Russia

Politics & Government
3:27 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Putin in a Tight Spot, Cyr Analyzes Current Events

On July 18, 2014, President Putin's meeting on economic issues began with a moment of silence in honour of victims of plane crash over Ukrainian territory
Credit Presidential Press and Information Office

Late yesterday afternoon, Dutch investigators were finally allowed access to the Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over rebel-held territory in Ukraine.  The bodies that have been recovered are being transported back to the Netherlands, where the flight took off last week.  

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Arts & Culture
10:24 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Russian-Native Provides a Nesting Doll Full of Short Stories in New Book

Snow in May, by Kseniya Melnik, is a collection of short stories set in her native country, Russia.
Credit kseniyamelnik.com

If you are an American, the chances are good you know little, if anything, about the eastern Russian city of Magadan.

But if you’re a Russian of a certain age, you would think of it as a remote place where dissidents were sent to live under Stalin.

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Commentary
11:09 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Commentary: In Ukraine Crisis, the Role of Germany is Key

Listen to Art Cyr's essay.

‘To jaw-jaw is better than to war-war,’ said Winston Churchill in 1954, supporting the principle of nations negotiating. Those wise words from a great leader who understood war should be kept in mind regarding the Geneva accord on the crisis in Ukraine.

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World
4:26 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

How Go the Olympic Games, So Will Go Russia's Global Status

The Olympic Torch is lit during the Opening Ceremonies at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Credit Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Marquette law professor Gordon Hylton.

The opening ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympics will air in the U.S. tonight, but the Games have already been marked by controversy.

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Arts & Culture
2:29 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

As In Chess, As In Life

Writer Jennifer DuBois.
Credit image courtesy of the author

Jennifer DuBois talks about "The History of Lost Causes."

Jennifer DuBois's new novel asks the central question, How do you keep going when you know things are going to end badly? The book is A Partial History of Lost Causes (Random House, 2012).  

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