Journalist Askold Krushelnycky, was recently embedded with Ukraine’s 37th Mechanized Infantry Battalion. He’ll tell us why he believes hostilities will escalate between Ukraine and Russia. Milos Stehlik talks with the producer of the film Estonian film, 'Tangerines' and we’ll tell you about a Spanish language poetry festival and a celebration of Asian American writers.
Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of Vladimir Putin, was found murdered near the Kremlin last week. Censorship in state run media is continues to grow in Russia. Opinions editor, Max Trudolubov talks to us about these issues. We also feature the Katyn Forest massacre on our world history minute, and Global Alliance for Africa on Global Activism
Inflation is going up and purchasing power is falling sharply for Russians as the country’s currency drops in value.The Russian government has taken strong measures this week, sharply increasing interest rates to 17 percent, and selling off a chunk of its dollar reserves to shore up the fallin
Russia's oil production strategy and Western sanctions have led to a decline in the value of the Russian ruble. Jan Kalicki, a public policy scholar for the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center, joins us to explain the problems the Russian economy is facing.
Tension in Eastern Ukraine is escalating as NATO reports Russian troops have crossed the border into Ukraine. Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center, gives us an update.