| Apr 20, 2014
| 11:00 AM
News about Ukraine is disturbing, but it's time the European Union takes control of the matter and the United States stays in the background ("Moscow's Achilles heel," April 17). I don't like what's happening in the region, but there's no need for...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Despite President Obama's campaign pledge to "push the reset button" on U.S. relations with Russia, America's dealings with its erstwhile Cold War adversary recently have been anything but smooth. Moscow and Washington clashed last year over Russia's...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:33 AM
During the past seven years, Russia has spent over $50 billion to produce what President Vladimir Putin promises will be the best winter Olympics ever. It has been estimated that as much as half or more of this money has been stolen or wasted. Also...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 1:52 PM
The swiftly unfolding of events in Ukraine over the weekend saw chanting crowds depose the country's president, political prisoners freed from jail, the emergence of an interim government led by opposition figures and warrants for the arrest of former...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:41 PM
So while the Internet was going gaga over Tom Daley this week (more on that in a second), Russia reportedly made its first convictions under its controversial federal anti-gay law.
According to The Moscow Times, two LGBT activists were each fined...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:37 AM
Even people who ordinarily find ballet a tough nut to crack can find themselves falling for the charms of "The Nutcracker." Set to an ear worm-filled score by Tchaikovsky, the ballet tells a Christmas Eve story of childhood and fantasy, toys and sweets,...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:37 AM
Guiding the orchestras during this weekend's "Nutcracker" performances will be two conductors with Baltimore connections.
It's a homecoming for Andrew Grams. The Baltimore School for the Arts alum — class of '95 — will be on the podium for...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:26 PM
While the slaughter goes on in the Syrian civil war, a remarkable war of words has broken out over the threatened use of American force there, led by of all people Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Moscow's strongman of the post-Cold War era, or at least...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 5:52 AM
This week on "The Amazing Race," we say farewell to the curious passport-stealing cab drivers of Russia, and we say do svidaniya to the Swim Coach of Frustration and the Professor (of Love). Time to go to someplace with a red, white, and blue flag. No,...
| Nov 17, 2012
The holiday season wouldn't be the holiday season without colorful music and dance events.
And, just as department stores break out the Christmas decorations earlier and earlier, some performing arts organizations get into the swing before Thanksgiving....
| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:58 PM
The longer former National Security Agency contract employee Edward Snowden stays holed up in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport while Russian President Vladimir Putin cynically proclaims him a martyr to freedom of speech...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 3:00 AM
"A traitor is always useful," a Russian security service friend said to me while discussing NSA contractor turned defector Edward Snowden's arrival in his country.
Mr. Snowden has fallen into the open arms of Mother Russia, where he was greeted at...