August 13, 2012 /
The Daily Beast
Palaces of top officials are popping up on pristine public land along the Black Sea coast. They are viewed as stark reminders of corruption and inequality in Russia.
July 3, 2012 /
The Caspian Sea has been a strategic backwater for most of its history. But recent discoveries of large oil and natural gas reserves have touched off a five-way arms race.
July 1, 2012 /
With Vladimir Putin back in power in Russia, understanding him is more important than ever. Two recent books attempt to unravel the mystery, adding new insight into the Russian leader's life and rule...
June 28, 2012
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Burma to Turkmenistan.
June 26, 2012 /
The naval buildup in the Caspian Sea is amplifying regional tensions. It's Russia versus Iran, with three post-Soviet states—and trillions of dollars in oil—in the middle.
June 25, 2012 /
Moscow's counter-terror measures in Dagestan prompted a protest from a mob of Muslim mothers and wives who said their loved ones were being locked away, beaten or tortured with electricity.
June 15, 2012
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Russia to Panama.
June 9, 2012
After 20 years of fading industry, rampant corruption, and no clear ideology, Russia is now on the move. Its young people are finding new homes in—and out—of the country.
June 9, 2012 /
With thousands of active fighters, the insurgency in Dagestan is now reportedly the largest in the Caucasus.
May 14, 2012 /
The "March of Millions" brought tens of thousands of protesters to the streets in Moscow on May 6, the day before Vladimir Putin's inauguration as Russian president.