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Q&A With Former Russian Hockey Player Vyacheslav ‘Slava’ Fetisov On “Red Army”

“Red Army” revolves around Vyacheslav “Slava” Fetisov – the captain, leader, and soul of the hockey squad. While you’ll find the perfunctory highlights and archived evidence of Russia’s hockey acumen, the film is wonderfully spliced by sidebars between Fetisov and director Gabe Polsky.

01/22/2015

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Bay Area Elephant Seals Travel Farther Than Once Thought After 2 Found Near Russia

Researchers tracking elephant seals off the Northern California coast say they have discovered the animals travel much farther than once thought.

01/19/2015

Traffic jam in the center of Moscow. (JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia Bans Gay Drivers To ‘Reduce Deaths From Traffic Accidents’

Decree Number 1604 gives officials the right to deny drivers licenses to people with certain “disorders.” The list includes everything from sexual preference and gender identity, to schizophrenia and pathological gambling.

01/08/2015

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Vodka Prices Capped In President Vladimir Putin’s Plan To Handle Plummeting Ruble Value

Putting Russia’s signature drink in the spotlight, President Vladimir Putin announced plans to cap the prices for vodka, as his country’s currency continues to plummet.

12/24/2014

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Apple Stops iPhone, iPad Sales In Russia After Ruble Drops 20 Percent In 1 Day

Apple has halted online sales of its iPhones, iPads and other products in Russia amid financial turmoil triggered by the steep decline in the country’s currency.

12/16/2014

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Apple Halts Online Sales In Russia After Ruble Plunges

Apple has halted online sales of its iPhones, iPads and other products in Russia amid financial turmoil triggered by the steep decline in the country’s currency.

12/16/2014

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Weekend Magazine With Liz Saint John November 23, 2014

Liz Saint John interviews three guests every Sunday morning covering a variety of issues and topics. She talks with representatives from Bay Area non-profit organizations, documentary filmmakers, authors, and professors. 1. Bryan Stevenson, Founder and […]

11/21/2014

Members of the California Association of Student Councils returned to the Bay Area on November 11, 2014, after being put on trial in Russia. (CBS)

Bay Area Students Return After Being Interrogated, Put On Trial In Russia

A group of students from Bay Area who went to Russia for a youth conference returned Tuesday after they were detained, interrogated and put on trial.

11/11/2014

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Steve Jobs Memorial Pulled Down In Russia After Tim Cook Comes Out As Gay

A tribute to Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been removed from a college in Saint Petersburg.

11/04/2014

A sign at Hewlett-Packard headquarters in Palo Alto. (John G. Mabanglo/AFP/Getty Images)

Hewlett-Packard Fined $58.7M After Pleading Guilty To Bribing Russian Officials For Contract

Hewlett-Packard has pleaded guilty to felony charges that former employees bribed Russian government officials for a contract, and the company has been fined $58.7 million.

09/11/2014

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