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April 2, 2000 | KARIN ESTERHAMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Historian Robert Feldman, retired director of Russian studies at Cal State Fullerton, will lead a 15-day tour to Russia from Aug. 4 to 18. Feldman, who has escorted groups to Russia for 22 years, will offer lectures and discussions during the tour. Guests will visit Moscow for four days to see Red Square, the Kremlin, the Kremlin Armory Museum and Tretyakov Art Gallery.
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July 25, 2012 | By Leon Logothetis
The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn. --David Russell The Mongol Rally , the 10,000-mile journey from Britain to Mongolia, is a road trip, for heaven's sake. So far, I've gotten acquainted with the the Ukrainian police (50 euro, about $62, fine for speeding) and the Ukrainian police again (I evaded them). I didn't meet the Russian police, although I had laid in a store of vodka in case I did. Now my co-driver, Steve, and I were getting ready to cross into Kazakhstan , where the police apparently were very eager to get acquainted.
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June 18, 1988 | Associated Press
Hurricane-force winds killed one person and injured several and blew off house roofs in Saratov, a city on the Volga River 500 miles southeast of Moscow, the official Tass news agency reported Friday.
WORLD
September 8, 2011 | By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times
A growing professional hockey league based in Russia is a point of pride for a country that loves the sport, able to attract stars from the prestigious North American league who find competitive salaries and a less-demanding schedule. On Wednesday, a premier Kontinental Hockey League team fell victim to one of Russia's chronic weaknesses: the quality and safety of air travel. A Yakovlev-42 charter jet carrying the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv team to its season opener crashed into the Volga River shortly after takeoff, killing 43 people: 35 players, coaches and team officials, plus eight crew members.
NEWS
July 25, 2012 | By Leon Logothetis
The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn. --David Russell The Mongol Rally , the 10,000-mile journey from Britain to Mongolia, is a road trip, for heaven's sake. So far, I've gotten acquainted with the the Ukrainian police (50 euro, about $62, fine for speeding) and the Ukrainian police again (I evaded them). I didn't meet the Russian police, although I had laid in a store of vodka in case I did. Now my co-driver, Steve, and I were getting ready to cross into Kazakhstan , where the police apparently were very eager to get acquainted.
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April 25, 1999 | KARIN ESTERHAMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 12-day trip to China that includes a three-day cruise on the Yangtze River leaves Nov. 11. Group members will visit Beijing to see the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven, the Great Wall, the terra-cotta army in Xi'an and Shanghai. Participants will also attend a Beijing Opera performance and a Tang Dynasty show. Cost: $2,699 per person, double occupancy, including round-trip air fare from Los Angeles, three flights within China, hotels, all meals, cruise and entrance fees for attractions.
WORLD
September 8, 2011 | By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times
A growing professional hockey league based in Russia is a point of pride for a country that loves the sport, able to attract stars from the prestigious North American league who find competitive salaries and a less-demanding schedule. On Wednesday, a premier Kontinental Hockey League team fell victim to one of Russia's chronic weaknesses: the quality and safety of air travel. A Yakovlev-42 charter jet carrying the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv team to its season opener crashed into the Volga River shortly after takeoff, killing 43 people: 35 players, coaches and team officials, plus eight crew members.
WORLD
December 5, 2005 | David Holley, Times Staff Writer
As she rode a ferry past golden birch forests to her dacha, Galina Kudryavtseva looked at the waters of the mighty Volga River with the love of a child for her mother. "Life without the Volga is unimaginable," said the retired engineer, 69. "The Volga provides everything -- work, pleasure, it feeds people, and it's incredibly beautiful." The 2,300-mile Mother Volga, a river of history, folklore, song and art, is far more than Europe's longest waterway.
WORLD
February 28, 2011 | By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times
He recalls sinking into the darkness of the Volga River, and the icy water in his nostrils, eyes and ears shocking him into one last push for the surface. Above, a jagged hole traced 10 feet of open water, the only such patch in a vast, white expanse. When Alexei Yakimov broke the surface, his bruised face rested in the snow and the pain shot back into his broken arm and dislocated shoulder. In the distance, he could see his would-be killers struggling up the snowy river bank to their car. The policemen had a long night with him. They were dead tired, too. Yakimov's troubles had started with a dispute over turf among taxi drivers in this provincial capital east of Moscow.
