The Washington Post
What a Trip: Cruising to an understanding of the Baltic states and Russia
Where, when, why: This fall, I took Vantage's Imperial Russian Waterways: Moscow and St. Petersburg cruise.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Putin Calls On Russia And Armenia To Develop Inter-Regional Cooperation
TASS, Russia December 2, 2013 Monday 05:25 PM GMT+4 GYUMRI December 2 - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia and Armenia should develop inter-regional cooperation.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Vuitton Case Sent Packing
While a Louis Vuitton bag is a dream for some, the Moscow public viewed the giant trunk by the luxury brand as a nightmare.
Checking in with an app
First launched at 329 hotels in the US and Canada, the state-of-the-art mobile check-in service is now available at 20 additional Marriott hotels in 19 countries including Thailand, Singapore, India, Australia and Philippines.
3 men convicted in Bolshoi Ballet acid attack case
Three men were convicted and sentenced Tuesday in Russia for masterminding and carrying out an acid attack on the Bolshoi Ballet's artistic director, Sergei Filin.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Will Elton John Tour in Russia?
After defending his reasoning to tour in Russia in September the British newspaper the Daily Mail now reports that Elton John may not travel to the country, which has come under fire this year for its highly controversial anti-gay laws.
Enormous Louis Vuitton suitcase in Moscow not welcomed
One unwelcome visitor has been booted from Moscow's Red Square. Nope, not a fanatic or a dissident but a gigantic Louis Vuitton suitcase set up to house an exhibit called "The Soul of Travel" about the travels and possessions of the rich and famous.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Putin To Visit Yerevan In Bid To Deepen Ties
The Armenian president's decision to favor joining the Russian-led Customs Union at the expense of closer EU ties has raised questions about Moscow's regional ambitions.
Accuracy In Media
Pope Francis, Jihad, and Moscow's "Espionage Church"
Before Pope Francis created a controversy by denouncing "trickle-down" economics, the pro-growth policies associated with President Reagan, Russian President Vladimir Putin was visiting the Vatican and acting like a religious believer.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Moldova, Georgia Brace For Russian Retaliation After Forging Ahead With EU Pact
Moldovan Prime Minister Iurie Leanca shakes hands with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton as European Commissioner for Trade Karel de Gucht looks on after Leanca initialed Moldova's Association Agreement with the EU.
Louis Vuitton to be fined for Red Square suitcase scandal
Administrative proceedings have been instituted in connection with the erection of the controversial gigantic suitcase on Moscow's Red Square .
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Farmington Hills Observer
Giant Vuitton trunk gets heave-ho from Red Square
After a swift and loud public "nyet," Russian officials have sent a gigantic Louis Vuitton promotional suitcase packing from Moscow's historic Red Square.
Gay rights protester stopped by Russian police while posing in Red...
An Italian journalist has achieved unexpected internet fame after he posed for a photograph in front of St Basil's Cathedral holding a banner saying "Love is Love", and was quickly confronted by Russian police.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Globe and Mail
Outrage as Russian government rents out Red Square to Louis Vuitton
A giant Louis Vuitton trunk, 30-metres long and 9-metres high, put up in Moscow's Red Square to house an upcoming Louis Vuitton exhibition "The Soul of Travel".
Karabakh Is Armenian Land And No Azeri Was Ever Mentioned There: Kim Bakshi
KARABAKH IS ARMENIAN LAND AND NO AZERI WAS EVER MENTIONED THERE: KIM BAKSHI http://armenpress.am/eng/news/740878/karabakh-is-armenian-land-and-no-azeri-was-ever-mentioned-there-kim-bakshi.html 10:27, 21 November, 2013 YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 21, ARMENPRESS.
Russia Beyond the Headlines
Soviet fashions of the 1960s: Dawn of a new era
With the "thaw" in political relations with the West, social life in the Soviet Union also began to transform.
Tbilisi Concerned By South Ossetia Boundary Marker
Residents in the Georgian village of Dvani are up in arms over efforts to put up a barbed-wire fence along the administrative boundary with breakaway South Ossetia, one of Georgia's two Moscow-backed separatist regions.
Photos of Queer Kiss-In at Brooklyn Ikea
After news late last week that the progressive retail behemoth Ikea pulled a feature on a British lesbian couple from its Russian edition of its monthly magazine, it caused quite a stir, with some seeing it as a step backward for the company that had the first same-sex couple in a commercial in United States and vowing that they'd no longer shop at ... (more)
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Putin and Pope Francis's first meeting to focus on Christians' plight in Mideast
Hopes were high for warmer relations between the Russian Orthodox and Catholic churches as President Vladimir Putin flew Monday to Rome for his first audience with Pope Francis.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
MOSCOW, THEN & NOW
Forty-eight years had elapsed since my wife and I spent five rainy days in Moscow as tourists.