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The Russian government has argued that its recent military operations in Georgia were justified by the principle of "responsibility to protect" (colloquially known as R2P). This is the approach to dealing with mass-atrocity crimes that was embraced by 150...
Today's question: Should the world prepare for an era of expanding Russia hegemony? How should the U.S. and its allies respond? All week, Andrew Meier and Michael C. Moynihan discuss post-Cold War Russia. Putin's push for Western acceptance Point: Andrew...
Seventy years ago in Munich -- on Sept. 30, 1938 -- the British prime minister, Neville Chamberlain, signed a document that allowed Nazi Germany to seize control of the Sudetenland, a large chunk of western Czechoslovakia heavily populated by ethnic...
Tags: Human Rights, Germany, Nazi Party, Heroism, United Kingdom
Tribune CorrespondentFor more than a century, vineyards that blanket rolling uplands here in Russia's prime winemaking region have been afflicted by a Soviet maxim long ago branded into the minds of local vintners. More is better.The Soviet Union was the world's fourth...
Traveling alone through Turkey in the hot, overcrowded "Van Golu" Express on his way to Iran in the early 1970s, Paul Theroux painted an indelible picture of the "hippies" loitering in the train's corridors, vagabonds from the privileged first world...
President Dmitry Medvedev says Russia has recognized the independence of the breakaway Georgian territories of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Medvedev said in a televised address that he has signed a decree on the decision. Few other nations...
Tags: Caucasus, Dmitry Medvedev, Russia
OUTSIDE GORI, Georgia -- Russian troops and paramilitaries rolled into the strategic Georgian city of Gori on Wednesday, apparently violating a truce designed to end the conflict that has uprooted tens of thousands and scarred the Georgian landscape....
Special to The TimesIn a town on the Normandy coast, a young man has been hired to replace some wooden attic beams in a house not far from the small apartment in which his immigrant Georgian family lives. He inadvertently rips a hole in a ceiling of the room below, whereupon...
Tags: Death, Entertainment, Georgia, Movies, Robert Bresson
Special To The SunIn the middle of Northwest Washington is a secret garden and a treasure-trove. Hidden behind the walls of Hillwood - the estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887-1973), owner of General Foods Corp. - are beautifully landscaped grounds and an...
Times Staff WriterDover Kosashvili's "Late Marriage" will assuredly rank as one of the cleverest, most deceptively amusing comedies of the year, marking the remarkably confident feature debut of its writer-director, who was born in Soviet Georgia in 1966 and emigrated to...
Times Staff WriterNikita Khrushchev's eloquent 1950s critique of jazz pretty much summed up the status of that "bourgeois" music in the Soviet Union: He remarked that listening to it gave him gas. The early Russian jazz scene is most memorably explained by the night in...
Times Staff Writer"Since Otar Left ..." is as delicate, precise and rich in nuance as those three dots that elegantly end its title. It's a wonderful film with a love of intimacy, an eye for potent small moments that can go by unobserved and a willingness to explore the...
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