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Russia Asks Peace Corps to Leave

After a decade of service in Russia, the U.S. Peace Corps has been asked to leave. The Corps had already scaled back its mission -- there are only 27 volunteers in the country now, compared to about 200 one year ago. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports on the political and economic factors behind the decision.

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Michele Kelemen has been with NPR for two decades, starting as NPR's Moscow bureau chief and now covering the State Department and Washington's diplomatic corps. Her reports can be heard on all NPR News programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.