Russia

The Kremlin, the Russian Liberals, and the West All See What They Want to See in Ukraine
February 20, 2014

The battle unfolding in the streets of Kiev today is proving to be yet another geopolitical blank slate.

Watch the Music Video That Pussy Riot Filmed While Cossacks Beat Them
February 20, 2014

Pussy Riot releases their new music video. It's a good thing the police helped them get all that repression footage.

How the Kremlin Controls Media Beyond Russia's Borders
February 19, 2014

New reports highlight Russia's influence in the media of former Soviet states. 

Russian Team Eliminated in Hockey, Surprising Only the Russians
February 19, 2014

After Russia lost to Finland 3–1 in hockey today in Sochi, Damien Cox, a columnist for the Toronto Star, tweeted "Russians haven't won a best-on-best in 30 years. They're no longer a hockey superpower." 

Cossacks Attack Pussy Riot in Sochi
February 19, 2014

While the protest group was filming a video, "Cossacks whipped them. Literally. Whipped them. With whips."

 

Stop Counting Olympic Medals!
Our national worth should not be measured in gold, silver, and bronze
February 19, 2014

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

Pussy Riot's Arrest in Sochi May All Have Been a Piece of Performance Art
February 18, 2014

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

Pussy Riot Arrested in Sochi
Annals of Idiocy
February 18, 2014

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

The Wall Street Journal Wages War on Sochi, Russia
February 17, 2014

The paper's coverage has been overwhelmingly condescending.

The Russians Think I'm a Russophobe? They're Right.
A Response to Myself
February 17, 2014

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.

Pages