The Soviet Union was a latecomer to industrial whaling, but it slaughtered whales by the thousands once it started and radically under-reported its toll to international monitors.
Cuba, a world leader in medicine, is the first in Latin America to develop its own COVID-19 vaccine.
Author Stephen Walker discusses his biography on Yuri Gagarin with The World's host Marco Werman.
Some of the more than 800,000 satellite images taken during the Cold War are being used by researchers to track biodiversity and species decline.
Russia expert and former presidential adviser Fiona Hill speaks with The World's Marco Werman about US-Russia relations and the state of Russia's politics ahead of Victory Day celebrations.
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.