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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...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-03-02/living-and-growing-opening-again-bo
Neighbors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/sergei-l-loiko/2013-12-19/russian-amnesty-vote-cherry-pu
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...

http://juneauempire.com/robert-burns/2013-11-21/nuke-troubles-run-deep-key-offic
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...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-07-30/russian-anti-gay-laws-impact-olympics-
Sports
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...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-11-17/6-cities-running-2022-winter-olympics
Sports
Outside editorial: Russia regresses

In the former Soviet Union, psychiatrists invented definitions of mental illness so warped that they came to include people guilty of nothing more than pursuing...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082107/opi_20070821014.shtml
Opinion
National Guard seeks cold war soldiers for documentary

...spent protecting Alaska's Western border from the former Soviet Union. The project's goal is to create a permanent document...War II rivalry between the United States and the former Soviet Union. He also hopes to corroborate stories about Native...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070105/sta_20050701029.shtml
News
Memories of the Cold War are fading fast

...Most common questions are: What was the Soviet Union? What was the Cold War? As a political refugee from the former Soviet Union in the 1970s, I have never expected that this chapter of modern history would be so distant for young Americans...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082800/Ope_war.html
Opinion
Campaign contributions right now are on the back burner

...back burner is turned off. Several years ago, a Russian and I were talking about "political corruption" in the former Soviet Union. His response was very simple and direct. "We have 'corruption' and you have 'political contributions...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091405/nei_20050914001.shtml
Neighbors
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Most common questions are: What was the Soviet Union? What was the Cold War? As a political refugee from the former Soviet Union in the 1970s, I have never expected that this chapter of modern history would be so distant for young Americans...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082800/Ope_war.shtml

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