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Corey Flintoff

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High-Profile Russian Trials Bring International Criticism

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The conviction of a Ukrainian filmmaker is one of several cases in Russia that have drawn protests from human-rights groups and Western governments, including the U.S.


Russia's War On Western Food: Detaining Cheese, Crushing Frozen Geese

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Russian authorities have smashed, burned and buried more than 900 tons of allegedly contraband food. In a country that once suffered famine, many are deeply distressed to see food destroyed.


For Kazakhstan's LGBT Community, A Struggle For Recognition And Rights

Friday, August 21, 2015

The country's failed bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics disappointed LGBT activists. They'd hoped global attention would lead to greater tolerance in a country where they live in a "state of fear."


Kaspersky Lab: Based In Russia, Doing Cybersecurity In The West

Monday, August 10, 2015

The software security company is big in the U.S. and around the globe, but tensions between Russia and the West have raised questions about the Moscow-based company.


Some Kazakhs Celebrate The Loss Of The 2022 Winter Olympics

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.


Kazakhstan Promises 'Real Winter Wonderland' In Bid To Host 2022 Games

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.


Popular Russian Balladeer Sang About Ordinary Life In The USSR

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.


Tough Painkiller Rules Push Some Russian Cancer Patients To Suicide

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.


Who's Behind A String Of Bombings In Ukraine's Black Sea 'Pearl'?

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Local journalists and volunteers in Odessa are working to make sense of dozens of recent bombings โ€” and prevent future attacks. They say that Russians have infiltrated the security services.


Ukraine's Double Woes: War And Runaway Inflation

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.


U.S. Army Begins Training Ukrainian Soldiers

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.


A Thorn For Russia, Georgia's Ex-President Pops Up In Ukraine

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.


Drop In Demand Leads To Layoffs In Russia's Auto Market

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.


Glory Of Moscow's 80-Year-Old Subway Tainted By Stalin Connections

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.


Fighting In Eastern Ukraine Appears To Be Heating Up Again

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.


Chechen Leader Is A Hero Or A Villain Depending On The Movie

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.


Ice Cold U.S., Russia Relations Put Strain On Nuclear Agreements

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.


Nemtsov Report Alleges Russian Military Forces Fought In Ukraine

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.


Russia Marks WWII Victory Day With Biggest Parade Since Soviet Era

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.


At Russia's Huge WWII Remembrance, An Absence Of Western Leaders

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.