Russia

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the southernmost island of the North Land archipelago. The answer is Bolshevik Island. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with US Navy Captain Alfred McLaren, who conducted a secret mapping mission around the island in 1970. McLaren's new book is called, "Unknown Waters."

Global Politics

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asks for the names of 3 countries who were among the first to pass laws making voting mandatory. The three countries we had in mind are Belgium, Argentina and Australia.

Global Politics

Understanding Putin-isms

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

Conflict & Justice

Russia denies visa

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.

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No, the president can't destroy records. Here's why.

In 1978, Congress created the Presidential Records Act, which makes the records of a president public, not private. Here's what that means amid some of the latest revelations that US President Donald Trump has withheld records of his conversations with Vladimir Putin.