Seeing The News: A bomb pierces the street of Kramatorsk in eastern Ukraine. Plus, the newly discovered purse that Neil Armstrong took to space. And, researchers say there's a core in the Earth's core.
Russia says its soldiers aren't fighting in Ukraine, but evidence keeps piling up that Russia has invaded — even in Russia itself. That's caused some protests in Russia and disappointment in Ukraine, where people are feeling abandoned by the outside world.
As evidence mounts that a Russian anti-aircraft missile was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the government and ordinary Russians distrust the facts and deny that Russia had any responsibility. Moscow-based reporter Natalia Antonova shared the reactions she heard, including real sadness at the tragedy, with PRI's The World.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the president of Lithuania about his concerns over tensions between neighboring Russia and the West; President Adamkus wants to diffuse talk of a possible new Cold War, but admits there are those who welcome it.
Both the United States and Russia are in the midst of presidential election campaigns, and The World's Jason Margolis looks at what a change of leadership in both countries could mean for US-Russian relations.
Emma Simpson reports that Russia's recent economic boom seems to have bypassed the country's rural communities, and while the finances of Russian city-dwellers have improved under President Vladimir Putin,
Fifty miles. That's about the distance separating the United States and Russia. And it's the answer to today's Geo Quiz. The World's David Leveille takes a look at an old proposal to link Siberia and mainland Alaska by tunnel.
The World's Aaron Schachter reports from the NATO summit in Romania where Russian president Vladimir Putin made it clear today that Russia is strongly opposed to NATO expansion plans to include Ukraine and Georgia