Julia Ioffe
Senior Editor

Russia's Last Independent TV Channel Is Fighting For Its Life
And it's asking for your help.
March 31, 2014

A week before the Olympic Games opened in Sochi, the Kremlin sicced its hounds on Dozhd TV, the last independent news channel in Russia.

Booting Russia from the G8 Ends 16 Years of Pretending Moscow Should Sit at the Big-Kids Table
What a relief
March 24, 2014

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

These Sanctions Against Russia Will Hurt, and It's the Russian Liberals Who Will Suffer
March 20, 2014

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

Kremlin Henchman: The Only Thing I Like About America is Tupac (And Sanctions Won't Keep Me From Listening)
March 17, 2014

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

While the West Watches Crimea, Putin Cleans House in Moscow
March 14, 2014

Things on the Russian home front are getting increasingly bizarre—and terrifying.

Ethnic Russians in the Baltics Are Actually Persecuted. So Why Isn't Putin Stepping In?
March 11, 2014

Is the Crimea annexation really about protecting ethnic Russians, or doing what you can get away with?

Eastern Ukraine Is Still Fighting Its Past
Life under Stalin's long shadow
March 06, 2014

The country in crisis has yet to escape Stalin's long shadow.

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