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  • Cold War KGB style tactics plague U.S. Embassy diplomats in Moscow
    Cold War KGB style tactics plague U.S. embassy diplomats in Moscow
    Cold War KGB style tactics not seen since the Cold War that ended in 1991, appear to be on the rise due to rising tensions between the Obama administration and the leaders of Russia in which a series of events have unfolded with American diplomats...
  • CNN: Russians launch attack on people wearing 'Western' wear
    Russians attacked in Moscow for donning 'Western' symbols: BBC News
    Journalist Anna Ratafyeva never expected that wearing symbols of the West would attract violence from Russian patriots. But that's what she and other tolerant Muscovites are experiencing. The ongoing skirmishes and war with Ukraine and Russian...
  • A New Year's treat: Dancing with the Czars
    A New Year's treat: Dancing with the Czars
    What will you be doing on New Year’s Eve? A tour operator wants you to think about zipping over to Russia, then slipping on a gown or a tux to ring in 2015 at the lavish Czar's Ball at a palace in historic St. Petersburg. (Try to imagine...
  • Coming in Russia: A special tour for space fans
    Coming in Russia: A special tour for space fans
    Attention all rocket persons: Here’s your chance to get a first-hand look at a once-secret cosmonaut training center in Russia, take a simulated Zero-G ride through space, enjoy a VIP seat at an actual rocket launch and then watch it dock...
  • Many question Russia's motives regarding natural energy
    Russia plays key role in deepening conflict within European Union
    As the world's population continues to watch Russia’s slow annexation of Ukraine –from where the majority of Europe’s natural gas is obtained–Moscow has seemingly undertaken a strategy to expand its control of European...
  • Russia Threatens Retaliation
    Russia Threatens Retaliation
    The Russian Federation has once again stated that if any Russian citizen or if any Russian interest is attacked that it will retaliate in kind. In other words Russia is saying they are going to treat this like the Crimea and they are going to move...
  • Russia holds all the cards in poker game with Ukraine
    Russia holds all the cards in poker game with Ukraine
    Ukraine, embarrassed by the Russian’s blatant annexation of the Crimea Peninsula informed the Kremlin yesterday they may nationalize Russian property.Although the threat is understandable, it’s doubtful it will create a ripple in...
  • Russian armored vehicles
    Russia massing troops on Ukrainian border
    Russia confirmed on Mar 13 a new round of military operations adjacent to the border with eastern Ukraine. Russia’s military chief, Gen. Valery V. Gerasimov in Moscow contacted NATO Gen. Knud Bartles of Denmark, to consult on commencement of...
  • Russia's Vladimir Putin redies his forces in Ukraine crisis
    Russia's Vladimir Putin redies his forces in Ukraine crisis
    President Vladimir Putin publicly says he is remaining neutral in the Ukraine crisis, but he has ordered an urgent drill to test the combat at “readiness of his armed forces.”The military “readiness” exercises are happening...
  • Baba Yaga Laid an Egg
    Baba Yaga Laid an Egg
    “While life is often gloomy and cheerless, the tale runs on, bright and fearless!” from Baba Yaga Laid an Egg by Dubravka Ugresic ( translated from the Croatian)Well, I simply must read this book, which may take awhile as I tried to...
  • St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow
    Moscow on a Viking River Cruise
    “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday.” --A.A. Milne (1882-1956) You can be confident of one thing: a great cruise is found in the details. Prior to Viking, river cruising was little known to travelers. It conjured up...
  • Paris Hilton tours Moscow
    Paris Hilton returns from Russia: ‘Christmas time in Moscow’
    Paris Hilton has just returned from Russia and her latest excursion on business. The celebrity might be cutting it close to getting home to Los Angeles in time for the holidays, but she made it. On Sunday afternoon the star shared some interesting...
  • This picture NOT photo-shopped. The people are not tiny, the bag is HUGE
    Louis Vuitton suitcase in Red Square 'Too much baggage' for Moscovites
    The famous GUM department store on Red Square has erected a 30 foot high and 100 foot long Louis Vuitton suitcase in front of their building to mark Vuitton's 150th anniversary. http://gum.ru/emDetractors say it blocks views of most landmark...
  • Russian nouvelle dining: A lot more than borscht and blinis
    Russian nouvelle dining: A lot more than borscht and blinis
    Attention foodies: You're invited to eat and drink your way through the czarist/nouvelle cuisine restaurants, retro-Soviet cafés and vodka bars of modern day Russia.A new tour put together by Seattle-based MIR Corporation will take you on...
  • Anti-LGBT Russian thugs attempt to intimidate Dutch diplomat Onno Elderenbosch
    Anti-LGBT Russian thugs attempt to intimidate Dutch diplomat Onno Elderenbosch
    On Wednesday, the Star.com reported that a Dutch diplomat was beaten up, by two thugs, who had broken into his Moscow apartment. Different media outlets are reporting that the Dutch diplomat, who was beaten, is Onno Elderenbosch. Elderenbosch is...