Saint Petersburg remembers the WW2 siege of the city, then known as Leningrad, in which a million people starved or froze to death. Survivor Galina Pligina tells her tale.
A new exhibition in Moscow looks at how a small group of Bauhaus students brought the movement to the USSR. It comes ahead of an international celebration of the movement's 100th anniversary in 2019.
A new slogan adopted by the Ukrainian army has drawn criticism for its links to World War II-era nationalist groups. The decision has sparked a debate about how the country should address its history.
Some 100 years after the October Revolution began in St. Petersburg, Russian photographer Vladislav Karpyuk still finds traces of that pivotal moment in history when Lenin and the Bolsheviks overthrew the government.
As hosts, Russia will open World Cup 2018 against Saudi Arabia in a game that already looks crucial. The expectations of the Russian fans and President Vladimir Putin are high, but they could be in for a disappointment.
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