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Slow Boat to Moscow

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 01.19.2015 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

I recently cruised the Viking Waterways of the Czars excursion from St. Petersburg, Russia to Moscow on this, the largest fleet of river vessels in the world.

Here's Definitive Proof That Everything Is Crazier In Russia

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 11.21.2013 | World

Poor Russia. While there are surely plenty of sane people living in that frigid place, all we ever seem to recall are the insane ones. You might cut t...

New Urban Park Design Seeks To Change The Face Of Russia's Biggest City

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

(Read original story here) By Vanessa Quirk The Strelka Institute has announced the winner of the two-stage international competition to desi...

Moscow Offers Free Subway Rides... In Exchange For Squats

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Passengers on the Moscow metro puffed and sweated for a free ride on Friday after Olympic officials unveiled a machine that issues a free ticket as a ...

The United Nations' Responsibility In making Geneva II a Success

Raghida Dergham | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

Russia is adamant about holding the Geneva 2 conference on the Syrian crisis in November, whether Saudi Arabia agrees to attend or not. Moscow believe...

Russia's LGBT Community Plans Surprise Response to 2014 Olympics

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices

A Russian group is planning to hold a "gay games" in Moscow days after the Sochi Olympics and is calling on international athletes to come and support...

Putin Foe Navalny Freed But Still Under Kremlin's Thumb

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.17.2013 | World

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny on Thursday returned to Moscow a free man after a court in the northern Kirov region turned his five-year penal ...

Dutch Diplomat In Moscow Beaten Up By Unknown Assailants

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 10.16.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- MOSCOW (AP) — A Dutch diplomat was beaten up by two unidentified men who barged into his apartment in central Moscow, an attack that threa...

More Than 1,200 People Detained In Moscow Riots

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

MOSCOW — MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police on Monday swept through a vegetable warehouse earlier targeted by rioters, rounding up over a thousand m...

Stabbing Death Sets Off Street Riots In Moscow

AP | Posted 10.14.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- MOSCOW (AP) — The stabbing death of an ethnic Russian man has ignited anger in Moscow against people from the Caucasus, with demonstrators...

Around the World in Eight Days

Jamal Hammadi | Posted 11.30.2013 | Travel
Jamal Hammadi

The eight day trip started out with an absolutely must see stop at the Tsukiji Fish Market at 5 a.m. Even at that hour the place is bustling with activity.

Astoria Characters: The Teacher Who Makes Music Come Alive

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.24.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

She was little more than 5 when she first felt the ebonies and ivories. This was an easy thing to do because her family possessed a piano. It was crammed into the one-room apartment in Moscow where she, her parents and her two siblings arranged their cots around their other significant piece of furniture, a round table.

Ballet Director Returns To Bolshoi After Devastating Attack

AP | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW -- The Bolshoi ballet's artistic director has returned to the famed Moscow theater after months of treatment in Germany for burns he suffered t...

Friday Talking Points -- Cold War Nostalgia

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Before we get this ball rolling, we have two minor points which relate to the calendar which we feel merit mentioning. First, for the superstitious among us, it's not only Friday the 13th, but it's actually a double-dose, being 9/13/13. Wooo! Scary!

Moscow Opposition Candidate Contests Election Results

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 11.12.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Opposition activist Alexei Navalny dragged more than 50,000 pages of documents to a Moscow courthouse Thursday to file a lawsuit contes...

Navalny Supporters Rally Against 'Rigged' Vote

Reuters | Posted 11.09.2013 | World

By Gabriela Baczynska and Maria Tsvetkova MOSCOW, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Thousands of cheering supporters answered a call by Russian oppo...

Kremlin Ally Wins Moscow Mayoral Race

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 11.08.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Monday night defused anger over the Moscow mayoral election, telling a vast square of cheering supp...

Moscow Votes In Pivotal Mayoral Race

AP | LAURA MILLS and LYNN BERRY | Posted 11.08.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Opposition leader Alexei Navalny swept up far more votes than expected Sunday while finishing second in Moscow's mayoral election, a pi...

A Look At Moscow's Upcoming Election

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 09.06.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- Moscow is preparing for its first mayoral election in a decade. Though an incumbent backed by Vladimir Putin is expected to win handily, the...

Russia's Ban on the Spread of 'Nontraditional Sexual Relations'

Lisa Chau | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Lisa Chau

It's a clear sign Putin is doing everything within his power to prevent a massive social controversy from occurring. In the end, it will be a surprise if all the political maneuvering and rhetoric has any effect on the Olympics.

Syria Strike - Symbolic or Conflict Altering?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.28.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Intervention, even if limited or "measured" has to calculate the possibilities beyond the initial strike from counterstrikes and further escalation by Assad forces, to the diplomatic response of adversaries and hesitant allies.

Navalny Shakes Up Moscow's Mayoral Race

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 08.26.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- A motley gaggle of hipsters, mothers with children and two babushkas with hair dyed bright red gather to listen to something they haven't he...

In Which Mode Is Obama at His Worst, Ultra-PC or Anti-PC?

William Bradley | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

One of the oddest aspects of Barack Obama's presidency is its sometimes quite strange mix of the ultra-politically correct and the anti-politically correct. They've led to some of the most crashingly boneheaded things this White House has done.

Could This Man Be Key To Russia's Gay Rights Battle?

Reuters | Posted 10.23.2013 | Gay Voices

* Moscow mayoral candidate says bans are unconstitutional * Navalny faces jail but is seeking office in capital * Putin ...

Week 3 of the Mongol Diaries in Pictures - Road Trip Through Russia

Diana Lee | Posted 10.23.2013 | Travel
Diana Lee

Thinking back to Day 1 of our supposed 10,000 mile road trip, when our vehicle - good ol' Betsy - unexpectedly broke down, we had to toy with myriad possibilities of how we could make it to Russia (Mongolia suddenly seemed too far-fetched).