Vladimir Putin

Meet the Second-Rate Academic Who is Vladimir Putin's Culture Cop
Vladimir Medinsky is nationalist and anti-European, just like Putin
May 23, 2014

Vladimir Medinsky believes Russians have an extra chromosome

Russia's First Blogger Reacts to Putin's Internet Crackdown
May 15, 2014

Russia's first blogger, Anton Nossik, denounces Putin's Internet crackdown.

Trying to 'Win' Ukraine Could Lead to Its Collapse
May 05, 2014

If the West really wants to save Ukraine, it has to stop thinking in terms of "beating" Russia.

Russia Can't Decide if Ukrainian Jews Are Victims or Villains
April 28, 2014

Jews comprise less than 0.5 percent of the Ukrainian population. Yet anti-Semitic caricatures have taken center stage in the conflict.

John McCain Compared Putin to Hitler, But No One Noticed
April 24, 2014

Like, Really Compared Him To Hitler. 

The Inconvenience of History
Obama abandons another country to its fate
April 23, 2014

Obama is abandoning Ukraine to its fate. Just as he has with so many others.

Is Russia Suffering From Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
April 23, 2014

A psychological explanation for Russia's behavior in Ukraine.

Putin Is Using WWII for Propaganda Because It's the Best Memory That Russia Has
April 22, 2014

A joke is making the rounds among Vladimir Putin’s opponents in Moscow: His two main accomplishments as Russia's president are Yuri Gagarin’s trip to space and Russia’s victory in World War II.

While We Praise Ukrainian Restraint, Putin Builds His Neo-Soviet Empire
April 21, 2014

Does the Kremlin view Kiev’s judiciousness and restraint as acquiescence to Putin’s aggression?

Edward Snowden Is Russia's Puppet Now
Any shred of heroism was lost at Putin's press farce
April 18, 2014

Edward Snowden is not a whistleblower, or a hero. He is a man who helps dictators make propaganda to embarrass his own country.

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