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Putin, fraud, voting, and what’s next for Russia….

Well, we’ve slogged through a nearly sleepless March 4 and 5 in the newsroom and are now standing on what is known as the other side of the elections. What just happened and what’s next? The above picture, photographed by … Continue reading

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Happy (election) Friday!

Things are really coming down to the wire. I can’t remember the last time I was so stressed out at work. I’m really excited for the elections – what’s going to happen? what direction will russia take? what will happen … Continue reading

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Russia’s next president (part II)

While a huge number of Russians seem like they’re planning to vote for Putin on Sunday, opposition to the current Prime Minister (ranked the number 2 most powerful person in the world by Forbes magazine) has never been higher here! … Continue reading

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Russia’s next president (part I)….

It can’t be helped – with only a few days left to go before Russia’s presidential elections, things are bound to get a little political here. So, who do you think Russia’s going to elect to be their next president … Continue reading

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Protesting is the new black….

There have been four massive opposition protests in the 2.5 months since widespread allegation of election fraud followed Russia’s parliamentary elections in December. We’re talking tens of thousands of people taking to the streets, demanding that Putin leave office. They’re … Continue reading

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Filming at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy

This was one of the most enjoyable shoots I’ve been able to do since coming to work at this news agency. The academy was this wonderful mix of drafty, old Soviet hallways, strict straight-backed ballet teachers, and nine-year-old Russian ballerinas … Continue reading

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American dancers at the Bolshoi

I’m pretty excited for work tomorrow – I get to interview some ballerina’s at the Bolshoi academy! Here’s a TV story that the New York Times did about a ballet dancer that goes to our church here in Moscow. It’s … Continue reading

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