Articles by Steven C. Johnson



2 Schools of Thought for Latvia Russians

At first glance, the 20 teenagers who fidget at their desks waiting for 10th grade biology class to begin are typical high school students.

Finding Those Needing a Caring Moscow Heart

Caring Heart's motto is a simple one. Executive director Tatyana Mamontova puts it this way: ""We help all those who ask for our help.""

Putting the Right Foot Forward in Retail

For Andrei Petrushov, Russia's financial meltdown in 1998 could not have come at a better time as he and a business partner had just sunk $700,000 into start-up capital.

Mini Soccer Making Major Headway

Popular with kids, a three-day mini soccer tournament held in Moscow drew some 200 fans daily.

Building Roots That Help Local Charities Grow

The Global Jewish Assistance and Relief Network is trying to help millions in the former USSR.

Russian Racers Aim to Tame America

This weekend stuntman Andrei Selivanov will get behind the wheel for real in a dazzling red Ferrari on one of the world's most prestigious racetracks.

McDonald's Delivers $8,000 In PCs, Fridges to Orphans

With $8,000 in customer donations, McDonalds has made life a little easier for Russian orphanages.

Brightening Up New Year for Siberian Children

Founded in 1992, the Russian American charity Project Aid is responsible for a program that helps brighten up the lives of underprivileged Siberian children.

Ded Moroz Drops In on Seasonal Festivities

Santa's Russian cousin, Ded Moroz has recently been seen rappelling down the side of Moscow buildings and entering through windows to deliver his presents and holiday cheer.

10 Years of Serving Soup With a Smile

For ten years now, the Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy's soup kitchen has been helping the capital's needy.

Academy Opens Window Onto Indian Culture

After 10 years in Russia, Vijay Kaushik's attempts to interest lifelong Muscovites, as well as other expatriates, in all things Indian have become considerably easier.

Moscow Makes a Play For American Football

Although it wasn't always clear to the fans just what had happened the Moscow Patriots American football side gave spectators reason to cheer with a win over Minsk Zubris.

Not Speaking Latvian? Call the Language Police

  • 23 January 01
  • The Associated Press
Contemporary Russian music is the rage in Riga, but when listeners tuned in for their daily dose of dance tracks on a popular radio station, they got nothing but dead air.

Not Speaking Latvian? Call the Language Police

  • 22 January 01
  • The Associated Press
Contemporary Russian music is the rage in Latvia's capital, but when listeners tuned in for their daily dose of dance tracks on a popular radio station they got nothing but dead air.

Bomb Blast in Riga Injures 28

  • 19 August 00
  • The Associated Press
Police on Friday raised the number of injured in bomb blasts Thursday from 21 to 28.

Latvia Honors Jewish Protectors

Latvian Dreams of Restoring Lost Telescope

Latvia Convicts Soviet Partisan of War Crimes