The United States Board on Geographic Names will officially list the capital of Ukraine as Kyiv, not Kiev. It's the result of years of advocacy by the Ukrainian government to popularize the Ukrainian spelling. But why does it matter?
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.
Not everything revolves around politics for young Russians — life is more than being pro- or anti-Putin for the vast majority — but for some, politics dominates their lives and what they hope is their future.
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.
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,
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks to Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch who says he's been denied a visa by Russian authorities, and he says it's an example of "harassment" of non-governmental groups by the government of Russia.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with author Stephen Dodson who's been studying languages -- and how to curse in them -- much of his life, and has now co-authored a book called "Uglier Than a Monkey's Armpit:
What does outgoing president Vladimir Putin mean when he says that "A man should teach his own wife how to make cabbage soup"? Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with translator and interpreter Michele Berdy to find out