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Christine Kiernan, Researcher, Russia, Eastern Europe and the Balkans

Christine Kiernan has associate produced documentaries for National Geographic, the History Channel, Discovery Channel and PBS. She began her career in the mid-1990s working in Moscow as a newscaster on local radio and as a researcher for the Los Angeles Times. Christine has also organized training seminars for journalists in Tajikistan for Internews, an NGO that works to strengthen local independent media. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and a master’s in Russian/Central Asian regional studies from Harvard University.

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Travel the Trans-Siberian Railroad with Google Maps

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Travel the Trans-Siberian Railroad with Google Maps

Google and Russian Railways have teamed up to provide a virtual tour of the world's longest continuous railroad. Worldfocus researcher Christine Kiernan explains how you can take one of the great train journeys of the world without leaving the comfort of your home.

Posted: February 17, 2010 14:26   Comments: 2
UN, Rwanda and investors entangled in Congo’s future

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UN, Rwanda and investors entangled in Congo’s future

Worldfocus contributor Michael J. Kavanagh is based in the DR Congo’s capital, Kinshasa. In this Q&A, he explains the controversy surrounding the United Nations peacekeeping mission, rebel integration into Congolese Army ranks and the economic viability of this resource-rich, war-torn country.

Posted: January 7, 2010 16:04   Comments: 1
Russian lawyer’s death in prison sparks moral outrage

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Russian lawyer’s death in prison sparks moral outrage

Worldfocus researcher Christine Kiernan writes about the death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in Moscow's Butyrka prison. Magnitsky's numerous appeals for medical care had gone unanswered, and the 37-year-old died from pancreatitis that he developed while in custody.

Posted: December 29, 2009 17:00   Comments: 1
Reflections on Yegor Gaidar: Russia’s ‘shock therapist’

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Reflections on Yegor Gaidar: Russia’s ‘shock therapist’

One of the architects of the so-called “shock therapy” economic reforms that dismantled post-Soviet Russia’s state-controlled economy died last week. Worldfocus researcher Christine Kiernan interviews Nina Krushcheva about the mixed legacy of Russian economist-cum-politician Yegor Gaidar.

Posted: December 24, 2009 13:29   Comments: 0
Worldfocus Radio: ‘The Stans’ in Transition

Worldfocus Radio

Worldfocus Radio: ‘The Stans’ in Transition

Martin Savidge hosts William Fierman and Nikolay Petrov to discuss the Central Asian "stans" (Kazakhstan, Krygyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan). We examine emerging language policies, cultural identity and geopolitical relationships with Russia, China and the United States.

Posted: December 17, 2009 17:52   Comments: 1
Activists say freedom of assembly under assault in Russia

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Activists say freedom of assembly under assault in Russia

Worldfocus researcher Christine Kiernan talks to Allison Gill, director of the Russia office of Human Rights Watch, about freedom of assembly in Russia. Authorities in Moscow restrict public demonstrations, and several activists have been detained recently after protests.

Posted: December 10, 2009 16:15   Comments: 0
Activists protest arrest of opposition leader in Russia

Christine Kiernan (blog)

Activists protest arrest of opposition leader in Russia

Worldfocus producer Christine Kiernan writes about the case of Russian activist Eduard Limonov, who was picked up for participating in an “unsanctioned rally” in Moscow on October 31. Activists from the opposition Solidarity movement say they have uncovered a high-level police memo ordering officers to disrupt the protests.

Posted: November 20, 2009 12:39   Comments: 0
Say ‘goodbye’ to the Iron Curtain

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Say ‘goodbye’ to the Iron Curtain

Worldfocus producer Christine Kiernan writes about the monumentality of the events that transpired during the fall and winter of 1989 and how much the world has changed since then. She analyzes what the fall of the Iron Curtain meant to her.

Posted: November 9, 2009 11:03   Comments: 1
What Hillary Clinton could learn from Tatarstan

Christine Kiernan (blog)

What Hillary Clinton could learn from Tatarstan

Clinton swung by the predominantly Muslim autonomous republic at the end of her three-day trip to Russia this week. After visiting the Kazan Kremlin, the Blagoveshchensk Orthodox Cathedral, and the newly built Kol Sharif Mosque, Clinton praised the republic as a "model for tolerance and coexistence between Muslims and Christians," writes Christine Kiernan.

Posted: October 16, 2009 15:51   Comments: 2
Russia, Georgia view war report’s blame through lenses

Christine Kiernan (blog)

Russia, Georgia view war report’s blame through lenses

Worldfocus producer Christine Kiernan writes about the reaction to a recent report on the Russia-Georgia war, which found that that all sides violated international humanitarian and human rights laws.

Posted: October 2, 2009 10:38   Comments: 1
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