Siberia by Train

Snow ripples over sleepers between curving rails on the Trans-Siberian railroad, Oct. 28, 1978

In Midnight in Siberia, National Public Radio host David Greene uses the Siberian Express as a literal and figurative vehicle to explore Russia’s heart. Travelling with his NPR companion and Russian interlocutor, Sergei, this book isn’t simply a travel book. Midnight in Siberia is a strong exploration of Russia’s troubled present, which takes seriously the complexities of the matters it addresses.

Ukraine Army Prepares for Possible Rebel Offensive

Armed people and military trucks are seen near a checkpoint outside a building in the territory controlled by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, November 12

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian government forces are redeploying in preparation for a possible new offensive by pro-Russian separatists in eastern regions, Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said on Wednesday.