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Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz and Answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Kyiv (Kiev), the capital of Ukraine. Russian translator Marian Schwartz reads a short passage from "The White Guard," Mikhail Bulgakov's novel set in the city of Kyiv.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we're looking for the site of a famous battle between Russia and Sweden that took place 299 years ago. The answer is the Ukrainian city of Poltava. The World's Jason Margolis tells us that plans for a 300th anniversary commemoration are stirring up old feelings.

Global Politics

Cheney reassures Ukraine

Vice President Dick Cheney today met with leaders in Ukraine, one of the former Soviet states worried about Russia's recent military actions. Cheney said the United States is committed to Ukraine's security and freedom.

Environment

Are you out there?

The social-networking site Bebo beamed a digital time capsule into outer space today. Bebo users hope to connect with extra terrestrial life. The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports from the site of the transmission - the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine.