Have Family Dinners Prepared Teddy Turner to Be a Politician?
January 17, 2013
The media scion is still trying get out from under his dad's shadow.
The Rise of Russia’s Gun Nuts
November 16, 2012
Maria Butina greeted her guests with a gun in her holster and her hands on her hips.
His Russian Lawyer Dead, A Former American Turns to Congress for Revenge
November 16, 2012
They killed his lawyer and wrecked his fortune. Now the man who renounced his American citizenship is turning to Congress for revenge on Russia.
Dave Matthews, Vaseline and Other Weapons in the Battle for Virginia
November 05, 2012
Vaseline-covered Romney signs. Oscar winners getting out the vote. Audis. Dave Matthews. In the days before the election, Virginia has it all.
In Soviet Russia, Storm Weathers You
October 31, 2012
As I sat stranded in a friend’s Manhattan apartment, watching nature make a mockery of my plans, I had a hard time tearing myself away from local Channel 4’s coverage of what New York's Governor has called “Sandy’s fury.” Sopping beachfronts were swarming with reporters barely able to stand in the wind; governors, mayors, and officials of all sorts were giving press conferences, detailing what was closed where, whom they’ve talked to and when, and what they’d done to manage the fallout of a historic storm.
What I Will (and Won't) Miss About Living in Moscow
September 24, 2012
Reminiscing about gypsy cabs, drinking, and overused emoticons as a writer prepares to move home from Russia.
Russia Tries to Kill U.S. Democracy Promotion Once and For All
September 18, 2012
MOSCOW—When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived for the APEC summit in Vladivostok on September 8, there was one item on the agenda she was not expecting. Sitting down with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, the two discussed missile defense and Syria, talked about Iran’s quest to get a nuclear weapon. And then Lavrov dropped the bomb: USAID was to cease all operations inside the Russian Federation starting October 1. Four days later, the Russian Foreign Ministry delivered the news in writing. USAID, the government development agency started by John F.
Russia’s Wild Fantasies of an All-Powerful State Department
September 17, 2012
When journalist Arkady Mamontov aired his television exposé on Pussy Riot last week, the central question was who was behind their riotous performance? Mamontov’s investigation yielded two culprits: oligarch-in-exile Boris Berezovsky, and “some Americans” who hired Pussy Riot and choreographed their act in order to corrupt the souls of Russian youth. Mamontov didn’t need to spell out who those Americans were; everyone watching got the message anyway.