Articles by Thomas Rymer

Taking on the World at Home

Vyacheslav Bykov was the star for the last great Soviet team to win the World Hockey Championship. Now, he is being counted on to coach a strong new generation of players to the same level of success. Staff writer Thomas Rymer talked to Bykov about the new job and the team's prospects.

Shostakovich Gets Lost in His Own Biography

Let's hope that those celebrating the 100th anniversary of Dmitry Shostakovich's birth Monday stick to playing and talking about his music.

World Bank Backs Legal Reforms

  • 10 July 01
  • The Associated Press
The World Bank backs President Putin's reforms of Russia's legal system, the bank's chief said Monday.

AmCham's Somers Gives Putin 'A' for Efforts

When Andrew Somers took over as president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia last year, he brought with him extensive experience of business issues in Russia.

200 Years of Industrial Revolution

  • 19 March 01
  • Staff Writers
On April 4, St. Petersburg's Kirovsky Zavod celebrates its 200th anniversary, but there is nothing to suggest the factory plans to rest on its laurels.

Hermitage to Collaborate With Guggenheim

St. Petersburg Honors Sikorsky

St. Pete Ready for Hockey Madness

No Room to Swing a Cat in Kommunalka

It's Official: Putin Runs for President

Son Honors His Father's Memory