Russia

Evo Morales Forced to Face His Mortality and Powerlessness
July 03, 2013

Poor Evo Morales. The leftist Bolivian president was in Moscow on Monday and Tuesday for the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, and must have been feeling quite important indeed.

Поэт и царь
Две России

Всего какой-то век назад Россия была столицей мировой литературы. В Ясную Поляну на поклон Толстому стремились писатели со всего мира, как пилигримы в Иерусалим.

Poets and Czars
From Pushkin to Putin: the sad tale of democracy in Russia
July 01, 2013

The “other” Russia, the Russia of poets and writers, the Russia of culture, destroyed in the Soviet Union, was preserved underground and in emigration. Will it help to give Russia its third chance at democracy?

The Perfect Show-Trial for the Putin Era
The trial of Moscow's May 6 protesters begins today. There's little doubt about how it will end.
June 24, 2013

The trial of the Moscow protesters begins today. There's little doubt about how it will end.

Edward Snowden's Strange Layover in Moscow
Who knew that Moscow was on the way from Hong Kong to Quito?
June 23, 2013

As I write this, Edward Snowden waits in a "capsule" at a new hotel at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport until he takes off for Havana at 2:05pm tomorrow afternoon.

Those $%@#&! Russians Aren't Always Wrong
June 18, 2013

It was no surprise that, after speaking in private for two hours in Northern Ireland, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin looked “tense and uncomfortable,” or, as the pool report put it, “serious and unsmiling.” Not only did t

The Bizarre End to Vladimir Putin's Bizarre Marriage
Hunting season's open: The Russian president is officially a stag
June 06, 2013

Hunting season's open: The Russian president is officially a stag

Hey Man, Slow Down
John Kerry should put the brakes on negotiations with Russia over Syria
May 29, 2013

John Kerry should put the brakes on negotiating with Russia over Syria.

The Cold War Heats Up in Syria
Why Russia won't allow an intervention
May 21, 2013

Why Russia won't allow an intervention.

The Spy Who Shot Himself in the Foot
What the blond-wigged accused spy may have been trying to learn
May 14, 2013

Would the CIA really send out a spy in an amateurish blond wig? Yes, experts say: They would.

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