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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Do Svidaniya to All That

    Katie Baker

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

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2013
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. The KHL Provides NHL Fans With a Hockey Fix

    Katie Baker

    In any other year, the news that Russia's Kontinental Hockey League reached a deal with ESPN to broadcast some of this season's games on ESPN3 (the broadcaster's online streaming channel) would be a relatively ho-hum announcement. And in truth, in ye...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  13. We Found It on Craigslist: Life-Size Shaq Art

    Jay Caspian Kang

    BREAKING NEWS FROM CRAIGSLIST: Hard times have hit Newport Beach, where a famous Polish artist, who also happens to be famous in Eastern Europe (non-Poland parts) and Russia (non-Polish parts) has been forced to sell off a $2 million collection of "s...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  14. Russia Can't Stop the Reign of Spain

    Bill Simmons

    Explain this one to me: The Olympics organizers probably gave away $300,000 of revenue per basketball session by not having courtside seats, and yet they scheduled Friday's men's basketball semifinals so that ... A. Spain and Russia played at 5...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  15. Breaking Down Russia's Alexey Shved and His NBA Potential

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Alexey Shved has shown during these Olympics that he is an interesting prospect, one who should make the Timberwolves even more exciting to watch. Throughout the men's basketball competition, we've seen the good Shved — a 16-point, 13-assist ga...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  16. Olympic Basketball Contender or Pretender: Russia

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Heading into the Olympic basketball competition, there are several teams that are a threat to medal, and maybe even contend with Team USA. As the Games ramp up, we'll be providing looks at the strengths, weaknesses, and medal chances of these possibl...

    Blog | July 30, 2012