Half of the Arctic is in Russia, and half of Russia is in the Arctic. A web of complicated environmental stories needs to be told. But in Russia, investigative journalists are an endangered species.
The Barents Observer keeps a close watch on the Russian Arctic because it’s part of the neighborhood, and because there’s a lot at stake there, for Russians and the rest of us.
Russia has more land in the Arctic than any other nation. It's also a regime that does not tolerate dissent. What does this mean for residents of Murmansk, the Arctic's largest city?
Russia's militarized push into the devastated but mineral-rich Central African Republic is one step toward shifting Africa's power dynamic from West to East.
Science staff writer Jon Cohen joins podcast host Sarah Crespi to discuss how the fight against HIV/AIDS is evolving in three diverse locations.
Russia’s HIV epidemic is growing by 10 percent per year, and yet many proven HIV prevention and treatment strategies aren’t being used.
Science magazine and PBS NewsHour have teamed up to cover HIV/AIDS in Russia for broadcast and print stories, which requires constant juggling of the distinct reporting needs of print and TV.
Is Russia, people living with HIV/AIDS struggle to access appropriate treatment.
As Russia grapples with an HIV/AIDS epidemic, individuals are stepping forward to help find a solution.
AIDS deaths surge in Russia as global health officials say, ‘They did it all wrong.’
What started last year with an unusual arms deal has expanded to include military training and talk of mining exploration–unsettling traditional Western partners in CAR.
Bosnia and Herzegovina was ripped apart by a three-way ethnic conflict in the 1990s, and some analysts fear it's on the brink again, as nationalism and Russian influence lead to rising tensions.
Ongoing U.S.-Russia tensions around Ukraine have spilled over into the nuclear weapons realm, putting at risk decades of post-Cold War effort to foster nuclear predictability, stability, and safety.
Thousands of displaced Syrians have made treacherous journeys across land and sea to the safe haven of Europe. But many here don’t want them. How are the new immigrants adapting and adjusting?
Russia's government crackdown on the LGBT community is fueling an alarming increase in the AIDS epidemic in Russia. New infections increased by 10 percent in 2013.
The Black Sea region has become the focus of heated geopolitical contention, but local environmental issues remain underreported and poorly understood.
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.
With homophobic rhetoric now legitimized by federal law, being gay in Russia can be extremely dangerous.
Monotowns, Russian cities dependent on dying industries, face an even more uncertain future now that Russia has joined the World Trade Organization.
Global warming is happening faster around the Arctic Ocean than anywhere else. To adjust to this new climate, local communities must change the way they live and work – for better and for worse.
The Russian Federation confronts two devastating epidemics: widespread heroin abuse and HIV/AIDS. It appears to be losing the battle against both.
As a global debate rages over nuclear power's future as a safe and clean energy source, Russia is aggressively pursuing nuclear expansion at home and abroad.
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.
Popular demonstrations against the rule of Vladimir Putin are sweeping across Russia. Will the demands of the middle class protesters force Putin to liberalize—or keep him from returning to power?
Persephone Miel fellow and photojournalist Anastasia Rudenko to report from Russia.
Photojournalists and Pulitzer Center grantees Misha Friedman and Daniella Zalcman took part in panels at the third annual LGBTQ Conference at Harvard University.
The Pulitzer Center staff share favorite images from 2015.
Regional reporting and historical prospectives create fertile ground for conversation between Sarah Topol, Dimiter Kenarov and Marvin Kalb.
Journalists focus on human implications of drastic shifts in global climate in advance of the Paris COP21 talks on climate change
On a skiff in remote Siberia scientists measure bubbles from a river in hopes of understanding how global waterways may be contributing to carbon emissions.
The arctic is facing a new threat: Fire. As the flames intensify, scientists want to know if fire will increase carbon emissions and accelerate global warming.
Reporter Eli Kintisch is put to the test on the Kolyma river.
A summer in Siberia means encountering new hazards.
Pulitzer Center grantee among three journalists speaking about free press with President Obama on World Press Freedom Day, 2015.
Roads and Kingdoms interviews Pulitzer Center grantee photojournalist on his project "Official Homophobia in Russia."
Crimea is no longer celebrating its reunion with Russia.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.
Students will identify the discriminatory nature of Russia’s Anti-Propaganda Law, analyze ways it violates Russian citizens’ constitutional rights, and propose solutions.