Russian Pussies and Ukrainian Boobs: The new feminism of the former Soviet Union

Yesterday, Russian punk band Pussy Riot were found guilty of “hooliganism” and sentenced to two years in prison. The case has dominated the Internet and the airwaves for weeks, forcing well-mannered newscasters to cringingly utter one of our most taboo words in nightly news roundups. The trouble started back in February when the group staged a direct-action protest […]
Aug 18, 2012

Searching for Sasha: How to find a childhood pen pal

When the Seattle Globalist reporting team – Sarah Stuteville and Jessica Partnow – took off for a 2-month reporting trip in the Former Soviet Union, they had a secret goal: to find Sasha, Jessica’s childhood pen pal from 1990. Sarah chronicles the journey in photos (after the jump), which all started with an aged letter, […]
Aug 27, 2012

“For Motherland! For Stalin!” Seattle’s Russian WWII Vets celebrate Victory Day

For the 41 veterans who of the Soviet Union’s “Great Patriotic War” who live in Washington state, World War II is more than just a history lesson.
May 11, 2013

‘Generation Putin’ wins National Edward R. Murrow Award

  Generation Putin, an hour-long radio special about young people and politics in the Former Soviet Union, received a National Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association. 
Jun 11, 2014

An immigrant “comes out” as a refugee

The recent U.S. backlash against Syrian refugees has convinced writer Irina Vodonos to talk openly about coming to United States as a refugee.
Dec 10, 2015

Russian-American Cultural Festival

On Sunday, May 6, Russian American Cooperation Initiative invites everyone to take part in Seattle’s largest annual tribute to World War II heroes by participating in the Immortal Regiment World War II Memorial Walk and the Russian-American Cultural Festival dedicated to American and Soviet World War II veterans. The Immortal Regiment Memorial Walk is an […]
Apr 30, 2018