Stanislav Kucher is a journalist and former Russian TV presenter. He has previously worked as Editor-in-Chief of the Snob multimedia platform, Chief Political Analyst and Creative Director of Kommersant-fm all-news radio network, Anchor at Sovershenno Sekretno TV channel and Editor-in-Chief of National Geographic Traveler (Russian edition). He lives in New York. The views here are his own. View more opinion on CNN. (CNN) In the summer of 1991, I was a 19-year-old journalist hitchhiking across America with a friend, on assignment for a Moscow newspaper. The Soviet Union at that time was still alive and seemingly strong. But the iron curtain had already risen -- at least for reporters -- and I hurried to see with my own eyes the "evil empire" Soviet propagandists had been frightening us with since childhood. In early September, a few weeks after the unsuccessful attempt by communist hardliners to overthrow then-Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, my friend and I were … [Read more...] about Opinion: How Russians born in the 1990s became Putin’s soldiers
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0 Crime & Safety Another destructive wildfire season fueled by extreme drought looms in California. Here's what it means for your area. Kat Schuster , Patch Staff Posted | Updated Reply CALIFORNIA — Last year, 3,629 structures were leveled by 8,835 wildfires in the Golden State. As California anticipates a dry summer, authorities are gearing up to defend homes and businesses around the state from potential fires. According to a new model and report from nonprofit First Street Foundation, 80 million properties in the U.S. are at risk of exposure to wildfire. About 16 percent of the nation's population lives in areas prone to wildfire damage, according to the Washington Post's analysis of the group's data. In California, millions of properties are at risk for wildfire damage over the next 30 years, according to the report. Using this tool , you can look up your zip code to see how many properties are at risk. … [Read more...] about See How Many Homes In Your Area Are At Risk Of CA Wildfire Damage
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 10 PARIS (AP) — In a season when soccer violence has made an ugly comeback, a potential menace hangs over Wednesday's Europa Conference League final between Dutch club Feyenoord and Italy's Roma in the Albanian capital of Tirana. Up to 100,000 fans are expected to travel despite each club being allocated only 4,000 tickets for the inaugural final of the third-tier European tournament, which was designed to give smaller clubs a shot at a continental competition. Feyenoord and Roma are storied clubs with big fan bases, and notorious violent elements among their support. The final is set to be played just days after a weekend of violence at games capped a season-long resurgence of it. Fighting and tear gas marred the Greek Cup final on Saturday, with a player allegedly hit by a chunk of cement thrown from the crowd during Panathinaikos' 1-0 … [Read more...] about Trouble in Tirana? Hooligan issue hangs over Feyenoord-Roma
Illustration: Maxime Gérin This article was featured in One Great Story , New York ’s reading recommendation newsletter. Sign up here to get it nightly. On a Tuesday evening in April, nearly half a century after Joe Biden first publicly mused about running for president, an unsettled cross section of the Democratic Establishment assembled at Pinehurst, a golf resort in North Carolina. Inflation was at a 40-year high, Biden’s disapproval rating sat at 56 percent, and editors at the New York Times were readying a front-page report about how his signature achievement — $1.9 trillion in coronavirus-relief spending — has “barely registered with voters.” The lobbyists, donors, staffers, and elected officials were gathering for the spring policy meeting of the Democratic Governors Association, and the scheduled sessions concerned such topics as health care and diversity in governance. But between panel discussions, in the hallways and at the cocktail reception on the … [Read more...] about There Has to Be a Backup Plan. There’s a Backup Plan, Right?
Click here to read the full article. The pandemic, the rise of new social media platforms, the formation of new streaming services and the passion of fan communities are just a few of the factors that all who work in entertainment marketing have had to take into special consideration over the past few years. While different strategies can be more or less effective in different contexts, there are a few key ideas that entertainment marketers can all learn from each other. At the Variety Entertainment Marketing Summit presented by Deloitte, marketing executives who lead companies ranging from Snap to the Los Angeles Rams came together to discuss what their work looks like in the media landscape of 2022. More from Variety Sony, HBO and Disney Executives Take Home Variety's Entertainment Marketing Visionaries Award Hulu President Joe Earley Says Streamer Benefits From 'Complementary' Relationship With Disney+ Dakota Johnson Is Thinking About Getting in the … [Read more...] about 10 Key Takeaways From Variety’s Entertainment Marketing Summit
Boris Johnson has once again vowed that he might do something about the European Union exerting damaging control over Northern Ireland by changing his Brexit deal, after over a year of doing nothing. Despite supposedly being an integral part of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland was left under partial EU control for the purposes of customs and regulations by Johnson in exchange for a trade deal in which the British government gave way to Brussels on paying a multi-billion pound “divorce” settlement , free trade in goods but not services , letting European trawlers continue to plunder Britsh waters , and Gibraltar . Most controversially, the Northern Ireland Protocol has resulted in the creation of an Irish Sea border between Great Britain and Northern Ireland — two halves of one country — in order to preserve the supposedly all-important open border between Northern Ireland and European Union member-state the Republic of Ireland, which the EU argues … [Read more...] about Boris: I Will Do Something About EU Overreach In Northern Ireland, Maybe