Obama Points Finger at Putin, Calls Plane Crash in Ukraine "a Wake-Up Call for Europe"
July 18, 2014

Putin "has the most control over the situation, and so far he has not exercised it," the president said.

Russia's Meddling Might Backfire With an Empowered, Unified Ukrainian Church
July 16, 2014

The Kremlin's attempts to undermine Kiev might unite Ukraine's divided Orthodox church.

The Kremlin Is Trying To Erase Memories Of The Gulag
June 23, 2014

Russia is trying to erase its own past.

The U.S. Is Being Routed by Russia in the Information War Over Ukraine
April 16, 2014

Russian jokes will defeat American earnestness every time.

The Mood in Moscow Has Gone From Nationalist to Chauvinist
April 04, 2014

In the wake of the Ukraine crisis a rampant chauvinism has been unleashed, while sanctions on Russia have created the kind of atmosphere dictators love.

The Rebranding of Red Square
January 24, 2014

Establishing shots from every cold war scene ever filmed here made Moscow the epicenter of a massive and massively bankrupt Empire of Evil, in ideological opposition to democracy and freedom.

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.

Obama Bails on His Inevitably Awkward Date With Putin
August 07, 2013

A week after Edward Snowden was granted temporary asylum in Russia, President Obama canceled his bi-lateral September summit in Moscow with Vladimir Putin, though administration officials are at pains to portray this as something greater than pure ti

The Perfect Show-Trial for the Putin Era
The trial of Moscow's May 6 protesters begins today. There's little doubt about how it will end.
June 24, 2013

The trial of the Moscow protesters begins today. There's little doubt about how it will end.

Foreigners in Their Own Land
Will Monday's anti-Putin protest in Moscow revive the movement?
May 06, 2013

Will Monday's Anti-Putin Protest in Moscow Revive the Movement?