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The 10 Worst Cities on the Planet

Trippy | Posted 09.01.2015 | Travel
Trippy

We admit it: even though we love to travel more than anything else in the world, some places just rub us the wrong way.

Russia's Moskva River Catches Fire, Spews Black Smoke Over Moscow

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.13.2015 | World

An oil slick on the Moskva River in Moscow caught fire Wednesday afternoon, sending a plume of heavy black smoke skyward in the southern part of the c...

Russia Destroys Western Food To Mark 1 Year Of Sanctions

AP | Katie Nelson | Posted 08.12.2015 | World

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Homeless In Moscow Get Free Movie Nights As Temporary Retreat

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 07.24.2015 | Good News

A night at the movies is a treat everyone should get to enjoy. Friends on the Streets, a Moscow charity organization, has set up a cinema to screen mo...

Moscow's Muslim Population Flourishes Despite Animosity

Al Jazeera | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.23.2015 | Religion

Moscow, Russia - Surrounded by movable metal fences and police, they placed their prayer rugs and shreds of wallpaper on the cold asphalt along ...

What a Million-Dollar Home Looks Like Around the World

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

In Shanghai, China's most expensive city, a luxury property priced at $1 million would be about the size of a small one-bedroom apartment in the U.S.

UN at 70, Ready to be Retired?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.29.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Should we pronounce the UN a failure, or perhaps give it a ceremonial gold watch and retire it? The UN and its adjunct organs and agencies have made much progress, before the 50th Anniversary, but also since.

Sport and Society for Arete -- Hockey in Russia

Richard Crepeau | Posted 05.28.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

It may be my imagination, but it seems as though every time I leave the country for a few weeks, the world of sport goes through some sort of convulsion or some extraordinary developments take place.

As We Reflect on VE-day, Beware the Sin of Omission

Nicholas Nazar | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Nicholas Nazar

As we remember those who gave their all to ensure our freedoms and liberties, let us also guard against clever appropriations of the memory of blood and sacrifice for political ends.

Russia's New 'Super Tank' Stalls Out Mid-Parade

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.08.2015 | World

Tanks, but no tanks. A new high-tech Russian tank stalled during a military demonstration Thursday, prompting a futile effort to tow the T-14 Armat...

'Arma Virumque Cano' - Militarism and Parades in Asia

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

Military parades are an indispensable political platform for communicating power and ambition and are now amplified by the tools of mass media, which can orchestrate and glamourize rhythmic ranks of well-booted warriors and rolling chariots of gleaming steel.

Cyprus: Russia's Potemkin Village in the European Union?

Athéna Tacet | Posted 06.16.2015 | World
Athéna Tacet

The recent deal between Cyprus and Russia may seemingly have no real short-term impact on the EU or Russia's politics in the Balkans. But it is in fact part of Russia's grand design to bypass the sanctions, stabilize and increase its foreign expansion in the EU, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.

Teacher Allegedly Hires Undercover Cop To Torture, Kill Former Student

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 04.16.2015 | Crime

A Russian school teacher is accused of hiring an undercover police officer to torture and murder a former student she harbored a "personal dislike" fo...

In Conversation With Principal Dancer Davit Karapetyan -- San Francisco Ballet's 'Shostakovich'

Sean Martinfield | Posted 06.08.2015 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Since joining San Francisco Ballet, Davit has danced all the leading roles in the major story ballets and a vast number of modern works.

Why Russia's Skolkovo Innovation Center is Off Strategy

Bill_Robinson | Posted 06.07.2015 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

Many countries, states and cities are hard at work trying to duplicate this magical innovation development. Most will fail. Let us see what Russia is up to in this regard.

Ten Reasons Why Obama Should Travel to Armenia on April 24

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.30.2015 | World
Harut Sassounian

Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan has invited several world leaders to Yerevan on April 24 to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. Here are 10 reasons why Air Force One should make an auspicious landing in Yerevan's Zvartnots International Airport on April 24.

Hybrid War: Old Wine in a New Bottle?

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

A real revolution in military affairs for the United States is urgently needed. And that revolution must start with the civilian side of the government, not the Pentagon.

Boris Nemtsov -- Another Russian Is Dead

Carole Keeney Harrington | Posted 05.09.2015 | World
Carole Keeney Harrington

The killing of Nemtsov successfully eliminates the most worrisome gnats buzzing Putin in recent years.

An American Filmmaker in Moscow

Carole Keeney Harrington | Posted 04.20.2015 | World
Carole Keeney Harrington

Russia is spooky. With Vladimir Putin at the helm, his annexation of Crimea, support for separatist in the Ukraine, it gets spookier every day.

Acknowledging the Downsides of Arming Ukraine

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

These are just four reasons why a large cross-section of Americans, Europeans, Ukrainians, and Russians label a further militarization of the Ukrainian conflict as a bad idea.

It's Time To Provide Weapons to Ukraine

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 04.04.2015 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

Sure, it may not work; the policy may backfire, the Ukrainian army may not be able to use the weapons effectively or they may lose some to the rebels. Putin may even decide to escalate. But guess what? Putin is already escalating.

Arming Ukraine -- Deterring or Provoking Disaster?

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 04.04.2015 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

In an ideal world, giving Kiev more than equal footing in militarily defeating the Separatists would seem unarguable. Of course, equipping would take time and would risk escalating the fighting and destruction irrespective of Putin's reactions. Sadly, this is not an ideal world.

NATO's Future Rises to Focus of U.S. Presidential Election 2016?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 03.22.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

NATO was critical to the shaping of the "new Europe" two decades earlier after the fall of the Iron Curtain. Similar and new challenges have emerged where once again NATO may be a defining factor in the future of Europe as well as the Euro-Atlantic family.

Russians Feel a Tempest Brewing

Ivan Sukhov | Posted 02.16.2015 | World
Ivan Sukhov

In the life of any country a situation can arise that requires a clear choice between positive change or stagnation and decline. At such times, only the collective will of the people can generate sufficient will to begin the process of change. And yes, sometimes the awakening of national consciousness begins with struggling over a mountain of dirty and snowy slush on the side of the road.

Bury Lenin's Body: The Symbol of Communism Should No Longer Mock Humanity

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.12.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Someday Russians will be free. Not just from Communism, but also less forms of authoritarianism. Liberation will come only through the Russian people's own efforts, however, not from the West. Only they can make their own future. The day liberty arrives will be the real Russian Revolution.