Russia

Love in the Time of Putin
Misha Friedman's intimate portraits of a LGBT couple in Russia.
March 27, 2015

Lyudmila and Natasha: Russia Lives is an intimate portrait of a relationship in a politically-fraught country.

The Crime of the Century
A year after claiming Crimea for Russia, Putin appears to have gotten away with the heist
March 04, 2015

One year after Russia's smash-and-grab, the world has all but conceded Crimea to Vladimir Putin.

What Boris Nemtsov's Assassination Says About Putin's Climate of Fear
March 02, 2015

In Russia, publicly opposing Putin is still incredibly dangerous. 

The Oscar-Nominated Film Hollywood Loves, But the Russian Government Hates
February 08, 2015

Oscar-nominated 'Leviathan' shows the Russian state from the perspective of those trapped inside it.

The U.S. Should Arm Ukraine—But Not Because This War Is Winnable
February 06, 2015

If enough Russians die in battle, the tide of public opinion will turn.

Even Vladimir Putin's Authoritarian Allies Are Fed Up With Russia's Crumbling Economy
January 18, 2015

It's “kind of like a party where no one wants to be, like one of those awful family lunches.”

Russian Jets Are Flying Under the Radar and Endangering Civilian Airplanes
January 11, 2015

An alarming number of Russian military planes are flying through international airspace with their transponders turned off.

Ordinary Ukrainians Are Using Facebook to Arm Their Soldiers
January 09, 2015

In Ukraine’s battle against Russian-backed separatists, civilians keep the army equipped.

The Three Worst Foreign Policy Predictions of 2014
Russia would never invade Ukraine? Get ready for $5 per gallon of gas? Iran will have a nuclear weapon?
December 31, 2014

Russia would never invade Ukraine, right?

Russia and the U.S. Need to Get Along. The World's Safety Depends on It.
December 19, 2014

We must protect the nukes at all costs.

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