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  • 'Russian Ark' Showing at Trinity College

    'Russian Ark' Showing at Trinity College
    There are few films in which time barrels forward as relentlessly as in Aleksandr Sokurov's Russian Ark, and yet there are also few where it swirls so mysteriously. The forward motion comes from Sokurov's famous record-breaking filming method —...
  • Azerbaijan-Armenia violence escalates, putting pipelines at risk

    BAKU, Azerbaijan Russia's southern periphery is closer to open war than at any time since the 1990s. Hostilities between Azerbaijan and Armenia are mounting 21 years after a cease-fire froze a conflict that flared in the dying days of the Soviet Union....
  • Putin accuses US of supporting separatists in Russia

    In a new documentary, Russian President Vladimir Putin says intercepted calls showed that the U.S. helped separatists in Russia's North Caucasus in the 2000s, underscoring his suspicions of the West. The two-hour documentary, which aired Sunday on the...
  • 3 young women jailed in Russia for twerking next to monument

    A court in southern Russia has sentenced three young women to brief jail terms for making a video showing them twerking next to a World War II memorial. Russia celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Allies' victory in World War II next month, an...
  • Russian National Ballet to present 'Swan Lake'

    Russian National Ballet Theatre Presents 'Swan Lake' When: May 2 Where: Pfeiffer Hall at North Central College, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville Tickets: $20-$35 Information: 630-637-7469; Northcentralcollege.edu/showtix Dancers from the Russian...
  • Kazakhstan goes to polls as president expected to win

    Voters in oil-rich Kazakhstan turned out in abundance Sunday for a carefully choreographed presidential election intended to cement the rule of the incumbent, who has ruled over the former Soviet republic for more than 25 years. The election took place...
  • U.S. takes helm of Arctic Council, aims to focus on climate change

    U.S. takes helm of Arctic Council, aims to focus on climate change
    Secretary of State John F. Kerry took the helm of the Arctic Council on Friday on behalf of the United States, vowing to protect the delicate northern environment newly exposed by melting polar ice to the developed world's quest for energy and a swifter...
  • Russian bikers begin run despite Polish entry ban

    Riders from a Russian nationalist motorcycle group on Saturday began their run commemorating the Red Army's offensive against Nazi Germany, despite Poland's announcement that it would refuse to let them into the country. About 20 bikers including members...
  • Today in History

    Today is Saturday, April 25, the 115th day of 2015. There are 250 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On April 25, 1945, during World War II, U.S. and Soviet forces linked up on the Elbe (EL'-beh) River, a meeting that dramatized the...
  • Armenia marks centennial of killing of 1.5 million

    The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman Turks, an event which still stirs bitter feelings as both sides argue over whether to call it genocide. The...
  • Ceremonies in Armenia, Turkey recall 100 years of pain

    ISTANBUL In a message to Armenians on the centennial of the mass deportations and massacres during World War I, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that Turkey recognizes "the sorrowful events" of a century ago. In a message read by a...