At the suggestion of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, many anti-Putin voters decided to vote for anyone other than a candidate from Vladimir Putin's party — even candidates that voters might otherwise find distasteful — in Russia's municipal elections.
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.
Russia and Georgia have accused each other of "ethnic cleansing" in the conflict over South Ossetia. Lisa Mullins speaks with Human Rights Watch researcher Anna Neistat, to find out if there is evidence to support these claims.
The U.S. and Poland signed an agreement today to locate part of Washington's missile defense system on Polish territory. Russia objects to it, and today said it would respond with more than diplomatic protests. The World's Jason Margolis has the story.
Vice President Dick Cheney today met with leaders in Ukraine, one of the former Soviet states worried about Russia's recent military actions. Cheney said the United States is committed to Ukraine's security and freedom.
Poland's last communist leader, General Wojciech Jaruzelski is on trial in Poland. He and seven other former officials are charged with committing "communist crimes." Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from reporter Rafal Motriuk of Radio Poland.
Today, the Russian government suspended trading on its country's stock exchange. The move comes a day after Russian stocks plummeted to their lowest level in nearly three years. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Mikhail Kroutikhin of RusEnergy consulting.