Today, less than 20 years after the collapse of the officially atheistic Soviet Union, Russia has emerged as the most God-believing nation in Europe. That's a testament to the devotion of babushkas who kept the flames of faith alive in the face of state-sponsored repression.
Nearly 20 years after the collapse of the atheistic Soviet Union, a recent poll found that 82 percent of Russians classify themselves as religious believers. But far fewer subscribe to organized religion.
A boy wades in neck-deep seawater filled with debris while searching for valuable items after a fire razed some 500 houses along a coastal village in Malabon city, north of Manila. The fire, believed to be caused by an exploding liquefied petroleum gas tank, started before dawn. No casualties were reported but at least 3,000 residents lost their homes.
Journalist Rachel Polonsky explores some of the troubled fault lines in modern Russian history.
A Moscow court's ruling that curbs artistic expression, as well as fresh legislation to strengthen the KGB's successor and limit rights of public assembly, appear to some Russians to presage a broader crackdown.
Wealthy Russians and Chinese buy antiques to recover pieces of their heritage.
A Russian immigrant learns what American Thanksgiving is all about.
After 78 years, a set of 18 iconic bells rescued from a Moscow monastery will return home.