The Charger Bulletin

The Sochi Games: Raising The LGBT Flag

Kardelen Akkus

February 12, 2014

The University of New Haven’s Institution for Social Justice along with UNH Pride held an informative social on Thursday, Feb. 6, in light of the harsh treatment of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender society in Russia, where the Winter Olympics commenced Friday. The event attracted about ...

Russia’s Conflict with the New Arms Control Treaty

Kait Richmond

February 16, 2011

Russia and the U.S. activated a new arms control treaty earlier this month, but Russia is already reconsidering its participation. After months of difficult negotiations both at home and abroad, President Obama’s "New Start" treaty began on Feb. 5 after being approved by the Senate just ...

Russia: Suicide Bomber Attacked the Moscow Airport

The Associated Press

January 26, 2011

MOSCOW (AP) — An explosion ripped through the international arrivals hall at Moscow’s busiest airport on Monday, killing at least 31 people and wounding up to 145 as it coated the terminal in blood. The Russian president called it a terror attack. The mid-afternoon explosion at Domodedovo A...

Polish leader, 96 others dead in Russia jet crash

Liz De La Torre

April 10, 2010

From The Associated Press SMOLENSK, Russia – Polish President Lech Kaczynski and some of the country's highest military and civilian leaders died on Saturday when the presidential plane crashed as it came in for a landing in thick fog in western Russia, killing 97, officials said. Russian and...

Obama, Medvedev sign treaty to cut nuclear arms

Liz De La Torre

April 8, 2010

From The Associated Press PRAGUE – Casting aside years of rancor, President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday signed the biggest nuclear arms pact in a generation, lacing the moment with new warnings of sanctions for an intransigent Iran. The treaty, sealed after...

Double Suicide Bombings Kill 38 on Moscow Subway

The Associated Press

April 1, 2010

MOSCOW – Terror returned to the heart of Russia, with two deadly suicide bombings on the Moscow subway at rush hour, including an attack at the station beneath the headquarters of the secret police. At least 38 people were killed and more than 60 wounded in Monday morning’s blasts, the fir...

Medvedev Demands Resignations Over Flop

The Charger Bulletin

March 3, 2010

MOSCOW (AP)—Russian President Dmitry Medvedev demanded Monday that sports officials step down over the country’s dismal performance at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Russia, a traditional winter sports powerhouse, won just 15 medals—with only three golds—in one of its worst performances....

Russia hopes nuclear ship will fly humans to Mars

Joshua Van Hoesen

October 29, 2009

From The Associated Press MOSCOW – Russia should build a new nuclear-powered spaceship for prospective manned missions to Mars and other planets, the nation's space chief said Thursday. Anatoly Perminov first proposed building the ship at a government meeting Wednesday but didn't explain its...

St Petersburg OKs skyscraper by Russian gas giant

Joshua Van Hoesen

September 23, 2009

From The Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – Preservationists and opposition politicians on Wednesday decried St. Petersburg's decision to allow Gazprom, the state natural gas giant, to build a hulking skyscraper, saying it will ruin the city's czarist-era aura. On Tuesday, the city's administration...

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