The New Republic Is Wrong About Boycotting the Sochi Olympics
August 16, 2013

The New Republic's Julia Ioffe argues in an article Thursday that a boycott of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, next year would be “useless” because it would have little effect on stopping the violence and discrimination against gay people there

Boycotting the Olympics Won't Stop Russian Homophobia
August 15, 2013

Today, Russian pole vaulter and future mayor of the Sochi Olympic village Yelena Isinbayeva snagged a third world championship in Moscow.

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Ужасы гей-жизни в новой России. История в восьми частях
August 14, 2013

25 января Антон Красовский, лояльный Кремлю журналист, пригласил в свою программу на государственном канале Kontr TV группу трансвеститов.

Nine Pictures of Russians Protesting for Gay Rights
August 14, 2013

In The New Republic today, Julia Ioffe recounts eight horrifying and uplifting stories of being gay in the new Russia, amid hate crimes and the criminalization of "gay propaganda." Here are the Russian activists fighting against discrimination.

An Intimate Look at Life in a Harsh Russian Gulag
August 11, 2013

IK-28, a maximum-security Russian penal colony, is located in Yertsevo, in the northern Arkhangelsk region near the Arctic Circle. It was once part of a cluster of camps founded in the late 1930s as part of the Gulag system.

Dear Lawrence O'Donnell, Don't Mansplain to Me About Russia
August 08, 2013

Tonight, I went on Lawrence O'Donnell's show, and Lawrence O'Donnell yelled at me. Or, rather, he O'Reilly'd at me.

Obama Bails on His Inevitably Awkward Date With Putin
August 07, 2013

A week after Edward Snowden was granted temporary asylum in Russia, President Obama canceled his bi-lateral September summit in Moscow with Vladimir Putin, though administration officials are at pains to portray this as something greater than pure ti

Fantasy Lives of Russian Office Workers
August 04, 2013

Jana Romanova's "Players" series juxtaposes the imagination with the cubicle.

Edward Snowden Is Already Getting Job Offers and Calls from Russian Girls, Says His Laywer
August 01, 2013

When Anatoly Kucherena, Russian senator and Edward Snowden's self-appointed lawyer, walked into the transit area of Sheremetyevo airport where his client had spent 39 days, and told the NSA leaker that the Russian government had finally granted him a

Edward Snowden's Russian Future: No-Show Job, Lousy Apartment
July 24, 2013

This morning came the news that NSA leaker Edward Snowden was finally on the verge of leaving the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, where he has been holed up for one month and one day.