Europe says it will now welcome gay asylum-seekers -- even as the EU’s own LGBT communities suffer discrimination and violence.
The world is profoundly divided over gay rights -- and it's going to get worse before it gets better.
Snapshots of life in a Siberian town that's lost its livelihood.
Time has finally run out for the town of Baikalsk.
As they gear up for the 2014 Winter Olympics, young Russians find themselves exercising some little-used facial muscles.
How the obscenely rich are becoming the new dictators of the 21st century.
How simmering ethnic hatred in Moscow exploded into violence.
Russia's decision to charge environmental activists with piracy sets an ominous precedent.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, the punk band’s most famous member, jolts her compatriots with a description of her life in a Russian penal colony.
As nationalist fervor intensifies, Vladimir Putin's opponents face some tough choices.
Turkey won't be able to achieve a healthy democracy unless it allows for a greater diversity of political representation.
Eastern Europe's lesson for the countries of the Arab Spring: economic reform is best served quickly.
Obama may have canceled a summit, but when it comes to power politics there's only one master.
How the United States and the Soviet Union tried to conceal the problem of radioactive leaks from underground nuclear tests.
The dirty secret is that Russia doesn't care about Edward anymore. It's all about luring the next turncoat.
How the Kremlin botched the trial of Alexey Navalny and why the opposition leader -- even jailed -- is still a force to be reckoned with.
What John McCain, Richard Cohen, and Jeffrey Goldberg have in common.
Massacring unarmed protestors is more common than you might think -- and governments often get away with it.