Russia

The Murky Morality of the Magnitsky List
Should the U.S. ban Russians implicated in Sergei Magnitsky's death?
April 15, 2013

Should the U.S. ban the entry of Russians implicated in Sergei Magnitsky's death?

What Tim Geithner Could Have Learned From Cyprus
At least one country said no to making the little guys bail out the big guys
March 25, 2013

Sure, Cyprus' government is comically inept. Their bailout still beat ours. Here's why.

Saving Cyprustan
How Russia Sees Cyprus
March 24, 2013

For Russia, spending a few billion bucks on a bailout could have bought an ally.

Neigh Gourmet
On the pleasures of horse meat
March 04, 2013

I’m just going to come out and say it: I love horsemeat. It’s lean, yet tender, it is flavorful but not gamy; it’s delicious. Those IKEA meatball-eaters have no idea how lucky they are.

E.T. in the Age of the Cellphone Camera
Can UFO culture survive ubiquitous videography?
February 19, 2013

UFO believers used to cite grainy images as proof of visiting spaceships. But scores of people captured the Russian meteor strike via cellphone video cameras. Cheap and ubiquitous, that technology has changed the nature of proof for unusual phenomena. Which may be bad news for those UFO hunters.

Russia's Past Is Ever Present
The "homosexual propaganda" ban is traditionalism at its worst
February 08, 2013

The "homosexual propaganda" ban is traditionalism at its worst.

Add These to Your NetFlix Queue: Films You Should Have Seen This Year
December 28, 2012

The New Republic’s film critics on some of the best, under-appreciated films of 2012: Amour: Amour is as hard and bright as bone. The love it observes is intense, selfish, and nearly insane (these are the film’s greatest truths). – David Thomson, watch trailer The Deep Blue Sea: [Terence] Davies, who is now sixty-six and has made only seven films in his long career, has transformed the one-set [Terence] Rattigan play into a well-flexed film with imaginative lifts along the way.

The Rise of Russia’s Gun Nuts
November 16, 2012

Maria Butina greeted her guests with a gun in her holster and her hands on her hips.

His Russian Lawyer Dead, A Former American Turns to Congress for Revenge
November 16, 2012

They killed his lawyer and wrecked his fortune. Now the man who renounced his American citizenship is turning to Congress for revenge on Russia.

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