Help wanted - desperately

...reeling Europe into economic recovery. Why wasn't a similar sweeping plan deployed to these new nations when the Soviet Union fell?Shouldn't there be a kind of "freedom starter kit" that free nations can provide to new countries such as...

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

Rowing coach with Augusta ties passes away

...coaching legend Igor Grinko passed away Monday night after a battle with cancer.Grinko, 68, coached the United States, Soviet Union and China national teams. He helped the 1996 American men's quad sculling team earn a silver medal in Atlanta. It...

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, and...

Igor Grinko

...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 and...

The opposite of perestroika

...perestroika (restructuring) to the Soviet Union in the 1980s.The last leader of the Soviet Union would be hailed as a superstar...appears that the dissolution of the Soviet Union was inadvertent ? a miscalculation...

Canada, Sweden to battle for 'hockey supremacy' in Olympic final

...position as Canada for almost exactly the same reasons.The winner will be the first unbeaten Olympic champion since the Soviet Union won in Sarajevo in 1984. No team in the NHL era has gone through a tournament unbeaten on the way to gold, but both...

Volosozhar and Trankov of Russia win pairs gold

...Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy, of Germany, had to settle for bronze for the second consecutive Olympics.Russia or the Soviet Union had won gold in 12 consecutive Olympics in the event before the streak ended four years ago, when the Russians failed...

Kessel's hat trick leads United States past Slovenia

...right?" Kessel said. "We just want to win games."No members of Team USA were alive when the U.S. beat the Soviet Union in 1980 in one of the biggest upsets in sports history. But if they end up with gold around their neck Sunday, this...

Russia takes team figure skating title for its first gold in Sochi

...celebrated as much as the Bolshoi.It signals the country's return to the top of a sport it had owned for decades. As the Soviet Union or Russia, the host nation had won 51 Olympic figure skating medals. But there were no golds in Vancouver four years...