Kiev

Yulia Tymoshenko Returns to Politics, and Ukraine's Liberals Aren't Too Pleased
February 23, 2014

In an emotional speech on the Maidan last night, Yulia Tymoshenko pledged that she would protect the country's interest, but the country doesn't seem to believe that a tiger can change its stripes.

The Power Struggle Behind Ukraine's Bloody Turn
Don't blame Russia. It was a battle among ruling elites.
February 22, 2014

As the protests in Ukraine descended into violence earlier this week, a blame game began among foreign leaders.

A Twitter Death in Kiev
The tale of a post-modern martyr
February 21, 2014

As protestors fought riot police in Kiev yesterday, as the city center turned into a charred crater, volunteer medics skittered through the melee, attending to the hundreds wounded in the fight, pulling them into hotel lobbies and churches for treate

What Ukraine’s Protesters Learned From Belarus
February 20, 2014

Belarus' unrest in 2010 provided a valuable lesson to today's protesters in Kiev.

The Kremlin, the Russian Liberals, and the West All See What They Want to See in Ukraine
February 20, 2014

The battle unfolding in the streets of Kiev today is proving to be yet another geopolitical blank slate.

What's Happening in Kiev Right Now Is Vladimir Putin's Worst Nightmare
February 18, 2014

If it can happen in Ukraine, it can happen in Russia. 

Russia's Liberals Are Watching Ukraine's Revolution Very Closely—And So Is Putin
December 02, 2013

In case you missed it, Kiev has been exploding over the last few days.

Pussy Riot? More Like Pussy War
August 30, 2012

MOSCOW—Yesterday afternoon, two women—a mother and her 38-year-old daughter—were found stabbed to death in the southeastern city of Kazan. By the time the news reached Moscow this morning, it arrived with a new bit of information: someone had scrawled “Free Pussy Riot” on the hallway wall. In blood. It’s not clear who did this—or, more significantly, why—but two weeks after the three young women of Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in jail for singing a “punk prayer” in the main church of the capital, the story continues to roil Russian society.

Back In The USSR
September 28, 2011

The Bright StreamAmerican Ballet Theatre Anna Karenina; The Little Humpbacked HorseMariinsky Ballet, Metropolitan Opera House Incredibly, the hit of the New York dance season this spring was The Bright Stream, a restaging of a Soviet “tractor-ballet” from 1935, about a Caucasian collective farm complete with hammer, sickle, and happy farmers making merry in a sunlit workers’ paradise. The ballet comes to us directly from Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, where it was first restaged in 2003 with new choreography by the Russian choreographer Alexei Ratmansky.

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