Posts Tagged ‘Russia’

Russian Feminist Punk Band Found Guilty, New Yorkers Protested in Anticipation

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By Alissa Fleck Pussy Riot supporters worldwide will be disappointed to hear this morning’s news. Just before 8 a.m. EST, David M. Herszenhorn, the New York Times reporter based in Moscow, reported members of Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot were given a guilty verdict on charges of hooliganism for an impromptu anti-Putin concert put [&hellip
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One Language Disappears Every 14 Days, New York City Plays an Unforeseen Role

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by Alissa Fleck In its series “Vanishing Voices,” National Geographic reports one language dies every fourteen days. By the next century, the magazine predicts, half of the 7,000 languages spoken on Earth will be gone altogether. Small communities are increasingly abandoning their native languages in favor of the much more widely-spoken English, Spanish and Mandarin. [&hellip
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INEXPERIENCE ALL AROUND

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To the Editor: Malachy McCourt mocks Sarah Palin for implying that she is an expert on Russie because Alaska is near that country (“Here Come the Russians,” Oct. 9). However, is that any different than Obama supporters claiming that Obama is an expert in foreign affairs because he spent four years of his childhood in Indonesia? [&hellip
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