Corey Flintoff

Corey Flintoff appears in the following:

How Much Will New U.S. Sanctions Affect Russia?

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

On Monday, President Obama announced the latest measures aimed at punishing Russia for its links to violence in eastern Ukraine. Russia accuses the U.S. of "Cold War tactics."


What Russia Might Gain From A Decentralized Ukraine

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Moscow is demanding that Kiev's new constitution give so much autonomy to its diverse regions — particularly the Russian-speaking ones — that they could even conduct their own foreign policy.


Does Russia Have The Military To Take Ukraine?

Friday, April 25, 2014

Some analysts say Russia would have to act soon, while its overall military readiness is fairly good. But despite strides in improving the military, Russia still has a shortage of combat-ready troops.


Ukraine Dominates Putin's Yearly Call-In TV Show

Friday, April 18, 2014

President Putin was asked whether Russia planned to invade Ukraine. Putin said he hoped he didn't have to, but reserved the right to do so if he felt he needed to protect Russian interests there.


On Russian Call-in Show, Putin Maintains Hard Line Against West

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he hopes he won't have to move troops into Ukraine to protect the local Russian-speaking population, but he reserves the right to do so.


Russian Media Accused Of Using Propaganda In Ukraine Reporting

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The coverage of the crisis in Ukraine portrays the government in Kiev as neo-Nazis who seized power in a violent coup. That narrative has had a powerful impact on the way Russians perceive the crisis.


Ukraine Looks Starkly Different On Russian TV — How Can This Be?

Monday, April 14, 2014

Amid the Ukrainian crisis, Russia's state-run media has consistently covered the turmoil in terms unlike those used by Western media. NPR's Corey Flintoff reports from Moscow on the information war.


Why Chocolate Is A Bargaining Chip In The Ukraine-Russia Conflict

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Russia banned chocolate made by the leading Ukrainian presidential candidate at a time when political tensions are high between the countries. And we wanted to know: Is the chocolate any good?


Moscow's Ukraine Looks Different From The One Seen By The West

Friday, March 07, 2014

Russian politicians are all voicing the same narrative: Ukraine's legitimate government was overthrown by neo-Nazis, while the armed men in Crimea are not Russian troops but local self-defense groups.


In Both Moscow And Crimea, The Path Toward Union Made Easier

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Lawmakers in Crimea have scheduled a referendum on whether to unite with Russia. Meanwhile, Russian legislators are considering two bills to streamline the process for Crimea to become part of Russia.


Ukraine's Crimea Region Asks Russia For Protection

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Millions of people in eastern Ukraine speak Russian as their first language. Russia's foreign minister complains about what he calls "neo-fascist sentiment" in western Ukraine.


The History Of A Once And Future World-Class Resort

Monday, February 24, 2014

President Vladimir Putin isn't the first Russian leader to try to rebuild Sochi, but it's not so clear his project will ultimately be more successful than his predecessors.


Now That The Games Are Over, What Will Happen To Sochi?

Monday, February 24, 2014

The giant venues will need to be used somehow if Russia's $51 billion investment — the most in Olympics history — is to pay off. If previous games any are guide, the prospects aren't great.


Russia's Cossacks Ride Back From History As 'Patriots'

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Once the marauders and cowboys of Russia's wild frontier, the horse-bound warriors are reappearing as a symbol of national pride.


'Sports Chaplains' Bring The Gospel To Olympic Village

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Among the most visible Americans at the Sochi Olympics are a group of evangelical Christians decked out in black cowboy hats and bristling with pins that help start conversations. For the chaplains, every connection is a chance to make friends and proselytize.


Brutality Against Protesters Deepens Divisions In Ukraine

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Thousands of protesters in Ukraine continue to occupy Kiev's Maidan square and to prevent the government from functioning after President Victor Yanukovich refused to allow the country to strengthen trade ties with the European Union. Ukraine is under intense Russian pressure to continue aligning itself with a customs union comprising countries of the former Soviet Union.


Ukrainian President Withstands No-Confidence Vote Amid Protests

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich survived a no-confidence vote in parliament Tuesday as the opposition failed to muster a majority to pass the measure. The opposition, and thousands of protesters now gathered in downtown Kiev, are demanding Yanukovitch's resignation because he refused to sign political and trade agreements with the European Union. Ukraine, a former Soviet republic, has been under intense pressure from Moscow to reject membership in the EU and to embrace closer trade ties with Russia and other countries that formerly belonged to the Soviet Union. The protesters in Kiev have vowed to continue their siege of government buildings.


Racism Mars Russian Sports In Advance Of World Competitions

Monday, November 04, 2013

Russian sports fans have been involved in several violent or racist episodes recently as the country prepares to host the 2014 Winter Olympics and the 2018 World Cup.


100 Days To The Sochi Olympics: Some Key Things To Know

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Winter Olympics are just over three months away and have already given rise to some superlatives: most expensive (at more than $50 billion), most heavily guarded and, potentially, most controversial. Is Russia ready? We answer some key questions.


'Just For Fun,' Lively Song And Dance In Kiev Metro Station

Sunday, October 27, 2013

In a charming tradition, hundreds gather regularly to sing folk songs in an underground station in the Ukrainian capital. It's an older crowd — some shuffle, some move at a stately pace, and some are as lively as the day they learned those steps.