March 23, 2015 / Politico Magazine
Nora FitzGerald, Misha Friedman
Putin's Russia has allowed violence against the LGBT community to spike.
February 25, 2015 / Untold Stories
Holly Pickett, Joanna Kakissis
Some Syrians who came to Russia with work visas now find themselves trapped. With little chance of gaining legal status, they face exploitation from employers and police.
February 18, 2015 / Roads & Kingdoms
Misha Friedman
Roads and Kingdoms interviews Pulitzer Center grantee photojournalist on his project "Official Homophobia in Russia."
July 3, 2012 / Untold Stories
Joshua Kucera
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 / Foreign Affairs
Joshua Yaffa
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
Tom Hundley
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Burma to Turkmenistan.
June 26, 2012 / Foreign Policy
Joshua Kucera
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 / Untold Stories
Anna Nemtsova
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
Tom Hundley
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Russia to Panama.
June 9, 2012
Anna Nemtsova
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 / Foreign Policy
Anna Nemtsova
With thousands of active fighters, the insurgency in Dagestan is now reportedly the largest in the Caucasus.
May 14, 2012 / Untold Stories
Joshua Yaffa
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.
April 27, 2012 / Untold Stories
Joshua Yaffa
Now that Russia has turned its attentions to regional politics, it is becoming apparent that the most effective opposition forces will come from those who are part of the system or close to it.