In Russia, the stigma around AIDS is so strong it has hindered response and allowed the disease to spread.
With 1.8 million internal refugees, Ukraine is grappling daily with a border war with Russia that the world has forgotten.
Thousands of women are shot, thrown out of the windows or beaten to death by their family members in Russia, which has domestic violence rates upwards of 30 times higher than most European and Western countries.
To hear how Russians view the decision to grant American intelligence leaker Edward Snowden asylum, we turn to Anna Nemtsova, a correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast based in Moscow, Russia. She says most Russians support the decision.