Articles by Alice Lagnado



How Stalin Rewarded Soviet-Era Arctic Explorers

Less than a week after Soviet Arctic scientist Nikolai Yevgenov returned from an expedition across icy deserts, he was taken from his home in the middle of the night by the notorious secret police.

Killed in Slovyansk, Andrey Mironov Sought Out Truth Despite the Costs

Those who remember Mironov talk about his bravery but also note how lightly he wore it.

Parents Put Hope In Young Chechens

One Moscow couple, having seen the plight of children from Chechnya, decided to make a difference.

As Old as the Hills

With the death of 115-year-old Marie Bremont last week, a grizzled cattle herder from the mountains of Dagestan may very well have become the oldest person in the world.

As Old as the Hills

With the death of 115-year-old Marie Bremont last week, a grizzled cattle herder from the mountains of Dagestan may very well have become the oldest person in the world.

Police in Petersburg Hit Petty Criminals

Makeshift Shrines Honor Lawmaker

Businessman Injured In Bomb Explosion

Russians Welcome NATO Warships

St. Pete Pensioners Hit Hard by Ruble's Drop

Hit Men Hired Through Ads

Revolt Gives Ailing Mill a 2nd Chance

Church Finds Remains to Believe In

St. Pete University Denies Assisting Iran Arms Drive

Town Petitions To Join Estonia

Last Tsar's Funeral Spark Little Interest

Senior Romanov Arrives to Bury Past

Church Gets Flak for Burying Tsar

Romanovs Stay Away From Tsar's Burial

Tsar Funeral Priest Chosen

New Era Begins at Petersburg Art Commune

Kremlin Envoy to Burial Is Nemtsov

Pomp to Mark Last Tsar's Burial

Student Riot Marks Education Crisis

Vyborg Mill Dispute Heads to Court

St. Pete Unprepared for Tsar's Burial

Tsar Burial A Boon for Petersburg

Gorby's Unlikely Savior, 10 Years On

Governor Pledges Funds to Mill Strikers

Naval Cadet Fought for Her Place