Russia

The Leopard, one of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics mascots, is presented during the opening ceremony at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi. (JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Schadenfreude Is Drawing Me To Watch The Olympics

Will the Sochi craziness bring even more people to watch the Olympics?

CBS Chicago–02/07/2014

Patrick Kane. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: With Terror Threats Looming, NHL Should Withdraw From Sochi Games

With safety at risk, NHL players don’t need to go to Sochi.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2014

The unveiled Sochi 2014 Olympic Gold Medal.  (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Russian Sports Official Defends Anti-Gay Law, Compares Gays To Nazis

Russia’s new anti-gay law has caused a storm of criticism as the world prepares for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

670 The Score–08/13/2013

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev arrive for the final Cabinet meeting of the year at the government headquarters in Moscow , on December 27, 2012. Putin told today a meeting of top officials in the Kremlin he intended to sign into law a bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children that has raised tensions between Moscow and Washington. AFP PHOTO / RIA-NOVOSTI /POOL/ DMITRY ASTAKHOV (Photo credit should read DMITRY ASTAKHOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Families In Limbo As Russia Considers Banning Adoptions To U.S.

A local adoption agency is encouraging people to contact their senators and congressmen to ask them to urge Russia to let those adoptions already in progress to proceed.

12/27/2012

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Opinion: A Mad, Personal-Attacking, Interrupting Obama Loses Third Presidential Debate

Romney won this debate in more ways than one – most impressively due to his dignified style.

10/23/2012

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Opinion: In Clear Victory Obama Shows Romney Isn’t Ready To Be Commander-In-Chief

What was most clear tonight, though, is that Mitt Romney has no idea how the world works and the Office of the President is no place for on the job training.

10/23/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Must Answer Tough Questions On His Questionable Foreign Practices In Debate Tonight

It is unprecedented for a presidential candidate to have as many conflicts when it comes to foreign business ties as Mitt Romney.

10/22/2012

Mitt Romney (Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Mitt Romney The Cigarette Peddler

It turns out that Mitt Romney made millions and saved the company he was running by peddling cigarettes in the former Soviet Union and in the United States in the early 90s.

10/16/2012

Liliya Shobukhova of the Russian Federation wins the womens race in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon with a time of 2:20:26 on October 10, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jim Prisching/Getty Images)

Russia’s Liliya Shobukhova Hopes For 4th Victory At Bank Of America Chicago Marathon

Liliya Shobukhova of Russia will be running in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in October, and is hoping to chalk up an unprecedented consecutive Marathon victory.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

NATO Flag

Chicago Might Also Host Russia-NATO Summit Next May

It looks like Chicago will host not only NATO and the rich G-8 nations next spring, but also Russia.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2011

Gay-rights activist Andy Thayer reviews video of a demonstration in Russia. (CBS)

Chicago Gay Rights Activist Attacked During Russian Demonstration

Andy Thayer has twice been arrested in Russia, but says he won’t be intimidated in the effort to advance gay rights. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

06/30/2011

Andy Thayer

Chicago Gay Rights Activist Arrested At Moscow Pride Parade

A Chicago gay rights activist was among several people arrested in Russia over the weekend, for participating in an illegal Pride parade in Moscow.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2011

Team USA challenged, but tops Russia to advance

ISTANBUL — Kevin Durant scored 33 points and the United States beat Russia 89-79 on Thursday to move within two wins of its first world championship since 1994. The victory came on the 38th anniversary […]

09/09/2010

Coach K fires back over Russian coach’s comments on ’72 games

ISTANBUL — Russia’s coach believes the Soviets were right in 1972. The Americans say he’s got it all wrong. U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski responded to David Blatt’s opinion that the Soviet Union’s victory in the […]

09/08/2010

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