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Help wanted - desperately

...Russian jet made about a dozen high-speed passes last weekend over a U.S. Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the Black Sea ? with impunity.Meanwhile, here's our president talking about Ukraine with the bland didacticism of a college professor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-04-18/help-wanted-desperate
Paralympians from Ukraine, Russia stand together

...sports is not easy for some Ukrainians against the backdrop of the strife unfolding about 300 miles west of Sochi on the Black Sea coast.But as well as two further bronze medals in the biathlon, Maksym Yarovyi claimed silver in the men's 7.5-kilometer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-03-08/paralympians-ukraine-rus
Put Putin in perspective

...opportunity to annex some lost territories ? such as the Ukrainian Crimea, one of his most desirable locations on the Black Sea with access to the Mediterranean and sea lanes into the Atlantic. This was the country's old desire of the Romanov Czarist...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-03-23/put-putin-perspective
After massive investment, Sochi's future uncertain

...Olympic circus packs up and flies away from Russia, the Black Sea city of Sochi is thinking about the future.Hundreds of...from Togliatti. "I would love to come back."On the Black Sea north of Geor gia, Sochi was a tired seaside resort...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-02-24/sochis-future-uncertain
As Sochi Games near Putin plays up soft image, ignores hard questions for Sochi

...promoting a cuddly image, visiting a group of endangered Persian leopard cubs born last summer in the mountains above the Black Sea resort."We've decided to restore the population of the Persian leopard because of the Olympic Games," Putin said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-02-04/sochi-games-near-putin-p
IOC president Thomas Bach is sure Olympics will go smoothly

...as well as warships, anti-missile batteries and drone aircraft. Two U.S. warships have been dispatched to the Black Sea ahead of the Olympics."Every big event nowadays is under threat, whether it's a political summit or a big convention...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-02-03/ioc-president-thomas-bac
Nation hampered by post-Soviet corruption struggles to advance

...by a wealthy man who knew the right people. The protests of preservationists fell on deaf ears.The tour guide in the Black Sea port of Odessa, which reminded me of Charleston, S.C., shared with us a historic coastal city improved over the years...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-02-01/nation-hampered-
Wild's Zach Parise named US men's hockey team captain for Olympics

...team at the Vancouver Olympics. DEPLOYED: U.S. officials say the first of two American warships heading into the Black Sea in advance of the Olympics has sailed from Italy. In another sign of U.S. efforts to protect Americans at the Winter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-01-31/wilds-zach-parise-named-
Olympians Lindsey Jacobellis, Nate Holland win snowboardcross gold in Winter X Games

...appropriate arrangements with the Russians to do this," Hagel said, noting the U.S. will have two warships in the Black Sea during the Games."As of right now, the Russians have not requested any specific assistance or technology. We want...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-01-24/olympians-lindsey-jacobe
Travel concerns, threats from terrorists hamper Sochi ticket sales

...Eichler said.Jan Serenander, managing director of Jet Set Sports in Norway, cited a lack of tourist attractions in the Black Sea resort."When Sochi was announced no one had even heard of the place," he said. "They had to get out their atlases...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-01-21/travel-concerns-threats-