We track four people on their journey.
We speak to Israeli Deputy FM Tzipi Hotovely
The doping scandal is the latest in a string of misadventures in Putin's pursuit of Soviet-style greatness.
12 Nov 2015 11:20 GMT | Politics, Sport, Russia, Olympics
The ignominious end of Rakhat Aliyev, Kazakhstan's most feared man, heir apparent, sugar czar, fugitive.
04 Mar 2015 12:16 GMT
Did Boris Nemtsov, the bogeyman of Russia's rising nationalism, push his luck by provoking Putin repeatedly?
01 Mar 2015 07:25 GMT | War & Conflict, Human Rights, Politics, Russia
Ukraine stands on the precipice of war as pressure mounts on Putin, seen as 'saviour' of the Eastern Slavic world.
Peter Zalmayev | 05 May 2014 10:58 GMT | Politics, Afghanistan, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany
By issuing ultimatums and then failing to follow up, Kiev has further emboldened the rabble-rousers.
Peter Zalmayev | 24 Apr 2014 08:12 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Afghanistan, Estonia, Georgia
Even without an armed conflict, Russia's Crimean adventure has set it on a course of protracted collision with the West.
Peter Zalmayev | 20 Mar 2014 06:58 GMT | Politics, Latin America, Cuba, Estonia, Georgia
We follow the journey of a plastic bottle to find out what it takes to truly recycle the product creating zero waste.
Science & Technology, US & Canada, Environment
A couple working to protect LA communities from gang violence is caught in the crossfire of the US war on gangs.
Politics, Gang violence, US
We taste an array of foods that played a crucial part in integrating Muslim and Jewish communities into British society.
Arts & Culture, United Kingdom, Food
South Koreans drink twice as much liquor as Russians, but is this national obsession with alcohol reversible?
Health, Asia, South Korea