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.
In 1963, at the height of the Cold War, a hotline was set up to enable communication between the world's two biggest powers. First established by President Kennedy and Soviet Premier Khrushchev, it provided a vital link between the leaders of two nations.
Author Anthony Marra talks with anchor Marco Werman about his debut novel "A Constellation of Vital Phenomena." Marra's story is set in modern Chechnya and delves into the moral dilemmas facing strangers thrown together in war.
Soviet leader Joseph Stalin was one of the most murderous dictators of the 20th century. And yet, 60 years after his death, he remains popular in some former Soviet republics - especially in his own nation of Georgia.
Sergei Khrushchev, son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, says his father saw astronaut Neil Armstrong's Moon landing as a great achievement for mankind.
Twenty years ago, the Soviet Union's military retreated from Afghanistan in disarray. Their bloody nine-year conflict has often been called 'Russia's Vietnam.' Now some Russians see America and its NATO allies heading for a similar destiny.
Guest: Archie Barron, producer and director of the documentary The Solzhenitsyns Take a Long Way Home'