Sochi Olympics reignite memories of Soviet successes that brought prestige. Can the 2014 Olympic hosts do well at this year's medal table?
A road trip to Maine offers a Russian immigrant transportive memories of her past, and a possible ally for her future.
'Bloom' is chilling in the matter-of-fact way it portrays the everyday violence of the society in which the film takes place.
Rice pilaf, or plov, is a quintessential Central Asian dish made with lamb, long grain rice, garlic, spices, and root vegetables.
These works are scheduled to hit the big screen in the coming year.
Kalashnikov died Monday. Mikhail "Misha" Kalashnikov designed the AK-47, the world's most popular firearm. An estimated 100 million Kalashnikov rifles are in use worldwide.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky's unexpected release, on the heels of a large-scale amnesty for Russia's well-known prisoners, may just be image burnishing in preparation for Sochi Olympics. Or not?
China's moon landing demonstrates the state's burgeoning technological might in space, analysis say – but what will it do with it?
China moon landing: China joined elite company today with the controlled landing of its "Jade Rabbit" rover on the moon. China follows the US and Soviet Union as the third country with a controlled - or "soft" - landing on the moon.
The style of the official communiqué that announced the purging of Kim Jong-un's uncle echoes the language of Cultural Revolution-era China and Stalinist Soviet Union.