Mary Louise Kelly

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An 'Anna Karenina' For Our Times At Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre

Friday, March 23, 2018

The world-famous ballet company is iconic in Russia. Principal dancer Olga Smirnova says a new staging of a beloved epic takes it into the 21st century.

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After Election Landslide, It's Putin's Russia (More Than Ever)

Monday, March 19, 2018

Vladimir Putin wanted a mandate to govern, and got it, with 76 percent of the vote. He will use the next six years to advance his mission: cementing Russia's role as a major player on the world stage.

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Russian Journalist Weighs In On Country's #MeToo Movement

Monday, March 19, 2018

In Russia, a small number of women have spoken out publicly against powerful men who they say have sexually harassed them. Journalist Daria Zhuk is one of them. She says a powerful politician sexually harassed her in 2014 and that Russian women can learn from the #MeToo movement in America.

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Russians In Moscow Celebrate 6 More Years Of Putin

Monday, March 19, 2018

On Sunday, Vladimir Putin won the Russian presidential election by a landslide. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly was in Moscow to witness the late-night celebrations of another six years of Putin in power.

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Russia's Bolshoi Theatre Brings Anna Karenina Ballet To Modern Era

Monday, March 19, 2018

The world-famous Bolshoi Theatre is a Russian icon. But a new staging of the ballet Anna Karenina takes the beloved Russian epic — and the theater — into the 21st century. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Bolshoi principal dancer Olga Smirnova.

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From Pride To Protest: How Russians Feel About Their Presidential Election

Friday, March 16, 2018

Ahead of Sunday's presidential election in Russia, NPR spoke with a Putin supporter, an opposition supporter and a Russian who sees no point in voting.

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Election Watchdog Group In Moscow Says Russian Voter Fraud Is Rising

Friday, March 16, 2018

When Russians head to the polls to vote for president on Sunday, thousands of election observers will be watching for fraud. The head of an election watchdog group in Moscow and a woman who blew the whistle on election fraud in 2011 talk about what it means to watch the election.

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The Russian Chef Who Is Bringing Back His Homeland's Colorful, Classic Cuisine

Friday, March 16, 2018

Before the Soviet period, "Russian food had color," says Vladimir Mukhin of Moscow's world-famous White Rabbit restaurant. He aims to honor those flavors, as well as locally source his ingredients.

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News Brief: H.R. McMaster's Future, Russia Sanctions, Russian Election

Friday, March 16, 2018

Reports say national security adviser H.R. McMaster may be on his way out. Also, Ian Talley of The Wall Street Journal discusses sanctions on Russia, which is holding an election Sunday.

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Putin's Victory Is Assured In Russia's Election

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Kremlin controls every aspect of the Russian presidential election — it chooses the opposition candidates, controls the media and even decides just how big Vladimir Putin's victory should be.

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Meet The Activist Who Uncovered The Russian Troll Factory Named In The Mueller Probe

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Lyudmila Savchuk infiltrated an online troll farm in St. Petersburg. "That feeling from the Soviet times — I can feel it everywhere," she tells NPR.

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Trump's Nominee To Lead CIA Was Directly Involved in Controversial Interrogation Program

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

President Trump has nominated Gina Haspel, a 33-year veteran of the CIA, to lead the agency. Before she can begin that role, she must first be approved by the Senate.

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Nathaniel Rateliff Keeps Secrets For Himself On 'Tearing At The Seams'

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Rateliff discusses his songwriting process on Tearing at the Seams, the latest album with his band, the Night Sweats.

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'Red Sparrow' Author And Ex-CIA Agent Says New Movie Gets Spy Life Right

Monday, March 05, 2018

Jason Matthews wrote the novel behind a new motion picture where a Russian spy (played by Jennifer Lawrence) is trained in the dual arts of seduction and espionage.

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Director Of Oscar-Nominated Aleppo Doc Wants His Film To Serve As Witness

Friday, February 23, 2018

Feras Fayyad's Last Men In Aleppo goes inside the Syrian city at a time when it was being reduced to rubble by government bombings.

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For His Book 'Directorate S,' Journalist Steve Coll Dives Into Pakistan's Spy Agency

Thursday, February 15, 2018

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Steve Coll, dean of the Columbia School of Journalism, about his new book, Directorate S: The C.I.A and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2016. The book picks up the narrative of the CIA from where Coll's previous book Ghost Wars left off.

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'You've Hijacked My Heart': Valentines That Fight Islamophobia With Humor

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Activist-artist Tanzila Ahmed's snarky cards challenge stereotypes about Muslim-Americans. "With humor, you're able to sneak into people's consciousness and get them to think differently," she says.

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Brandi Carlile On Practicing Forgiveness, Even When It's Hard

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

"It's a really radical and ugly, difficult process that, you know, great beauty comes from." The folk singer discusses her new album, By The Way, I Forgive You, with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly.

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Sue The T. Rex Is Making Big Moves With Her Big Bones

Saturday, February 10, 2018

The famous fossil calls the Chicago Field Museum home and is moving from the main exhibit hall to a private suite on the second floor.

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'Atlanta Monster' Podcast Hopes To 'Close The Door' On 1970s Child Murders

Thursday, February 08, 2018

The true-crime series re-examines the killings of 28 young black males. "It was the largest task force ever assembled ... it ended up getting the nation's attention," co-creator Donald Albright says.

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