In September, Olympic torch ligher Irina Rodnina tweeted a doctored, racist photo of Obama and vocally defended it. Five months later, she's figured out a better explanation.
Irving Howe on the tragedy of our twentieth-century Tolstoy
Boris Pasternak was born 124 years ago on this day. In honor of his birthday, here is Irving Howe's appraisal of the unique genius of Pasternak's best-known work, Doctor Zhivago.
How copyright infringement explains modern Russia
A Russian singer accused the Opening Ceremonies of using her song without permission. Their response shows the real essence of Russia.
Sure, she's amazing, but don't you think Yulia Lipnitskaya looked a little...pubescent out there?
"We’ve given over 200 interviews in the last month,” says the owner of Sochi's gay bar.
Where was contemporary Russia in the Olympic opening ceremony? In its carefully pruned and beautified history.
Irina Rodnina tweeted this doctored photo of Barack and Michelle—so why did Putin invite her to light the Olympic flame.
The Winter Olympics arrive 150 years after an ethnic cleansing
The Winter Olympics arrive 150 years after an ethnic cleansing.
Unlike another despot known for looking at things, Putin's gaze always seems to fall on objects off-camera.
Russia! One day, you criticize the Kremlin. The next, you come downstairs to find a 200-pound sculpture of a penis chained to your car.