Stories by Kim Murphy
The following stories were submitted for Pulitzer Prize consideration in the international reporting category.
The ‘black widows’ of Chechnya -- suicide bombers who stalk Russia -- are driven by hatred, ideology, coercion and fear.
Russia’s answer to Count Basie celebrates 70 years of performing music that the Soviet Union couldn’t repress: Amerikansky dzhazz.
The president is likely to be reelected today. His ability to address festering needs and commitment to civil liberties are unknown.
Militants offer a woman and her baby freedom -- but only if she leaves her other child behind.
Troops Storm School; Death Toll Tops 250
Soldiers entered homes of rebel leaders’ relatives and seized 40 people, including children.
Some fear that Putin’s response to attacks has little to do with terror and everything to do with expanding the government’s power.
A man whose wife and children died in the Russian school seizure dwells on memories. ‘Tell me how ... to turn the page,’ he says.
Using its energy resources as leverage, Moscow is angling for influence in its former republics in the face of growing U.S. and NATO presence.