American journalist Glenn Greenwald has had a busy time, launching a new Brazil version of his website The Intercept and lambasting the media coverage of US election scandals, from his perch in Rio de Janeiro.
The controversy surrounding Russia's intervention in the US election has now split Republicans, at least to some degree. Congressional Republicans are calling for an investigation, while President-elect Donald Trump has outrightly disregarded the allegations.
Perhaps 1 million Ukrainians have settled in Russia since the conflict in Ukraine began in 2014. President Vladimir Putin promised that Russian-speaking Ukrainians would be welcome. But it was largely an empty gesture.
If you're living in Russia right now, you might think World War III is just around the corner. Forty million people recently took part in a civil defense exercise. State-controlled media is warning of possible US attacks. The military has moved missiles closer to Western Europe. So what gives?
A bunch of places in Ukraine and Crimea end in "-opol", from the ancient Greek word for city: polis. That's no accident. Russia chose those names after conquering the Black Sea region from the Turks. But why?
President Barack Obama has said repeatedly that the secession of Crimea from Ukraine is a violation of international law. But doesn't Crimea have the right to determine its own fate? An international lawyer says the problem came with Russia's military intervention.
The Soviet Union dissolved 20 years ago this Sunday. More than half of all Russians now regret that demise, according to a recent poll. Brigid McCarthy visited a restaurant in Moscow that lets nostalgic customers pretend they're back in the USSR.
There's an obscure sliver of land tucked between Moldova and Ukraine. And suddenly, it has become big news, as analysts speculate whether it will be the next region to be annexed by Russia. The World's Patrick Cox has visited the region, which lives in an identity limbo.