Monday May 20
Navalny Trial Resumes In Russia
KIROV, Russia -- The embezzlement trial of opposition leader and anticorruption blogger Aleksei Navalny has resumed in the central Russian city of Kirov.
Sat May 11, 2013
The Washington Post
Battle for Russia's political future plays out in provincial courtroom
They sit on a rough bench in the late-afternoon sun, three women looking as ancient as the city itself, residents of a place similar to so many others in Russia, where the forces that rule their lives are distant and poorly understood.
Tue May 07, 2013
The St. Petersburg Times
Over Half of Russians Say Navalny Trial is 'Fixed'
More than half of Russians believe that the government will put pressure on the court in the ongoing embezzlement trial of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and nearly half think he will be found guilty, according to a poll released Monday.
Mon May 06, 2013
Real Clear Politics
The Fourth Great War
The announcement by Secretary of Defense Hagel that the United States will "rethink all options" including arming Syrian rebel groups, was carefully hedged.
Wed May 01, 2013
Russia's new Mariinsky theatre divides St Petersburg
It has been variously described as a sleek piece of modernism or an ugly shopping centre, but whatever Russians think of the exterior of St Petersburg's new Mariinsky Theatre, they will finally get to see inside the much-debated building at its grand opening on Thursday.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Mariinsky II: Canadian architect's Russian opera house prepares for the spotlight
Watching the Toronto architect Jack Diamond deal with the final details of his remarkable new opera house- the Mariinsky II , as it is dubbed-in the beautiful but historically complicated Russian city of St.
Sat Apr 27, 2013
Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.
Participants of the 2013 American Cancer Society Relay for Life walked to raise money to find a cure for cancer that was held at Desert Sun Stadium from Saturday night to Sunday morning.