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February 15, 2013
In this photo provided by a meteorite contrail is seen over Chelyabinsk on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. A meteor streaked across the sky of Russia’s Ural Mountains on Friday morning, causing sharp explosions and reportedly injuring around 100 people, including many hurt by broken glass. (AP Photo/
Meteor falls in Russia's Ural Mountains; 700 injured by major blasts
February 15, 2013 - 7:00am
February 5, 2013
St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia. Photo by Sam Nelson/
Ridgewater Voices blog: Russian Orthodox cathedrals tell story of faith
February 5, 2013 - 8:59am
January 15, 2013
A large skating rink is set up on Red Square during the holidays. The building in the background is GUM (pronounced “goom”), Moscow’s spectacular shopping mall. Photo by Sam Nelson/
Ridgewater College blog: Celebrating traditional Russian holidays
January 15, 2013 - 9:02am
November 28, 2012
A group of students marked the beginning of the Islamic Eid al-Adha religious observance with a party of tea and typical Tatar treats.  They also explained the meaning of the holiday and showed a video about it. Photo by Sam Nelson/
Ridgewater College blog: Russian impressions of America
November 28, 2012 - 9:02am
November 9, 2012
The recently completed housing complex for Universiade participants is currently being used by some of the more than 150,000 students who study in Kazan's 44 universities. Photo by Sam Nelson/
Ridgewater College blog: A Ridgewater professor's adventures in Russia
November 9, 2012 - 9:27am
May 26, 2011
Andy Kroneberger of Spicer holds a copy of the book he's written that documents the political oppression, starvation  and death of children his parents endured in Russia before they escaped to the United States, where they experienced more heartbreak. (Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange)
'A man called Andreas'
May 26, 2011 - 9:49am
August 4, 2010
Donkey Anapka undergoes medical checks upon arrival in Moscow's Kremlin horse riding school, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010. Anapka was made to parasail high over the Azov Sea beach in a promotional stunt last month. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)
British newspaper does rescue purchase of parasailing donkey in Russia
August 4, 2010 - 12:27pm
July 8, 2010
In this Tuesday, July 6, 2010, photo Irina Kushchenko, right, the mother of Anna Chapman, one of 10 alleged Russian spies arrested in the United States, speaks to Russian Web news site in Moscow. Chapman's mother said her daughter is "no Mata Hari" and she is considering a lawsuit over the breach of her daughter's privacy. (AP Photo/
Russian, U.S. spy suspects may be part of possible swap
July 8, 2010 - 10:13am
April 11, 2010
Poles grieve over president killed in plane crash
April 11, 2010 - 11:47pm
April 10, 2010
Polish president, 95 others dead in Russia jet crash
April 10, 2010 - 8:44am
March 31, 2010
New suicide blasts kill 12 in southern Russia
March 31, 2010 - 10:33am
March 26, 2010
Obama, Russian leader give formal blessing to landmark nuclear arms treaty to cut weapons
March 26, 2010 - 10:31am
April 21, 2009
Commentary: The future of Russia will be its shrinking population
April 21, 2009 - 12:00am