Tag: Orthodox Church

A Dozen New Words And Phrases That Are Redefining Russian Life

April 3, 2015

Staunton, April 2 — Political developments come so thick and fast that they are often forgotten only hours or days after they occur — unless they leave traces in the language and thus redefine how people, who make use of words and phrases used to encapsulate them, view a larger range of events. Many Americans, […]

‘Russians! Don’t Call Your Children Elektrifikatsia – or Viagra!’

November 11, 2014

Staunton, November 10 – Some members of the Russian Duma want to take a step that even the Soviet government never did: they want to prevent the residents of the Russian Federation from giving their children names that someone in authority deems “ahistorical” or “inappropriate.” Thirty years ago, the author of the standard five-volume dictionary […]

Twenty-Five Questions for Putin

January 14, 2014

In December, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a very long press conference. However, many organizations were not allowed to attend, and the kind of hard-hitting questions we’d expect if there were freedom of the press in Russia were not asked. Three days before the event, The New Times published this brave piece of journalism – […]