Video & Blogwatch
McDonald’s celebrates 20 tasty years in Moscow
Russians considered fast food items to be delicacies back in 1990, when the cuisine first arrived in Moscow. McDonald's opened in the Russian capital 20 years ago, and the company recently marked the anniversary. Oksana Boyko of Russia Today reports how McDonald's was more than just fast food.
Posted: March 4, 2010 16:09
In the Newsroom
I’ve never met Stalin, but I held his brain
Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge describes his visit to the Institute of Brain, a facility in Moscow where the former Soviet Union preserved the brain tissue of its most notable citizens -- and where he held the remnants of Josef Stalin's brain.
Posted: February 18, 2009 07:24
Russian real estate goes from boom to bust
Once alive and well, Russia's real estate industry has been hit hard by the financial crisis.
Posted: February 17, 2009 13:53
Stalin makes a comeback with Russia’s youth
Though he is vilified in the U.S. as one of the 20th century's most brutal dictators, and despite the countless deaths his purges caused, Josef Stalin is once again being hailed in Russia.
Posted: February 16, 2009 13:35
Wal-Mart heads to Russia as unemployment soars
As Russia faces rising unemployment, a Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about what Wal-Mart's presence might mean for Russian jobs.
Posted: January 21, 2009 11:29
Ukraine squares off against Russian gas giant
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about the gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine, which is now impacting gas supplies of other European nations.
Posted: January 6, 2009 11:42
Perspectives / Video
It’s the Vladimir Putin Show!
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's recent appearance on radio and television for a Q&A centered on the faltering Russian economy.
Posted: December 5, 2008 12:48
Putin goes by many terms and titles
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that Vladimir Putin's several titles -- from president to prime minister -- are window-dressings to his sprawling power.
Posted: November 20, 2008 16:08
Vote for most notable Russian is contested
A Worldfocus contributing blogger looks at the controversy surrounding a Russian contest and the memory of Josef Stalin.
Posted: October 3, 2008 16:33
Russia may ban “South Park” cartoon
Russian prosecutors attempt to ban the American cartoon "South Park."
Posted: September 15, 2008 18:08