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St Petersburg Russia

Who Knew Russia Was So Cool?

Gerald Eskenazi | Posted 12.03.2012 | Travel
Gerald Eskenazi

I grew up in the Cold War and Russia was the Red Menace. So I was surprised that, on my first day in St. Petersburg, a young man and his girlfriend, perfect strangers, searched their iPhone for an address I wanted, and then walked us there.

Blood Sport: Why Russia's Olympic Athletes Should Give Back the Gold

Bama Athreya | Posted 08.13.2012 | World
Bama Athreya

The multi-billion dollar arms trade between Russia and Syria has been well exposed in recent months. The question becomes should Russian gold medalists accept Lisin's prize money, paid for by this deadly trade in weapons to Syria?

Russian Millionaire Throws Cash Out His Window

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 06.01.2012 | Money

While Mark Zuckerberg is failing to leave tips at restaurants on his honeymoon in Rome, his Russian counterpart is doing just the opposite. Accord...

St. Petersburg Approves 'Gay Promotion' Bill Banning Pride Events And LGBT Organizations

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

International lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates are crying foul after the Russian city of St. Petersburg yesterday approv...

Russian Police Stage Murder To Catch Plotters

Times Online | Tony Halpin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a scheme that could have been taken from a Hitchcock thriller, detectives arranged for Kermen Basangova, the head of a civil service academy in St ...