russia en Sen. Ayotte Calls For Harsher Sanctions Against Russia <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire&nbsp;Republican Senator Kelly&nbsp;</span>Ayotte<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is calling for tougher&nbsp;action against Russia&nbsp;for annexing Crimea. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 45481 at Sen. Ayotte Calls For Harsher Sanctions Against Russia Turmoil In Ukraine: N.H. Reacts <p>In Ukraine, tensions are growing. More forces are massing around the Crimean peninsula of the country, threats of war keep getting louder and allies of both countries are figuring out how to react if war begins. Meanwhile, thousands of miles away in New Hampshire, residents with direct ties to the country worry and wait.&nbsp; A Nashua engineer born in the eastern city of Kharkiv, an area with close ties to Russia, keeps in touch with his parents and other residents living in Ukraine. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 44444 at Turmoil In Ukraine: N.H. Reacts On Ukraine, Ayotte Calls For "Clear" American Message To Putin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With Ukraine still torn between pro-European and pro-Russian factions, New Hampshire Republican Senator Kelly </span>Ayotte<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is calling on the Obama Administration to take a strong stand against Russia. </span></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 44011 at On Ukraine, Ayotte Calls For "Clear" American Message To Putin 2.12.14: Russia's Anti-Gay Laws, A Tale Of Two Castles & Book Rec's From Experts <p></p><p>While Russia celebrated its history and artistry at the spectacular opening to the Sochi games, protestors of Putin’s anti-gay propaganda laws were being carted off to jail. Today on Word of Mouth, a writer travels to Russia to learn about life for gay people trapped in the iron closet.&nbsp;</p><p>Also today, India’s luge champ, Mexico’s royal mariachi ski racer and a few other unlikely heroes to watch for at Sochi. Plus, the book awards chosen by critics who read <u>everything.</u> <strong>Listen </strong>to the full show here, and scroll down for links and more.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:19:25 +0000 Word of Mouth 43432 at 2.12.14: Russia's Anti-Gay Laws, A Tale Of Two Castles & Book Rec's From Experts U.S.-Russia Relations & Sochi <p>The Cold War might be over but the two former enemies are hardly on warm terms. Sore points for the U.S. include Russia’s shielding of NSA-leaker Edward Snowden, its anti-gay laws, and its support for the Syrian regime. But Putin-led Russia has its own complaints against the West, and seeks greater respect on the world stage. Now, These geopolitical dramas form the backdrop to the Sochi Olympics, considered a chance for Russia to boost its global reputation.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 43313 at U.S.-Russia Relations & Sochi Is Sochi Safe? <p>While landing the 2014 Winter Olympic games was a crowning political achievement for Russian President Vladimir Putin, preparations for the Sochi games have not been so triumphant. With just three weeks until opening ceremonies, security officials are actively chasing down members of a terrorist group that has publicly threatened to disrupt the games. The seaside resort town of Sochi and neighboring sites of Olympic events have a long history of anti-government friction. Only a day’s drive from Chechnya, the region borders recently disputed territory with Georgia and was the site of an alleged genocide perpetrated by Russian Tsars in the 19<sup>th</sup> century. Our guest is <a href="">writer Brett Forrest, he examined the landscape and geopolitics of the upcoming 2014 games in the January issue of National Geographic magazine</a>. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 18:43:07 +0000 Virginia Prescott 42180 at Is Sochi Safe? The Story Of A 20th Century Swiss Family Robinson...In Siberia <p>Imagine this: a family of six, living for more than 40 years in an isolated&nbsp;tiny cabin on the vast Siberian Taiga. If this were the 19th century, it might not be so far-fetched. But, it was 1978 when four geologists prospecting for iron discovered the Lykovs. Patriarch Karp Lykov and his wife, Akulina, fled the Soviet purges of the 1930s and headed for the forest&nbsp;where they raised their children,&nbsp;completely&nbsp;unaware of&nbsp;WWII, the moon landing, the cold war, or the advent of television. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:14:51 +0000 Virginia Prescott 22747 at The Story Of A 20th Century Swiss Family Robinson...In Siberia U.S. - Russia Relations: What's Next? <p>U.S. ties with Russia have always been complicated, but recently they have heated up even more. Disputes over how to approach the war in Syria, Russia’s protection of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, as well as the recent tug of war over Ukraine have all contributed to this tension. We’re examining this fraught relationship and how it’s changed.