A trade agreement signed by the United States and Russia over the weekend clears a major hurdle for the former communist country's entry into the World Trade Organization, the international body that regulates trade rules and disputes.
Anna Politkovskaya, known for her reporting of human rights abuses by the Russian military and the plight of civilians in Chechnya, was gunned down Saturday in Moscow. Colleague Nina Ognianova discusses the murder and reflects on Politkovskaya's career in journalism.
President Bush, in St. Petersburg for the G-8 Summit, has recently raised concerns about the direction of Russian democracy.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev, Russia's most notorious and wanted man, was killed Monday when a truck filled with dynamite exploded near his convoy.
In his state of the nation speech Wednesday, President Putin addressed Vice President Cheney's criticisms of Russia's recent record on human rights and democracy as well as other domestic concerns. Two experts discuss the reactions to the exchange of criticisms…
By PBS NewsHour
Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise visit to Chechnya Tuesday to honor the Kremlin-backed Chechen President Ahmed Kadyrov, who was assassinated Sunday as he attended celebrations marking the anniversary of the end of World War II.
Incumbent Russian President Vladimir Putin won reelection in Sunday's presidential poll by a comfortable margin. The Russian leader faced no strong competitors and found little need to vigorously campaign.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that Sunday's election, which swept many of his political allies into parliament, marked a sign of strengthening democracy.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Voters in the troubled Russian republic of Chechnya go to the polls Sunday to choose a president, the outcome of which is widely expected to confirm Kremlin-backed Akhmad Kadyrov as the region's next leader.
In the wake of dual suicide bombings in Moscow Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged Monday that his country would not bow to terrorists.
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