January 11, 2012 In 1941, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin carried out his plan to build a reservoir along the Volga River. Thousands of people were ordered to move their homes or face being submerged. One of the towns that faced flooding was Mologa.
January 11, 2012 Yaroslavl — located just a few hours northeast of the Russian capital — was in the news last summer, when nearly every member of the hockey-loving city's professional team, Lokomotiv, was killed after the team plane crashed on takeoff.
January 11, 2012 In our digital age, are we trading convenience for the romance of the journey? These are photographs you can touch and smell and share, hand to hand, among your new traveling companions.
January 11, 2012 The iPhone was mainly for the quick snap, uploaded to family and friends back home. But it soon became a necessary reporting tool. Russians still tend to view cameras with suspicion, even though the Soviet Union collapsed two decades ago. A cellphone, however, proved to be far less threatening.
January 11, 2012 In Russia's eastern port city of Vladivostok, home to almost 600,000 people and the Russian Pacific fleet, two huge bridges are being built. They are supposed to be finished in time for Vladivostok to host the 2012 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.
January 11, 2012 After a train journey of nearly 6,000 miles from Moscow, the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok can feel like a different country. The people and the language are still Russian, but the strong Asian influence is undeniable.
January 11, 2012 NPR journalists traveled the full length of the Trans-Siberian railroad to report on how Russia's history has shaped its people.
January 9, 2012 See the latest from the campaign trail.
January 2, 2012 The Arab world has undergone more upheaval in the past year than in the past several decades. Here is a look at the most important events in the region, which remains in a state of transition.
December 19, 2011 Kim Jong Il succeeded his father and ruled the secretive nation for 17 years. It was a period that included repeated friction with the international community over North Korea's nuclear weapons program and a devastating famine in the late 1990s that may have been responsible for upwards of 2 million deaths.
December 17, 2011 After 6,000 miles, NPR Correspondent David Greene crosses into Asia as Russia experiences political unrest.
December 16, 2011 Over the years, Christopher Hitchens took on most of the leading figures of his time. And at times, it seemed no one was immune from his acerbic aim — not Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini, not Bill Clinton, not even Mother Teresa. Here are a few of Hitchens' high-profile targets, and what he said about them on NPR and in other arenas.
December 15, 2011 A new poll from NPR and the Kaiser Family Foundation shows who the long-term unemployed and underemployed are, the extent of the problems they face, and whom they blame for their economic situation. Below, answer some questions and see how your results compare with those of participants in the NPR/Kaiser poll.