For the Win – Russia Triumphs in Tank Biathlon

Russias latest military invention a tank biathlon pitting ex-Soviet states against each other is an assault on the senses, especially on hearing. </p>

// Aug. 18, 2013 - 03:45 GMT

Sanction-Hit Iran Fears Unrest as New Elections Near

Last October, after the Iranian rial lost half its value against the dollar in the space of a week, hundreds of Tehrans bazaaris, or small merchants, took to the streets chanting, Death to this hypocrite government! </p>

// Mar. 01, 2013 - 06:42 GMT

More ‘Troubled’ Adoptions in US Come from Russia, Say Experts

US adoption officials say America experiences more troubled adoptions from Russia than from any other country, including adoptions that lead to abuse, neglect and in a small but tragic number of cases – death. </p>

// Feb. 23, 2013 - 08:49 GMT

Dung Cobra Sculpted in Russia’s Coldest Region

When Piero Manzoni canned his feces and put it up for sale as artwork in 1961, he was driven by his loathing of capitalist pigs. But when 61-year-old Mikhail Bopposov created a giant cobra out of frozen cow dung, he did it for the children. </p>

// Jan. 12, 2013 - 04:56 GMT

Social Media Takes off in US Elections

During the first US presidential debate on October 3, the audience sent a whopping 10.4 million tweets commenting on the discussion, in yet another demonstration of the growing role of social media in shaping public opinion.

// Oct. 19, 2012 - 01:43 GMT

Russia Faces 'Battle' Over Anti-Smoking Bill

The Cabinet of Ministers unanimous approval Thursday of a controversial anti-smoking bill was the latest salvo in the debate over how to tackle Russias tobacco addiction. </p>

// Oct. 19, 2012 - 01:08 GMT

Not for Claustrophobics: US Apartments Getting Smaller

// Oct. 13, 2012 - 04:02 GMT

Russian Designers Don’t Need IKEA

If conceptual artist and designer Victor Freydenberg had his way, Swedish furniture retailer IKEA would be pushed out of Russia altogether.

// Oct. 10, 2012 - 01:36 GMT

New Katyn Massacre Documents May Cause Political Stir

Recently declassified materials that point to a U.S. cover-up of a Soviet massacre of Polish officers and prisoners more than 70 years ago may reignite the intense debate over historical memory and wartime allegiances in Eastern Europe, as well as lead to wide-ranging political repercussions, analysts said.

// Sep. 12, 2012 - 01:44 GMT

Autism in Russia: Still Catching Up

It would have broken any childs heart: the note sent from the Moscow Aquarium last April to teachers who tried to organize a visit with a group of autistic children read: Refused. Visitors do not like to see the disabled it disappoints them. It is unacceptable. </p>

// Sep. 11, 2012 - 01:14 GMT