Food: the lack of it, the control of it, dreams of it, was a key part of the Soviet experience. Now a Russian author living in the United States, Anya von Bremzen, has written a memoir of the USSR through food, "Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking."
Reid Davenport planned to spend a semester abroad in Italy. He was talked out of it because he uses a wheelchair. He decided to go Europe to make a documentary for people with physical disabilities there. Brigid McCarthy has the story.
Soviet leader Joseph Stalin was one of the most murderous dictators of the 20th century. And yet, 60 years after his death, he remains popular in some former Soviet republics - especially in his own nation of Georgia.
The opening of Soviet and East European archives has provided historians a tidal wave of new information about the crimes of Soviet leader Josef Stalin. Brigid McCarthy reports on one historian's work.
Reporter Brigid McCarthy profiles Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, he's written more than a dozen novels and children's stories. But Kurkov says all of his stories are really about the evolution of the post Soviet man.
Ukraine has one of the feistiest, most pluralistic media anywhere in the former Soviet Union. But journalists have begun protesting what they say is censorship and political pressure from the country's new government. Brigid McCarthy reports from Kiev.
When the Nazis invaded the Soviet Union, they seized millions of Ukrainians and sent them back to Germany as slave laborers. When the laborers who survived went home after the war, they were treated as Nazi collaborators. Reporter Brigid McCarthy reports.