Many Russians are watching their team's winning Olympic performances on Russia’s Match television channel — and they’re cheering on their athletes in Rio despite outstanding widespread doping allegations.
A new state-sponsored movie in Russia commemorates the sacrifice of “Panfilov's 28” in the WWII battle for Moscow. Their story is as iconic for Russians as the flag-raising over Iwo Jima is for Americans. The only problem is, it's not quite true.
When Russia moved into Crimea last year, even NATO admits it was caught off-guard. But now a top NATO general says the West is alert to Putin's plans, and is developing its own moves to stop him from expanding any further.
The Tsarnaevs trained at the mixed martial arts gym under reporter Andrea Crossan's home. And, it turns out, that some of the best fighters in MMA come from the Caucasus region that also produced the Tsarnaevs.
The discovery of two giant holes in the ground in far northern Russia is raising all kinds of speculation about their origin. No one yet knows for sure how they were formed, but a leading scientist is pointing to an ever-more usual suspect—climate change.
Oleg Frish once taught Russian audiences to love forgotten Soviet music icons. Today, he's doing the same for American singers like Ben E. King, Gary U.S. Bonds and Melissa Manchester with a new album of duets between Frish and his idols.
Over the past 10 days, a herd of saiga, an endangered antelope in Kazakhstan has suddenly started to die off in the tens of thousand. Scientists are trying to figure out the reason for the sudden die-off.
During the Cold War, you could get a job at the Pentagon or State Department job if you spoke Russian. Today you're guaranteed nothing more than the agony of grappling with Russian grammar. Still, there are signs that a few Americans are taking the plunge.