Ratko Mladic went on trial at The Hague this week, accused of committing war crimes during the ethnic violence there in the 1990s. He'd been on the run for years. His trial, though, has kindled strong feelings in Serbia and caused his foes and his fans to engage in an ongoing graffiti war.
As evidence mounts that a Russian anti-aircraft missile was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the government and ordinary Russians distrust the facts and deny that Russia had any responsibility. Moscow-based reporter Natalia Antonova shared the reactions she heard, including real sadness at the tragedy, with PRI's The World.
Both the United States and Russia are in the midst of presidential election campaigns, and The World's Jason Margolis looks at what a change of leadership in both countries could mean for US-Russian relations.
In just a few weeks an icon of the Soviet Union will roll off the assembly line for the last time. The Volga sedan once ruled the road in Russia. The World's Laura Lynch brings us this report from the streets of Moscow.
Emma Simpson reports that Russia's recent economic boom seems to have bypassed the country's rural communities, and while the finances of Russian city-dwellers have improved under President Vladimir Putin,
President Putin's letter in the New York has attracted a mixed response in America. But how is it being seen in the rest of the world? We hear from BBC journalists about reactions from China and Brazil.