Monika Evstatieva

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Meet The Russian TV Personality Running For President Against Putin

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

A former reality TV star with a huge social media following, Ksenia Sobchak is a candidate in Russia's elections next month. She has a political pedigree, too: Her father was Vladimir Putin's mentor.


As The Pop World Seeks Accountability, Justin Timberlake Seems Lost In The Woods

Monday, February 05, 2018

NPR Music's Ann Powers breaks down the mixed reaction to Timberlake's big week, in which a new album and a Super Bowl performance both took a beating in popular opinion and the press.


Goran Bregović Reconciles Religion With Music On 'Three Letters From Sarajevo'

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

"I like to understand music as a conversation," the Balkan singer says. "Music is language."


The 'World Wide Funk' Of Bootsy Collins

Monday, October 30, 2017

The funk master is back with his first album in six years: World Wide Funk. He talks King Records and his relationship with the late Bernie Worrell in an interview with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly.


Sorrow, But Little Appetite For New Laws Among Nevada Gun Enthusiasts

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Gun tourism is a thriving industry in Las Vegas, the city where a gunman killed more than 50 concertgoers and injured nearly 500 on Sunday. The attack is spurring calls for new gun control measures.


Starry Kitchen Cookbook: The Rocky Journey Of A Famed Underground Restaurant

Friday, August 25, 2017

Nguyen and Thi Tran started Starry Kitchen out of desperation. Now the couple has a new book with their best recipes and stories of their adventures in the culinary world.


'¡Murales Rebeldes!': These Disappearing LA Murals Mirror Their Community

Thursday, August 24, 2017

For years, Chicano muralists in Los Angeles weren't let into museums, so they made art where they could. "I wanted people to look at the mural and ... see themselves in it," says muralist Wayne Healy.


Scientists Hope To Farm The Biofuel Of The Future In The Pacific Ocean

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

International research labs are using seaweed to make biofuel, but little progress has been made in the U.S. Now scientists in California are developing a prototype to enable vast open-ocean farming.


Content And Connection: Arcade Fire On 'Everything Now'

Friday, August 04, 2017

The Canadian band's fifth album tackles human relationships in the age of infinite connectivity. Despite this, brothers Will and Win Butler think this is the band's most earnest record yet.


After 7 Decades, Sonny Rollins Can't Get Music Off His Mind

Monday, June 12, 2017

The legendary saxophonist, who recently donated his personal archives, speaks with Christian McBride and Audie Cornish about improvisation, innovation, mentorship and legacy.


From Paris With Love: A Kansas City Musician Gets Distance And Perspective

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Missouri native Krystle Warren digs into American history on her new album Three The Hard Way. She talks about what it's like to observe the U.S. from France, her home for the past nine years.


Why Are Americans Drinking Less Cow's Milk? Its Appeal Has Curdled

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

In the 1900s, nutritionists and dairy producers helped convince Americans that cow's milk was nature's perfect food. But the science and tastes have changed, and we're guzzling much less than before.


Pop Hitmaker Cashmere Cat On 'Stumbling Upon Something New'

Thursday, May 04, 2017

The Norwegian producer has made beats for artists like Kanye West and Ariana Grande. For his debut album, 9, he says he wanted to recapture the feeling of discovering his own sound for the first time.


Radical Grooves And Hometown Heroes: Cuba's Lasting Jazz Legacy

Friday, April 28, 2017

As Havana prepares to host this year's International Jazz Day celebration, Jazz Night In America's Christian McBride shares how the island nation has shaped jazz in America and around the world.


Listen: Overcoats Perform Music From 'Young,' Plus A Little Amy Winehouse

Monday, April 24, 2017

The duo met in college and loved right away how their voices "cradled one another. " They speak with NPR's Ari Shapiro about learning to work together, and perform selections from their debut.