Russia

There's Violence on the Streets of Ukraine—and in Parliament
A news roundup for April 8
April 08, 2014

What's going to happen next? Here are four possible scenarios.

Protesters in Eastern Ukraine Are Chanting "New Russia," an Old Term That's Back in Vogue
April 07, 2014

Over the weekend, pro-Russian protesters rioted in the eastern Ukrainian cities of Donetsk, Luhansk, and Kharkov. They took over government buildings and arms caches, waving Russian flags and chanting things like "Novorossiya" ("New Russia").

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.

Crimean Tatar Leader: Ukraine Needs to Go Nuclear Again
April 02, 2014

“We in Ukraine feel cheated, we feel that we were betrayed,” he said.

This Tiny Pacific Island Nation Just Gave Russia a Big Bruise
April 02, 2014

Tuvalu (pop. 10,782) has turned its back on big bad Vladimir Putin.

Russian Television Is Telling a False Story About Ukraine
April 01, 2014

Getting to the truth about Ukraine is not easy, but one thing is clear: Do not watch Russian television if you want some semblance of it. 

Russia's Last Independent TV Channel Is Fighting For Its Life
And it's asking for your help.
March 31, 2014

A week before the Olympic Games opened in Sochi, the Kremlin sicced its hounds on Dozhd TV, the last independent news channel in Russia.

The New Ukrainian Government Is Poised to Abandon the LGBT Activists Who Were on the Front Lines
March 31, 2014

The consensus in Ukraine is that LGBT groups should wait 30 years for their civil rights. 

The Crisis in Ukraine Really Could Blow Up the Global Economy
March 24, 2014

The ways the U.S. and E.U. sanctions against Russia could cause an economic crisis.

This Isn't the Return of the Cold War. It's Worse.
March 24, 2014

Looking at the crisis in Crimea as a return to Soviet obscures more than it clarifies

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