Articles by Edmund Brown



She Moved From Math to Minks

Helen Yermak didn't plan to make a career in the fashion industry, but she is nevertheless today one of the country's best-known designers of fur apparel and jewelry.

She Moved From Math to Minks

Helen Yermak didn't plan to make a career in the fashion industry, but she is nevertheless today one of the country's best-known designers of fur apparel and jewelry.

Bead of the Adria Lives Up to Its Name

Situated on one of the most breathtaking stretches of coastline along the Adriatic Sea, the ancient city of Dubrovnik was once hailed as ""an imagination etched in stone.""

Bead of the Adria Lives Up to Its Name

Situated on one of the most breathtaking stretches of coastline along the Adriatic Sea, the ancient city of Dubrovnik was once hailed as ""an imagination etched in stone.""

Out of Spanish Politics and Into the Embassy

Jose Maria Robles' career was preordained. With an uncle, a father and a brother all working as diplomats, it was only a matter of time before he joined the family trade.

Life's Middle Path One Artist's Perception

A new exhibition of photography opening next week celebrates the glory of the Russian winter while taking a closer look at one man's visual thoughts on his path through life.

Life's Middle Path One Artist's Perception

A new exhibition of photography opening next week celebrates the glory of the Russian winter while taking a closer look at one man's visual thoughts on his path through life.

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Moscow's militsia draw ambiguous lines between law enforcement, bullish interference and sheer stupidity.

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Moscow's militsia draw ambiguous lines between law enforcement, bullish interference and sheer stupidity.

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When asked what I do for a living, my reply is invariably that I am a ""columnist.""

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When asked what I do for a living, my reply is invariably that I am a ""columnist.""

Hash Harriers Bring On Hounds for 1,000th Run

If one were to suppose that the Hash House was primarily an athletic adventure, the self-confessed ""drinkers with a running problem"" would be quick to put them right.

Bohemia's Brain-Twisting Beverage

For three days next week, the Bulgarian restaurant Mekhana Bansko will play host to ""Days of Absinthe,"" a festival that will bring Moscow an atmosphere of fin de siecle Paris.

Bohemia's Brain-Twisting Beverage

For three days next week, the Bulgarian restaurant Mekhana Bansko will play host to ""Days of Absinthe,"" a festival that will bring Moscow an atmosphere of fin de siecle Paris.

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Our hopes to cross into Russia via Georgia's mountains and reach Vladikavkaz by lunch were fading fast.

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Our hopes to cross into Russia via Georgia's mountains and reach Vladikavkaz by lunch were fading fast.

Worst Journey in the World

For all aboard the Royal Navy's HMS Campbeltown, an early morning in the far north at the end of August was the prelude to the 60th celebration of their wartime achievements.

Worst Journey in the World

For all aboard the Royal Navy's HMS Campbeltown, an early morning in the far north at the end of August was the prelude to the 60th celebration of their wartime achievements.

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I like Autumn, he's a real gent and as far as I'm concerned, can stay as long as he likes.

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I like Autumn, he's a real gent and as far as I'm concerned, can stay as long as he likes.

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No sooner had I arrived than a man the size of Central Asia turned to scream at me.

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No sooner had I arrived than a man the size of Central Asia turned to scream at me.

About.com Helps You Learn Russian Online

For expats living in Russia, language lessons are just a click away with www.russian.about.com.

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Mundo GrossoТs typically inane thoughts are to be pre-empted to provide something of a public warning.

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Mundo GrossoТs typically inane thoughts are to be pre-empted to provide something of a public warning.

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I have a new girl in my life. Her name is Woodrika. She is red and has four wheels. Woodrika is a car.

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I have a new girl in my life. Her name is Woodrika. She is red and has four wheels. Woodrika is a car.

Web Site Keeps Pace With Kursk Operation

An English-language site has been created that tracks the progress of the raising of the Kursk submarine.

Moscow Duo Wins Beach Prize

Russia has beach volleyball players of a sufficient quality to compete successfully in World events.

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We introduced ourselves, cut our deal and set off at speed down the tree-lined avenue from the airport.