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Maslenitsa celebration unites Russian community

Maslenitsa celebration unites Russian community

Nihal Karim, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

As winter comes to an end, March begins with blooming flowers, warmer weather, and rainy afternoons. For people from Eastern Europe, however, the beginning of March means another thing: the beginning of Maslenitsa. Maslenitsa is an old Slavic holiday that celebrates the end of winter and the begin...

Russian Unity Club executives work to break stereotypes

Russian Unity Club executives work to break stereotypes

Ava Richards, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

The introduction of the Russian Unity Club (RUC) this year has created a welcoming environment for students of Russian heritage. Ethan Torban and Misha Shkolnik, the freshmen co-presidents, began work on this club early in the school year. Their main goal is to create a place that allows students...

‘From Under the Russian Snow’ brings a new perspective on post-Soviet Russia

‘From Under the Russian Snow’ brings a new perspective on post-Soviet Russia

Andrew Shen, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

On Nov. 4, Michelle Carter discussed her recently-released memoir at the Belmont Library. The new book “From Under the Russian Snow” takes an in-depth look at journalist Michelle Carter’s  work in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union. “I wrote this book for my children. This was the year, probably the most signific...

Russian opposition leader murdered

Russian opposition leader murdered

Stuart Vickery, Staff Writer

March 2, 2015

Boris Nemtsov, the former Russian Deputy prime minister, was shot in front of the Kremlin last week. An unidentified man pulled up in a car, shot Nemtsov, then escaped. Nemtsov was the opposition, and often critic, of the current Russian president, Vladimir Putin. "I think that one should be...

Russian government supports Crimean annexation

Russian government supports Crimean annexation

Tracy Chu, Staff Writer

March 18, 2014

The secession referendum in Crimea on March 16 revealed that 97 percent of Crimean voters supported leaving Ukraine to join the Russian Federation. The Ukraine crisis began when the president of Ukraine then, Viktor Yanukovych, rejected plans from the European Union (EU) concerning improved economic...

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