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  1. A Familiar Ring

    Louisa Thomas

    At the start of this year, Russia - a country that had recently banned gay "propaganda," harassed and imprisoned political dissidents, and was run by a man who appealed to imperialist traditions and fear of fore...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  2. The Year in Holy S#!t: T.J. Oshie Becomes an American Hero Before...

    Katie Baker

    This week, the Triangle will be looking back at the players, games, and moments that singed our eyebrows and blew our minds in 2014. Buckle your seat belts; it's the Year in Holy S#!t. Depending on where and with whom you transacted, you...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  3. ‘24: Live Another Day’ Episode 10 Recap: Think Like a...

    Rembert Browne

    "Previously on 24" Chief of Staff Mark Boudreau (would send Clint Dempsey to Russia), Agent Kate Morgan (Lil Bauer The Katherine), Adrian Cross (head bad guy, met Chloe on Tinder), CIA Head of Station Steve Navarro (Benny Bratt...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  4. About Last Night: Seriously, This World Cup Thing Is Intense

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy lining up for tickets to The Ryan Fitzpatrick Show, coming soon to the poor people of Houston, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Despite being without a club team, Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo O...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  5. Come in From the Cold

    Katie Baker

    The finest book on Russia I've ever read is Ian Frazier's Travels in Siberia, in which Frazier explains, and then indulges in, what he refers to several times as his "dread Russia-love." Frazier penned a profile of an artist who h...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  6. Gay rights and the Sochi boycott movement

    Dave Zirin

    Russia's crackdown on gay rights and the increasingly loud calls to skip the Winter Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2013
  7. Katie Baker's Bake Shop mailbag

    Katie Baker

    All that and more in this month's edition of the Bake Shop mailbag.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2013
  8. Jerusalem's FC Beitar signed two Muslim players from Russia in Fe...

    Amos Barshad

    Jerusalem's FC Beitar signed two Muslim players from Russia in February and - intentionally or not - stirred a national controversy.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2013
  9. About Last Night: The Clippers Are Kings of L.A.

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy helping J.J. Abrams run a viral marketing campaign for Star Trek Into Darkness in Central Russia, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Chris Paul and the division-leading Los Angeles Clippers beat the Los Angeles L...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  10. New City, New System, Same Old Andrei Kirilenko

    Joan Niesen

    In Russia, Andrei Kirilenko says, there's an old maxim about changing jobs every six years. He's not sure where it comes from, but since 2008, it's applied to even the office of the Russian president. It doesn't matter who you are — six years, ...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  11. The Back of the Book: The Return of the NHL and Memories of the 1...

    Norm Macdonald

    The end of the hockey lockout couldn't have come soon enough for our friend Norm Macdonald. Here's his take, along with a retooling of his thoughts on the 1972 Summit Series, which ran in a slightly different form as a collection of tweets on his Twi...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  12. Do Svidaniya to All That

    Katie Baker

    A visit to Russia, where hockey is the only international language.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2013
  13. Best Hockey Day Ever! The U.S. Wins Gold at the World Juniors!

    Katie Baker

    For the three returning players on the U.S. under-20 national hockey team this year, the memories of the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships were painful indeed. Forward J.T. Miller, defenseman Jacob Trouba, and goaltender John Gibson were part of...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  14. A visit to the World Junior Hockey Championships

    Katie Baker

    International tensions, goofy cheerleaders, and a shot for an American gold medal - a visit to the World Junior Hockey Championships in Russia.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2013
  15. We Went There: The USMNT End Is the Beginning Is the End

    Noah Davis

    I was shivering in the open, unheated press box in Krasnodar's Kuban Stadium, watching the United States men's national team as they were losing 1-0 to host Russia, when a friend — who has seen a lot of these matches — sent me an e-mail: ...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  16. We Went There: The USMNT's Eastern Promises

    Noah Davis

    Krasnodar, Russia, is a gray city. It was founded as a Cossack fortress and now boasts roughly 700,000 citizens, lying about 830 miles due south of Moscow down Highway M4, which skirts the Eastern border of Ukraine. It is 90 miles from the Black Sea ...

    Blog | November 13, 2012