A Meteor Hits Siberia

By INDYKIDS STAFF An artistic representation of a meteor, like the one that exploded over Siberia in February. Image: CHENJESU On February 15, a meteor, a body of matter from outer space, exploded above the ground in the eastern Russian city of Chelyabinsk. Parts of...

Fighting in Oil Rich Georgia

By AMANDA VENDER The United States helped build an oil pipeline (shown on map) through Georgia, a country where a war took place in August. The photos show a Russian tank (top right) and kids in Eredvi, a heavily damaged village. Photos: Antonis Shen; Map by Thomas...

Russian Chess Champ Arrested

By IndyKids Staff Former chess champion Garry Kasparov was arrested at an anti-government rally in Moscow in April. He became the youngest world chess champion in 1985 but is more famous for playing a series of chess games against IBM’s best computer, Deep Blue. He...