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Of Sports and Building Bridges Between Russia and the United States

Shai Baitel | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Shai Baitel

The cool political relations between Russia and the United States can be - and need to be - balanced with civil society engagement. The people of Russia and the United States are able to transcend political strife, to support each other, and to develop friendly relations and understanding.

Russia Gets Avant-Garde

Posted 05.31.2013 | Arts

The canvases of Russian-born artist Nahum Tschacbasov are filled with familiar themes -- quasi-religious imagery, romantic landscapes, not-so-subtle r...

Helping Us to See the World Better

Shai Baitel | Posted 08.06.2012 | New York
Shai Baitel

At a time when the U.S.-Russian relations at a governmental level are frosty, the positive impact of civil society organizations, such as the Russian American Foundation, and their initiatives cannot be overstated.