Nikolay Korzhov

Nikolay Korzhov

Russia

Stalin's Great Terror: The forgotten Harbin operation

As Great Terror anniversary comes around in Russia, Harbin operation in which 20,000 were executed remains unheard.

Stalin's Great Terror: The forgotten Harbin operation

Europe

The Kurils: A difficult life on the disputed islands

Locals say life is tough and development slow as Russian and Japanese leaders fail to come to agreement over dispute.

The Kurils: A difficult life on the disputed islands

China

In Pictures: Crackdown on China's 'Sin City'

Authorities in Dongguan city have attempted to eradicate the world's oldest profession, but it still survives.

In Pictures: Crackdown on China's 'Sin City'

War & Conflict

In Pictures: The Beslan massacre, 10 years on

The deadliest terror attack in modern Russia's history led to the deaths of 334 hostages, more than half children.

In Pictures: The Beslan massacre, 10 years on

Politics

In Pictures: Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong’s annual democracy protest: biggest in recent years

In Pictures: Hong Kong protests

Politics

South Ossetia holds polls amid slow recovery

Georgia's breakaway region, ravaged by war in 2008, is more stable now but continues to suffer economically.

South Ossetia holds polls amid slow recovery

In Pictures

In Pictures: Russia's decaying villages

Thousands of villages have a population of less than ten people, and many more lack adequate infrastructure.

In Pictures: Russia's decaying villages

In Pictures

In Pictures: China's Guizhou Province

Despite rapid growth, the historically poor region continues to struggle with underdevelopment and emigration.

In Pictures: China's Guizhou Province

In Pictures

In Pictures: China's Yao community

Women from the Yao ethnic minority in China's south cut their dark hair only once in a lifetime.

In Pictures: China's Yao community

In Pictures

In Pictures: Welcoming the year of the horse

From contemplative prayer to eye-popping fireworks, celebrations marking Chinese New Year are always spectacular.

In Pictures: Welcoming the year of the horse

In Pictures

In Pictures: China's annual human migration

Some 3.5 billion journeys will be made by people returning from cities to their hometowns to celebrate the new year.

In Pictures: China's annual human migration

China

Inside China's troubled far west

Ethnic Uighurs say they face economic difficulties and worry their culture will be wiped out by assimilation.

Inside China's troubled far west