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Living and Growing: Opening again the box of wisdom

...revitalization of icon painting in the past three decades, I am encouraged. Recall that, for almost 70 years in the former Soviet Union, icons were desecrated and destroyed or sold off. Those fluent in the 'language' of traditional icon painting...
Russian amnesty vote a cherry on Putin's year

...European Union. That would help Putin retain influence in a broad swath of territory encompassing major pieces of the former Soviet Union.Also this year, Putin deftly handled the asylum bid by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden...
Nuke troubles run deep; key officers "burned out"

...was designed to deter the nuclear Armageddon that at times seemed all-too-possible amid a standoff with the former Soviet Union and a relentless race to build more bombs.Today the nuclear threat is no longer prominent among America's security...
Russian anti-gay laws impact Olympics, vodka sales

...Olympic values."Yelena Goltsman, the founder of a New York-based gay-rights group for immigrants from the former Soviet Union, had called for moving the Games from Sochi to another country, but now says it's too late for that.Goltsman's...
6 cities in running for 2022 Winter Olympics

...six-city contest featuring two former Summer Games hosts, a cross-border bid and a pair of candidates from the former Soviet Union.Notably missing are any contenders from the traditional Alpine countries of Europe, where voters in Switzerland...
This Day in History

...In 1994, the United States announced it was no longer aiming long-range nuclear missiles at targets in the former Soviet Union. In 1995, President Clinton declared he was ready to permit the temporary use of American ground forces in Bosnia...
This Day in History

...In 1994, the United States announced it was no longer aiming long-range nuclear missiles at targets in the former Soviet Union. In 2001, veteran FBI agent Robert Hanssen pleaded innocent to charges of spying for Moscow. He later changed...
Sprawling Prudhoe Bay's falling oil production reflect trend across U.S.

...independence from. The United States is the world's third-largest oil producer behind Saudi Arabia and the former Soviet Union. But the United States holds less than 2 percent of the world's reserves - the amount left in the ground. Imports...
State Briefs

...boundary line between Russia and the United States, Auer said. A 1990 agreement between the United States and the former Soviet Union replaced the 1867 boundary. The Magnuson Act is a "strict liability statute," so ignorance of the boundaries...
Air Force closure would be critical blow for Galena

...275 miles west of Fairbanks. Galena at one time hosted fighters on constant alert to intercept aircraft from the former Soviet Union. When that threat faded, the Air Force removed the fighters and hired a contractor to maintain the facilities...


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