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The Sochi Games and Human Rights: What Is the Responsibility of Corporate Sponsors?

<i>This post originally appeared on the BSR Blog.</i><p>With the Winter Olympic Games about to kick off in Sochi, the role of corporate sponsors is under scrutiny -- the new normal for major sporting events.<p>This time around, much of the attention is on what, if anything, Olympic corporate partners are doing …

Rights & Freedoms

Blondie Nixes Russian Red Rocks Festival Performance In Sochi, Citing 'Human Rights' (PHOTO)

It seems Blondie's Debbie Harry has joined fellow pop icons Madonna, Cher and Lady Gaga in speaking out against Russia's controversial "gay propaganda" law.<p>Though details of the nixed gig aren't clear, Blondie posted its response after an apparent offer to perform at the Red Rocks Festival in …

Alexei Navalny, Putin's Biggest Opponent, Takes On Corruption In The Sochi Olympics

WASHINGTON -- The chief opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin has set his sights on a new target -- the Sochi Winter Olympics.<p>In a wide-ranging interview with The Huffington Post, Alexei Navalny, a lawyer, prominent anti-corruption blogger and 2013 Moscow mayoral candidate, described his …

Anti-corruption campaigner says Putin's friends feeding off "over-priced" Sochi Olympics

An anti-corruption campaigner has said Russia is overspending on the Winter Olympics and politicians and businessmen are profiteering.<p>Alexei Navalny, who has previously led anti-Putin protests, says Russia’s Olympics are already five times more expensive than the 2010 Olympics. And he is quite …

Why Isn't NBC Covering Corruption and Unrest in Sochi?

Pussy Riot is being whipped in public, the roads are paved with corrupt money, but we're not hearing any of it.<p><b>SOCHI, Russia —</b> Pussy Riot took to the streets, in front of a Sochi 2014 step and repeat, and got beat by Cossack whips. And pepper sprayed. The Cossacks are not official representatives …


Saddle Up: Horses in BAZAAR

In honor of National Horse Day.<p>Horses are known to represent grace, passion and a desire for freedom. In honor of National Horse Day, we're looking back on some of our favorite <i>BAZAAR</i> photo shoots where these gentle creatures took the spotlight.

Rock Climbing Building Blends in Naturally with Environment

Sensing the potential for a climbing community in Polur, Iran, New Wave Architecture designed this new rock climbing hall that mimics the surrounding, rocky landscape of Mazadaran. Equipped with a dynamic climbing hall, temporary accommodation zone, fitness gym and maintenance areas, the building's …