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man with guitar

This blues musician fled Russia for Serbia. But he sounds like he came straight from the Mississippi Delta.

It only took one listen for musician Sergei Grin (a.k.a. “Gringo”) to hear the blues and know that’s what he was meant to play. Grin, who is originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, now travels around Serbia with his guitar, singing American country music and blues. 

A visitor takes in the painting “Red Sunset," by Mariupol painter Arkhyp Kuindzhi. 

Art historians debate identity of iconic Mariupol painter

two people walk past a screen with numbers

Crypto becomes lifeline for cash-strapped Russians amid war, sanctions

Popular Russian rapper Oxxxymiron played to a packed club in Istanbul to raise funds for Ukrainians and their fight against Russia.

The new Russian diaspora finds a home in Istanbul 

Alexei Navalny is shown wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and standing with his arms folded in a glass cage in a Russian courtroom.

Russia expels Western diplomats over Navalny rally

Global Politics
In this photo taken on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, students come out of a school building in St. Petersburg, Russia.

What Russian college students learn about US elections, history and race relations


A political science professor in St. Petersburg, Russia, tells The World what his students are discussing in class this week.

Several young men are shown looking past the camera with some wearing glasses.

‘If not I, then who?’: Armed with the internet, Russia’s young people want to remake their world

Generation Putin

A generation who has grown up under President Putin begins to take its place in Russian politics.

Voters in Ohio cast their votes during the 2016 US presidential election.

US grand jury indicts 13 Russian nationals in election meddling probe


Russia’s Internet Research Agency “had a strategic goal to sow discord in the US political system, including the 2016 US presidential election,” the indictment states.

A man mourns next to a memorial site for the victims of a blast in the St. Petersburg subway on April 4.

Russia says St. Petersburg metro blast was a suicide bomb that killed 14


Russian authorities Tuesday confirmed a suicide bomber was responsible for the metro blast that killed 14 people in Saint Petersburg, as the city began three days of mourning.

General view of emergency services attending the scene outside Sennaya Ploshchad metro station, following explosions in two train carriages in St. Petersburg, Russia, on April 3.

Russia is investigating the St. Petersburg metro blast as a suspected ‘act of terror’


Around 10 people were feared dead and dozens injured Monday after an explosion rocked the metro system in Russia’s second-largest city St. Petersburg, according to authorities, who were not ruling out a terror attack.