Russia

The Increasingly Awkward Conservative Crush on Putin
Mad about Vlad!
March 04, 2014

Strong, mean, shirtless.

Pro-Russian Fighters Beat Our Ukrainian Students With Bats
A dispatch by two eastern Ukrainian teachers
March 04, 2014

The protesters who took over government buildings in Kharkiv on Monday could not help being pro-Russian, since they were Russians, brought from Russia by bus.

British Officials Oppose Sanctions Because Russia's Elite Are London's Cash Cows
March 04, 2014

Rich Russians live all over Europe, and they spend a lot of money. If it wants to punish Putin, Europe has to persuade its citizens to forgo that cash.

What the Crisis in Ukraine Means for Its 70,000 Jews
March 04, 2014

Do Ukrainian Jews have more to fear from pro-Western nationalist fascists or Russian sympathizers?

Ukraine Crisis News Roundup: March 4
March 04, 2014

Putin rants, panic calms, and rumors circulate that Yanukovich is dead.

Enough With the Cliches Already
The Obama administration's rhetoric on Russia is accomplishing nothing
March 03, 2014

The president should invoke democratic ideals, condemn the Crimea occupation, and shut up.

No One Has Done More for Ukrainian Nationalism than Vladimir Putin
March 03, 2014

Moscow's pressure has made nationalists in Ukraine, says a Russian dissident. But ham-fisted Ukrainian-language laws further drove Crimea's Russian-speakers toward Putin

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