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"Anastasia" screenshot of a woman looking out of a window.

She spoke out against Putin. It came at a cost.

Russian activist Anastasia Shevchenko spoke out against many injustices in her home country. In 2019, she was put under house arrest and was not even allowed to be with her sick daughter as she was dying. A new documentary, "Anastasia," follows Shevchenko as she sets out on a journey to scatter her daughter's ashes in the Black Sea.

She spoke out against Putin. It came at a cost.
A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.

Russia is placing 'a major bet' on US midterm election outcomes, journalist says

Russia is placing 'a major bet' on US midterm election outcomes, journalist says
A view of Almaty from Kok Tobe Park, a popular hilltop tourist attraction accessible by cable car.

Stuck without passports in Kazakhstan, Russians who avoided the draft face a ticking clock

Stuck without passports in Kazakhstan, Russians who avoided the draft face a ticking clock
Director General of the World Trade Organization Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala walks outside of the International Monetary Fund building during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington DC in April, 2022. 

Ukraine grain shipments offer 'glimmer of hope,' WTO director-general says

Ukraine grain shipments offer 'glimmer of hope,' WTO director-general says
woman walking through courtroom hallway

WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced to 9 years in prison in Russia. How likely is a prisoner swap?

WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced to 9 years in prison in Russia. How likely is a prisoner swap?
A view of the Big Kremlin Palace and Churches with the Moskva River in Moscow, Russia

Russian propaganda tries to convince youth that Russia is "always a victim of the West,” great-granddaughter of Nikita Khrushchev says

Russian schools are revamping their curriculum and encouraging students to join a new patriotic youth movement in an attempt to steer them away from Western influence. To discuss how propaganda works, The World’s host Marco Werman speaks with Nina Khrushcheva, professor of international affairs at The New School in New York and great-granddaughter of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.

Russian propaganda tries to convince youth that Russia is "always a victim of the West,” great-granddaughter of Nikita Khrushchev says
Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson talks during the parliamentary debate on the Swedish application for NATO membership, in Stockholm, Monday, May 16, 2022. 

In historic shift, Sweden will join Finland in requesting NATO membership

The historic shift comes after more than 200 years of military nonalignment in the Nordic country, in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

In historic shift, Sweden will join Finland in requesting NATO membership
A woman walks past painted letter Z's, which has become a symbol of the Russian military, on bridge piers in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, April 15, 2022. 

No Z allowed: Some European countries move to ban the symbol used to promote Russia’s war in Ukraine

The letter Z has been used to glorify Russia's war in Ukraine. Now, countries like Lithuania and Latvia are moving to ban the letter as one step toward stemming Russia’s pro-war propaganda. 

No Z allowed: Some European countries move to ban the symbol used to promote Russia’s war in Ukraine
Popular Russian rapper Oxxxymiron played to a packed club in Istanbul to raise funds for Ukrainians and their fight against Russia.

The new Russian diaspora finds a home in Istanbul 

More than 3 million people have fled Ukraine in the violence of the past three weeks. At the same time, a smaller, more privileged migration route is emerging in eastern cities like Istanbul.

The new Russian diaspora finds a home in Istanbul 
Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner (42) elbows Chicago Sky's Stevanie Dolson (31) during the second half in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. 

Race, sexual orientation play a big role in WNBA star Brittney Griner's arrest in Russia, scholar says

Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon, a historian and a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, has been following Griner's case closely. She joined The World's Marco Werman to discuss the risks that Griner now faces in Russian detention.

Race, sexual orientation play a big role in WNBA star Brittney Griner's arrest in Russia, scholar says
Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at a damaged city center after Russian air raid in Chernigiv, Ukraine, Thursday, March 3, 2022. 

Russia's invasion in Ukraine ‘is far from done,’ retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman says

Retired Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who worked in the White House as the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, joined The World's host Carol Hills to discuss the current outlook and specific military strategies used by both Ukraine and Russia.

Russia's invasion in Ukraine ‘is far from done,’ retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman says
People walk past a currency exchange office screen displaying the exchange rates of U.S. Dollar and Euro to Russian Rubles in Moscow's downtown, Russia

Ruble plummets as sanctions bite, sending Russians to banks

The Russian ruble has fallen about 30% after Western nations placed sanctions against the government over its invasion of neighboring Ukraine, prompting anxious Russian citizens to withdraw their money from ATMs.

Ruble plummets as sanctions bite, sending Russians to banks
Ukrainian servicemen walk by a deactivated Russian military multiple rocket launcher on the outskirts of Kharkiv, Ukraine, Feb. 25, 2022. Russian troops bore down on Ukraine's capital Friday, with gunfire and explosions resonating ever closer to the gover

‘It was like a nightmare’: Russians react to news of Putin bombing Ukraine

The past two days in Ukraine have been a blur of bomb shelters, evacuations and excruciating decisions. But what does the war look like from Russia?

‘It was like a nightmare’: Russians react to news of Putin bombing Ukraine
Smoke rise from an air defense base in the aftermath of an apparent Russian strike in Mariupol, Ukraine, Feb. 24, 2022.

Russia attacks Ukraine; peace in Europe 'shattered'

Russia has launched an invasion into eastern Ukraine, prompting condemnation from the US and Western nations. Meanwhile, Ukrainian civilians flee to safety amid the ongoing assaults.

Russia attacks Ukraine; peace in Europe 'shattered'
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, joined by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and Rep. Eric Swalwell, holds a news conference at the Capitol in Washington

How effective are sanctions against Russia?

Rachel Ziemba, a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, has studied sanctions against Russia and weighs about it with The World's host Marco Werman.

How effective are sanctions against Russia?