Topic: “Russia”

Posted in Behind the News

AP photographer: 'I composed myself enough to shoot pictures'

, by Lauren Easton

When a gunman attacked Russia’s ambassador to Turkey at a photo exhibit in Ankara Monday, AP photographer Burhan Ozbilici didn’t put down his camera. Instead, he captured images of the gunman that immediately went viral.

Posted in Behind the News

Chernobyl anniversary produces AP exclusives

, by Paul Colford

The 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster prompted AP journalists in Eastern Europe to produce disturbing environmental stories near the site in Ukraine and also from Mayak, the scene of at least two of Russia’s worst nuclear accidents dating from the late 1940s.

Posted in Behind the News

Behind the Sochi scene with AP

, by Erin Madigan White

As the excitement of the Winter Games unfolds, AP journalists are providing breaking news and images and crucial context for customers around the world.

Posted in Announcements

Pinning hopes on Olympic metal?

, by Erin Madigan White

Pin trading at the Olympics is always an event as popular as any spectator sport. The small, colorful souvenirs are created by corporations, countries and media organizations, such as The Associated Press, and swapped and collected by athletes and fans, alike.

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Meeting with Putin: the AP interview

, by Paul Colford

Vladimir Putin 「was in a talkative mood,」 said AP Senior Managing Editor for International News John Daniszewski, who interviewed the Russian president Tuesday evening at the leader’s country home outside Moscow. 「The interview stretched longer than promised. He was congenial and ready to address tough questions, including follow-ups.」