Julia Ioffe
Senior Editor

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.

Putin's Been Wanting Crimea for a Long, Long Time
March 05, 2014

Vladimir Putin isn't invading Crimea or trying to secure the land around which his warm-water fleet is based, no, no. He is protecting Russian speakers from brazen fascist aggression on the part of the Ukrainians.

Kremlin TV Loves Anti-War Protests—Unless Russia Is the One Waging War
Studies in 'whataboutism'
March 02, 2014

Fun with propaganda!

Barack Obama Calls Vladimir Putin About Ukraine
And it didn't really work
March 01, 2014

 

Russia's standing in the international community, as if there's much left or as if Putin really cares, could suffer. Oh, the humanity.

Putin's War in Crimea Could Soon Spread to Eastern Ukraine
And nobody—not the U.S., not NATO—can stop him
March 01, 2014

And nobody–not the U.S., not NATO–can stop him.

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