Julia Ioffe
Senior Editor

The Russian Public Has a Totally Different Understanding of What Happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
And it's more of a problem than you think.
July 20, 2014

Putin has become prisoner to his own propaganda machine.

I Met Igor Bezler, the Russian Rebel Who Said, "We Have Just Shot Down a Plane"
His nickname is "Demon." That's all you need to know.
July 18, 2014

Who is the man overheard saying, "We have just shot down a plane"?

The Crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Is a Game Changer
This conflict is now officially out of control
July 17, 2014

This conflict is now officially out of control.

Obama Just Hit Russia With New Sanctions. Here's What It Means.
July 16, 2014

"It's a complicated package," says an administration official.

Why the Doom and Gloom, America?
Today’s crises are no worse than many in U.S. history
July 15, 2014

Today’s crises are no worse than many in U.S. history.

Brightly Colored Soccer Cleats are Gay, Says Russian Priest
Jesus, by contrast, was a sandals man
July 09, 2014

"Putting pink or light blue cleats on a man" argues Father Alexander, "is like dressing him in a woman's underwear or brassiere."

Why I Hate Argentina
It started with a headbutt
July 09, 2014

Remember that time in 1998 that Argentina played the Netherlands? Unforgivable.

Russia Riled Up the Ukrainian Rebels, Now It's Shooting at Them As They Try to Enter Russia
July 09, 2014

It recalls the Red Army's "barrier troops," who were stationed behind active combat troops to prevent retreat.

What Your D.C. Steakhouse Says About You
Some Pocket Anthropology For Career-Minded Gourmands.
July 06, 2014

Some Pocket Anthropology For Career-Minded Gourmands.

Little Failures: Russia's Very Expensive & Yet Wholly Unimpressive Side
It’s all a very Russian story: ungodly amounts of money spent with little to show for it
June 26, 2014

Too bad he's having zero effect.

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