Articles by C. J. Chivers



MGU Investigates Student Complaints

  • 23 March 07
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Moscow State University has opened an investigation into accusations by students that teaching standards and living conditions in one of its academic departments have been severely eroded, students and university officials said.

Grozny's Reconstruction Has Observers Puzzled

  • 16 May 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Even at night the fresh sounds rise above one of the most ruined cities on earth. They are the thumps of hammers and mallets, and the rumbles of diesel engines. Lights glow inside the shells of broken buildings, where masons are at work.

Sturgeon Caviar Trade Hit With Export Ban

  • 10 January 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The global export of caviar, the briny eggs of sturgeon that are one of the most coveted and lucrative wildlife products, has been ordered halted under the international convention that helps nations manage threatened species.

A Purge Heralds Azeri Election Season

  • 01 November 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
On the morning of Oct. 20, Azerbaijan's health minister, one of this oil nation's most powerful men, attended a ceremony at a tuberculosis clinic here. Next he visited a dental center.

Good Times Roll for Giddy Arms Merchants

  • 12 July 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Eight Russian infantrymen sprinted for cover behind a wooden wall. The soldiers began firing, first with assault rifles, then with grenade launchers and antitank rockets.

Chechen Refugees Are Forced to Flee Again

  • 29 June 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
A woman from Chechnya, an invalid, sat by a mound of dirty possessions, her three grandchildren wandering in the dust nearby.

Kurds Expelling Arabs From Villages

  • 15 April 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Kurds are forcing Arabs in outlying villages to move from their homes, leaving entire hamlets nearly abandoned and crowding some families into wheat fields that have become hastily erected camps.