WBEZ | Russia http://www.wbez.org/tags/russia Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Russia's 'Burning of the Delicacies' http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-08-20/russias-burning-delicacies-112696 <p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/220134307&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Russia bans Western foodstuffs</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p>When the EU imposed sanctions on Russia for its actions in Ukraine, Russia hit back with its own set of sanctions. These included a ban on EU foodstuffs, items like Italian prosciutto and French cheeses. In a recent article in Foreign Policy, Julia Ioffe writes that the ban has proved hard to enforce and also opened up opportunities for bribes as people find creative ways around them. Ioffe, a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and columnist at Foreign Policy, joins us to discuss the sanctions and the general state of the Russian economy.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-69f852e3-4c7e-9b8e-4420-2722872f5aa2"><a href="http://twitter.com/juliaioffe">Julia Ioffe</a> is a columnist at <a href="http://twitter.com/ForeignPolicy">Foreign Policy</a> and a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine.</span></em></p><div>&nbsp;</div></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/220134903&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Global Activism: ORPHANetwork</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p>When a church&rsquo;s high school group went on a trip to Nicaragua in the 1990s, they say they were &ldquo;shocked&rdquo; by the poverty they witnessed. The students then committed to doing what they could to make a difference. As they kept going back to Nicaragua, they left with &ldquo;a high that never went away.&rdquo; To help, they began selling off their personal belongings, including literally, the clothes off their backs. The trips were the genesis of what would become the ORPHANetwork. For Global Activism, we&rsquo;ll talk with the group&rsquo;s executive director, Dick Anderson and Travis Simone, one of those original high-schoolers whose life was changed in Nicaragua. Today, Travis is senior pastor of Williamsburg Community Chapel in Williamsburg, Virginia.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><ul><li><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-69f852e3-4c81-36e4-ff70-6f26616c9a52">Dick Anderson is the executive director of <a href="http://twitter.com/ORPHANetwork">ORPHANetwork</a>. </span></em></li><li><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-69f852e3-4c81-62f9-e4c0-e860d1582e5e">Travis Simone is the</span> senior pastor of Williamsburg Community Chapel, Williamsburg Virginia.&nbsp;</em></li></ul></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:59:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-08-20/russias-burning-delicacies-112696 The one-year anniversary of ISIS' attack on the Yezidis http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-08-04/one-year-anniversary-isis-attack-yezidis-112558 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/European%20Commission%20DG%20ECHO.jpg" title="(Photo: Flickr/European Commission DG ECHO)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/217790290&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">The Yezidi humanitarian crisis</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p>One year ago, ISIS attacked the northern Iraqi city of Erbil. Thousands fled to Mt. Sinjar, including the ethnic minority Yezidis. The Yezidis faced genocide until U.S. airstrikes and the Iraqi army came to their rescue. We&rsquo;ll reflect on what&rsquo;s happened to the Yezidis in the last year with Sherizaan Minwalla, a human rights lawyer, specializing in gender-based violence in Iraq&rsquo;s Kurdistan region. Joining Minwalla is Christine van den Toorn, director of the Institute for Regional and International Studies at the American University of Iraq Sulaimani. They talk with us about life today for the Yezidis, especially women and girls, who were greatly victimized by the conflict.</p><p><strong>Guests:&nbsp;</strong></p><ul><li><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-24e1f26d-fa5d-750a-26dd-2feeb9b6f556"><a href="http://twitter.com/sherizaanM">Sherizaan Minwalla</a> is a</span> human rights lawyer, specializing in gender-based violence in Iraq&rsquo;s Kurdistan Region. She is also an advisory board member of the Iraqi Children Foundation. </em></li><li><em><a href="http://twitter.com/vandentoorn">Christine van den Toorn</a> is the director of the Institute for Regional and International Studies at The American University of Iraq-Sulaimani.</em></li></ul><div>&nbsp;</div></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/217790149&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Military hostilities continue in Ukraine</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p>As ceasefire talks continue between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russia rebels, military hostilities have escalated. Kiev reports that rebels killed four of their soldiers, injuring at least 15. The eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, reports the heaviest shelling. Each side blames the other for scores of ceasefire violations. We get an update on the crisis from Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong> <a href="http://twitter.com/MatthewRojansky">Matthew Rojanksy</a> is the director of the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center.