| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:37 PM
MOSCOW — He was once Russia's richest man and, by some measures, President Vladimir Putin's most potent foe.
By Thursday, when Putin said he was likely to grant clemency to Mikhail Khodorkovsky, that was all long in the past. Both Khodorkovsky's...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 8:06 AM
Those wondering how Russia will treat LGBT rights protesters when the Sochi Olympics begin in February might have their answer.
A gay Russian protestor was detained Saturday for waving a rainbow flag as the Olympic torch moved through his hometown north...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 7:37 PM
The countdown has begun — only 30 days remain until the opening ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Eighty-five countries are expected to bring 5,500 athletes and team members to Russia in early February. They will compete in 98 events spread...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 2:12 PM
The Russian government has released new details about a proposed protest zone at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
President Vladimir Putin recently promised to create such a zone. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said Friday that it would be located in the...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Amid the television extravaganza of the Sochi Olympics, I had a chance to visit last week with a Russian whistleblower named Sergey Kolesnikov. Back in 2010, he had revealed what he claimed was a network of corruption that included a billion-dollar palace...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:00 PM
So who will be the Jesse Owens of the Sochi Winter Olympics?
Who will be the brave athlete who shines in rebuttal to Russia's crackdown on anything determined to be "gay propaganda."
Welcome to the new Cold War.
For Owens, the nemesis was Hitler's...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 9:54 AM
The show: "The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls" at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven.
What makes it special?: A new play by 2011 Yale School of Drama playwriting grad Meg Miroshnik. The play is a finalist for the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize....
| Feb 12, 2014
| 3:38 PM
"Welcome to NBC's exclusive coverage of Pennsylvania's first Real Winter Olympics. I'm your host Bob Costas, and with me here is movie and television personality Mr. T, beloved by Pennsylvanians because of his iconic role as boxer Clubber Lang in 'Rocky...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
U.S. speedskater Brittany Bowe has her eyes set on the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. An inline skating champion who was ranked number one in the United States, Bowe, a native of Ocala, Fla., took time off from skating to earn her degree at...
| Jan 14, 2014
Olympian Nathan Adrian will be cheering on Team USA when the athletes compete at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. "I've got a bit of a risk aversion to doing fun winter sports when I'm training for swim competitions," says the 25-year-old, who...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Bobsled, skeleton or speed-skating?
Maybe your gang gets more excited about the jumps and twists snowboarders execute or watching ski racers bomb down the mountain.
This year, do a lot more than just watch the Olympians as the Winter Games get under way...