Posted In: Russia, gazprom, natural gas
Ice is melting faster making it easier to extract oil and gas. But expenses and lower gas prices are proving troublesome for the Russian company.
Posted In: syria, Russia, Vladimir Putin
The U.S. has been pressing Russia to stop sending arms to Syria for much of the 16-month conflict between the government and opposition forces. Russia has said it will not make any new deals with Syria, but it looks like arms will continue to flow.
Posted In: Russia, Internet, internet censorship
If you load the Russian version of Wikipedia today, you'll find a big pink bar across the top. And the site shut itself down completely yesterday to protest an Internet bill that looks likely to pass the Russian parliament. Human rights groups are also up in arms.
Posted In: Russia, airline industry
One of Russia's passenger planes crashed into a volcano in Indonesia. Reporter Peter van Dyk discusses the implications of the crash.