Articles by Lena Garrett



Moscow's Residents Take to the Streets

Runners will hit the road on Sunday for the second annual Moscow Half-Marathon. The half-marathon, the second race in the Moscow Marathon series, is already the third major race to take place in the city this year, following the First Run 5K and the Spring Thunder half-marathon.

Wildfires in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Prompt Radiation Fears

Ukraine's emergency services appealed for calm Wednesday as wildfires raged in the exclusion zone surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine that went into meltdown in 1986.

Thousands of Psychics, Witches to Descend on Kiev in the Name of Peace

Upward of 2,000 psychics, shamans, witches and warlocks are set to descend on Kiev on Thursday in a bid to bring peace to Ukraine through magic, local media reported Tuesday.

Russian Ecologists Warn Summer Could See Repeat of 2010 Wildfires

With fires already raging across parts of Siberia, Russia can expect "catastrophic" wildfires as bad as or worse than those that devastated parts of the country in summer 2010, some environmental experts say.

Moscow Authorities Offer Free Food, Beauty Tips in Exchange for Free Labor

On Saturday, thousands of residents of Moscow and the Moscow region are expected to take over parks in a clean-up effort known as subbotnik.

The 3 Most Absurd Moments From Putin's Annual Call-In Show

Amid four hours of intensive questioning on the economy and foreign policy, some quirky moments provided respite during President Vladimir Putin's annual Q&A marathon.

Prostitutes, Politics and Priorities: St. Petersburg Activists Take a Stand

A group of St. Petersburg activists has declared war on illegal advertising for the services of prostitutes around the city, known as Russia's cultural capital.