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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterForget trinket shopping and bus tours on your next cruise. Here's a shore excursion you can brag about: soaring 80,000 feet above the earth in a Russian MIG military jet. You can even take the controls and do maneuvers. www.silversea.com offers the high-...
Tags: Russia, Tourism and Leisure, Cruises, Moscow (Russia), Travel
ADMITTING RUSSIA INTO the World Trade Organization, a global club for card-carrying market economies, could be the most powerful symbol of change in the former socialist republic since Leningrad became St. Petersburg again. And numerous Russian leaders...
The Pompidou Center is a magnet for students, tourists and arts aficionados in central Paris, housing the National Museum of Modern Art, a public library and performance spaces in an inside-out building with mechanical systems encased in giant red, blue...
Times Staff WriterNikita Khrushchev's eloquent 1950s critique of jazz pretty much summed up the status of that "bourgeois" music in the Soviet Union: He remarked that listening to it gave him gas. The early Russian jazz scene is most memorably explained by the night in...
Times Staff WriterWhen a collection of well-heeled political and arts celebrities filed into a downtown theater this month for a production of "The Inspector," few expected to be surprised by the 19th century tale. But they were. Because this time, Nikolai Gogol's classic...
Times Staff WritersAmid signs the presidential race is in a dead heat, President Bush targeted his campaign on the battleground state of Florida today, defending his record on Social Security, healthcare and even the shortage of flu vaccine from John F. Kerry's attacks....
Tags: Hurricane Damage, Politics, Flu, Vaccines, Jeb Bush
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLENINGRAD, Soviet Union -- Vera Mamina is a survivor of the 900-day Nazi siege of this city in World War II, and she has been an archivist at its Piskarevski wartime memorial cemetery for 20 years. But even she can't fully fathom the monument's hold...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMOSCOW -- In a protest vote that will echo across the Soviet Union, senior Communist Party officials were defeated in Moscow, Leningrad, the Ukraine and the Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the country's first contested national...
Tags: Government, Politics, Mikhail S Gorbachev, Referenda, Lithuania
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VarietyBarry Levinson has come on board to direct an untitled love story, set in Shanghai and Leningrad, with Shanghai Film Group financing and Mike Medavoy, Rafaella De Laurentiis and Edward McGurn producing. Production will start in February in Shanghai...
Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.When builders broke ground this month on an office park in the Tampa suburbs, perhaps the first speculative project this area has seen in half a decade, one developer called it a "good sign that we've turned the corner on the recession." But don't...
Betsy Lou Moseley, age 77, of Belle Fourche, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013 in St. Petersburg, FL. A memorial service will be held 1pm Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Belle Fourche, with Pastor Tim Smith officiating....
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