Anca Petrescu: Eastern Europe's most controversial architect
Friday, 15 November 2013 16:18

Anca Petrescu, the chief architect behind the Palace of the People in central Bucharest, had never been able to escape the legacy of the controversial building that came to define her: it is a building that still dominates the skyline of the Romanian capital—and a constant reminder of the dark days of Communism in one of the European Union’s new...

 
An uncertain future
Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:35

THE results of presidential elections in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan in 2013 provided few surprises. Giorgi Margvelashvili, the candidate of Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Georgian Dream party, won his first term as president on October 27th; Serzh Sarkisian won a second term in Armenia on February 18th; and Ilham Aliyev swept to his...

 
Paul McCartney above law in Russia, because it's Greenpeace!
Thursday, 14 November 2013 09:46

Another famous person stood up for the activists of Greenpeace, who were detained on Arctic Sunrise ship near Prirazlomnaja oilrig and then placed in a detention center in St. Petersburg. His name is Paul McCartney. On his website, the legendary musician published a letter asking Russian president Vladimir Putin to release the activists.

Apparently,...

 
Fifty days in hell: dispatches from Russia in the Arctic 30's own words
Saturday, 09 November 2013 20:00

How Greenpeace activists held in Russia have told the world their story through tweets and messages home

BREAKING: Helicopter hovering above Arctic Sunrise, rope dropping down. We think the Coast Guard is boarding us. #SaveTheArctic
@gp_sunrise 19 September

Russian authorities onboard with guns. They are breaking into the comms room now....

 
Back with the gods: Olympic torch goes into the heavens
Saturday, 09 November 2013 15:51

Astronauts take part in relay before Sochi Games next year by taking totem of tournament into the stars

The Olympic torch has ben was held aloft in space for the first time, as two Russian cosmonauts took the relay before the 2014 Winter Games beyond the Earth's atmopshere.

Gripping the unlit silver-and-red torch in the gloved fist of his spacesuit,...

 
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