Articles by Anya Aseeva



Sochi Seeks to Exterminate Strays Before Olympics

Sochi residents are furious about a city tender for a company to make the streets safer ahead of next year's Winter Olympics through the "disposal" of stray dogs and cats.

Berezovsky to Be Buried in London

Late Russian businessman Boris Berezovsky will be buried in Gunnersbury Cemetery in London as soon as toxicology tests are completed, news reports said Tuesday, quelling speculation that he could be buried in Russia, to which he had  reportedly wanted to return before his death.

Supreme Court Requests Materials for Review of Khodorkovsky Case

The Supreme Court has ordered a review of the criminal case of Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner, Platon Lebedev, after a complaint regarding the Moscow City Court's 2012 handling of an appeal that saw the men's sentences reduced by two years.

Dmitrichenko Elected Chairman of Bolshoi's Trade Union, Replacing Filin

Bolshoi Theater artists recently elected Pavel Dmitrichenko, the dancer accused of ordering an attack on Bolshoi Ballet artistic director Sergei Filin, to replace Filin as the chairman of the theater's trade union, a Bolshoi soloist said.

Tolokonnikova Asks for Release on Parole

Jailed Pussy Riot band member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who is serving a two-year term at a penal colony in Mordovia, has asked for an early release on parole, Kommersant reported Thursday.

Ecofilm Festival is a Cup of Something Good

When Al Gore confronted the world in 2006 with "An Inconvenient Truth," he probably couldn't foresee that his message would energize filmmakers in the global environmental movement to reach out as far as Krasnoyarsk. Well, it has.

Black-and-White Photos Show that Green is Great

Photos taken in Russia and the CIS show that individual actions can make a difference in reducing carbon emissions in the world.

Dubrovka's Former Hostages Seek Justice 10 Years On

As Russia prepares to commemorate one of its darkest anniversaries — the Dubrovka Theater raid that claimed 130 lives — former hostages and their families are continuing to fight for truth and compensation.