After fleeing the US and then Hong Kong, Edward Snowden remains (as far as we know) holed up somewhere in Moscow’s airport beyond the reach of American authorities. The story of the hunt for the NSA whistleblower and attempts to stop him before he leaks again seems inevitably headed for Hollywood, just like the story of WikiLeaks before it
A threat about a St. Petersburg concert prompted the warnings from the embassy to Madonna and her staff after the pop icon called for the release of a band jailed for criticizing Vladimir Putin. The always controversial singer says she going ahead with the show. Russian authorities were stepping up security after a threat […]
Kim Phuc was doing as well as could be expected. After suffering third degree burns due to a napalm attack on her rural Vietnamese village.
When Russia sent shells raining down on Georgia, it seemed initially as if Vladimir Putin was savagely pursuing what he saw as Russian national interests. Moscow claimed Georgian aggression against Russian loyalists in South Ossetia and has objected to both Georgia’s bid to join NATO and the Pentagon’s arming and training of the Georgian military
When Nikita Khrushchev wants to be taken at full seriousness, he does not merely pop off at a diplomatic reception, he solemnly reads what he has to say.Last week, before 15,000 people gathered for a Russian-Polish friendship rally in Moscow's new Sports Palace, Khrushchev opened up what is obviously Russia's winter offensive in foreign policy. In a first hasty reading, the world took him to mean a new hot time in Berlin
In the Soviet Ogonek, Georgi Blok describes a sensational exhibit at a recent meeting of the Moscow Surgical Society. On the platform close to the guests of honor stood a large white dog, wagging its tail
Not unto glamorous “Holy Russia” but into the drab, mechanized Soviet Union came last week the first Reigning Sovereign to enter Moscow since the days of Tsar Nicholas the Last. The visiting potentate was His Majesty, King Amanullah of Afghanistan, styled by his Moslem subjects, “The Peace of God.” Accompanied by his Queen, Thuraya, “The Starry One,” he is now completing a tour of the Occident which has taken him on state visits to Rome, Paris, Berlin, London and several smaller Capitals
Official: no survivors in Kaczynski plane crash The governor of a Russian region where a plane carrying Poland’s president has crashed says there are no survivors. Smolensk governor Sergei Anufriev made the statement to state news channel Rossiya-24 about an hour after the Saturday crash. The Tu-154 plane crashed near the Smolensk airport, about 400 […]
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned home Friday after a sometimes controversial nine-country tour and said he had purchased weapons from Russia. Chavez appeared on Venezuelan news channel Globovision in Caracas, and he had a message about a purchase he made in Russia
It is not now as it hath been of yore. Summits between the leaders who live in the White House and the Kremlin once transfixed the world, as competing superpowers, ideologies and worldviews clashed.