President Vladimir Putin met with pilot cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova. The President in person congratulated her on the remarkable date – the 55th anniversary of her single-person flight around the Earth aboard the Vostok-6 spaceship, which began on June 16, 1963, and lasted almost three days.
A new study using data from NASA satellite missions finds that, although the long-term water picture for the Aral Sea watershed in Central Asia remains bleak, short-term prospects are better than previously thought. Once the fourth largest inland sea in … Continue reading →
The White House Office of the Press Secretary THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. Please have a seat. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been talking about what I believe should be our number-one priority as a country — building a … Continue reading →
Scientist works toward molecular therapies for cardiovascular diseases Born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, to Jewish parents before the fall of the Soviet Union, Michael Simons, M.D., says a medical career was “sort of a default.” Anti-Semitism barred Jews … Continue reading →
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told an audience at the University of Chicago that her worldview was shaped early in life, when she witnessed the impact the United States had during and immediately following World War II. Albright … Continue reading →
October marks the 50th anniversary of of the 13-day Cuban Missile Crisis, when President John F. Kennedy discovered that the Soviet Union was building secret missile bases in Cuba. Forgoing the option of a Cuban invasion or air strikes, Kennedy … Continue reading →
*UA sociologist Jane Zavisca says the two countries are polar opposites when it comes to mortgage financing.* When the Soviet Union disintegrated in 1991, one of the structural problems the new government and free-market economy had to deal with was … Continue reading →
Russia may open new naval bases in other countries, President Dmitry Medvedev stated November 25 at a meeting with Russia’s top brass. “Unfortunately, the reality is that a number of our previous opportunities have disappeared,” Medvedev said. Medvedev said that … Continue reading →