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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.