We spoke to French-English journalist Manon Loizeau, who recently went back to Chechnya years after the end of its devastating war to make a new documentary.
We interviewed Owen Hatherley, author of a book about what happens to architecture when you get rid of capitalists and estate agents.
Russia's rule over Crimea could have deadly consequences for the Tatars.
Ideas the town council has come up with in order to boost the area's profile have included a proposal to use the area for nuclear tests and the restoration of the Gulag into a leisure park.
Where Stalin's brain is kept in a jar.