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News in Review - December 2016 ​Enemies of the State: Silencing Dissent in Russia

Russia is in the throes of an old-fashioned crackdown on suspected enemies of the state. The secret police are spying on their own and accusing them of being traitors. Many ordinary Russians are being swept up in this manhunt and jailed on bogus charges of high treason. The CBC’s Susan Ormiston met with one family in the midst of a ...
  • 2016
  • 00:12:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/13/2016

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News in Review - October 2008 The Dangerous Crisis in Georgia

In August 2008, an armed conflict broke out in Georgia, a country in the Caucasus region. Georgian and Russian troops fought each other over the future of two disputed territories. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the roots of the conflict. We’ll show you what happened during the fighting and what was done to keep the crisis ...
  • 2008
  • 00:15:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2008

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News in Review - October 2004 School Horror: Hundreds Die in Russia

In early September 2004, the world looked on in horror as a mass hostage-taking at a Russian school ended in bloody chaos. More than 300 people, about half of them young children, were killed. More than 700 others were injured. The hostage-takers were demanding that Russian troops withdraw from Chechnya. In this News in Review story we'll look at what ...
  • 2004
  • 00:15:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2004

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News in Review - November 1999 Crisis in Russia: Civil Unrest

In this report, which examines the latest in a series of crises that Russia has faced, especially since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, we look at the country’s attempt to grapple with what Russian leaders refer to as Islamic fundamentalists stirring up trouble in southern republics, and what others refer to as civil war. The violence and bombings in ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1999

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News in Review - October 1998 Russia in Crisis: Yeltsin's Last Stand

The turbulent events in the post-Communist years in Russia have put the entire world on edge. At the centre of the struggles to keep the Russian economy and Russian society stable and functioning is the one-man rule of Boris Yeltsin. But like all hard-line leaders, Yeltsin’s reign must also inevitably end. The Russian economy and the way of life of ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1998

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News in Review - February 1995 Chechnya: A Question of Control

This examination of the struggle for independence in the predominantly Islamic state of Chechnya focuses on the issues of self-determination, nationhood, the democracy movement and cultural distinctiveness.
  • 1995
  • 00:12:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1995

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News in Review - May 1993 Boris Yeltsin: Yes to Reform

Despite the extreme hardship caused by a total economic transformation, sometimes more difficult to deal with than life under communism, the people of Russia vote for continued reform.
  • 1993
  • 00:12:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1993

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