Corey Flintoff

Corey Flintoff appears in the following:

Russian Warplanes Bomb Syria; Russian TV Takes On The U.S.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Russian TV stations have updated their message. It's no longer all about Ukraine. Now it's all about Syria, and any Western criticism of Russia's military actions in Syria is dismissed.


Moscow Accuses U.S. Of Propaganda War Over Syria

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Russia has reacted angrily to criticism from the U.S. about its air attacks in Syria. Moscow says its planes have been hitting fighters of the Islamic State. Any suggestion otherwise is part of a propaganda war carried out by the U.S., Russia says.


The Number 22: Is There A 'False Narrative' For Vet Suicide?

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Do 22 veterans really take their lives daily? Despite this number becoming a rallying cry for activists trying to prevent suicide among vets, new research suggests the statistic is a bit of a guess.


Russia Launches Airstrikes Against Bashar Al-Assad Enemies In Syria

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Russia warplanes have begun bombing targets in Syria, according to U.S. officials. They say they were briefed by Moscow about the raids, which came hours after the Russian parliament authorized President Vladimir Putin to use Russian forces abroad.


Putin, Obama Meet On Syria, But Sharp Disagreements Remain

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Russia's military buildup in Syria has raised alarms in the West, but many Russians see it as necessary to counter Islamist extremism. Russian analysts say Putin risks involvement in a quagmire.


As Warm Days Wane In Moscow, An 'Air Of Desperate Celebration'

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Summer is over in Moscow and residents are bracing themselves for the fearsome Russian winter to come. Correspondent Corey Flintoff reflects on the city's mood as summer slips away.


In Russia, A 'Show Of Force' As The Military Tries To Modernize

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Russia has launched a huge project to re-equip its armed forces with modern weapons. But the obstacles, including delays caused by sanctions and a cash crunch due to a drop in oil prices, are massive.


Russia Denies It Plans To Take Part In Syria's Military Operations

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Russia answered allegations about its aid to Syrian President Assad. President Putin confirmed he is providing military aid to Assad, but said "it's too early" to talk about a wider role in the war.


Just 2 Russian Bros Working Out, Grilling Steak, Drinking Tea

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Newly released pictures of President Vladimir Putin show him working out at a gym and grilling steaks with his prime minister. It may be part of a government effort to boost Putin's approval ratings.


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 — 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.