There are many paths to ballet. Children often make the life-changing decision on their own, even before they start school. Continue reading SACRIFICING CHILDHOOD TO BALLET: A RUSSIAN TRADITION
In recent months, Independent newspapers, TV, radio, and websites across Russia have encountered legal pressure and curtailment by losing staff, foreign investment, and especially advertising (the most effective way to choke media is to choke funding) as the Western-sanctioned Kremlin expands propagandist media. Continue reading RUSSIA MUZZLES INDEPENDENT MEDIA
The news that Anglo-Russian Formula One team Marussia is on the verge of bankruptcy marks the end of an era. Continue reading MARUSSIA FORMULA 1 RACES TO BANKRUPTCY
Most Russians claim they have felt no effect from Western sanctions and expect that the sanctions will actually be good for the national economy. Continue reading SANCTIONS NO BIG DEAL TO AVERAGE RUSSIAN
In response to the sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, for the first time in post-Soviet history, Russia initiated its own EU-targeted sanctions that pose greater threat. Continue reading IS RUSSIA WINNING THE BATTLE OF SANCTIONS?
An alleged manifesto of the Islamic State outlines some chilling (if unrealistic) plots of the would-be terrorist state, including bribing Russia with access to oilfields in exchange for nuclear technology, ‘buying’ a Navy, and digging a canal across the UAE.
Continue reading ISIS PLOTS TO BRIBE RUSSIA FOR NUKES
An explosion rocked the center of Chechnya’s capital Grozny on Sunday killing five policemen and wounding 13 others, with suspicions emerging the terrorist was linked to Islamic State (ISIS).
Continue reading RUSSIA SUICIDE BOMBING LIKELY ISIS LINKED