Russia

Global Scan

When it comes to police, Russia gets the gold

Russia is proud of being out in front of other countries. But on one measure, it might not be quite so proud. It has more police per citizen than any other country tracked by the UN. Meanwhile, the Loch Ness monster is back in the news after 18 months without a peep. And a 100-year-old woman has a long-held dream come true and it gives her shivers. All that and more in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

Indians stage a protest for the right to kiss

In a scene right out of the US in the 1960s, thousands of Indians in Kerala province gathered for a "Kiss of Love" demonstration to protest moral policing by conservative groups in the country. Meanwhile, Japan outdoes the Scots when it comes to making single-malt Scotch. And Alzheimer's patients are finding luxurious care at a bargain price in Thailand. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The two islands - one American and one Russian - in the middle of the Bering Strait, are the Big and Little Diomede Islands. The World's David Leveille follows up on a recent Geo Quiz about the distance between the US and Russia.

The state of Russia's military

The fighting between Russian and Georgian forces is the first big military operation on foreign soil for Russian forces since the fall of the Soviet Union, and The World's Katy Clark reports on Russia's military might.

Global Politics

NATO soul-searching

NATO is under pressure to respond to Russia's recent actions in Georgia, but commitments in Afghanistan and turmoil in the financial world mean there isn't much new money for defense. The World's Laura Lynch reports.

Conflict & Justice

Murder in Russia

Reporter Jessica Golloher reports on the shooting death of a top Russian human rights lawyer in Moscow. He represented the family of a Chechen girl murdered by a Russian military officer.