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Global Politics

Obama's visit as seen on Russian tv

President Obama had a poor image among Russians before his visit to Moscow this week. His summit with Russia's leaders was a chance to change that. It's not clear he succeeded. Jessica Golloher looks at how Russian TV covered the President's visit.

Arts, Culture & Media

Night Witches

We take you back to World War II for today's Geography Quiz. We're looking for the first nation to put female pilots into combat. Their enemies called them the Night Witches, and they are the subject of a new documentary by the BBC's Lucy Ash.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today we were looking for the body of water that served as the setting for the first Soviet Western. The 1969 film ?White Sun of the Desert? was shot near the Caspian Sea. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with film writer Oleg Sulkin about the film's director.

Global Politics

Alleged Russian spy ring charged

Federal prosecutors have charged eleven people with being part of a Russian espionage ring. The alleged agents were to gather information on nuclear weapons, American policy toward Iran and Congressional politics. The World's Jason Margolis reports.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we asked you to identify the region where the Volga and Oka rivers converge. It's one of the Russian regions that have been hit by wildfires. The answer is Niznhy Novgorod.

Global Politics

Who is boss in Russia?

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is seen as a sportsman, a hunter, an athlete, a �manly man.' But what about Russian President Dmitry Medvedev? Jessica Golloher reports from Moscow on the very different public images of Russia's leaders.

Global Politics

Russia's World Cup hopes

FIFA is expected to announce the winner Thursday. As Jessica Golloher reports from Moscow, the competition is heating up as Russia kicks soccer balls at England's bid and English officials face corruption charges.