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March 2, 2014
Kremlin Words Versus Deeds, A Gaping Chasm?
Kremlin Words Versus Deeds, A Gaping Chasm?

Russia's occupation of Crimea, part of the sovereign nation of Ukraine, is wrong. It is wrong under international law, it is in violation of several treaties Russia has with Ukraine and the West, and it is even wrong according to Russia's own foreign policy "principles." So why did it happen?

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Tags: Ukraine, Putin, Crimea, Russia, foreign policy
Rating: 4.8 stars
February 24, 2014
No More Olympics… What Now?
No More Olympics… What Now?

The Sochi Olympic Games are now officially over. Suffering withdrawals? Here are five ideas for how to fill up all your viewing time.

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Rating: Zero stars
February 20, 2014
Russian Genealogy
Russian Genealogy

A comprehensive listing of resources, online and off, for researching your Russian roots, courtesy of Ginny Audet.

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Tags: genealogy, research
Rating: Zero stars
February 17, 2014
The Puck Stops Here
The Puck Stops Here

There is nothing like a good old Russian ochered (line) to get close to the narod (people) and get some inside info. Standing in line, Russians tend to show solidarity, to open up and loosen their tongues. The perfect environment for a journalist... 

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Tags: Sochi, Olympics
Rating: Zero stars
February 16, 2014
Parlez Sochi?
Parlez Sochi?

Russian Life Sports Editor Mikhail Ivanov was interviewed by Radio Canada (in French) in the aftermath of the US-Russia hockey match on February 15. Listen to the audio here.

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Tags: sports, olympics, hockey
Rating: Zero stars