It's not quite the Cold War, but the current relationship between the U.S. and Russia is especially frosty these days. From Syria to Snowden, we can't seem to see eye to eye across the globe, or even the Bering Strait, as Vladimir Putin's return to the presidency seems like regression to authorita ... More >>
Starting with an update from last week - no, Juan Mon's is not closed. In fact, the sandwich shop now has an "international bar." Which sounds like a backstreet den in Kiev where, if you don't get a $200 drink-slash-prostitute, you get a free walk to an ATM in the company of some enthusiastic local ... More >>
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