A forgotten nuclear bunker in a remote corner of Moldova is the latest must-see attraction on the Soviet nostalgia trail.
Russia is dead set on being a global power. But what looks like grand strategy is often improvisation — amid America’s retreat.
A crackdown against Muslims with links to an Islamist organization has parallels to a Stalinist purge in the 1940s, writes Hannah Lucinda Smith in Simferopol.
Tensions between Russia and the West mean both sides have let the memories of Crimean War dead fade.
This summer, 45,000 children from 57 countries will visit the Artek centre near Yalta. For three weeks, they will live the lifestyle once considered the model for young communists, sleeping in dorms and eating meals in huge canteens while wearing color-coded uniforms.
Although investment from Moscow soared in Crimea, prices are high, goods expensive, and tourists scarce.
The reality is that we have two great tools at our disposal: truth and humor. There is nothing that scares the Kremlin more.
The Orthodox Church in Ukraine has been under the authority of Moscow since 1686. Until the 2014 war with Russia, that situation bothered few. Now a growing number of congregations, approximately 500 so far, have joined a new independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church, angering Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Can a nationalist movement from the internet save the world's most scattered people?
Volunteers and nonprofits have been the backbone of Ukraine’s fight against Russia. What happens when ordinary citizens supply a military force?
To many, Trump's new economic and security strategy looks like a desperate scramble to regain power in a region where much of the goodwill traditionally extended to the U.S. has evaporated.
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.
What does Russia really want and how does it get it? A look at Russian foreign policy—from agenda to implementation—in Europe and the Middle East.
From Estonian militias to separatist fighters in Ukraine, tensions between NATO and Russia are approaching Cold War levels.
Two years after Euromaidan, the Russian seizure of Crimea and conflicts in eastern Ukraine, a depressing new reality has sunk in for many displaced Ukrainians: they're not getting their old lives back.
An intimate profile of labor migrants making their way to Russia by train and bracing for—sometimes looking forward to—work and life in Moscow.
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.
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.