Julia Ioffe
Senior Editor

Pro-Putin Grannies Chased Away the Ukrainian Army. Then They Turned on Me.
May 22, 2014

The Donetsk People's Republic's most effective weapon? The Hell's Grannies.

Inside the 11-Story Building That's Calling Itself the People's Republic of Donetsk
May 21, 2014

The pro-Russian ministate in Ukraine is the smallest country in the world. It must also be the most insanely bureaucratic. 

Elon Musk's SpaceX Is Trying to Capitalize on Washington's Deep Freeze With Moscow
May 15, 2014

The rocket company says the Air Force's contract with a rival company is sending taxpayer dollars to Russia.

Anti-Semitism Is on the Rise in Russia—and the Kremlin's TV Network Is in on It
May 14, 2014

Moscow has been accusing Kiev of anti-Semitism, but evidence shows that all that anti-Semitism is coming from Moscow itself.

Putin Is Trying to Take Over Russia's Memories of WWII
May 09, 2014

69 years ago today, the Germans surrendered to the Soviets, who had lost 27 million people in the war. Their victory has nothing to do with Putin.

I'll Believe Putin is "De-Escalating" in Ukraine When I See It
May 07, 2014

Putin seems to be walking it back. Here's what hasn't changed.

Putin’s American Toady at 'The Nation' Gets Even Toadier
May 01, 2014

Stephen Cohen addresses the conflict in Ukraine, completely forgetting about...Ukraine.