&nbsp;</p></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:05:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-08-04/one-year-anniversary-isis-attack-yezidis-112558 Worldview: War in Ukraine Could Escalate http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-05-01/worldview-war-ukraine-could-escalate-111976 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/ukraine%20cms_0.JPG" title="Ukrainian tank at frontline near Mariupol in Feb 2015 (Photo by Askold Krushelnycky)" /></div><div class="image-insert-image "><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/203476188&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><span style="font-size:24px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Ukraine/Russia Hostilities Could Soon Escalate</span></span></div><div class="image-insert-image ">Journalist Askold Krushelnycky has covered Russia and Ukraine for decades - from accompanying mujahedin groups as they fought in the Soviet-Afghan war to watching Russian troops land in Crimea. Krushelnycky was recently embedded with Ukraine&rsquo;s 37th Mechanized Infantry Battalion fighting in the port city of Mariupol. He&rsquo;s in Chicago to talk about what he&rsquo;s witnessed in the current standoff between Ukraine and Russia. And Krushelnycky will tell us what he believes are the chances of more major military action in Ukraine in the coming months.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Guest:</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Askold Krushelnycky is an independent journalist, formerly correspondent for the Sunday Times and editor of the Kyiv Post</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong><em>EVENT: </em></strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em><a href="http://uima-chicago.org/on-the-battlefields-of-ukraine-life-with-a-volunteer-battalion/">On the battlefields of Ukraine: life with a volunteer battalion Journalist - Askold Krushelnycky</a></em></div><p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-a28baadf-10fc-3ac8-10ce-d062c95abb90">Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Saturday, May 2nd at 6pm, </span></em><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-a28baadf-10fc-3ac8-10ce-d062c95abb90">2320 W Chicago Ave.</span></em><em style="line-height: 1.2;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-a28baadf-10fc-3ac8-10ce-d062c95abb90"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Cambria; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/203476977&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></span></span></em></p><p><span style="font-size:24px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Milos Stehlik Talks with Ivo Felt about the Estonian film &#39;Tangerines&#39;</span></span></p><p><em>Tangerines(Mandariinid)</em> is set in 1992, just as the Soviet Union was breaking apart and tensions flared between Georgia and Abkhazian separatists. The film tells of two soldiers, from opposing sides. Film contributor Milos Stehlik and the film&#39;s producer, Ivo Felt, discuss the film.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><p><em>Milos Stehlik, WBEZ film contributor and director of Facets Multimedia</em></p><p><em>Ivo Felt, producer of the film Tangerines (Mandariinid) </em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/203478829&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="font-size:24px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Weekend Passport: Poesia en Abril and Chicago Asian-American Author Readings</span></span></p><p>Each week global citizen Nari Safavi helps listeners plan their international weekend. On this literary edition of weekend passport we&rsquo;ll tell you about a Spanish language poetry festival and a celebration of Asian American writers.</p><p><strong><span>Guests:</span></strong></p><p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-1b9f2abe-1126-987e-77c5-3e0a97853fbf">Noah Cruikshank (Crook-shank) is the Marketing Manager at Open Books and the Board President of the Chicago Writers Conference</span></em></p><p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-1b9f2abe-1126-987e-77c5-3e0a97853fbf">Vu Tran (Voo Tran) is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Arts at the University of Chicago and author of the upcoming novel </span>Dragonfish.</em></p><p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-1b9f2abe-1126-987e-77c5-3e0a97853fbf">Irizelma Robles Alvarez is a Puerto Rican poet, essayist and anthropologist. </span></em></p><p dir="ltr"><strong><em><span>EVENTS:</span></em></strong></p><p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-1b9f2abe-1128-4c24-8c24-edb2b0f5092b">1) Vu Tran will participate in r</span>eadings with Chicago-based Asian American authors Nami Mun, and Alec Nevala-Lee.</em></p><p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-1b9f2abe-1129-3412-0143-d9c60db76c05">Friday, May 1st, 6 pm, Open Books River North, 213 W. Institute Place, </span>Event co-organized by Open Books and the Chicago Writers Conference</em></p><p dir="ltr"><em>2) Irizelma Robles Alvarez will perform as part of the Poetry Foundation&rsquo;s Poesia en Abril event.