Saturday 25 February 2017
October 10, 2016
Russian Whistle-Blower Pulls Back Cover On Railways Corruption
Russian Railways chief Vladimir Yakunin was considered to be one of President Vladimir Putin's closest associates when he was abruptly dismissed. But some observers suspected his departure was linked to massive corruption and mismanagement.
September 25, 2016
Relics Of Russian Orthodox Saint Set To Spend Six Months In Space
When the next manned rocket blasts off for the International Space Station, a box containing relics of St. Serafim of Sarov will be strapped to the chest of the Russian cosmonaut commanding the mission. Serafim's adventure highlights the expanding influence of the Russian Orthodox Church.
August 09, 2016
Guns Of August: Fears Of Full-Scale War Return As Casualties Mount In Ukraine
Fighting is flaring this summer in eastern Ukraine, where government forces and Russia-backed separatists are locked in a deadly standoff that is escalating two years after it began. Amid mounting casualties, there are fears an unraveling cease-fire could give way again to full-scale war.
April 08, 2016
Meet Yosif Stalin, The Soviet-Born Black American From Kremlin, Virginia
The first child of African-American parents ever born in the Soviet Union, Yosif Stalin Kim Roane, is among the few living offspring of those who traveled to the Soviet Union in the 1920s and 1930s to seek a better life in the nascent communist state.
April 03, 2016
Massive Investigative Report Documents Kremlin-Linked Shell Companies
An international consortium of investigative reporters has documented a vast network of shady money transfers used by close associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin to funnel as much as $2 billion into offshore shell companies.
March 14, 2016
'They Took Everything Away': Russia's Disabled Hit Hard By New Rules
A new system governing disability benefits in Russia is being panned by patients, parents, and health advocates as unfair and "profoundly vicious." Hundreds of thousands of people, many of them with severe illnesses or disabilities, have had their payments cut off under the new system.