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An art exhibition of the work of Kabul University students inside one of the conference rooms of the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Kabul. (Kiana Hayeri/For The Washington Post). The Kremlin has opened a flashy new cultural hub in the Afghan capital. Again. When Moscow built its first one, the House of Science and Culture in the 1980s, Red Army troops were waging war in the country against U.S.-backed mujahideen fighters. Now, as the American war in Afghanistan winds down, Russia has resurrected the building on the same site as its Soviet predecessor, which was bulldozed six years ago. The new center stands as a vivid illustration of Russia’s renewed influence in Afghanistan. Ye... Full story

15 April