By Simon Ostrovsky
Memorial Human Rights Center, the leading human rights organization that was closed in Russia, documented today’s Russian political prisoners, as well as past Soviet human rights atrocities. As Nick Schifrin reports, the banning of Memorial comes almost exactly 30 years…
By Nick Schifrin, Dan Sagalyn
In the decades since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, as the world has reckoned with the unintended effects of nuclear power, a group of people in Belarus has quietly lived out its consequences.
By Corinne Segal
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.
By Carey Reed
NewsHour Weekend correspondent Megan Thompson talked with five experts on Russian and Ukrainian history and politics to dig a little deeper into what tensions underlie the current conflict. Below you'll find additional writings from those experts, images from the Ukrainian…
By Kristin Miller
By PBS NewsHour
Twenty years ago, the stunning overthrow of USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev by a Communist coup dominated the news. The coup eventually backfired and led to the end of the Soviet Union. Jeffrey Brown takes a look back at the last…
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By Saskia de Melker
"My Perestroika," a documentary by Robin Hessman, follows five ordinary Russians who lived through extraordinary times. Borya, Olga, Andrei, Ruslan, and Lyuba reflect on their Soviet childhoods and navigate today's ever-changing post-Soviet Russia.
Rioters attacked a U.S. Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, in protest of Western support of Kosovo's declaration of independence. A journalist in Serbia details the violence on the ground and how Serbians are reacting to the news.
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