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The end of the Volga

In just a few weeks an icon of the Soviet Union will roll off the assembly line for the last time. The Volga sedan once ruled the road in Russia. The World's Laura Lynch brings us this report from the streets of Moscow.

Global Politics

Russia feels the pinch

The global financial crisis has hit Russia's oil and gas industries, the backbone of the economy, and ordinary Russians are starting to feel the pain. The World's Laura Lynch reports from Moscow.

Global Politics

The new Cold what?

Europe is still reverberating from the Georgian conflict as French President Nicolas Sarkozy prepares to visit Russia this week. Edward Lucas from the Economist tells us why we should be careful with the language we use to describe the tensions between Russia and the West. It's not the old Cold War; it's a new Cold ... What?

Global Politics

McCain's ''League of Democracies''

John McCain says "we are all Georgians now,� and the fighting between Russia and Georgia harkens back to McCain's proposal to create a "league of democracies." But as The World's Matthew Bell reports, it's not clear what he means by that.

Global Politics

Georgia marks low for US-Russia relations

The Georgia crisis appears a severe blow to relations between Moscow and Washington, and an embarrassment for the Bush administration. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor in the Carter administration.

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Global Politics

Ukraine's identity crisis is nothing new

Ukraine has been gripped by demonstrations for weeks now. Protesters want the President to keep his promise and sign a deal with the European Union. The deal would bail out the country's broken finances and bring it into closer association with Brussels. Russia doesn't like that. It's not the first time in Ukraine's history that is has to decide between East and West.

Sports

It's King versus Putin in 'Battle of the Sexes' 2

Openly gay tennis great Billie Jean King will travel to the Sochi Olympics bearing a message of equality and support for gay rights. King will be a part of the official US delegation to the Olympics, but neither President Barack Obama nor any senior member of the US government are expected to attend.