Legendary spy power couple Jonna and Tony Mendez met while working for the CIA in the Soviet Union, building the tools of espionage: the disguise kit, the camera that could hide anywhere, the cyanide pen. There they followed guidelines they…
An explosion at a Russian missile testing site last week killed at least seven people and caused widespread fears of a radiation leak. While officials offered little clarity, analysts believe the Russians were testing a nuclear-powered cruise missile – one…
A new play showing at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., chronicles the rise of a young Vladimir Putin to power in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union. "Kleptocracy," written by Kenneth Lin, offers a glimpse into Putin’s…
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution in 1917. Take a look back at Soviet propaganda in poster form.
By Larisa Epatko
Foxes were considered untamable, until a biology experiment was started in Siberia almost 60 years ago and proved otherwise.
By Larisa Epatko
With Russia so much in the news lately, we decided to take a closer look at Russia itself with the help of two regional experts.
By PBS NewsHour
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, an excerpt from a 1985 interview with Fidel Castro conducted by our own Robert MacNeil. During the conversation, Castro describes the origin of the Cuban Missile Crisis, asserts that after the Bay…
Japanese commercial whale fleets are accused of altering their records in the late 1960s, according to a study published recently in the journal Royal Society Open Science.
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