Russian journalist Masha Gessen lost her job as editor of a nature magazine for refusing to cover Vladimir Putin. This week, Putin invited Gessen for a chat at the Kremlin. Gessen says this was an unusual encounter and a candid talk with Russia's leader.
Not every journalist in Russia was happy to cover Vladimir Putin's escapade when he led cranes across the Arctic in a motorized hang-glider. Masha Gessen tells host Lisa Mullins why she refused to cover the event, and as a result lost her job.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with journalist Masha Gessen in Moscow, about Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia's wealthiest man, now an outspoken prisoner facing more jail time on charges of embezzlement and money laundering.
With all the drama over Russia's intentions in Crimea, another Russian story has been pushed to the back pages. Pussy Riot.
Now the Russian punk protest group is back in the headlines. There's a disturbing video making the rounds, that shows an apparent attack on two Pussy Riot members.
From success in Sochi to the plummeting rouble, Russia has had a years of extreme highs and lows. Writer Masha Gessen has been thinking and writing about those ups and downs since leaving Russia at the beginning of the year.
The state of Massachusetts doesn't allow the death penalty, and most of the state's residents are against it. But for the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the jurors who decided his fate in a federal trial had to allow for that possibility.