Articles by Janine Balekdjian
15 August 11
French artist Yann Arthus Bertrand has two exhibits on show at the Moscow Multimedia Arts Museum — "6 Billion Others," video exhibition of people from all over the world answering universal questions, and the photo exhibit "Of Forests and People."
08 August 11
Moscow may not be considered the culinary capital of the world, but recently 20 of the world's best chefs met here to exchange recipes and tips on what to serve world leaders.
Separatists Fly Russian Flag Over Ukrainian Armored VehiclesSeparatists flew the Russian flag on armored vehicles taken from the Ukrainian Army on Wednesday, humiliating a Kiev government operation to recapture eastern towns controlled by pro-Moscow partisans.
Today in History, April 16148 years ago today, on April 16, 1866, Dmitry Karakozov attempted to assassinate Tsar Alexander II by firing a bullet in his direction. It was the first assassination attempt against a Russian Tsar.
U.S. Defends Ukraine's Right to Act Against SeparatistsUkraine's actions against pro-Russian militiamen in the country's eastern region are justified because of the threat to law and order, the White House has said.
What the Papers Say, April 16, 2014The only English roundup of today's Russian-language newspapers.
UN Says Timing Is Wrong for Peacekeeping Troops in UkraineIt is not the right moment for any United Nations peacekeeping troops to be sent to Ukraine, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said.
EU Ministers to Discuss Tougher Russia SanctionsEuropean Union foreign ministers will hold talks on Monday to discuss how to toughen sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine without losing the support of some EU governments worried about antagonizing a power with an energy stranglehold over Europe.
Putin, Obama Discuss Ukraine in Tense Phone CallPresident Vladimir Putin has denied accusations that Russia is involved in the escalating violence in eastern Ukraine during a phone conversation with U.S. counterpart Barack Obama, the Kremlin has said.
Air France Flight and Russian Bomber Nearly Collide Over MoscowAn Air France-KLM flight en route to Paris nearly collided with a Russian bomber on patrol last month, coming within 100 meters of each other, a news report said Friday, citing the French pilot and Russian investigators.
Lawmakers Want Gorbachev Investigated Over Collapse of Soviet UnionFormer Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev could face an investigation after several State Duma lawmakers asked for a review of his role in the 1991 collapse of the U.S.S.R.
U.S. Education NGO American Councils Ordered to Cease OperationsThe Justice Ministry has ordered the Russian branch of American Councils, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization that administers student exchanges and other educational programs, to cease its operations indefinitely.
G20 to Discuss Impact of Ukraine Crisis on Europe's EconomyThe world's financial leaders are likely to discuss possible risks to Europe's economy from the crisis in Ukraine, but there are no plans to mention it in the final document from their Washington meeting, two G20 officials said.
If Russia Gets Crimea, Should Germany Get Kaliningrad?In the tug-of-war between Russia and the West, some states are apparently more equal than others when it comes to correcting "mistakes" of the past.
Russia Must Stop U.S. Expansion in UkraineToday, as a result of the Ukrainian crisis, U.S.-Russian relations have hit their lowest point since the invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 or of Czechoslovakia in 1969 — or perhaps even since they bottomed out during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Crimea Government Moves Swiftly to Join RussiaResidents of Crimea remained divided Monday about the outcome of a weekend referendum in which voters chose overwhelmingly to split from Ukraine and join Russia, even as government agencies in the regional capital quickly moved to re-register themselves as organs of an independent state that will soon become subject to the authority of the Kremlin.
Russian Businesses Fight Western Sanctions With Candy and MuffinsRussian businesses are striking back against Western sanctions imposed on their country.