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Income inequality and the pursuit of un-happiness

Nov 5, 2013
The OECD releases its “How’s Life?” study today where it measured the happiness of 33 countries.
Posted In: income inequality, OECD, Russia

'PRISM on steroids': Russia amps up surveillance ahead of Olympics

Oct 8, 2013
Attention all athletes and visitors to the Winter Olympics in Sochi: someone is listening to you.
Posted In: Russia, Olympics, surveillance

6 places where buying a Coke hasn't always been easy

Sep 27, 2013
Coke's spread has been far and wide. But some countries have been tougher endeavors for the soda giant.
Posted In: Coca-cola, Vietnam, India, Myanmar, Russia, East Germany, China, North Korea, cuba

Russia sells stake in maker of AK-47 rifle

Sep 24, 2013
The Kremlin is set to privatize a stake in one of its most well-known brands.
Posted In: Russia, Kremlin, AK-47, guns, ammo, Kalashnikov

Why Russia is so loyal to Syria

Sep 11, 2013
Military ties are one big reason why Russia remains steadfast in its loyalty to Syria.
Posted In: Russia, syria, Cold War, foreign investment

Russia's close relationship with Syria

Sep 11, 2013
The strategic ties that bind Russia and Syria.
Posted In: syria, Russia, foreign investment

U.S. trade feels little love from Russia

Aug 7, 2013
President Barack Obama canceled his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Posted In: Russia, Putin, U.S. exports

Why gay activists shouldn't be boycotting Stolichnaya Russian vodka

Aug 1, 2013
Latvians are saying not to boycott Stolichnaya Vodka over Russian gay rights abuses...because Stolichnaya is actually made in their country.
Posted In: Russia, vodka, gay rights

Russia to build first floating nuclear power plant

Jul 15, 2013
Putting nuclear reactors on a big boat may sound scary, but it's already pretty common.
Posted In: Russia, nuclear energy

Russia speaks out against Cyprus bailout

Mar 25, 2013
Eurozone finance ministers reached a last minute deal to grant Cyprus a $13 billion bailout early this morning. Those with large deposits in Cypriot banks could be hit will a tax of 30 percent in order to help fund the bailout.
Posted In: cyprus, Russia, bailout

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