59.97212° N / 29.789241° E February 9th 2014 32° F / 0° C Today began my final day in Kronstadt. I decided to return to the lighthouse that ha...
The Russian government has shown a strong commitment to making the Internet faster and cheaper, unfortunately they also have a few ideas about making it "better."
Since buying, owning and enjoying foreign records in Russia is no longer a political issue, why hasn't the vast nation, in turn, managed to capture western hearts with their take on pop music?
The New York Times ran a front page article reporting that Russia may have violated the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty by testing a new cruise missile. The story received little further coverage and seemed to disappear with the kickoff of the Sochi Olympics.
I visited America for two weeks in 2010. As a gay man, I wanted to understand the harsh realities of being gay in one of the most powerful countries in the world. At the time, there were reports of teenagers committing suicide regularly because they were gay or believed to be gay by their peers.
Let's keep having fun, but please keep checking my bag every time I leave the building. I really don't mind.
As protests become violent this week in Sarajevo, many residents across the region might be pondering whether the division of the country was really worth it. The vestigial states have taken many different paths.
Sochi Olympic Games had opened last Friday with a beautifully designed ceremony that included impressive technical solutions and excluded any mention ...
It's time to not only get mad when people laugh at our city, it's time to defend it.
Sochi has recently seen more than its share of the shadow of Prometheus. As billions in wealth raise hotels and training facilities there, its villages do without gas or water.
With the Winter Olympics finally under way, is it possible that the American journalists, if we can use that term in these circumstances, will be able to write about something other than the failure of Russia to be the United States?
In this age of technology and gadgets, where most anyone can know there near exact location on the earth with a quick check of their phone, what actually keeps us on track?
No, I haven't been everywhere, and some places I don't go to because I'm a conscientious objector (Zimbabwe, anyone?) but I can still dream. And plan. Because dictators, xenophobia and being broke wont last forever!
The city of Sochi in Russia is in the news still for the next two weeks, and many reports have created the impression that the city by the sea is the last place on Earth one would want to be. But Sochi might very well be on your bucket list of places to see before you die. Here is why.
The other day I wrote about why visiting Sochi, Russia -- home of the Winter Olympics -- would not be happening in my lifetime.
So, with White out (nice pun, eh?) and Canadian gold-medal favorite Mark McMorris nursing a broken rib, there was an opening. And this little-known 20-year old from Idaho went out and won a gold medal.