An “American Comrade” in the Red Army


That’s how the Russian newspaper Komsomol’skaya Pravda headlined its main article on May 7, right on the eve of The Day of Victory—the traditional Russian celebration of the victorious end of the war against the Nazis.
Here is, briefly, the content of that article:
Sixty-five years ago, on May 8, 1945, in Chicago, a young American [...]

Obama Meets Dalai Lama, and China Is Quick to Protest


WASHINGTON — President Obama met with the Dalai Lama on Thursday, welcoming the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader to the White House for a low-profile meeting that nonetheless raised the hackles of China. The two men spoke about democracy, human rights and the need to preserve Tibet’s religious identity and culture — all issues that, predictably, […]