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 39566 at U.S. - Russia Relations: What's Next? "Girl Model": A Journey of Deceipt and Exploitation <p>The dream of “being discovered” is on parade at a casting call in Novosibirsk, one of several Siberian cities that supply the pre-adolescent, doe-eyed, “Russian look” models most desired by the Japanese fashion market. Ashley Arbaugh<a href="" target="_blank"> scours&nbsp;rural beauty pageants </a>for girls,&nbsp;typically poor, mostly looking for a way out, and sends them off to Tokyo. That journey, marked by deceit and exploitation, is the subject of “Girl Model”, a documentary feature by <strong>David Redmon </strong>and <strong>Ashley Sabin. </strong>Together, David and Ashley have produced, directed and edited seven documentary feature films. Their latest,<a href="" target="_blank"> “Girl Model,” makes its broadcast premiere </a>on PBS’s acclaimed POV&nbsp;series on Sunday.</p><p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 24044 at "Girl Model": A Journey of Deceipt and Exploitation Word of Mouth 03.16.2013 <p>Our niftiest and spiffiest content, all in one great show. This week, a look at the shifting human condition. Holocaust survivors being turned into holograms, a Russian "Swiss Family Robinson" that missed most of the 20th Century, corporate anthropologists, transplant "tourism," the nasty effect of internet comments, and a former professor pens a memoir about being stalked by an ex- student online.</p><p></p> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 13:21:49 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 23753 at Word of Mouth 03.16.2013 Generation Putin <p>It's been over 20 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Young people in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Georgia are facing unemployment, democratic pressure, and the legacy of repression, while being influenced by the West, punk music, and the Pussy Riot trials. PRX sent a reporting team from the Seattle Globalist to explore the tensions in these countries, described by The Atlantic as 'uneasily suspended' between two political eras. Join host&nbsp;Brooke Gladstone&nbsp;for&nbsp;<em>Generation Putin</em>, an in-depth look at the millennial generation in the post-Soviet states.</p> Sun, 03 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 NHPR Staff 22811 at Generation Putin The Presidential Race in New Hampshire, By Way of Russian Radio <p>This week NHPR's newsroom has played host to two journalists visiting the United States to see what our elections look like and to report on them to audiences back home.</p><p>One of them, <strong>Paul Filippov</strong>, is program director for a radio station in Catherinesburg, Russia, a city in the Ural Mountains. He talks with All Things Considered host Brady Carlson about his impressions of the election and political media coverage.</p><p></p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 22:52:02 +0000 Brady Carlson 16351 at Romney, GOP Pounce On Obama's Russia Comment President Obama went to South Korea to talk about nuclear security, only to find that the presidential campaign followed him there.<p>Obama is now facing sharp criticism from Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and other GOP figures following comments he made Monday, in seeming confidence, to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.<p>As reporters gathered for a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, Obama leaned over to his Russian counterpart. Tue, 27 Mar 2012 21:13:00 +0000 Martha Wexler 2803 at Romney, GOP Pounce On Obama's Russia Comment For Russia's Troubled Space Program, Mishaps Mount Russia was once the world leader in space exploration, but its space program has suffered a string of costly and embarrassing mishaps over the past year.<p>NASA says Russia is still a trustworthy partner, but critics say the once-proud program is corrupt and mismanaged — good at producing excuses, but not results.<p>The Memorial Space Museum in Moscow showcases the achievements of the Soviet Union's space program.<p>A model of Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, is on display, as well as the stuffed remains of the dogs who became the first earthlings to orbit the planet and return.<p>There' Mon, 12 Mar 2012 19:57:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 2467 at For Russia's Troubled Space Program, Mishaps Mount Remaking Russia's Military: Big Plans, Few Results Every May, Russia displays its military might in a parade on Victory Day, commemorating the surrender of the Nazis to the Soviet Union in World War II.<p>The marching men and rolling tanks put on an impressive show, but Russia's military, and especially its defense industry, has fallen on hard times.<p>"The industry, much like other parts of the economy, hasn't seen proper investment for over a decade, if not more," says Lilit Gevorgyan, a Russia analyst for the defense industry consultant IHS Jane's.<p>During his campaign for president, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin promised to modern Wed, 07 Mar 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 2361 at Remaking Russia's Military: Big Plans, Few Results