airstrikes Wednesday in Syria...against other groups.The U.S. and Russia both agree on the need to fight the Islamic...countries in the Middle East and Europe.Russia's first airstrikes in Syria came after...
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Russia shows military might in Syria, also pushes diplomacy

...HEMEIMEEM AIR BASE, Syria (AP) - As Russia unleashed waves of warplanes Thursday...other as allies in a common fight."Russia put its military muscle on display, bringing...and other Western powers have questioned Russia's primary motive in the airstrikes that...
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NATO denounces Russia for violating Turkish airspace

...Moscow's airstrikes in Syria, NATO denounced Russia on Monday for "irresponsible behavior...distrust between Moscow and the West over Russia's military action in Syria, highlight...increasingly crowded skies over Syria.Russia sought to play down the incident. Defense...
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Russia, Egypt dismiss bomb theory

...jetliner broke apart high above the Sinai, Russia and Egypt on Thursday dismissed Western...public with its suspicions about a bomb.Russia and Egypt insist the investigation into...planned visit - his first as president.Russia complained that intelligence gathered...
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Few jobs and little hope, but rural Russia sticks with Putin

GALICH, Russia - When asked if Vladimir Putin is to blame...Voters will cast ballots Sunday across Russia to elect local legislators and governors...including more cosmopolitan areas like Russia's third-largest city of Novosibirsk...
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Alaskan stranded in Russia after flight canceled

...Sivoy Miklahook booked his flight to Russia when there were no scheduled return flights...successful.Earlier this year, a friend from Russia's Chukotka region traveled to, and after Miklahook was already in Russia, a group booked an Oct. 7 charter...
With Olympic boycott ruled out, Russians to admit some wrong

...MOSCOW - With an Olympic boycott ruled out, Russia is planning to at least partially admit...expected to rule Friday on whether to suspend Russia from competition because of the doping scandal. If Russia is banned, the country's track and field...
Russia said to get Iran's clearance for Syria-bound flights

...appeared to be the only one left, as Russia apparently sought to avoid flying over...specialists there for a long time."Russia has never made a secret of its military-technical...ruled out a bigger role. Asked Friday if Russia could deploy its troops to Syria to help...
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Russia to add 40 new missiles

MOSCOW - Russia's military will add over 40 new intercontinental...a huge display intended to showcase Russia's resurgent military.NATO concerned about the implications."Russia-West relations have plunged to their...
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