Putin's power: From mean streets to Kremlin
As a kid in a dismal Soviet communal apartment, Vladimir Putin was a scrapper who dreamed of being an operator — diligently training in martial arts and boldly walking into a KGB office to inquire about how to become a spy. As Russia's leader in the 21st century, he's been the epitome of both
Russian spy Evgeny Buryakov deported from United States
Evgeny Buryakov, a Russian spy who posed as a New York banker, was deported from the United States on Tuesday in accordance with the conditions of his early release from federal prison over the weekend. According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Buryakov, 42, was put on an Aeroflot
Joe Watson: Russian president Vladimir Putin wants to play
A group of former Philadelphia Flyers are heading to Russia for a series of exhibition games this month, and they may face one pretty famous opponent: Vladimir Putin . Joe Watson, a Flyers defenseman from the 1970s who has helped organized the event, told the Camden Courier-Post that the Russian
Russian Aid Convoy Stalled at Ukraine Border as War Grinds on
The “white convoy,” as it’s become known as, is now only miles away from the Ukrainian border, but it doesn’t mean it will cross over from Russia any time soon. The 280 trucks are parked in a field waiting for politicians to decide its moves. Ukrainian authorities are adamant about not letting the
Olympic Hijack Scare May Fall Into Disturbing Pattern of Drunken Passengers
MOSCOW – If Friday’s Olympic airplane hijacking scare appears to be nothing more than a drunken man on a rampage, but it’s just the latest in a disturbingly common pattern of belligerent alcohol-fueled airplane incidents in this part of the world. Over 24,000 passengers were...
Getting to the Games: Check Out Airline Designs of Olympics Past
Russian airline Aeroflot is the official carrier of the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia. As part of the deal Aeroflot received exclusive rights to display the logos for this year's Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, as well as those of the National Olympic and Paralympic Committees. But while
'What can you do? It's Russia'
SOCHI, Russia -- When I arrived in Sochi from halfway around the world, my room wasn't ready. They were housing us in an isolated compound of dormitories. The reception room spilled over with reporters from every corner of the known sport-o-sphere. They were waiting for rooms. Their laptops were
Skipping Sochi: What Happens if You Want to Cancel Your Flight
Tracey Madigan's husband has gone to every Olympics since 1992 for his job. She and her three kids, however, have never been. That was going to change this year. The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, coincide with school vacation for her 14, 12 and 10-year olds. So on Oct. 11, 2013, they purchased