November 18, 2013 /
People in a mono-town Asbest are more afraid of anti-asbestos campaign than of asbestos. But now authorities give citizens of Russian mono-towns a chance to escape dependence on a single industry.
November 10, 2013 /
The Daily Beast
She fell in love with Lake Baikal and for decades struggled to shut down the pulp mill that was polluting it in monotown of Baikalsk. The mill was shut; Baikal was saved — but now she is in trouble.
November 7, 2013 /
How does a small town in the middle of Siberia move forward when the biggest local employer shuts down? Baikalsk is one of hundreds of monotowns across Russia struggling to find an answer.
November 6, 2013
Monotowns, Russian cities dependent on dying industries, face an even more uncertain future now that Russia has joined the World Trade Organization.
November 4, 2013 /
Majority of Russians say that Lake Baikal should be the symbol of Russia. But in monotown Baikalsk hundreds of workers who lost their jobs this month say they feel cheated by Moscow.
October 17, 2013 /
Russian Reactors for Sale: The federation is aggressively selling reactors all over the world.
September 13, 2013 /
Brookings: Up Front
Pulitzer Center's Marvin Kalb looks behind the current of Vladimir Putin's Op-Ed in The New York Times.
August 16, 2013 /
Residents of Teriberka, in Russia's far north, are weary of empty buildings and empty promises.
August 13, 2013
Do the Chinese really want to build a luxury resort and golf course in a remote corner of northern Iceland?
August 12, 2013 /
The Eskimos of Alaska and Russia share common heritage, customs and family ties—and thanks to new U.S./Russia initiatives are beginning to venture across the narrow Bering Strait.