Hey, you're busy! We know rferl.org isn't the only website you read. And that it's just possible you may have missed some of our most compelling journalism this week. To make sure you're up-to-date, here are some of the highlights produced by RFE/RL's team of correspondents, multimedia editors, and visual journalists over the past seven days.
A century ago, Lenin's communists turned their guns on rebelling sailors once hailed as the "pride and glory" of the Bolshevik Revolution. By Amos Chapple
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who turns 90 on March 2, presided over the collapse of the Soviet bloc and the end of the Cold War. By RFE/RL
This week, we issued our first China In Eurasia briefing, an RFE/RL newsletter tracking China’s resurgent influence from Eastern Europe to Central Asia. Here's a look at what RFE/RL correspondent Reid Standish has been following this month. You can subscribe to the monthly briefing here. (It will be sent to your in-box the first Wednesday of each month.)
The death of a six-week-old infant after he was submerged during a baptism ceremony has sparked public outrage in Romania and has led to calls for the ritual to be changed. By Alison Mutler
A court case is causing outrage on Russian social media after evidence was presented showing how desperate calls to emergency services were ignored, allowing a man to torture and then kill his ex-girlfriend at an apartment in the Siberian city of Kemerovo. In a recording on one call, the victim's screams can be clearly heard, but the operator says, "What should I do about it?" By Ray Furlong and Current Time
In 1957, the world's first manmade object entered into orbit around the Earth. It was called Sputnik and it was launched by the Soviet Union. Sixty-three years later, Russia launched another Sputnik: Sputnik V, the first vaccine registered against the coronavirus. By Kristyna Foltynova
Inside Georgia, there are two borders that are not even supposed to exist, appearing seemingly out of nowhere. Locals who live close to the breakaway South Ossetia or Abkhazia regions face arrest over crossing a sometimes invisible border, even though they are legally still in the same country. By Kaisa Alliksaar and Juan Carlos Herrera Martinez