The "Ready for Labor and Defense" campaign, Putin hopes, will get Russians in shape and pay tribute to Soviet history.
Ukraine's army is much smaller than Russia's, but war would still be costly for Moscow.
Making sense of the bloodshed in the deeply divided country.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says the teen advocate shows "the world that good can come when you stand up for your principles."
Experts wonder what prompted Russia's sudden cooperativeness on Syria.
The convoluted system in which a supreme leader supervises the president, who in turn represents the people.
Tehran demands the total lifting of sanctions in exchange for suspending 20-percent enrichment. How much further either side is willing to go will be the drama in Kazakhstan.
The systems represent the final chance for countries to resolve conflicts before they escalate to shooting.
Van Cliburn, who died this week in Texas, gave the U.S. and the Soviet Union something they could agree on.
The study of Azerbaijan's founding strongman is now an academic discipline unto itself.
In 2012, what once seemed like a wave of democratization took an altogether different turn in much of the Middle East
The People's Republic has come a long way on the current economic model. Where will it go from here?
After all, the nuclear crisis will only intensify during his second term.
The collapse of the rial and Western sanctions are having devastating and still uncertain consequences across the country -- and potentially around the world.