Russia Russia
Stories About

Russia

Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov (right), was recently convicted of terrorism charges in Crimea dating to last year, when Russia seized the territory from Ukraine. A Russian military court sentenced him to 20 years in one of several cases that have drawn criticism from human rights groups. He's shown here at a hearing at Moscow's Lefortovo District Court on Dec. 26, 2014. Mikhail Pochuyev/ITAR-TASS/Landov hide caption

toggle caption
Mikhail Pochuyev/ITAR-TASS/Landov

High-Profile Russian Trials Bring International Criticism

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/435512651/435741131" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Russian workers threw contraband peaches off a truck outside the city of Novozybkov on Aug. 7. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
AFP/Getty Images

Russia's War On Western Food: Detaining Cheese, Crushing Frozen Geese

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/433507000/433735863" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Eugene Kaspersky, founder and chief executive officer of Kaspersky Lab, at his office in Moscow last Dec. 9. Kaspersky and his firm have ties to the Russian government, but say that should not be cause for concern in the West, where the company's cybersecurity software is widely used. Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr./Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr./Bloomberg via Getty Images

Kaspersky Lab: Based In Russia, Doing Cybersecurity In The West

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/431247980/431343182" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Smart Watch That Looks Best Paired With A 'Borrowed' Super Bowl Ring

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/429911886/429911887" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In Nieuwegein, Netherlands, on Friday, relatives and friends of victims gather in front of a "hedge of compassion" made of thousands of stuffed animals during a commemoration of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane crash in eastern Ukraine. Michael Kooren/EPA/Landov hide caption

toggle caption
Michael Kooren/EPA/Landov

A Siberian Town Throws A Party For Pests — And Masochists

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/423740554/423740555" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Russia has strict rules on dispensing painkillers. Family members say some cancer patients killed themselves because they could not obtain the medicine and the pain was too great. Andy Baker/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Andy Baker/Ikon Images/Getty Images

Tough Painkiller Rules Push Some Russian Cancer Patients To Suicide

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/421212545/421684548" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. testifies Thursday during his Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing to become the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Cliff Owen/AP

On Friday, a Russian Soyuz rocket will send an unmanned cargo ship with more than 3 tons of food, water and fuel for astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Russian Federal Space Agency hide caption

toggle caption
Russian Federal Space Agency

Russian Rocket Poised For Crucial Supply Run To Space Station

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/419169361/419554887" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Mikheil Saakashvili (center) is the former president of Georgia, which waged a brief war with Russia in 2008. Last month, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (left) named Saakashvili the governor of Odessa, the port city in Ukraine, a country waging its own battle with Russia. The two are shown in Odessa on May 30. Mykola Lazarenko/Presidential Press Service Pool/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Mykola Lazarenko/Presidential Press Service Pool/AP

A Thorn For Russia, Georgia's Ex-President Pops Up In Ukraine

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/416820610/417045215" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Serbian protesters hold a banner that reads: "Serbia-Russia, we don't need the European Commission" on March 21 in Belgrade. The marchers were from a Serbian nationalist organization opposed to the government, which has pursued closer ties with Western Europe. Darko Vojinovic/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Darko Vojinovic/AP

Russia And The West Play Tug Of War; Serbia Feels Caught In The Middle

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/416464469/416538158" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A soldier in the Russian army posed, rifle in hand, for a snapshot at a battlefield checkpoint. Simon Ostrovsky, at right, located the same spot in Vuhlehirsk, in Ukraine's Donetsk region. VICE News hide caption

toggle caption
VICE News

Snapshot Sleuthing Confirms Russian Military Presence In Ukraine

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/416208144/416272786" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Unmanned observation towers, funded by the European Union, have sprouted recently along Poland's border with Russia. This one is located outside the sleepy Polish border village of Parkoszewo. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR

With Tensions Rising, Poland Erects Observation Towers On Russian Border

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/414408672/414466975" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript