Topic: Vladimir Putin
Russia imposed a ban on exports of wheat due to a severe drought, causing a spike in world prices. But the ban's most important effect may be to raise questions about long-term food security, especially if global warming continues.
08/06/2010 03:12 pm
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has taken center stage on the Russia wildfires that have ruined at least 20 percent of Russia's grain crop. President Medvedev is struggling to stay in control.
08/03/2010 12:56 pm
Journalist Oliver Bullough delivers a detailed, moving history of the too often overlooked people of the Caucasus.
08/03/2010 07:05 am
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.
07/16/2010 04:10 pm
The US-Russia spy swap today in Vienna was aimed at bringing a quick close to spy tales that have transfixed the media. But London – a magnet for Russians – is likely to remain a hotbed of spies.
07/09/2010 04:05 pm
A report by the Russian parliament's Audit Chamber alleges the sports minister spent 12 times his official limit for hotel expenses and $4,500 on breakfasts during the Vancouver Olympics. His job could be in jeopardy.
07/07/2010 12:53 pm
Hillary Clinton criticized Russia's description of Georgia and Ukraine as part of Russian 'zones of influence.' During her five-nation visit to the region she also signed a missile defense deal with Poland. Why is Russian reaction so mild?
07/06/2010 12:47 pm
Hillary Clinton rebuked Russia on Monday for failing to live up to the cease-fire agreement it signed nearly two years ago with Georgia.
07/06/2010 10:54 am
The discovery of the Russian spy network in the US indicates that the current Russian leadership is living in the past. To Moscow, the US is still an intelligence target, not a partner.
07/01/2010 05:46 pm
The Russian spy ring's alleged paymaster has disappeared, after he was initially arrested and released on bail on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. His escape could further test the recent 'reset' in US-Russia relations.
07/01/2010 11:42 am