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Olivia Ward

Olivia Ward is The Toronto Star’s foreign affairs writer. She covered the former Soviet Union as bureau chief and correspondent from 1992 to 2002.

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What Happened to Russia

The end of the USSR is rife with what-ifs and could-have-beens May 2012
The Russian officer stared at me with cold contempt. “What are you doing here? You are not allowed here.” “But I’m an accredited journalist, and I have a permit,” I said. Next to his Kalashnikov my case was weak: pulled from my car at a hastily created checkpoint in Chechnya, I feared more for my Chechen driver than for…