Activities in space today are far more numerous and complicated compared to 1967, before humans had landed on the moon or Elon Musk had even been born. Two experts explain the need for better laws to keep space peaceful.
Many Russians in the far north have been waiting for more than two decades to be resettled in lower latitudes. They are caught between Moscow's grand plans for Arctic development and an exodus of aging Soviet workers longing to see flowers rather than blizzards in the springtime.
The ‘optical capital’ of the Soviet Union in Izyum, Ukraine, struggles amid regional economic decline on the borders of a hot war.
Michael Idov's new film, “The Humorist,” captures the oxymoronic nature of state-sanctioned Soviet comedy and the downfall of the system through the eyes of character, Boris Arkadiev.
A new academic year is kicking off around the world, but for some American teens, the end of summer brings a close to a different school experience — learning their immigration history and family language in heritage summer schools.
Last year marked two decades of Vladimir Putin in power in Russia. Here are the events that have shaped — or been shaped — by the former KGB officer.
The INF treaty between the US and Russia, two nuclear superpowers, slowed down the nuclear arms race. On Aug. 2, that treaty will come to an end.
In October 1957, a beach-ball sized metal globe hurtled through space a couple hundred miles above the United States. That orb was the first artificial Earth satellite — Sputnik. Sergei Khrushchev, former missile engineer and son of Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev, remembers the US-Soviet race into space.
The United States Board on Geographic Names will officially list the capital of Ukraine as Kyiv, not Kiev. It's the result of years of advocacy by the Ukrainian government to popularize the Ukrainian spelling. But why does it matter?
Russian political discourse is also riddled with conspiracy theories. Everything bad that happens in Russia is traced back by some to one or another anti-Russian plot hatched in the West.
Under self-appointed interim President Juan Guaidó, Venezuela is poised to accept US humanitarian aid into the beleaguered country. But the history of US intervention in Latin America under the banner of democracy is fraught with connections to crimes against humanity.