Stalinism Resurgent in Russia as Critics Warn Against Whitewashing Soviet History

Decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, there is fierce debate over the legacy of one of its most brutal dictators. Josef Stalin, who ruled from the 1930s until his death in 1953, is held responsible for the deaths of
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For The Love Of Dance, An American Ballerina Visits Russia

By ShareAmerica Catherine Cata, a 17-year-old ballerina from Stafford, Virginia, recently got the chance to study with the world’s best dancers. Invited to spend six weeks at the Bolshoi Ballet dancing and studying the Russian language, Cata felt some stage fright. Though used to the rigors of ballet training, she wasn’t sure (more...)

Kerry, Lavrov Discuss Options on Syrian Conflict

Pamela Dockins UNITED NATIONS— U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed a number of different ways to address the conflict in Syria during talks Wednesday at the United Nations — and came up with some ideas. "Several options were agreed to (more...)

White House: Ukraine Will Top Agenda of Obama-Putin Meeting

VOA News The White House says Ukraine will be at the top of President Barack Obama's agenda when he meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in New York. The Kremlin says the meeting is set for Monday when the United Nations General Assembly opens. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said (more...)

Putin: US-Russian Relations Key for Solving Global Crises

VOA News July 04, 2015 1:00 PM Russian President Vladimir Putin has said relations between Moscow and Washington remain the most important factor in ensuring stability and security in the world. In a congratulatory message to U.S. President Barack Obama Saturday on the U.S. Independence Day, Putin said that despite the differences, Russia (more...)

Chagall-Malevich: “Art means everything”

A film by Alexander Mitta Opens in NYC – June 12 Opens in LA – June 19 ShiM-Film, LLC is proud to present the US Theatrical release of CHAGALL-MALEVICH, a film by Alexander Mitta. After having screened at numerous international film festivals including Palm Springs, Montreal, Haifa, Moscow and Busan, the film will (more...)

Statement by the President on the Murder of Boris Nemtsov

The United States condemns the brutal murder of Boris Nemtsov, and we call upon the Russian government to conduct a prompt, impartial, and transparent investigation into the circumstances of his murder and ensure that those responsible for this vicious killing are brought to justice.  Nemtsov was a tireless advocate for (more...)

Boris Nemtsov Killing Shoked Society

A leading Russian opposition politician and former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov, has been shot dead Friday night in central Moscow . An unidentified attacker in a car shot Mr Nemtsov four times in the back as he crossed a bridge in view of the Kremlin. Police said Nemtsov was walking with (more...)

Obama Orders Trade Ban on Crimea for Russian ‘Occupation‘

This article was originally published on the Voice of America website on December 19. President Barack Obama has imposed a wide-ranging trade ban on the Russian-annexed Crimea Peninsula, with an executive order that bars exports of key U.S. goods and services and blocks Crimean imports. A White (more...)

Condolences Regarding the Metro Accident in Moscow

As delivered by Ambassador Daniel B. Baer to the Permanent Council I just wanted to offer the condolences of the United States of America to the people of the Russian Federation who were hurt -- or worse -- in a metro crash in Moscow this morning. I understand that (more...)

Kerry on Anniversary of Murder of Journalist Klebnikov in Russia

Statement Bt Secretary Kerry Marking the 10th Anniversary of the Murder of American Journalist Paul Klebnikov Ten years ago today, an American journalist was shot and killed as he left his Moscow office. Paul Klebnikov did more than write about politics and business in Russia. He was a voice of (more...)

Ukraine Mourns Crash Victims, Kerry Contacts Moscow and Kyiv

This article appeared on the Voice of America website June 15. Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters. Washington ― Ukraine’s president has declared Sunday a national day of mourning, following the downing of a military transport plane by pro-Russian separatists that killed all (more...)

Victory Day Is Russia’s Most Important Secular Holiday

" Russia has celebrated the 69th anniversary of Victory over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War (WWII) with a traditional May 9 military parade on Moscow’s Red Square, which featured 11,000 troops, 149 military vehicles and 69 warplanes," RT reports. " The original Victory Banner is (more...)

Hagel, Georgian Defense Minister Discuss Afghanistan, Ukraine

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (left) escorts Georgian Defense Minister Irakli Alasania through an honor cordon upon Alasania’s arrival at the Pentagon on May 7. At their meeting in the Pentagon, Hagel thanked Alasania for his nation’s contributions to the International Security Assistance Force mission in Afghanistan. Hagel also (more...)

State Department on Illegal Referendum in Eastern Ukraine

STATEMENT BY JEN PSAKI, SPOKESPERSON On the Illegal Referendum in Eastern Ukraine As the United States has said, the referendum being planned for May 11 in portions of eastern Ukraine by armed separatist groups are illegal under Ukrainian law and are an attempt to create further division and (more...)

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