By: Michael Ingram April 15th, 2013 brought a new place into the spotlight of the American public conscious – Chechnya. However, this autonomous republic of the Russian Federation has spent the last 20 plus years in the gun sights of the Russian military. While the actions of two young Chechen men reminded Americans of the horrors that terrorist acts on [...]
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By: Victoria Barker News reports from this past year have been filled with the ongoing covert power struggle between the United States and Russia that has resulted in the use of children as political pawns in response to inconvenient legislation. Although rarely openly mentioned, this is not the first time children have been caught in the middle of government bureaucracy [...]
By: Kaitlyn Walker With presidential elections being held next Sunday, March 4th, 2012, Russian Premier and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin is taking every necessary precaution to solidify his chances of victory, and the results have been, quite literally, explosive. The state-run television station Channel One reported Monday that an attempt to assassinate the Russian Premier had been thwarted nearly two [...]
By: Megan White On Jan. 20, 2005, former U.S. President George W. Bush opened his second term with a lofty declaration: “It is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world.” With these words, Bush boiled [...]
By: Megan White The United States has Hollywood and pop music. China has cheap toys and trinkets. Russia has alcohol, and a lot of it. For over a thousand years, the liquid vice of people around the world has comforted, entertained, and quenched the thirst of the Russian people, seeping into and saturating the national culture. But when it rains, [...]