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  • Music review: Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica take a spiritual plunge [updated]

     
    “I love beautiful women,” Gidon Kremer wrote in 1995 at the end of his memoir “Splinters of a Childhood.” “Obviously I shall have a lot of unpleasantness because of this.” Still the Latvian violinist -- who appeared with his chamber......
  • Firefighters rescue deer stranded on Baltic Sea ice floe

     
    WARSAW, Poland -- Polish firefighters dodged treacherous sheets of ice in a risky after-dark rescue of a terrified deer stranded on a floe in the Baltic Sea, a spokesman said Wednesday. The rescue team faced serious hazards navigating among the......
  • Russia's Putin lives like a 'galley slave' with jets, yachts, limos, report says

     
    Russian President Vladimir Putin once lamented that he works "like a galley slave" to improve the life of his countrymen. But according to a report compiled by two prominent opposition politicians, the Russian leader more often toils in the opulence of...
  • Airline to seat passengers based on moods

    Airline to seat passengers based on moods
    Feeling chatty on a plane but not sure your seatmate wants to hear all about your summer vacation plans?  Not to worry. First, the Dutch airlines KLM announced it would allow passengers to pick seatmates via social media. Now, air Baltic is stepping it...
  • Don't worry, be silly

    Don't worry, be silly
    Meet another member of the many-sided faith community in South Florida. This week we're talking with Rabbi Robert Silvers, spiritual leader of Congregation B'nai Israel in Boca Raton. More about Rabbi Silvers Title: Senior rabbi at Congregation B'...
  • 'Millennium Falcon' at Bottom of Baltic Sea?

    'Millennium Falcon' at Bottom of Baltic Sea?
    Ever wondered what happened to the Millennium Falcon after Han Solo and Chewbacca waved good-bye to the Ewoks? Despite the creative prowess of Industrial Light & Magic, it's probably not at the bottom of the ocean. But, as the image above illustrates, a...
  • PASSINGS

    Arnold Meri Genocide trial subject Arnold Meri, 89, a decorated Red Army veteran charged with genocide for deporting hundreds of his Estonian countrymen to Siberia in 1949, died Friday at his home in Tallinn, Estonia. In 2007, Estonian prosecutors...
  • What's NATO worth?

    Today's question: How far east should NATO expand? Should the United States concede Russian dominance over the Caucasus in exchange for admitting, say, Ukraine into NATO? Previously, Moynihan and Meier discussed Russia’s membership in G-8 and...
  • Is NATO reaching too far east?

    Today's question: Did the U.S. overplay its hand in Eastern Europe when Russia was weak and reeling from the collapse of the Soviet Union? Previously, Moynihan and Meier discussed the extent to which Russia wants to exert control over former Soviet...
  • What does Putin want?

    Today's question: Should the world prepare for an era of expanding Russia hegemony? How should the U.S. and its allies respond? All week, Andrew Meier and Michael C. Moynihan discuss post-Cold War Russia. Putin's push for Western acceptance Point: Andrew...
  • Gorbachevs heir

    One year ago this month I found myself in the unusual position of hosting lunch for Mikhail Gorbachev. It was a work meeting at the L.A. Times, not some kind of rubber-chicken tribute (the former Soviet president was in town to talk up his Green Cross...
  • Dreams of an endless summer

    Dreams of an endless summer
    By Richard Rayner Off the southwest coast of Finland are more than 80,000 small islands left by the retreating ice 10,000 years ago. Some of the islands are mere rocks, washed by the cool waters of the Baltic, but many are covered in pine and fir trees...