Corey Flintoff

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Ukraine-Russian Deal May Free Jailed Pilot

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The woman, Nadezhda Savchenko, was a military pilot captured during the war in Eastern Ukraine, and her case has become a symbol of the conflict between the two countries.


Ukrainians Who Fled To Russia Find The Welcome Is No Longer Warm

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Tens of thousands of Ukrainians fled to Russia when fighting began in 2014. The welcome they received has cooled as Russia's economy sags, and very few have been granted formal refugee status.


In Russia, The Oil Price Drop Hits Putin's Base Hard

Friday, April 01, 2016

Retirees and those aspiring to join the middle class are struggling to make ends meet as the value of the ruble has fallen along with world oil prices. But Putin's government is doing little to help.


Russia Accuses Ukraine Female Military Pilot Of Murder

Friday, March 11, 2016

Two years ago, a news crew for Russian state TV was hit by mortar fire, a soundman and reporter were killed. On trial for their murder is a female military pilot serving in the Ukrainian Armed Forces.


As Oil Prices Drop, Azerbaijan Looks For Help From International Loans

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan was once seen as a dynamic economic hub. Like other nations almost totally dependent on oil revenues, it's feeling the effects of the recent drop in prices.


U.S. Returns Historical Documents, Stolen From Russia In Chaotic '90s

Saturday, March 05, 2016

The United States and Russia haven't been cooperating much in these days of heightened tensions, but the U.S. Embassy in Moscow this week returned 28 valuable historical documents to Russia.

They were stolen from Russian collections and archives during the turbulent 1990s, in the wake of the Soviet collapse. The ...


Russians Wary Of Top Candidates In U.S. Presidential Election

Thursday, March 03, 2016

In Russia, relatively few people seem to be following the U.S. presidential election campaigns closely, but most people know the names of the front-runners.


Russian Pranksters Feature Obama In Fake Anti-Smoking Ad

Monday, February 22, 2016

The poster at a Moscow bus stop read: "Smoking kills more people than Obama, although Obama kills a lot of people. Don't smoke! Don't be like Obama!" No one has claimed responsibility for it.


For Russian Farmers, Climate Change Is Nyet So Great

Sunday, February 21, 2016

While warmer weather might make farming possible in cold regions such as Siberia, it's already causing havoc on existing farmland in the south of Russia.


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

Saturday, February 06, 2016

As the U.S. presidential campaign moves into primary season, America's allies and rivals are starting to pay a lot closer attention to the candidates. That includes Russia, whose relations with the U.S. are at their lowest levels since the Cold War.

So here's a look at the U.S. campaign through ...


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

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The Russian punk band Pussy Riot has just released a new music video lampooning the country's prosecutor-general, Yuri Chaika.

The prosecutor-general, who is supposed to be one of Russia's top crime fighters, has been accused of massive corruption. The song revels in it.

The video opens with a ...


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 ...


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

Russian President Vladimir Putin has given his first big interview of the year with a foreign newspaper. Though he spoke of cooperation during his interview with the German daily Bild, he showed little inclination to back down from confrontations with the United States and its Western allies.

Reporters ...


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

A high-ranking Orthodox priest has shocked Russian religious circles with sharp criticism of the church's highest authority.

Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin was sacked with little explanation on Thursday from his job as head of the church's department for cooperation for church and society. The Orthodox Holy Synod announced that Chaplin ...


Russia Marks Crimea Annexation With A Banknote Rapidly Losing Value

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Russia is issuing a new 100-ruble banknote commemorating the annexation of Crimea.

But the new bill may serve as a reminder of the country's current economic pain. At the present rate of exchange, the 100-ruble note is worth about $1.41 — around half of what it was worth in ...