Vladimir Putin almost never talks publicly about his family. But now a Russian journalist has identified her as a competitive dancer.
The Sochi Winter Olympics are one big opportunity for Russia to rebrand itself. Gone is the sickle and hammer image — and in their place are cute mammals who like to dance.
Natalia Antonova is acting editor-in-chief of The Moscow News.She says the government has been conducting a series of raids against several NGOs. One of them, Memorial, researches the dark past of the Soviet Union.