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Denis Sinyakov

War & Conflict

Crimea's persecuted Muslims

Paying the price: Tatars detained, interrogated, and harassed after Russia's annexation of Crimea.

Russia

Russia's crackdown on Crimea's Muslims

Tatars resisted Moscow's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula in March, and the Muslim community has paid for it since.

China

Illegally mining Russia's 'Baltic gold'

Booming global trade in 50-million-year-old amber stones is lucrative, controversial, and extremely dangerous.