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Can Learning a Foreign Language Prevent Dementia?

Bilinguals outperform monolinguals on tests of selective attention

How The Simpsons writers predict the future

From celebrity cameos to predicting the future - we meet two of the writers of The Simpsons.

Kremlin has Decided to Drop All Pretense of Democracy, Shevtsova Says

Paul Goble             Staunton, July 15 – The powers that be in the Kremlin would be far better off allowing a small number of opposi...

Russian Journalist Punished for Telling Truth about MH17 - EU vs DISINFORMATION

Pavel Kanygin came under disinformation attack on prime-time state TV Rossiya 1. His executioner's name is Vladimir Solovyov.

Russian Voters Are Stuck Between Rebellion and Apathy - The Moscow Times

Opinion | The Kremlin no longer knows how to engage in politics, but will not allow anybody else the responsibility. What’s left for voters?

From Russia, With Despair, Self-Loathing and Love

What do two contemporary playwrights have in common with Anton Chekhov? A bunch.

Storied Russian Miniatures Dwindling in Face of Icon Revival

Russian miniatures — boxes painted with elaborate fairy tales — once replaced the holy icons banned by the Soviets, but now history is reversing itself.

Ebola: Your questions answered

BBC health and science correspondent James Gallagher answers your questions on the disease.

Elon Musk Announces Plan to 'Merge' Human Brains With AI

Neuralink wants to start by treating brain injuries, eventually 'achieve a symbiosis with artificial intelligence.'

How was Rasputin murdered and were the British involved?

Grigoriy Rasputin, the infamous ‘mad monk’ and close friend of the last Russian emperor and his family, was murdered on December 17th, 1916. But is it true that British intelligence was involved?

People Seek Out a Certain Kind of Person When They Are Happy

Your mood might have a big influence on the type of companionship you want.

U.S. Senator Asks FBI to Investigate Russia's FaceApp Over Security Concerns - The Moscow Times

Schumer said the photo editing app's location in Russia raises questions

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Главная интеллектуальная радиопрограмма Америки Fresh Air выложила архив за 40 лет, интересно, как Толстая говорила по-английски в 1992 году, с ней говорит Terry Gross, культовый интервьюер , если она с тобой поговорила, значит ты чего-то добился в Американской культуре- JANUARY 29, 1992 Writer Tatyana Tolstaya. Writer Tatyana Tolstaya ('taht-tee-an-yah tol-STOY-yah'). She's gaining a reputation as one of the (former) Soviet Union's most critically acclaimed new writers. She's also a distant relative of Leo Tolstoy. Her new collection of stories is called 'Sleepwalker In A Fog' (published by Knopf). https://freshairarchive.org/segments/writer-tatyana-tolstaya

Writer Tatyana Tolstaya.

Writer Tatyana Tolstaya ('taht-tee-an-yah tol-STOY-yah'). She's gaining a reputation as one of the (former) Soviet Union's most critically acclaimed new writers. She's also a distant relative of Leo Tolstoy. Her new collection of stories is called 'Sleepwalker In A Fog' (published by Knopf).

Have We Hit Peak Podcast?

If past experience (cough, blogs) is any indication, a shakeout is nigh.

The sublime Romanticism of the moon landing

Alone, alone, all, all alone on a sea of stars

Remembering the hundreds of innocents Russia murdered five years ago today

Today is the anniversary of the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Russian-occupied eastern Ukraine by a missile fired by a Russian military unit

Ukraine's Constitutional Court Upholds Law Equating Communism To Nazism

Ukraine's Constitutional Court has upheld a law that equates communism to Nazism and bans the dissemination of its symbols, a law that has prompted angry protests from Moscow.

MH17 5 years on: Families

of the victims demand Russia take responsibility for the carnage

'Why I rapped my 10,000-word dissertation'

Hip-hop lover Nicholas Uzoka was given permission to rap instead of write his final coursework.

EU Calls on Russia to Accept Responsibility for MH17 on Fifth Anniversary - The Moscow Times

The victims’ families also called on the Russian government to 'take responsibility.'

The roots of Putin’s power over Russia

Four new books examine the leader’s hold over the vast nation through the lens of history

The legacy of the Romanovs: how is the last Russian royal family remembered in Russia?

On 17 July 1918, in the wake of the Russian Revolution of 1917, the last Russian royal family – the Romanovs – were brutally murdered by Bolshevik revolutionaries. Their deaths marked the end of a dynasty that had ruled Russia for more than 300 years and heralded the rise of communist Russia. A century on from their brutal execution, Helen Rappaport explores how Russia has remembered the Romanovs and explains what is commemorated by today’s ‘Tsar’s Days’ in Ekaterinburg…

Bellingcat Podcast: MH17, Episode Guide 1 - bellingcat

You can listen to the first episode of the Bellingcat Podcast on the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) by subscribing on any major podcast application by searching “Bellingcat”, including at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and TuneIn. If you enjoy the podcast, be sure to check out our Patreon, where we will upload bonus...

BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time, Catherine the Great

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Empress who transformed and modernized Russia.