Boris Nemtsov

Global Scan

If there are no gays, Mr. Mayor, why the gay bars?

The Winter Oylmpics are just days away and people are still considering how Russia's social and political situation will influence the games. In Sochi, where the games are being held, the town's mayor asserted that gay people are welcome at the games, provided they follow the country's strict laws, but they won't find any local gay people. That claim was quickly disproven. That story and more in today's Global Scan.

Conflict & Justice

How Fair Was Russia's Election?

The World's Laura Lynch checks back in with a group of volunteer election monitors in Moscow. They worked hard to try to ensure that polling in their precinct was free and fair, and they say they were successful, for the most part.