Onion Domes on the Seine: Tension over New Russian Orthodox Church in Paris

PARIS. – The famous skyline on the banks of the river Seine is about to be changed for good. Soon, Gustave Eiffel’s iron tower, jutting above the 19th century Haussmann buildings, will be joined by five, shiny, onion shaped domes. The construction of a new Russian Orthodox church might seem complementary to Putin’s recent agenda […]

Bomb Scare Interrupts an Afternoon at the Eiffel Tower

On the afternoon of Friday, August 9, thousands of visitors were evacuated from Paris’s Eiffel Tower and surrounding area following a bomb threat. Security received an anonymous phone tip around 2 PM before dispatching a bomb disposal unit to search the monument. Tourists in the Tower’s summit were forced to take elevators and approximately 700 […]