Corey Flintoff appears in the following:
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Most of Russia's opposition has been greatly weakened or eliminated. As Russians elect a new parliament, it's expected to be a rubber-stamp body that follows the wishes of President Vladimir Putin.
Friday, September 16, 2016
On Sunday, Russian voters will choose members of the lower house of parliament. Tens of thousands of people demonstrated against the last such elections. They say they are too afraid to protest now.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Russians will go to the polls on Sunday to elect their lower house of parliament, the Duma. Accusations of blatant vote-rigging and fraud during the last vote in 2011 brought tens of thousands of protestors into the streets. The voting process on Sunday is expected to be cleaner, but analysts say President Vladimir Putin's ruling party has already made sure there won't be any real opposition.
Monday, September 05, 2016
Like other European Union countries, Lithuania has agreed to take in its quota from refugees from war torn countries. Many residents say they consider it a duty to accept refugees. But some potential migrants have balked at moving to Lithuania. They fear being isolated in a country they've never even heard of.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
It's the first systematic documentation of the practice in the republic of Dagestan. Reactions from a mufti, a priest and a rabbi have sparked a charged debate.
Friday, August 19, 2016
What's behind Russia's apparent hacking into the Democratic National Committee — and what could it gain by meddling in the U.S. election? "It's all about Hillary Clinton," says a Russian journalist.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Russia is racing to build a bridge to Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula it annexed in 2014. The strategically vital project is beset by charges of near-slave labor for workers and engineering concerns.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Russia says two of its servicemen were killed by Ukrainian forces firing into Crimea. Ukraine's president said the Russian claims are "fantasy."
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday. It's their first meeting since Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border last November, and both men said they were anxious to reset their country's relations.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Russia denies that it was behind a hacking attack on the Democratic Party that led to embarrassing revelations ahead of this week's convention. "Total stupidity," says a Kremlin spokesman.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Russia recently introduced a new warship in the Black Sea, an area of heightened tension since Russia's seizure of Crimea two years ago. NPR's Corey Flintoff was invited on board.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Individual sports federations will decide whether each Russian athlete can compete in the Olympics, stopping short of banning the entire Russian delegation from competing due to a doping scandal.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
The possibility of the entire Russian team being banned from next month's Rio Olympics increased Thursday. A court of arbitration upheld a specific ban on Russian track and field athletes attending the games, after allegations of the widespread use of performance enhancing drugs.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
The International Olympic Committee will hold an emergency conference call for members of its Executive Board on Tuesday to discuss the latest revelations about Russian doping in international sport.
Saturday, July 09, 2016
Lithuania fears it could be overrun by Russian forces in a matter of hours. The NATO member state is training thousands of young people to resist a Russian incursion until help can arrive.
Monday, July 04, 2016
Some 100,000 Lithuanians live in the U.K. — a huge percentage of the tiny EU nation. We hear from one young Lithuanian, back in Vilnius for the summer, whose future is now in question after Brexit.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Archaeologists have discovered a tunnel dug by Jews to escape the Nazis in Lithuania — a sign of resistance in a land where 90 percent of the Jewish population perished during the Holocaust.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
The international track and field body, the IAAF, has upheld the ban on Russian athletes, ruling they should be barred from the Rio Olympics because of far-reaching doping conspiracy.
Friday, June 17, 2016
The IAAF upheld the ban on Russia's track and field team ahead of the Summer Olympics in Rio. Russian athletes were barred from competition in the wake of a wide-ranging doping scandal.
Friday, June 17, 2016
The leaders of the international body that regulates track-and-field is to decide on Friday whether Russian athletes will be allowed in the Rio Olympics. This comes in the middle of a doping scandal.