“I tell her, ‘All your life you were afraid to talk.’ I don’t want to live that way.”
– SERGEI KANEV, an investigative reporter in Russia, on his mother’s warning that his job is too dangerous.

~The New York Times~

~ On This Day ~

On June 7, 1929, the sovereign state of Vatican City came into existence as copies of the Lateran Treaty were exchanged in Rome.

~The New York Times~

Saturday, June 6, 2009 — 6:34 PM ET

Summer Bird Wins the Belmont Stakes

Summer Bird, ridden by Kent Desormeaux, won the 141st Belmont Stakes on Saturday, denying the jockey Calvin Borel a sweep of the Triple Crown.

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~The New York Times~