Sen. Richard Burr, head of the US Senate Intelligence Committee, with access to some of the most highly classified information, warned that Russia is interfering in the French election just one month away.
Thousands of women are shot, thrown out of the windows or beaten to death by their family members in Russia, which has domestic violence rates upwards of 30 times higher than most European and Western countries.
Russian President Vladimir Putin sits at the top of a power structure he helped create. But it wasn't always this way. He was once an unemployed KGB agent looking for a job. He proved a master at upward mobility.
“Congratulations, US media! You’ve just covered your first press conference of an authoritarian leader with a massive ego and a deep disdain for your trade and everything you hold dear,” says Russian journalist Alexey Kovalev. “Don’t be fooled.”
During the Cold War, you could get a job at the Pentagon or State Department job if you spoke Russian. Today you're guaranteed nothing more than the agony of grappling with Russian grammar. Still, there are signs that a few Americans are taking the plunge.
Despite her better judgment, New York-based Russian writer Anya Ulinich uses the web to seek out potential mates. She finds it all but impossible to interpret the profiles of American men, and they don't understand her any better.
Over the past 10 days, a herd of saiga, an endangered antelope in Kazakhstan has suddenly started to die off in the tens of thousand. Scientists are trying to figure out the reason for the sudden die-off.