In focus for the series "Faces of Russia" is one of Russia's great thinkers, writers, opinion journalists, and social activists, Nikolai Starikov who is also co-chairman of the Great Fatherland Party.
In three years of trying to prevent more conflict in between great nations a score of unlikely heroes have risked much of their own accord. Today a friend, a decorated FSB Colonel named Stanislav Stankevich steps up to offer a history, a caution, and a genuine peace offering from Russia. Here's a story you won't find at the BBC.
Dmitri Hvorostovsky has cancelled the performance at the Wiener Staatsoper, scheduled for September 30 on account his doctor's advice to renew a round of chemotherapy.
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