Russia’s rapidly expanding nuclear industry has set it sights on the freezing waters of the Arctic basin, with an ambitious goal to build the world’s largest “universal” nuclear icebreaker.
A billion dollar boondoggle in Russia's Far East is the showpiece of Moscow's corruption.
The fear of death has faded among Dagestan’s Salafi women. Kurbanova became the 42nd female suicide bomber in the last decade in Russia.
Russia’s nuclear industry is expanding quickly. Energy-hungry countries put aside concerns over Chernobyl and Fukushima as they seek to join the nuclear club.
As Russian troops march past, a village in Dagestan struggles to uphold silversmithing traditions.
How corruption and greed are destroying the architectural treasures of Nizhny Novgorod.
For Anna Nemtsova, a Persephone Miel Fellow at the Pulitzer Center, preserving Nizhny Novgorod's historic center is a personal mission.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.