Articles by Eric Engleman



General: Baghdad Defenses Are Strong

  • 07 April 03
  • The Associated Press
A former Soviet general who visited Iraq shortly before the start of the war said Friday that Baghdad's defenses are strong and that U.S.-led forces are faltering.

Foreign Ministry Protests Bombing

  • 03 April 03
  • The Associated Press
In the latest sign of U.S.-Russian tensions over Iraq, the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that American airstrikes had targeted a residential Baghdad neighborhood where the Russian Embassy is located.

Ivanov Calls Troop Pullout Routine

  • 05 March 03
  • The Associated Press
Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said Tuesday that the withdrawal of more than 1,200 troops from Chechnya in the next few days will not affect security as the region prepares for a constitutional referendum later this month.

Musharraf and Putin Try to Ease Tensions

  • 06 February 03
  • The Associated Press
Pervez Musharraf discussed trade and military ties with President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday as the two leaders sought to ease tensions over Russia's close links with India.

Mothers Soldier On in Saving Men From Army

  • 15 January 03
  • The Associated Press
Day after day, Valentina Melnikova huddles with runaway soldiers looking for any excuse -- a bad back, a bum knee -- to help them avoid the ""meat grinder"" of the military.

Family Seeks to Clear The Last Tsar's Name

  • 23 December 02
  • The Associated Press
Members of Russia's former royal family have asked the government to officially clear the name of Tsar Nicholas II, his wife, children and other relatives executed by the Bolsheviks after the 1917 Revolution, royal representatives said Friday.

Raduyev May Have Jail Burial

  • 17 December 02
  • The Associated Press
Prison officials said Monday that Chechen warlord Salman Raduyev would likely be buried in a prison cemetery plot rather than turned over to relatives.

Noginsk Hosts a NATO Exercise

  • 30 September 02
  • The Associated Press
Rescue workers from Russia, several NATO countries and former Soviet republics took part in exercises Friday designed to test their reaction to a potential terrorist attack.

Primakov Urges Talks With Chechen Rebels

  • 11 September 02
  • The Associated Press
Former Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov on Tuesday called on the Kremlin to start new negotiations with rebels in Chechnya.

Judd Finds Life 'Grim' in Grozny

  • 05 September 02
  • The Associated Press
A European human rights envoy criticized the ""grim"" living conditions provided for refugees who have returned to Grozny and called for a political settlement of the three-year-old war in the region.

Man Made Threat to Bomb FSB

  • 23 August 02
  • The Associated Press
Police arrested a man who threatened to blow up his truck in front of FSB headquarters on Thursday.

Tolstoys Celebrate a Milestone

  • 05 August 02
  • The Associated Press
Some 90 descendants of Leo Tolstoy gathered at the Yasnaya Polyana country estate for a family reunion, billed as the largest-ever gathering of Tolstoy relatives.

Il-86 Probe Focuses on Stabilizer Malfunction

  • 30 July 02
  • The Associated Press
A possible malfunction of the Il-86's horizontal stabilizer may have caused the jet to plunge into woods.

Hundreds of Communists Protest at U.S. Embassy

  • 24 May 02
  • The Associated Press
Hundreds of Communist and leftist demonstrators staged a noisy protest near the U.S. Embassy on Thursday, hours before U.S. President George W. Bush arrived for the summit.

RTR Broadcasts Footage of Khattab

  • 29 April 02
  • The Associated Press
RTR aired footage of the body of a man strongly resembling one of Chechnya's rebel leaders, Omar Ibn al Khattab, whom the FSB claims to have killed in a special operation.

Trendy Muscovites Doing Without for Lent

  • 16 April 02
  • The Associated Press
Abstinence is in for Muscovites -- thanks to new attention being paid to Lent -- with trains, planes, trendy restaurants and even the Kremlin offering special menus.

Pizza Maker Creates Niche in Kazan

Fast Woman Teaches One and All

A Texan Who Grew Up in Russia

In the Shadow of the North Pole