Corruption, fear and asbestos dust mar the day-to-day of monotown Asbest. Like hundreds more industrial towns dependent on a single industry, residents search urgently for an exit strategy.
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She fell in love with Lake Baikal and for decades struggled to shut down the pulp mill that was polluting it in monotown of Baikalsk. The mill was shut; Baikal was saved — but now she is in trouble.
Millions of unnecessary deaths may result from Russia's refusal to implement accepted AIDS prevention and harm-reduction measures.
The Russian government refuses to adopt measures to slow the HIV/AIDS epidemic that will soon result in millions of deaths. Gregory Gilderman reports from St. Petersburg.
In her new book, Kathryn Joyce uncovers how conservative Christians have come to dominate the international adoption market with practices that often amount to trafficking.
In a country where abuse behind closed doors is still considered a family affair, one countryside theater company tries to tackle an issue that's unspeakable for most.
Looking for new ways to save their souls, Russians flock to self-proclaimed dieties of the frozen north and wait for the end.
To prepare for the end of the world—a.k.a. the Mayan calendar’s doomsday on Dec. 21—Russians are clearing out the store shelves in the far north and east, the first place the apocalypse will hit.
Celebratory gun salutes are a traditional feature of North Caucasus nuptials, but the custom is causing havoc in Mosocw.
With Egypt stuck dangling between its past and future, a growing number of entrepreneurs are trying to propel the nation forward despite its troubled economy.
As lawmakers attempt to reckon with the nation’s political problems, the Egyptian education system--and country's next generation--is festering on the sidelines.
The fear of death has faded among Dagestan’s Salafi women. Kurbanova became the 42nd female suicide bomber in the last decade in Russia.