Moscow

Supporting Women Lawyers in Russia

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.15.2013 | Canada
G(irls)20

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.png The Russian revolution declared equal rights for men and women, but in reality a tremendous gender gap remained in all the higher managerial positions. Although we still have a long way to go, in Russia young girls have many more opportunities today.

How Technology Can Reduce Unemployment Rates

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.png Being a typical product of the public education system provided in Saudi, I've always dreamt of finding a job in the public sector after graduation. It wasn't until I participated in The U.S.-Saudi Women forum on Social Entrepreneurship, that I realized the importance of entrepreneurship.

The World's Highest Potential Resource is Not What You Think

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada
G(irls)20

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.png When we talk about natural resources that can drive economic benefit the conversation usually turns to gas and minerals, or sun and wind. What if I were to tell you that the world's most underutilized and highest potential resource is all around us? She may be standing next to you, she may be in a village far away, she may even be you.

What if All the G20 Leaders Were Girls?

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.png Imagine the G20 Leaders (Zuma, Obama, Harper, Pena Nieto, Rousseff, Fernandez de Kirchner, Jinping, Keqiang, Yudhoyono, Abe, Geun-hye, Singh, Putin, Erdogan, Merkel, Hollande, Cameron, Letta, Abdullah and Gillard). Open your eyes. Now imagine 20 girls. What you see are the G(irls)20 Summit delegates.

Why Cyprus Is Not Your Typical Bailout Story

Diane Francis | Posted 05.24.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

So the Cyprus story is more than just another profligate nation begging for help. This mess may force the unification of this island, and tapping of its resources, at long last for the betterment of all its citizens. It may stop the takeover of a nation inside the EU by Russian bad guys.

Canada's Embassy In Moscow Vulnerable To Attack

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.18.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's diplomats in Moscow will have to work another three years in an embassy compound that's vulnerable to terrorist attack and the pryin...

Pussy Rioters Should Count Themselves Lucky

Peter Worthington | Posted 10.14.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

Anyone interested in just how much Russia has changed since the days when it was the Soviet Union should examine what's called the "Pussy Riot" case. Having interrupted a church service with a political protest, they are facing several years in prison. But the Pussy Riot girls likely have no appreciation of how lucky they are. In Stalin's time there'd be no publicity, no public trial, no knowledge even of the girls staging a political protest inside a cathedral. They'd just disappear.

Exit Polls Show Drop In Support For Putin's Party

Associated Press | Posted 02.03.2012 | Canada

MOSCOW - Exit polls cited by Russian state television showed Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's party with less than 50 per cent of the vote in Sunday's ...

Russia's War With Islam

Peter Worthington | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada
Peter Worthington

We in North America tend to forget that Russia is Europe's second biggest economy. It's also the world's biggest producer of oil and gas -- probably more than the rest of the world combined. What Russia has that we haven't to the same extent, is Islamic terrorism.

Today's Moscow: Golden Domes and Golden Arches

Peter Worthington | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Russia's Economy of Corruption

Peter Worthington | Posted 11.10.2011 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Now that it no longer aspires to take over the world -- or at least subvert Western countries -- Russia is not the threat to peace that it once was. Even when I lived in Moscow, true communism was never really practiced. Most Muscovites had clandestine deals going on, where they could manipulate or cheat the system.