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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

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Best of This Weekend in Seattle October 12 – 14

Arts, antiques, great food, Russian culture, amazing jazz, a day for women and more! It’s the weekend in Puget Sound. Ready? Set? Go!

10/10/2012

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Memos Show US Hushed Up Soviet Crime

The American POWs sent secret coded messages to Washington with news of a Soviet atrocity: In 1943 they saw rows of corpses in an advanced state of decay in the Katyn forest, on the western edge of Russia, proof that the killers could not have been the Nazis who had only recently occupied the area.

CBS Seattle–09/10/2012

Pussy Riot Supporters Demonstrate In Berlin (Getty Images)

Members of Pussy Riot Found Guilty, Jailed

A Moscow judge sentenced three members of the provocative punk band Pussy Riot to two years in prison each on hooliganism charges on Friday following a trial that has drawn international outrage as an emblem of Russia’s intolerance of dissent.

The trial sparked a wave of protests around the world in support of the feminist rockers, who have been dubbed prisoners of conscience by international rights group. Hundreds of Pussy Riot supporters chanted “Russia without Putin!” amid a heavy police presence outside the courtroom, and several opposition leaders were detained.

CBS Seattle–08/17/2012

A woman watches the sunset in Hong Kong

Siberian Smoke Causes Spectacular Seattle Sunsets

Wildfire smoke drifting across the ocean from Siberia to the Pacific Northwest may explain why Seattle has had so many spectacular sunsets recently.

07/14/2012

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