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  • 'Red Army' explores Russia's soul through Olympic hockey, Slava Fetisov

    'Red Army' explores Russia's soul through Olympic hockey, Slava Fetisov
    Few moments in Cold War mythology were as thrilling as the U.S. hockey team's 1980 Olympic defeat of a superior club of Soviet players who personified the skill and collective beauty the communist world held up as a buttress to the freedoms and capitalist...
  • Rising conductor Dmitri Jurowski is keeping it in the family

    Rising conductor Dmitri Jurowski is keeping it in the family
    When Lyric Opera opens a new-to-Chicago production of "Tosca" on Saturday night at the Civic Opera House, a conductor with a relatively familiar name – Jurowski – will be leading Puccini's ever-popular melodrama. But this won't be a Jurowski...
  • Russia accuses Poland of 'mockery of history' for crediting Ukrainians in Auschwitz liberation

    Russia has accused Poland of engaging in a "mockery of history" after the Polish foreign minister credited Ukrainian soldiers, rather than the Soviet Red Army, with liberating Auschwitz 70 years ago. The exchange underlines the deep tensions between...
  • NATO: Key Russian military equipment seen in eastern Ukraine; some fighting fiercer than ever

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine is fiercer than ever in some locations, NATO's top commander in Europe said Thursday — adding that the weapons systems seen now in the region have in the past heralded a fresh incursion by Russian troops. "Violence has...
  • 'Red Army' a winning look at Soviet-era's storied ice hockey team

     'Red Army' a winning look at Soviet-era's storied ice hockey team
    "Red Army" is a deceptive name for a charming documentary. Even if you know it's the story of a legendary hockey team and not the fierce Soviet-era military machine, you will be surprised by its sociopolitical and personal content and the engaging way...
  • DAVOS WATCH: Lots to talk about: Deflation, oil prices, snowmen, Swiss franc, global warming

    The World Economic Forum kicks off in the Swiss ski resort of Davos with the goal of "improving the state of the world." In practice, it's a massive networking event that brings together 2,500 heads of state, business leaders, philanthropists and artists....
  • Ukraine talks start as Poroshenko warns of an escalation

    Ukraine is in "grave danger" of an escalation in its conflict against separatists, President Petro Poroshenko said, as diplomats restarted peace talks and NATO accused Russia of involvement in the fighting. "The situation can get worse in days,"...
  • Russia, Ukraine agree pullback line for heavy arms

    Separatist forces deployed more arms and manpower Wednesday to an emerging flashpoint in eastern Ukraine, hours before diplomats from Russia and Ukraine agreed on a dividing line from where both sides should pull back their heavy weapons. Germany's...
  • Sub thriller 'Black Sea' plumbs depths of identity in hunt for gold

     Sub thriller 'Black Sea' plumbs depths of identity in hunt for gold
    On the surface, "Black Sea" is a gritty thriller about a submarine crew on a dangerous mission to retrieve a German U-boat supposedly filled with gold bars that sank in the Black Sea. But director Kevin Macdonald ("The Last King of Scotland") employs...
  • Former Red Wings defenseman Fetisov: KGB to blame for 'Miracle on Ice'

    Finally, the mystery is solved. How could the Soviet Union lose to the overmatched USA team in the Miracle on Ice? And why did Viktor Tikhonov pull the great Vladislav Tretiak? Former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Slava Fetisov blames the KGB. But it...
  • Ukraine says more Russian troops crossed border; fighting escalates

    Ukraine's president on Wednesday accused Russia of moving additional troops and military hardware into his country, a charge the Moscow quickly denied amid intense fighting in eastern Ukraine. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland,...