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This is what the Russian air strikes in Syria look like from the ground

October 8, 2015
People inspect a site hit by what residents said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force in the town of Darat Izza in Aleppo's countryside, October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

People inspect a site hit by what residents said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force in the town of Darat Izza in Aleppo’s countryside, October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

Russia’s campaign in Syria

October 7, 2015
A civil defense member tries to put out the flames on a burning military vehicle at a base controlled by rebel fighters from the Ahrar al-Sham Movement, that was targeted by what activists said were Russian airstrikes at Hass ancient cemeteries in the southern countryside of Idlib, Syria, October 1, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

A civil defense member tries to put out the flames on a burning military vehicle at a base controlled by rebel fighters from the Ahrar al-Sham Movement, that was targeted by what activists said were Russian airstrikes at Hass ancient cemeteries in the southern countryside of Idlib, Syria, October 1, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Mining gold in Russia’s remote Chukotka region

August 12, 2009

Chukotka, a region revived in the last eight years by the $2.5 billion investment of Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich, produced a fifth of Russia’s gold in the first half of this year. Gold is the region’s passport to growth after Abramovich quit as governor last July.

Graphic: BRIC nations by the numbers

June 10, 2009

Brazil, Russia, China and India, the so-called BRIC group of emerging powers, have gained clout on the global stage in the past decade as their economies grew faster than those of developed countries.