February 6, 2014 /
Brookings Institution | Up Front
As the Olympic Games begin in Sochi, Ukraine totters towards an economic and political collapse—a condition so potentially contagious to Russia that a concerned President Putin has begun a crackdown.
January 11, 2014
With homophobic rhetoric now legitimized by federal law, being gay in Russia can be extremely dangerous.
January 8, 2014 /
Gays and lesbians living far from Russia's major population centers face daily discrimination and frequent violence.
December 27, 2013
The Pulitzer Center staff shares favorite images from 2013.
December 21, 2013 /
This month Putin surprised even the biggest Russia experts: he pardoned his biggest enemy and critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky. There were some surprises for Putin too from crises regions.
December 19, 2013 /
The Daily Beast
Even in the most remote provinces across Russia and its satellites, in post-industrial towns drowning in discontent, children study in arts schools, learn painting, music or ballet.
December 6, 2013 /
Fear is the real legacy of Putin's Russia, particularly in Russia's 342 "monotowns," single industry centers where economies are collapsing and dissent is not tolerated.
December 2, 2013 /
The Kremlin offered to re-locate Russians living in monotowns. But many are unhappy to leave places that several generations of their families have called home.
December 1, 2013 /
The Daily Beast
Corruption, fear and asbestos dust mar the day-to-day of monotown Asbest. Like hundreds more industrial towns dependent on a single industry, residents search urgently for an exit strategy.
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.