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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
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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
February 13, 2014
Because Curling is Not Funny Enough!
Because Curling is Not Funny Enough! #SochiFunny

Life without humor is dull. And that is even true when it comes to sports. Here at the Olympics, one cannot be exclusively focused on “ochki, goly, sekundy” (points, goals,seconds). So, time to look at the lighter side of things in Sochi.

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Tags: sports, olympics, medvedev, obama
Rating: Zero stars
February 9, 2014
Take Plenty of Vitamin D to Sochi
Take Plenty of Vitamin D to Sochi

So you, dear readers, think that the Olympics is all about sports? Nay! It is of course all about the souvenirs! And about how a miserly correspondent is supposed to buy them in sufficient quantity for the many friends and family left behind on the "mainland" while he is "roughing it" in Sochi...

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Tags: olympics, sochi, Putin
Rating: 5.0 stars