Rap is now mainstream in Russia. The sound is everywhere: in clubs, on the radio and in stores. But despite a culture of speaking out on issues in the West, why do many rappers in Russia avoid talking about the country’s big problems?
In a rare U-turn, anti-corruption journalist Ivan Golunov was released from house arrest Tuesday. Many say his detention under charges of alleged drug peddling was retaliation for his investigative anti-corruption reporting.
Anti-corruption journalist Ivan Golunov was arrested on what many are saying is trumped up charges in retaliation for his investigative work. It has sparked an outpouring of support within Russia and internationally.
In response to the arrest of journalist Ivan Golunov, investigative news outlet Meduza has opened access to his reports. This is Golunov's 2017 report on the sophistication of Russia's system of criminalizing journalism and what this could mean for the future of media within the country.
A redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Muller's report on Russia's role in the 2016 US presidential election and whether President Donald Trump's campaign conspired with Moscow is set to be released today. Here's a timeline of important events during that investigation.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Moscow. The city is home to the Danilov Monastery - the headquarters of the Russian Orthodox church. The World's Elizabeth Ross reports that the historic bronze bells that have hung in a tower at Harvard University for nearly 80 years are ringing for the last time today at commencement. They'll be making their way back to their original home at the monastery.
The fighting in Georgia marks a new downturn in US-Russian relations, and the Bush administration is calling for an immediate ceasefire, but as The World's Matthew Bell reports, Washington's leverage is limited.
Russia may have violated an EU-brokered truce aimed at ending the six-day conflict with Georgia, and there were reports that Russian tanks rolled into the Georgian city of Gori, as Lisa Mullins gets the latest from the BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse.