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April 29, 1987 | By JOSEPH P. BLAKE, Daily News Staff Writer
Just as Congressional hearings get underway on how recent takeovers and layoffs of the three major networks are diminishing news gathering power, CBS has announced it is sending several of its newspeople to the Soviet Union for a two-hour prime-time special to air in mid-June. CBS has put together a team of heavy-hitters that includes "CBS Evening News" anchor Dan Rather and "60 Minutes" reporters Diane Sawyer and Mike Wallace. The purpose of the trip, said CBS News president Howard Stringer, is to "provide a window on Soviet life.
NEWS
April 7, 1992 | RICHARD PORTES, From the New York Times
Richard Nixon turned out to be more persuasive than any economist in the debate over Western aid to the former Soviet Union. It was frightening enough when both right- and left-wing columnists raised the ghost, "Who (will have) lost Russia?" Then there was Nixon, whose lasting strength is his instinct for the political jugular. He warned that not putting in an additional $20 billion or so for Russia would be a tragic error that would be responsible for a disaster of immense historical proportions.
NEWS
February 18, 1992 | BY RICHARD GEPHARDT, From the New York Times
Beneath the veneer of competence, the Bush administration's strategy toward the former Soviet Union is a dangerously ineffective response to the greatest democratic awakening and market-opening opportunity of the 20th century. Just as Americans recognize how the administration has mismanaged the economy, they must now comprehend how its hesitant foreign policy jeopardizes our national security and economic interests. Boris Yeltsin recently told congressional leaders that Russia is "in a fight for survival" and had only three months to turn things around.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 1986 | By JOE BALTAKE, Daily News Movie Reviewer
"Born American. " An action film starring Mike Norris. Directed by Renny Harlin from a screenplay by Markus Selin and Harlin. Photographed by Henrik Paerchs. Edited by Paul Martin Smith. Music by Richard Mitchell. Running time: 96 minutes. A Cinema Group release. In area theaters. If there were any doubts in my mind that the movie industry is being run indirectly by its teen-age audience, this past weekend squelched them. Two new movies opened, both of them variations on older films and both of them renovated for teen-agers, specficially for teen-age boys.
SPORTS
December 26, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Dan Fritsche scored twice - including a short-handed goal - to lead the defending champion United States to a 5-4 win over Russia last night in the opening round of the World Junior Hockey Championship in Grand Forks, N.D. The Americans will have a tough time repeating as champions because Canada has emerged as the tournament favorite. Patrice Bergeron and Sidney Crosby combined for seven points for Canada, which beat Slovakia, 7-3, in its opening game. In another opening-round game, Petr Vrana scored three goals to lift the Czech Republic to a 7-2 victory over Belarus.
NEWS
July 3, 1992 | Inquirer photographs by Sharon J. Wohlmuth
The best-trained folk dancers in Russia arrived in Philadelphia yesterday on a friendship tour. The Dancing Teens of Voronezh will appear at the zoo and in the parade tomorrow and at Penn's Landing Sunday. They are students at the Voronezh Dance Academy, which supplies dancers for the most prestigious folk- dance troupes in Russia.
NEWS
June 16, 1996 | By Inga Saffron, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Nomads living on the windswept tundra of northeastern Chukotka, a kayak ride from Alaska, were depositing ballots in plywood boxes for helicopter pickup as voting began today in the marathon, 24-hour first round of a presidential election that will decide whether Russia continues with free-market reforms or returns to its Communist past. As voters in this sprawling and diverse land go to the polls, they are rendering a verdict on President Boris N. Yeltsin and his reform policies.
SPORTS
May 19, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Ilya Kovalchuk scored his second goal of the game in overtime, giving Russia its first title at the world hockey championships since 1993 with a 5-4 win over Canada yesterday in Quebec City. Canada took a 4-2 lead into the third period, but couldn't hold off the Russians. Alexei Tereshchenko and Kovalchuk scored to tie it, setting the stage for the overtime winner. Rick Nash was sent to the penalty box after accidentally sending the puck over the glass from his own end. The Russians then put out four forwards for the four-on-three advantage and Kovalchuk beat Canadian goalie Cam Ward with a wrist shot at 2:42 of the extra period.
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May 6, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
The following is a list of notable former NHL players who went on to play in the Kontinental Hockey League: Player   Last NHL   Recent KHL    Ilya Kovalchuk    2012-13   SKA-St. Petersburg    Slava Kozlov    2009-2010   Atlant Moscow Oblast    Miroslav Satan    2009-2010   Bratislava Slovan    Ruslan Fedotenko    2012-13   Donbass HC    Nikolai Zherdev    2010-11   Moscow Dynamo    Source: TheHockeyWriters.com
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December 28, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
RYAN GUNDERSON was intrigued by Russia, just not entirely sure he wanted to make the jump to the Kontinental Hockey League. The Bensalem, Pa., native heard all the stories. Plus, he'd been making a nice living in Sweden, where he was the leading scorer among defensemen in two leagues. He met a girl from Sweden. He won a Swedish league championship. The offers were tempting: a significant pay raise and a chance to play in the second-best league in the world. The catch: living and working in Russia.
NEWS
November 21, 2014 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Staff Writer
Helen Drutt, Philadelphia czarina of the American crafts renaissance of the last half century, has conveyed a collection of 74 donated works, many of them created by artists with regional associations, to the Hermitage State Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. "Amazingly I was able to obtain 74 gifts from artists and patrons" from across the country, Drutt said in an e-mail exchange. "The value of the gifts collectively [is] $2 million dollars . . . and they will become a permanent part of the Hermitage collection.
SPORTS
August 27, 2014 | Daily News staff and wire reports
THE RUSSIAN Anti-Doping Agency suspended one of the country's top race-walking officials yesterday in connection with a major doping investigation. Viktor Kolesnikov is a director of Russia's race-walking center in the city of Saransk. The center has turned Russia into the dominant country in the sport, but has also seen at least 17 of its athletes banned or suspended for doping. Some of the athletes affected include Olympic 20-kilometer champion Elena Lashmanova , banned for 2 years in June, and Stanislav Emelyanov , stripped of his 2010 European gold medal last month.
SPORTS
May 19, 2014 | By FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
WITHOUT AS much as a phone call, Flyers defenseman Erik Gustafsson bolted for Russia. For Gustafsson, the writing apparently was on the wall. In addition to acquiring Andrew MacDonald last season before the trade deadline, coach Craig Berube decided to use 39-year-old Hal Gill over him for Game 5 against the Rangers, with Nick Grossmann out. Yesterday, while skating for Sweden in the World Championships in Belarus, word leaked out that Gustafsson will join Avangard Omsk in Russia's KHL next season.
SPORTS
May 18, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Erik Gustafsson, who in 31 games had the highest plus-minus rating of any Flyers defenseman this season, is heading to the KHL in Russia. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said that he was "disappointed" Gustafsson had signed with Avangard, but that he wished the young defenseman well. Gustafsson, 25, is a pending restricted free agent. The Flyers said they intend to give him a qualifying offer and retain his rights if he returns from Russia at some point. If the Flyers don't re-sign Kimmo Timonen, Gustafsson figured to find a regular spot in the defensive rotation until some promising prospects - most notably, Shayne Gostisbehere and Robert Hagg - are NHL-ready.
NEWS
May 18, 2014
Seek security from civic strength In his remarks at the Sept. 11 museum dedication in New York last week, President "Yes We Can" Obama made a George W. "Bring It" Bush-worthy statement ("Obama: 'Nothing can ever break us'," May 16). Sounds good, but it's not true. Are we nothing? We can break ourselves by continuing down the wrong paths, including the creation of a surveillance nation, trade deals that off-shore better jobs for cheap, shiny objects and corporate profits, growing wealth inequality, and government dysfunction led by one party favoring a tax-free and science-denying America, and another that's well-meaning but enabling.
SPORTS
May 2, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
FORMER FLYERS coach Mike Keenan has another Cup: The Gagarin Cup. Keenan, whose first NHL head-coaching job was with the Flyers in the mid-1980s, coached Metallurg Magnitogorsk to the Kontinental Hockey League championship yesterday. Metallurg beat Lev Prague, 7-4, in Game 7, making Keenan the first North American coach to win the Gagarin Cup and the first to win the NHL and KHL championships. Keenan won the Stanley Cup with the Rangers in 1994, his only season with the team.
TRAVEL
March 17, 2014 | By Sea Kaplan, For The Inquirer
At the end of July I had the unexpected pleasure of taking a river cruise in Russia with a friend. This was exciting - my mother was from Zvenyhorodka, a town north of Kiev in the Ukraine, my father from a suburb south of Kiev. The cruise started out in St. Petersburg and wound up in Moscow. On a scheduled bus trip in Moscow, we went to the Museum of the Jewish History in Russia, the only Jewish museum and Holocaust memorial in the country. When we got to the museum, the men were laying tefillin - wearing black boxes on their foreheads containing verses from the Torah that serve as a reminder of God's intervention during the Exodus from Egypt - so we were ushered upstairs to the balcony for the service.
NEWS
March 8, 2014
Sen. John McCain and other war hawks who have been tossing around the word naive to describe President Obama's foreign policy should stop trying to use Russia's treatment of Ukraine to illustrate their point. The Obama-bashers are on thin ice arguing that Vladimir Putin wouldn't have asserted himself in Ukraine had Obama shown more resolve after warning Syria's Bashar al-Assad not to use chemical weapons. In fact, the frosty relations between Obama and Putin, which have hardly improved over the years, suggest that no matter how Obama handles the Syrian rebellion or anything else, Putin is loath to take any step that might indicate Mother Russia is influenced by the United States.
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