Corey Flintoff appears in the following:
Saturday, August 01, 2015
Kazakhstan lost its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics to Beijing, but a number of Kazakhs see this as an opportunity, not a loss.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
The International Olympic Committee will decide Friday whether to accept the bid by Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, to stage the 2022 Winter Games, or instead offer it to rival contender Beijing.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Vladimir Vysotsky, who died 35 years ago this month, was never given any recognition by the Soviet government. He became popular through bootlegged cassettes passed from hand-to-hand.
Friday, July 10, 2015
The rules have been altered following cases where patients killed themselves, saying they couldn't bear the pain and couldn't get painkillers. But advocates say the changes haven't gone far enough.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Local journalists and volunteers in Odessa are working to make sense of dozens of recent bombings — and prevent future attacks. They say that Russians have infiltrated the security services.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Beyond the battlefront in the east, the Ukrainian government is fighting a war to reform a monumentally corrupt, dysfunctional economy. For now, Ukrainians seem willing to weather 60 percent inflation.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
The U.S. won't give the Ukrainian army lethal weapons to fight separatists and their Russian allies, but it has sent 300 trainers to help the beleaguered, bedraggled Ukrainian military.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
As president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili boldly took on much larger Russia in 2008. He promptly lost. Now he's a governor in Ukraine, which is also doing battle with Russia.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Russia's economy is going through a slump brought on by low oil prices and Western sanctions. But if the country's auto market is any measure, the economy faces a long and difficult road ahead.
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
The system was considered a triumph by the Soviets, but was built by the same ruthless means that helped cause a famine, which killed millions in the 1930s.
Monday, June 01, 2015
While Ukrainians fear another offensive, Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a measure saying that Russian military casualties during peacetime will now be considered a state secret.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Ramzan Kadyrov says he will soon star in a Hollywood-style action movie. At the same time, an opposition group released a movie detailing his alleged human rights violations.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
As relations between the world's two biggest nuclear powers deteriorate, the treaties and dialogue that kept Russia and the U.S. from nuclear war are fraying.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
A report begun by Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov before his murder in February has been published in Moscow. It makes detailed allegations about direct Russian military involvement in the war in Ukraine, which is something the Kremlin has always denied.
Saturday, May 09, 2015
Russia celebrated the 70th anniversary of Nazi Germany's defeat with massive displays of power and accusations that the West is distorting the Soviet Union's rightful role in history.
Friday, May 08, 2015
A decade ago, President George W. Bush was among those who visited Moscow for the occasion. Today, the event highlights the friction between Russia and the West.
Monday, April 06, 2015
Kharkiv has largely escaped the ravages of the war until recently. It has been hit by several terrorist bombings, including a blast at a Ukrainian national unity rally last month that killed 4 people.
Thursday, April 02, 2015
People fleeing the fighting in the separatist cities of Donetsk and Luhansk are big burden for Ukraine's financially strained government, but Kharkiv residents are stepping up to help.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Protestants from the separatist regions of eastern Ukraine say they are being persecuted by the Russian Orthodox Church. Many evangelicals have left because of a crackdown on religious freedom.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
General Motors and Volkswagen are closing plants there and laying off workers. Economic problems have led to an estimated 35 percent drop in the once-booming Russian car market.