Christian exodus shadows papal visit to Holy Land

...Christians. There are also nearly 200,000 non-native Christians in Israel, including Christians who moved from the former Soviet Union because of Jewish family ties, guest workers and African migrants.The Rev. Pierbattista Pizza-balla, the...

Orwellian world is here

...tolerant only if you agree with them. These individuals are employing the intimidation tactics that the Nazis and former Soviet Union used to bully opponents into silence and submission.George WeberAugusta

Ukraine sends message to Putin at opening ceremony of Winter Paralympics

...said all week that this is about sport, not politics."In his speech at the ceremony, Craven noted that the former Soviet Union had refused to stage the Paralympics in 1980 in conjunction with the Moscow Olympics."But dreams do come true...

Igor Grinko

...the home for the US National Sculling Team for many years. Igor was also a national team coach for Ukraine, the former Soviet Union, Estonia and the National Coach for China. He coached his athletes to many World Championship and Olympic medals...

'Chronicle' cartoonist's work wins first place UN award

...serious about awarding good work."Among the panel of judges were former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev, actor Jeff Bridges and 42 U.N. ambassadors.McKee finished in second place in...

Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on moon, dies

...manned lunar landing was a boon to the prestige of the United States, which had been locked in a space race with the former Soviet Union, and re-established U.S. pre-eminence in science and technology, Elliott said."The fact that we were...

George McGovern, former senator and presidential candidate, dies

...Food for Peace program and spent much of his career believing the United States should be more accommodating to the former Soviet Union. Never a showman, he made his case with a style as plain as the prairies where he grew up, sounding often more...

Blasts boycott over Confederate flag

...from the South Carolina Statehouse and be put away: I wonder if Mr. House and others remember the premier of the former Soviet Union standing before the United Nations and telling America and the free world, "We will bury you." If the Confederate...

Researcher will discuss Russian Jews

...religion and driving it underground," said Paul Harris, part of an international team that studied the attitudes of former Soviet Union Jews now living in Israel, Germany and the United States. Dr. Harris, an associate professor of political science...

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Devils center Igor Larionov announces retirement

...agent in September. He had hoped to win a fourth Stanley Cup to cap a professional career that began in 1980 in the former Soviet Union. But the Philadelphia Flyers ousted the defending Cup champions in an opening-round series that ended Saturday...