Corey Flintoff

Corey Flintoff appears in the following:

Who Is Moscow's Favorite Among The U.S. Presidential Candidates?

Saturday, February 06, 2016

The official line in Russia is that it doesn't matter who wins in November, since it won't change what the Kremlin sees as Washington's anti-Russia stance. But some candidates are better than others.


The Kremlin Is Not Going To Like Pussy Riot's New Video

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The Russian protest group skewers Russia's prosecutor-general, Yuri Chaika, who's accused of corruption. The video stars one of two Pussy Riot members jailed in 2012 for "hooliganism."


Chechnya's Strongman Praises Putin, Threatens 'Traitors'

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Ramzan Kadyrov is an aggressive supporter of Vladimir Putin, vilifying opponents of the Russian president as traitors and "Satans" who should be eliminated. But his bluster may provoke a backlash.


Russia Dismisses British Report On Killing Of Former Spy

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Russian government has reacted angrily to the British inquiry into the murder of Alexander Litvinenko. Moscow says what should have been a criminal inquiry was politicized by the British government, and risked damaging relations between the two countries.


In Russia, Epiphany Comes With A Shockingly Cold Swim

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

To celebrate the feast of Epiphany marking the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan, thousands of Russian Orthodox faithful take a dip in icy waters. How does it feel? "Absolutely good," one man says.


In Interview, A Confrontational Putin Takes On NATO

Monday, January 11, 2016

"It is not borders and state territories that matter," Putin told the German tabloid Bild, "but people's fortunes."


Russians Find Favored Holiday Destinations Suddenly Off Limits

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Russian tourists love the beaches of Egypt and Turkey. But the recent losses of a Russian civilian plane in Egypt and a military plane along the Turkish border have changed their plans.


Mastermind In Russian Opposition Leader's Death Still At Large, Prosecutors Say

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Boris Nemtsov was murdered last February. Prosecutors indicted four men in the killing but they say the alleged mastermind is still at large. The opposition says the charges are part of a cover-up.


2 Willful Leaders Heighten Tensions Between Russia, Turkey

Monday, December 28, 2015

Near the end of this year saw a collision between the headstrong leaders of two powerful countries: Russia and Turkey. There are worries that a Russo-Turkish feud could escalate.


In Russia, A High-Ranking Orthodox Priest Is Sacked — And Hits Back

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Vsevolod Chaplin, a high-profile religious conservative, was dismissed with little explanation on Thursday. He says he was sacked because church authorities want to silence independent voices.


Russia Marks Crimea Annexation With A Banknote Rapidly Losing Value

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The 100-ruble note is worth about half of what it was worth in February 2014, just before Russia seized the Black Sea peninsula. The ruble could depreciate even more in the coming year.


In A Rare Protest, Russian Truckers Rally Against Putin's Highway Tax

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Long-haul truck drivers are protesting new road fees they say will hurt their business. The drivers are part of the blue-collar workforce that normally gives President Putin his strongest support.


Global Leaders Move To Cut Emissions In Wake Of Climate Deal

Monday, December 14, 2015

NPR has reaction from Russia, China and Brazil on the climate deal reached over the weekend in Paris.


Will DNA Tests Finally Settle Controversy Surrounding Russia's Last Czars?

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Alexander III's remains have been exhumed for DNA tests to confirm the identities of two grandchildren. Historians say the Russian Orthodox Church wants to reaffirm its ties to the imperial family.


'Die-Fi': Moscow Expanding Internet Access To Cemeteries

Thursday, December 10, 2015

City officials say Moscow's three main cemeteries will be wired up starting next year.


With Few Signs Of Progress, Russia's Putin Warns Of Long Fight In Syria

Friday, December 04, 2015

"Terrorists in Syria pose a special threat," Putin says. "Many people there are from Russia, and if they win in Syria, sooner or later they will come to Russia as well."


Russia Changes Its Military Posture In Syria

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

After Turkey shot down a Russian plane along its border with Syria, Moscow responded with harsh rhetoric and sanctions against Turkey. It seems Russia is altering its strategy in Syria as well.


Doping Scandal Jeopardizes Olympic Dreams Of Russian Athletes

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Russia is the world's leader in doping violations, but the country's sports minister says it shouldn't be singled out for "an evil that all countries are struggling with."


Between France And Russia, Presidents Seek Common Ground In Syria

Thursday, November 26, 2015

French President Francois Hollande and Russian President Vladimir Putin met Thursday to coordinate their country's military strategies in Syria. NPR's Corey Flintoff recaps the talks.


Hollande To Ask Putin To Join Grand Coalition Against ISIS

Thursday, November 26, 2015

French President Francois Hollande meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday. The visit is part of Hollande's efforts to create a more effective global coalition to fight ISIS.