Russia

The Khodorkovsky Case: Putin Giveth and Putin Taketh Away
Why Putin freed Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and why now
December 20, 2013

Russia's president frees Russia's top dissident—on his own terms

Obama's Olympic Message to Putin: We're Here, We're Queer
December 19, 2013

Barack Obama's excellent Olympic snub of the Russian autocrat 

Russia: Where the Crazy Lives
Now in GIFs
December 11, 2013

Apparently getting hit by a car is as natural as breathing.

Russia's Liberals Are Watching Ukraine's Revolution Very Closely—And So Is Putin
December 02, 2013

In case you missed it, Kiev has been exploding over the last few days.

It's Easier than Ever to Charge Someone with Piracy
It's Not Just Vladimir Putin: Governments Around the World Are Making it Easier to Jail Someone as a Pirate
November 30, 2013

It's not just Vladimir Putin who's arresting activists for piracy. In international law, the term has changed meanings.

What the Supermarket Collapse in Latvia Tells Us About a Country at a Crossroads
November 25, 2013

The Baltic nation must grapple with a national tragedy in addition to the economic and political complications of its entry into the Euro zone in January.

Russians Still Love Pogroms
October 15, 2013

This weekend, a working class neighborhood erupted in violence after a 25 year-old Russian was stabbed to death, allegedly by a migrant from Russia's Caucasus region. Hooligans and soccer fanatics quickly joined the fray, as did local residents, shou

This Russian Architect's Scale Model Was Impressive. Then They Noticed the Couple Having Sex.
October 10, 2013

The Olympics aren't just about Sochi, and Sochi isn't just about the Olympics, the Russians will tell you.

It's Back: Florida or Russia? Part Deux
October 04, 2013

It's been a rough week, America. So to at least to give you one chuckle this week, we bring back our series: Florida or Russia? Okay, first one's easy: On September 13, a young man on a motorcycle took a ride around a subway platform.

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