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  • In Ukraine, Odessa's bid to stay above fray is showing cracks

     In Ukraine, Odessa's bid to stay above fray is showing cracks
    Ruslan Novikov paused when asked whether he sided with the Ukrainian nationalists or pro-Russia separatists in this co‎untry's fraught debate over national identity. "I'm Odessan," he said finally, without elaborating further. Novikov, who works...
  • Edward Snowden and girlfriend reunited in Moscow, new documentary shows

    Edward Snowden and girlfriend reunited in Moscow, new documentary shows
    Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who blew the whistle on the U.S. government's mass surveillance programs, has been reunited in Russia with his long-time girlfriend, according to a new documentary shown on Friday....
  • Alexander Sokurov Leads Creative Lab in St. Petersburg

    LONDON -- C.L.A.S.S., a creative lab led by one of Russia's leading film directors, Alexander Sokurov ("Russian Ark"), has launched at the inaugural St. Petersburg Intl. Media Forum, organized by Roskino. Ninety works have been shortlisted from 500 short...
  • Ailing ex-Soviet leader Gorbachev says he is in fight for his life

    Ailing ex-Soviet leader Gorbachev says he is in fight for his life
    Mikhail S. Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union and architect of reforms that led to the downfall of that country's one-party rule, was released from the hospital Friday after an "aggravation" of his acute diabetes, but he told Russian media...
  • Grosjean feels part of the Olympic family in Sochi

    SOCHI Russia (Reuters) - Formula One's eyecatching arrival in Sochi as part of the Russian resort's Winter Olympic legacy plans makes perfect sense to Romain Grosjean, whatever the wider world might think. As the Lotus driver explained before lapping the...
  • A Ukrainian minibus driver's surprise tour of war duty

    A Ukrainian minibus driver's surprise tour of war duty
    The Ukrainian special forces sergeant jumped into the front seat of Alexander Kosenko's white minibus with two Kalashnikovs slung over his shoulders, his vest stuffed with a dozen ammo clips, some hand grenades and a couple of machete-size daggers....
  • Yuri Lyubimov dies at 97; Russian actor and director

    Yuri Lyubimov dies at 97; Russian actor and director
    Russian actor and director Yuri Lyubimov, founder of Moscow's renowned Taganka Theater, which he led for more than four decades, has died. He was 97. During the 1980s, Lyubimov was exiled for several years after criticizing cultural restrictions in...
  • Film Review: 'The Voice of Sokurov'

    in Finnish helmer Leena Kilpelainen's enjoyable docu "The Voice of Sokurov." Those hoping for a full biography should look elsewhere, and the film does little to illuminate his working methods. Instead, Kilpelainen's interviews, shot over five years yet...
  • Will Obama pass the buck on defeating ISIS? [Commentary]

    Will Obama pass the buck on defeating ISIS? [Commentary]
    Bullet point opinions on the topical issues of the day, for your consideration: •Regarding America's present war footing, our military brass are saying what common sense would dictate: It's gonna be really difficult to defeat (rather than contain)...
  • Russia could temporarily freeze some prices if inflation soars: trade minister

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia could temporarily freeze the price paid by consumers for some "vital products" if inflation soars, Trade Minister Denis Manturov said in an interview published on Thursday. The weakening rouble, sanctions on Moscow over its role...
  • 54 Russian TV Channels at Risk from New Media Law

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- Up to 54 television channels in Russia could close as a result of a new federal law that bans pay TV operators from carrying advertising, which comes into force in January. Delegates at the St. Petersburg Intl. Media Forum,...