</em></p><p dir="ltr"><em>Friday, May 1st at Comfort Station in Logan Square (there are also readings and events on Saturday)</em></p></p> Fri, 01 May 2015 14:22:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-05-01/worldview-war-ukraine-could-escalate-111976 Worldview: Opposition politics and censorship in Russia http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-05/worldview-opposition-politics-and-censorship-russia-111661 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/AP13635763743_0.jpg" style="height: 446px; width: 620px;" title="Flowers and a portrait with the words Fight! are seen at the place where Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 near the Kremlin, with St. Basils Cathedral in the background in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)" /></div></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/194421393&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">The state of the media in Russia</span></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-f4755c97-ebe3-bc13-a4bb-0a8370839ceb">Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of Vladimir Putin, was found murdered near the Kremlin last week. Russian President Vladimir Putin made his first public comments about the case on Wednesday. &nbsp;He called it a &ldquo;tragedy.&rdquo; &nbsp;In the meantime, &nbsp;Russia&rsquo;s Security Council has accused the U.S. of plotting to oust President Vladimir Putin by financing the opposition and encouraging mass demonstrations. &nbsp;This week the Russian Ministry of Culture also released its list of approved themes for films to receive government funding. &nbsp;In Russia, it&rsquo;s become increasingly difficult for films that take on a political point of view different from the government&rsquo;s to get funding. We&rsquo;ll take a look at the state of opposition politics and censorship in Russia with Max Trudolubov a fellow at the Wilson Center the opinion page editor of Vedomosti Daily, a top Russian business newspaper.</span></p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-f4755c97-ebe3-f861-37ed-b39d0b2ad865"><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/MaxTrudo">Max Trudolubov</a> is a fellow at the <a href="https://twitter.com/TheWilsonCenter">Wilson Center</a> and the opinion page editor of <a href="https://twitter.com/Vedomosti">Vedomosti Daily</a>, a Russian business newspaper.</em></span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/194422443&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">World History Minute: The Katyn Forest massacre</span></p><p>John Schmidt, author of On This Day in Chicago History tells us about the Katyn Forest Massacre of WW II on March 5th, 1940 - when Joseph Stalin ordered the murder of thousands of Polish officers POWs who ended up in mass graves.</p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/JRSchmidtPhD">John P. Schmidt</a>&nbsp;is a historian and author of &nbsp;&quot;On This Day in Chicago History</em>.&quot;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/194424092&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Global Activism: Theraputic art for children in Africa</span></p><p>Angela Lyonsmith is an artist and art therapist. She works for the Therapeutic Arts Program (TAP), an initiative of Global Alliance for Africa, because she wants to give aid and comfort to children in Kenya and Tanzania who were left orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Angela&rsquo;s passion also led her to open &lsquo;Gather&rsquo;, a community art studio and playspace in Evanston. For Global Activism, we&rsquo;ll ask Angela about how her work has inspired family and friends to work for the benefit of people suffering around the globe.</p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-f9c00b03-ebec-049b-336e-5600ff02267f"><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em>Angela Lyonsmith is an</em></span><em> artist, art therapist, faculty member in the graduate art therapy program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, owner of &lsquo;<a href="https://twitter.com/MeetAtGather">Gather</a>,&#39; a community art studio and playspace in Evanston.</em></p></p> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:34:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-05/worldview-opposition-politics-and-censorship-russia-111661 Conflict escalates in the Ukraine http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-01-29/conflict-escalates-ukraine-111475 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/AP428413196430.jpg" style="height: 424px; width: 620px;" title="Ukrainian servicemen put their dogs under the jackets to keep them warm in Mariupol, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP/Evgeniy Maloletka)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/188525020&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 24px; line-height: 22px;">The latest on the crisis in Ukraine </span></p><p>The fighting in Eastern Ukraine heated up again this week. Now, EU foreign ministers are meeting in Brussels to discuss imposing further sanctions on Russia. NATO says hundreds of Russian tanks and armoured vehicles are in east Ukraine. We&rsquo;ll discuss the ongoing crisis in Ukraine with Andrew Weiss, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He served as a Russia and Ukraine expert in the Clinton White House.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong> <em><a href="https://twitter.com/andrewsweiss">Andrew Weiss</a> is VP for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace</em>.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/188525356&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 24px; line-height: 22px;">Dominican nun from Illinois visits Iraq</span></p><p>Dominican nun Marcelline Koch was recently in Iraq with a group of U.S. nuns to monitor and document the current humanitarian crisis, especially for the religious minorities like the Yazadis and Christians. Sister Marcelline is back to tell us about the conditions these people live in, which she describes as a &ldquo;mortal sin.&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong> <em>Marcelline Koch is a <a href="https://twitter.com/Dominican_Order">Dominican</a> nun.