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Stop Counting Olympic Medals!

Our national worth should not be measured in gold, silver, and bronze

Our national worth should not be measured in gold, silver, and bronze.

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5 women, including 2 former members of the band, emerged singing from the police station. 

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Pussy Riot Arrested in Sochi

Annals of Idiocy

Pussy Riot was arrested in Sochi today. Yes, you read that right.

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The paper's coverage has been overwhelmingly condescending.

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The Russians Think I'm a Russophobe? They're Right.

A Response to Myself

This weekend, the American and Russian hockey teams squared off against each other at the Sochi Olympics and, even if, like me, you're not a fan of the sport, it was an undeniably gripping match, one that ended only after a white-knuckle shootout. Thank god it wasn't an elimination round game, though, because there was that moment with five minutes left in the game and the score tied that the Russians seemed to score a goal and an American referee disallowed it.

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My Soviet Valentine

In honor of Valentine's Day 1958, pseudonymous author Sagittarius took a light-hearted look at ongoing diplomatic talks between the United States and Soviet Union on the subject of nuclear weapons tests. Though the Berlin and Cuban Missile Crises loomed in the near future, the powers did agree to a one-year ban on tests in March 1958.

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Even though yesterday he feared paralysis if he skated...

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Dosvedanie to All That


In an exit interview, our ambassador to Russia on freedom, security, and how badly Putin wanted Obama to visit Sochi

Before he headed to Moscow in January 2012 as Barack Obama’s new ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul was itching to get out of government. He had dreams of moving back to Palo Alto. The weather’s nice, his family missed the place. But Obama had come to rely on McFaul, a longtime Russia scholar and the National Security Council’s point man on the country. So he offered him a posting he couldn’t decline.

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Once again, just as I predicted, Evgeni Plushenko is kicking up scandal at the Olympics. 

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The Sochi Olympics have barely gotten off the ground when the Russians are already talking about the next one. At the opening of the China House in Sochi two days after the opening ceremony, sports minister Vitaly Mutko declared that Russia would throw its support behind China's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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