President Obama is in Prague today, where he signed the START Treaty along with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. The treaty will reduce the number of nuclear warheads between the two countries by almost 40 percent, from 2,700 to 1,550.
In the wake of the subway bombing in Moscow, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has vowed to destroy those responsible. Could this be the end of President Dmitry Medvedev's liberalizing of the Russian government and the return of Putin's iron fist?
President Obama heads to Russia next week hoping to agree on a deal with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to reduce the stocks of deployed nuclear warheads to below 1,700 on each side. For more, The Takeaway turns to the BBC's Jonathan Marcus.
It's Monday, which means it is time to take a look at the week ahead. We talk with James Surowiecki, The Balance Sheet writer for The New Yorker, and Marcus Mabry, international business editor for the New York Times.
It's the one year anniversary of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's rise to power, but many Russia watchers feel that Vladimir Putin still holds the reins. For a look back at Medvedev's first year, we are joined by the BBC's Olexiy Solohubenko.
Russians head to the polls soon to choose a new president — who will likely be an old president. Vladimir Putin is expected to win re-election relatively easy, but there's growing discontent with him and political corruption in Russia, which has sent thousands into the street in protest.
The Russian band Pussy Riot ignited a storm of controversy for its protest performance in a Russian cathedral. Arrested and eventually convicted, a trio of band members were sentenced to two year in prison. But Wednesday, a Russian court suspended the sentence of one woman.
In a move that took Russia by surprise, Russian President Vladimir Putin abolished one of the country's state-run news agencies, RIA Novosti. He's reforming it, with a hardline supporter as the new head.
The Russian government fired back at economic sanctions by banning food imports from the Western countries who imposed the penalties. But some Russians worry less about the return of bread lines and more about dry liquor cabinets.