</em></p></p> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:01:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-01-29/conflict-escalates-ukraine-111475 Worries rise in Russia as ruble falls http://www.wbez.org/news/worries-rise-russia-ruble-falls-111254 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/1217_russia-ruble-624x415.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Inflation is going up and purchasing power is falling sharply for Russians as the country&rsquo;s currency drops in value.</p><p>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 falling ruble.</p><p>None of the moves have worked, and the ruble is trading at about half its value from the beginning of the year.</p><p>NPR&rsquo;s Corey Flintoff tells Here &amp; Now&rsquo;s Robin Young that while there is no panic on the streets, and no runs on banks, for Russian who have the money, &ldquo;it makes more sense to go out and by what we used to call durable goods &mdash; refrigerators and TV sets. They idea is that you&rsquo;ll have more value out of your refrigerator because it won&rsquo;t lose value as fast as your rubles do.&rdquo;Inflation is going up and purchasing power is falling sharply for Russians as the country&rsquo;s currency drops in value.</p><p>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 falling ruble.</p><p>None of the moves have worked, and the ruble is trading at about half its value from the beginning of the year.</p><p>NPR&rsquo;s Corey Flintoff tells Here &amp; Now&rsquo;s Robin Young that while there is no panic on the streets, and no runs on banks, for Russian who have the money, &ldquo;it makes more sense to go out and by what we used to call durable goods &mdash; refrigerators and TV sets. They idea is that you&rsquo;ll have more value out of your refrigerator because it won&rsquo;t lose value as fast as your rubles do.&rdquo;</p><p><em><a href="http://www.npr.org/people/2100491/corey-flintoff" target="_blank">Corey Flintoff</a>&nbsp;is a&nbsp;NPR international correspondent based in Moscow. He tweets&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/CoreyFlintoff" target="_blank">@CoreyFlintoff</a>.</em></p></p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:17:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/worries-rise-russia-ruble-falls-111254 Russia's economic dilemma http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-12-08/russias-economic-dilemma-111200 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP24510104665.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Russia&#39;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.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-russia-s-economic-dilemma/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-russia-s-economic-dilemma.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-russia-s-economic-dilemma" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Russia's economic dilemma" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:01:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-12-08/russias-economic-dilemma-111200 Russian troops reportedly in Ukraine http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-13/russian-troops-reportedly-ukraine-111097 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP2079510166.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>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.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-russian-troops-reportedly-in-ukraine/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-russian-troops-reportedly-in-ukraine.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-russian-troops-reportedly-in-ukraine" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Russian troops reportedly in Ukraine" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:18:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-13/russian-troops-reportedly-ukraine-111097 How Nigeria contained Ebola http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-10-21/how-nigeria-contained-ebola-110972 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP63365074299.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>After 20 people were infected with Ebola in Nigeria, the country has not seen a new case in 42 days. The World Health Organization has declared the country free of Ebola virus transmission. WHO&#39;s Incident Manager for Ebola in Nigeria tells us how they contained the virus.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-how-nigeria-defeated-ebola/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-how-nigeria-defeated-ebola.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-how-nigeria-defeated-ebola" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: How Nigeria contained Ebola" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:59:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-10-21/how-nigeria-contained-ebola-110972 Ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-09-08/ceasefire-eastern-ukraine-110766 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP801550734731.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Pro-Russian rebels and the Ukrainian government reached a ceasefire last Friday, but shelling over the weekend in Donetsk could threaten the peace. We&#39;ll get an update from Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-ceasefire-in-eastern-ukraine/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-ceasefire-in-eastern-ukraine.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-ceasefire-in-eastern-ukraine" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:07:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-09-08/ceasefire-eastern-ukraine-110766