Russia

Russia's cabinet resigns and it's all part of Putin's plan

On Jan. 15, Putin gave his annual state of the nation address and unveiled “serious changes to the political system.” In response to proposed constitutional amendments, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his government resigned. But this move should not be seen as protest, argues Russia scholar Regina Smyth.

Borders

How do maps handle disputed borders?

Apple recently made a switch to display Crimea as a Russian territory for users in Russia and the Crimea peninsula. The World's Marco Werman speaks with cartographer Mick Ashworth about how map makers deal with disputed borders.

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Arts, Culture & Media

From Russia with Love?

We're in Russia for today's Geo Quiz where some people go all out for Valentine's Day. They shell out for long stem roses, boxes of chocolate, and amorous cards. But officials in the Russian city we're looking for take a dim view of the holiday.

Arts, Culture & Media

Melting Permafrost

For today's Geo Quiz, we head to the frozen north. We have heard a lot about the problem of melting ice as climate change warms up the Arctic. But scientists are also worried about something else that is melting up there — permafrost.

Lawrence Scott Sheets

Faith talks to writer Lawrence Scott Sheets about his recent article in The Atlantic about small-time crooks involved in smuggling weapons-grade uranium.

Conflict & Justice

Lawrence Scott Sheets

Faith talks to writer Lawrence Scott Sheets about his recent article in The Atlantic about small-time crooks involved in smuggling weapons-grade uranium.

Constraints on growth of nuclear power

The rising price of oil and the growing demand for energy has prompted a new look at nuclear power -- even in the oil-rich Middle East, but there are limits to how fast nuclear energy can grow to meet that demand

Winter in Siberia

British journalist Shaun Walker recounts how he tried to deal with extremely cold weather in Yakutsk, the Siberian town is known as the "coldest city on Earth."