Articles by Suzanne Thompson



This Week in History

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born in Salzburg in present-day Austria on Jan. 27, 1756, was lauded as a wunderkind in Europes capitals.

This Week in History

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born in Salzburg in present-day Austria on Jan. 27, 1756, was lauded as a wunderkind in Europes capitals.

This Week in History

On Jan. 20, 1942, Nazi officials met at Wannsee, outside Berlin, to discuss their ""final solution.""

This Week in History

On Jan. 20, 1942, Nazi officials met at Wannsee, outside Berlin, to discuss their ""final solution.""

This Week in History

James Joyce, considered Irelands greatest writer and one of the most intellectually complex and innovative writers of the 20th century, died on Jan. 13, 1941.

This Week in History

James Joyce, considered Irelands greatest writer and one of the most intellectually complex and innovative writers of the 20th century, died on Jan. 13, 1941.

This Week in History

On Dec. 31, 1600, in an attempt to break the Dutch monopoly of the spice trade, Queen Elizabeth I of England granted a charter to London merchants trading to the East Indies.

This Week in History

On Dec. 31, 1600, in an attempt to break the Dutch monopoly of the spice trade, Queen Elizabeth I of England granted a charter to London merchants trading to the East Indies.

This Week in History

On Dec. 19, 1986, one man ended the essential involuntary servitude of another when Mikhail Gorbachev released reknowned physicist Andrei Sakharov and his wife Yelena Bonner.

This Week in History

On Dec. 19, 1986, one man ended the essential involuntary servitude of another when Mikhail Gorbachev released reknowned physicist Andrei Sakharov and his wife Yelena Bonner.

This Week in History

This week in history saw the fall through death, assassination, execution, trial, exile of many of the world's rulers or would-be leaders.

This Week in History

This week in history saw the fall through death, assassination, execution, trial, exile of many of the world's rulers or would-be leaders.

There's a Time For Everything Under Heaven

It's that time. I've got my plane reservation. I've packed my trunk. I've got one foot out the door.

Why Pushkin Preferred the Chill of Autumn

Fall is here. This was the the favorite season of the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin.

Russians Beat Westerners in Neighborliness

In the category of solicitous neighbors Russia beats the United States, hands down.

City Sidewalks And Bigger, Badder Mores

Pedestrian traffic in Moscow is not for the faint-hearted as the author points out in this piece

Hoof It to Nearest Salon for Pleasurable Pedicure

Knowing the basics of the foot lexicon is a must if you're going to treat your toes to a pedicure.

Hoof It to Nearest Salon For Pleasurable Pedicure

Knowing the basics of the foot lexicon is a must if you're going to treat your toes to a pedicure.

Who Were Those Masked Men?

Pieces of correspondence have begun to arise concerning The Moscow Times' elction fraud allegations.

Wed Freedom With Discipline

Freedom of speech, it is argued, does not mean we have the freedom to shout ""Fire!"" in a crowded theater.

15 Years Later, This Nation Still Intrigues

I could tell from the subject line of the incoming e-mail that my friend Liz was desperate: ""Pomogi!""

Russians, Americans and Those Evening Bells

I find it interesting that most of the letters about the Kursk have come from my fellow Americans.

Kursk Evokes Memories of Bolsheviks Past

The murder of Nicholas II first drew me to study Russia, and the story does not cease to fascinate me.

West May Find Warm Welcome to Ward 6

A gypsy cab trip reminded me that if you aren't supposed to do something but really want to, then you can.

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