March 6, 2014
Edging to the brink of civil war, Crimea has turned into a geopolitical crisis, perhaps the gravest threat to peace in Europe since the end of the Cold War.
February 27, 2014 /
A small group of LGBT activists tries to change the situation in one of Russia's most homophobic cities.
February 24, 2014 /
Dmitry Chizhevsky came to a Rainbow Coffee party in Saint Petersburg, an LGBT gathering. Little did he know that a few moments later he would lose his eye in an attack.
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.