NEWS
July 11, 1992 | From Associated Press
Russia and Germany signed a treaty Friday allowing ethnic Germans to resettle on the Volga River, where an autonomous German republic existed until dictator Josef Stalin destroyed it during World War II. The treaty will re-establish an autonomous region open to all ethnic Germans in the former Soviet Union. It was signed by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Valery Makharadze, Nationality Policy Minister Valery Tishkov and Bonn's special envoy for ethnic Germans, Horst Waffenschmidt.
WORLD
July 11, 2011 | By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times
More than 100 people were missing and feared dead after the sudden sinking of a passenger cruiser on the Volga River on Sunday afternoon, Russian officials said. The 56-year-old double-deck pleasure cruiser Bulgaria was carrying 188 people — 142 passengers and 46 crew — when it went under about two miles from the shore of the Volga, in central Russia near the regional capital of Kazan, about 450 miles east of Moscow. Two bodies were quickly recovered, officials said, and about 80 passengers had been rescued, 13 of whom were rushed to hospitals, said Irina Andrianova, Russian Emergency Situations Ministry spokeswoman, in televised remarks.
WORLD
February 28, 2011 | By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times
He recalls sinking into the darkness of the Volga River, and the icy water in his nostrils, eyes and ears shocking him into one last push for the surface. Above, a jagged hole traced 10 feet of open water, the only such patch in a vast, white expanse. When Alexei Yakimov broke the surface, his bruised face rested in the snow and the pain shot back into his broken arm and dislocated shoulder. In the distance, he could see his would-be killers struggling up the snowy river bank to their car. The policemen had a long night with him. They were dead tired, too. Yakimov's troubles had started with a dispute over turf among taxi drivers in this provincial capital east of Moscow.
WORLD
December 5, 2005 | David Holley, Times Staff Writer
As she rode a ferry past golden birch forests to her dacha, Galina Kudryavtseva looked at the waters of the mighty Volga River with the love of a child for her mother. "Life without the Volga is unimaginable," said the retired engineer, 69. "The Volga provides everything -- work, pleasure, it feeds people, and it's incredibly beautiful." The 2,300-mile Mother Volga, a river of history, folklore, song and art, is far more than Europe's longest waterway.
TRAVEL
April 2, 2000 | KARIN ESTERHAMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Historian Robert Feldman, retired director of Russian studies at Cal State Fullerton, will lead a 15-day tour to Russia from Aug. 4 to 18. Feldman, who has escorted groups to Russia for 22 years, will offer lectures and discussions during the tour. Guests will visit Moscow for four days to see Red Square, the Kremlin, the Kremlin Armory Museum and Tretyakov Art Gallery.
TRAVEL
April 25, 1999 | KARIN ESTERHAMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 12-day trip to China that includes a three-day cruise on the Yangtze River leaves Nov. 11. Group members will visit Beijing to see the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven, the Great Wall, the terra-cotta army in Xi'an and Shanghai. Participants will also attend a Beijing Opera performance and a Tang Dynasty show. Cost: $2,699 per person, double occupancy, including round-trip air fare from Los Angeles, three flights within China, hotels, all meals, cruise and entrance fees for attractions.
NEWS
July 11, 1992 | From Associated Press
Russia and Germany signed a treaty Friday allowing ethnic Germans to resettle on the Volga River, where an autonomous German republic existed until dictator Josef Stalin destroyed it during World War II. The treaty will re-establish an autonomous region open to all ethnic Germans in the former Soviet Union. It was signed by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Valery Makharadze, Nationality Policy Minister Valery Tishkov and Bonn's special envoy for ethnic Germans, Horst Waffenschmidt.
WORLD
July 11, 2011 | By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times
More than 100 people were missing and feared dead after the sudden sinking of a passenger cruiser on the Volga River on Sunday afternoon, Russian officials said. The 56-year-old double-deck pleasure cruiser Bulgaria was carrying 188 people — 142 passengers and 46 crew — when it went under about two miles from the shore of the Volga, in central Russia near the regional capital of Kazan, about 450 miles east of Moscow. Two bodies were quickly recovered, officials said, and about 80 passengers had been rescued, 13 of whom were rushed to hospitals, said Irina Andrianova, Russian Emergency Situations Ministry spokeswoman, in televised remarks.
NEWS
June 19, 1988 | Associated Press
Hurricane-force winds blew off house roofs and killed one person and injured several others in a Volga River city, the Tass news agency reported Friday.
NEWS
June 18, 1988 | Associated Press
Hurricane-force winds killed one person and injured several and blew off house roofs in Saratov, a city on the Volga River 500 miles southeast of Moscow, the official Tass news agency reported Friday.
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