Russia’s occupation cum annexation of Crimea is a tragedy no matter how you slice the salami tactics. One just wants to protest, boycott, DO something. But what? Well, like President Obama and the EU, we’re coming up a bit short on the list of feasible and effective sanctions. But here are a few things we recommend NOT doing.
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?Read More
The Sochi Olympic Games are now officially over. Suffering withdrawals? Here are five ideas for how to fill up all your viewing time.Read More
A comprehensive listing of resources, online and off, for researching your Russian roots, courtesy of Ginny Audet.Read More
Notable events on this day in Russian history
1887: Literature historian, Pavel Annenkov, dies at age 73
1917: Riots and strikes in St. Petersburg marked the start of the February Revolution (Feb. 23 old calendar)
1921: At the Tenth Party Congress, Lenin outlines the NEP
1922: Yevgeny Matveev, actor, born
1944: Balkars deported from their homeland.
1983: In speech to American evangelicals, President Ronald Reagan calls the USSR "the focus of evil in the modern world," urging peace activists to not think the arms race was "a great misunderstanding," to not "ignore the facts of history and the aggressive impulses of an evil empire."