Dodge your fare in Russia and these cabbies will douse you in blue paint
They'll also force you to strip naked.
These maps show which countries use (and produce) most of our non-renewable energy resources
The United States is addicted to oil and China's got a serious coal problem.
A Russian invasion: Normandy is next
The 70th anniversary of D-Day is coming — and so is Putin.
Electing Ukraine's new president was the easy part
Rebels didn't even let him get to a press conference before seizing an airport.
For Ukraine, the 'Chocolate King' may be as good as it gets
Whatever hang-ups lurk in Petro Poroshenko's past haven’t stopped his meteoric rise.
'Chocolate King' Poroshenko claims victory in Ukraine election (LIVE BLOG)
Despite storms and unrest, Ukrainians went to the polls to vote for a new president. And exit polls show they chose billionaire Petro Poroshenko.
Russia and China sign $400 billion gas deal, opening a new market for Moscow
The deal is a political triumph for Putin, who is courting new partners in Asia as customers in Europe attempt to reduce their reliance on Russian gas.
Russian Communist Party leader causes stir after wearing Adidas tracksuit jacket to Joseph Stalin's grave
The dress-code faux pas would have made the Russian dictator turn in his grave.
Ukraine: Distortion vs. reality
Will the Kyiv ‘fascists’ talk to the ‘terrorists’ from the east?
The 9 drunkest countries in the world
They’re mostly in the former USSR.
3 things everyone should know about Ukraine
Some key facts to keep in mind about a conflict seeped in propaganda.
Conchita's Eurovision win is the 'end of Europe'
At least according to Russia.
East Ukraine's referendum a decidedly ad hoc affair
Voters can't even agree on what a 'yes' vote is saying yes to.
Ukraine braces for Sunday's referendum
Tensions soar as rebels in east Ukraine briefly held several Red Cross staff on suspicion of espionage.
Incredible tank cam takes Moscow Victory Parade to the next level
Russia’s most patriotic day is a hell of a gun show.
Putin wants Russian children to watch more cartoons
He's backing a proposal to create a new cartoon channel named for the beloved Soviet animation studio, Soyuzmultfilm. It will feature classic Soviet cartoons and showcase today's Russian animators.
Rooting for the Russians
The subversive message of Soviet spy drama 'The Americans.'
As violence grips the east, the western architects of Ukraine's revolution watch and wait
The heart and soul of Kyiv’s February uprising, activists from Lviv have taken a back seat.
How Putin has launched a 3-pronged attack on the free press
Russia has passed laws banning cursing in media and restricting bloggers. Meanwhile, President Vladimir Putin handed out awards to journalists for their 'objective coverage' in Ukraine.
Another round of violence in Odessa, as Ukraine tips toward war
Thousands of pro-Russian protesters stormed Odessa's police headquarters Sunday.
Kyiv’s Maidan is once again a place to enjoy an ice cream cone
The epicenter of violence has moved south and east, but emotions still quietly stir in Ukraine's capital.
Kyiv presses on with its biggest military offensive yet
50 people have died in the last two days in Ukraine, the worst violence the country has seen since the February uprising.
Why is Odessa different from Crimea?
It might seem obvious that pro-Russian passions run through Odessa. But don’t jump to conclusions just yet.
How worried are Russia’s oligarchs? Enough to pay $236 million for an apartment with no toilet
As Western countries threaten new sanctions against Russia, the wealthy are dumping their cash in London.
Russia’s military intelligence agency has a Batman symbol
If they also have an actual Batman, we’re all in serious trouble.
Moscow May Day parade celebrates Putin, disparages Obama
Many banners displayed traditional slogans for the annual workers' holiday, but others were more directly political.
The absurdity of Viktor Yanukovych, in fake malachite furniture and really, really awkward portraits
And let's not forget the 'Book of Vanity.'
Dutch police storm a Greenpeace ship that was trying to block Arctic oil delivery
A Rotterdam police spokesman said the activists on the ship had been detained in a room until it docked, when the captain was arrested.
Russia shows off its leaner, meaner military during the Ukraine crisis
Preplanned exercises have also become larger, often held in border areas, which reminds neighbors what they could be up against if they get on the wrong side of Putin.
Russian lawmakers back harsh regulations of bloggers
Bloggers will be obliged to verify the accuracy of information that they publish and ensure that it does not intrude into anyone's personal life.
Here's how the US could stumble into war in Ukraine
Given Washington’s mishandling of the crisis so far, it is not out of the question.