Julia Ioffe

Senior Editor

A Vice Correspondent Has Reportedly Been Taken Hostage by Pro-Russian Forces

Russia's newest export: abusing the press

Russia's newest export: abusing the press.

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The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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You can breathe easy. That rumor was inaccurate. 

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When other countries are invaded, they fight back. So why isn't Ukraine?

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Russia's Last Independent TV Channel Is Fighting For Its Life

And it's asking for your help.

A week before the Olympic Games opened in Sochi, the Kremlin sicced its hounds on Dozhd TV, the last independent news channel in Russia. The channel has been around since the spring of 2010, when the warm breeze of pseudo liberalization swept through Moscow at the height of Dmitry Medvedev's pseudo liberalization.

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Here's hoping this dampens a centuries'-long identity crisis.

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The Kremlin tends to take its anger with the U.S. out on its own. 

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The foreign media call him the gray cardinal of Putinism. But he's a much more colorful villain than that.

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