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Japan's White Russian Hurler
May 01, 2012

Japan's White Russian Hurler

By John Berry

There is not a single Russian-born player in the American Baseball Hall of Fame. Yet if the tide of history had flowed just a bit differently, Victor Starffin might well have ended up in Cooperstown alongside Ruth, Gehrig, Killebrew and Mays.

Winter Wonderland
January 01, 2012

Winter Wonderland

By Maria Antonova

Turning Sochi into an Olympic city is a Herculean task. Environmentalists, local residents and bookkeepers are all wary. And then there is Georgia, just a few kilometers away.

Russian Hoop Dreams
November 01, 2011

Russian Hoop Dreams

By Joseph D'Hippolito

Top WNBA players are streaming to Russia to play pro basketball. And while they are unquestionably having an effect on Russian basketball, Russia is having its effect on them.

A Metaphorical Net Game
June 25, 2008

A Metaphorical Net Game

By Paul E. Richardson

Russia has truly regained its prowess as a sports superpower, and it may rise further yet. It will surely be giving the U.S. a run for its money in the overall medals race at the Beijing Olympics in August... this rise in sports achievement takes place against the backdrop of a Russia that, without putting too fine a point on it, has bumbled from failure to failure in foreign policy in recent months

Winner Take All
June 14, 2003

Winner Take All

By Matt Lee

From rather inauspicious origins in the Ural mountains, Konstantin Tszyu has gone on to become the world's greatest boxer in his weight class. But he has never lost his perspective.

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