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Russia

The People of the Pit

People in a mono-town Asbest are more afraid of anti-asbestos campaign than of asbestos. But now authorities give citizens of Russian mono-towns a chance to escape dependence on a single industry.

The Town with No Tomorrow

How does a small town in the middle of Siberia move forward when the biggest local employer shuts down? Baikalsk is one of hundreds of monotowns across Russia struggling to find an answer.

On the Edge of Siberia's Dark Blue Heart

Majority of Russians say that Lake Baikal should be the symbol of Russia. But in monotown Baikalsk hundreds of workers who lost their jobs this month say they feel cheated by Moscow.

Ellsberg and Snowden

There has been much talk of parallels between two celebrated "whistleblowers," Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg. What may be more striking are the differences, both in circumstance and actions.

HIV in Russia: Valery's Struggle

A day in the life of Valery, an HIV-positive former intravenous drug user who is trying to rebuild his life after spending eight years behind bars.