Mayor Bans Basically Everything Good About Weddings

If you thought being cut off from the open bar at your best friend’s wedding was cruel and unusual punishment, check out the new regulations for weddings in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, which include strict rules about dancing, cake-cutting, and, strangely, shooting any and all firearms. Bummer. Worse, failure to… »Thursday 3:40pm

Trial Brings Attention to Murdered Russian Journalist, But Maybe Not Justice

Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya was murdered in the stairwell of her Moscow apartment building on Oct. 7, 2006, but the trial of her supposed murderers began this Wednesday »10/17/08 3:20pm, a little over two years after her death. The new documentary investigates the forces that led to her murder — and that may keep her…