Articles by Kester Klomegah



He Leads Moscow's Mormons

Leonard Romney, president of the Russia Moscow South mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, recently spoke with The Moscow Times about the challenges facing Mormon missionaries in Russia.

He Leads Moscow's Mormons

Leonard Romney, president of the Russia Moscow South mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, recently spoke with The Moscow Times about the challenges facing Mormon missionaries in Russia.

Eyewitness to History

Claude Bernard Beloum, the Central African Republic's ambassador to Russia, on the future of Russian-African relations and the racial violence that threatens his compatriots.

Eyewitness to History

Claude Bernard Beloum, the Central African Republic's ambassador to Russia, on the future of Russian-African relations and the racial violence that threatens his compatriots.

Moscow Lacks: Banku, Kenke and Total Freedom

We asked some expats what they think this city is lacking and what they miss most of all from home.

A Dreamy Russian's Practical Side

The great-granddaughter of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev spoke about becoming a citizen of the world, her grandfathers legacy and the country she currently calls home.

A Dreamy Russian's Practical Side

The great-granddaughter of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev spoke about becoming a citizen of the world, her grandfathers legacy and the country she currently calls home.

Spartak Rhythm Moves to an African Beat

The name of Jerry-Christian Tchuisse is increasingly becoming known among soccer fans across the country not merely for his impressive performances for Spartak.

When One Wife Is Not Enough

LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky has actively crusaded for the legalization of polygamy in Russia. He chose to speak to The Moscow Times about his cause.

When One Wife Is Not Enough

LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky has actively crusaded for the legalization of polygamy in Russia. He chose to speak to The Moscow Times about his cause.

Banking on the Future

In Russia, it's hard to predict what will happen next week, let alone next year. Astrologer Pavel Globa has turned the countrys uncertainty into his own good fortune.

Banking on the Future

In Russia, it's hard to predict what will happen next week, let alone next year. Astrologer Pavel Globa has turned the countrys uncertainty into his own good fortune.

Drugs Duty Called Grave Health Risk

Experts are warning the government that it will exacerbate Russia's near-epidemic of tuberculosis and AIDS if it goes ahead with a plan to double customs duties on drugs.

Disaster Is His Business

Sergei Shoigu has headed the Emergency Situations Ministry since 1994. He took time out from his busy schedule to speak with The Moscow Times about the ministry's mission.

Disaster Is His Business

Sergei Shoigu has headed the Emergency Situations Ministry since 1994. He took time out from his busy schedule to speak with The Moscow Times about the ministry's mission.

The Crisis to Come

Life expectancy in some African countries has fallen by 20 years as a result of AIDS. It now appears such a crisis is looming for Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Powerful Paralympian Hopes to Lift Sydney Gold

Marina Dyanova flexes her impressive muscles, breathes in and out for a while, then lifts the 90-kilogram weight.

Exporting Propaganda

The Russian University of Peoples' Friendship, once a magnet for students from the Third World to study Marxism and Leninism, has changed with the times.

Exporting Propaganda

The Russian University of Peoples' Friendship, once a magnet for students from the Third World to study Marxism and Leninism, has changed with the times.

Champions Ready to Defend Crown

Gold medal winners at the last games in Atlanta, the Russian national soccer team has high hopes for success this year at Sydney.

Libya, Russia to Negotiate Trade, Military, Oil Deals

Champion of Children

A Moment for Mozambique

Battling AIDS

As the health ministry's representative to the Russian Center for AIDS Prevention and Control, Dr. Irina Savchenko is on the front lines of the country's war against AIDS. Kester Klomegah met with her to discuss what measures are being taken to focus on prevention and combat the rapid rise of HIV infection among young people. Q: Can you talk about your activities at the Center for AIDS Prevention and Control? A: Our main purpose is to organize preventative measures against all possible means of infection, to monitor the overall epidemiological picture throughout the country and to seek new methods of diagnosis and treatment. Q: Has AIDS really reached epidemic proportions in Russia? A: According to a United Nations Aids program assessment, the epidemic has just begun, and it will soon reach uncontrollable levels. HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, mostly attacks the young, because they are careless and do not take precautions.

THE TROUGH

'No Excuse for Violence'

Russia Discovers Africa

Women Use Art to Battle Violence

Student TV Station Fills In the Gaps

African Diplomats Celebrate Day of Unity