Vladimir Putin

Russians Will Always Be America's Favorite Villains. And Now They're Back.
March 05, 2014

The return of the obsolete, in American culture, can only register as corniness or nostalgia. So what are we to make of our cold war enemy's actions today?

Joining Internet Commenters Everywhere, Hillary Clinton Compares Putin to Hitler
March 05, 2014

Hillary Clinton reportedly compared Vladimir Putin to Hitler. The analogy is off, and also seems unpresidential (which isn't irrelevant in Clinton's case).

The Increasingly Awkward Conservative Crush on Putin
Mad about Vlad!
March 04, 2014

Strong, mean, shirtless.

Pro-Russian Fighters Beat Our Ukrainian Students With Bats
A dispatch by two eastern Ukrainian teachers
March 04, 2014

The protesters who took over government buildings in Kharkiv on Monday could not help being pro-Russian, since they were Russians, brought from Russia by bus.

Enough With the Cliches Already
The Obama administration's rhetoric on Russia is accomplishing nothing
March 03, 2014

The president should invoke democratic ideals, condemn the Crimea occupation, and shut up.

"The Specter of the Kiev Maidan is Haunting the Offices of the Kremlin"
Adam Michnik on the Ukraine crisis
March 03, 2014

Polish cold-war dissident Adam Michnik says the Ukraine occupation might be the beginning of Putin's end.

"Russia Is Repeating 1968"
A Pussy Riot founder on the occupation of Crimea—and the silence in Moscow
March 02, 2014

Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina on the occupation of Crimea—and the silence in Moscow

Russia's War in Crimea Could Have Happened 20 Years Ago, But Didn't. This Is What Changed
March 02, 2014

Western arrogance left Russia feeling humiliated—and led to the rise of Vladimir Putin.

Meet Vladimir Putin's American Apologist
March 02, 2014

We need to "understand" Russia's view of aggression? Try to apply that logic next time some American neocon calls for invading someone.

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