soviet union

Answer the red phone!

Aug 30, 2013
In the height of the Cold War, the U.S. and Soviet governments instituted a secure line of communication.
Posted In: soviet union, Cold War, nuclear war, history

What does Putin want out of Russia?

Mar 8, 2012
Moscow journalist Masha Gessen discusses the reelection of Vladimir Putin and what it means for the people of Russia.
Posted In: Vladimir Putin, soviet union, Russia

U.S. businesses still profit despite new unrest in Russia

Dec 26, 2011
20 years ago yesterday, the Soviet Union became Russia, and U.S. businesses have been profiting ever since
Posted In: Russia, trade, soviet union

Podcast: Extreme weather, much ado about mutton, and more shopping madness

Dec 26, 2011
An increase in extreme weather in 2011 has lead to one of the most expensive years for insurance claims. It's also turning out to be a record year for sheep rustlers on the lamb in the English countryside, where a record number of sheep have gone missing this year. Plus, China and Japan make a currency deal, Detroit girds for possible state takeover, and more top headlines from around the globe on this day after Christmas.
Posted In: shopping, weather, currency, soviet union