Russia

Watch Julia Ioffe Explain the Russia-Ukraine Conflict to Stephen Colbert
July 23, 2014

Julia Ioffe appeared on "The Colbert Report" last night to talk about the Russia-Ukraine conflict—and whether Russia is going to colonize the moon.

The Most Dangerous Man in Ukraine Is an Obsessive War Reenactor Playing Now with Real Weapons
July 22, 2014

And he comments on antique message boards with the username "Cat."

The Malaysia Airlines Corpses Were Used as a Sickening PR Stunt for the Ukrainian Rebels' Fake Republic
July 22, 2014

The Donetsk People's Republic is willing to go to awful lengths to make itself seem legitimate.

Russians Still Support Ukraine's Rebels Despite the Malaysia Airlines Disaster
Until the Kremlin loosens its grip on the media, don't expect much to change
July 21, 2014

The Kremlin's tight grip on the media is partially to blame.

A Parable for Putin
Based on a true story.
July 20, 2014

I learned an important lesson when I was five, and it's one Putin never seems to have learned. 

The Russian Public Has a Totally Different Understanding of What Happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
And it's more of a problem than you think.
July 20, 2014

Putin has become prisoner to his own propaganda machine.

Pro-Russia Rebels in Ukraine Are Using Malaysia Airlines Victims’ Bodies as a Bargaining Chip
July 20, 2014

Just when the news out of Eastern Ukraine couldn’t get any worse, it did.

Strict European Sanctions Would Hurt Russia. But Don't Hold Your Breath.
July 18, 2014

The U.S. alone can't cripple the Kremlin with economic sanctions.

MAP: Every Dangerous Place Where Airplanes Aren't Supposed to Fly
July 18, 2014

How often do passenger airplanes fly over conflict areas? The answer is frightening.

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