Vladimir Putin

Eight Horrific and Uplifting Stories About Being Gay in the New Russia
August 14, 2013

Eight horrific and uplifting stories about being gay in the new Russia.

Dear Lawrence O'Donnell, Don't Mansplain to Me About Russia
August 08, 2013

Tonight, I went on Lawrence O'Donnell's show, and Lawrence O'Donnell yelled at me. Or, rather, he O'Reilly'd at me.

Obama Bails on His Inevitably Awkward Date With Putin
August 07, 2013

A week after Edward Snowden was granted temporary asylum in Russia, President Obama canceled his bi-lateral September summit in Moscow with Vladimir Putin, though administration officials are at pains to portray this as something greater than pure ti

Moving Letters from a Jailed Russian Oligarch

Adam Michnik's moving salute to Mikhail Khodorkovsky's evolution—from "billionaire to political prisoner to the conscience of [his] country"—and to his project for a new Russia.

The Most Dangerous Blogger in the World
How Aleksey Navalny changed Russian politics
July 18, 2013

Today, a provincial court in the Russian city of Kirov sentenced Aleksey Navalny, the only real leader to emerge among the opposition since the fall of the Soviet Union, to five years in a prison camp, and slapped him with a hefty fine for an embezzl

Edward Snowden is Stuck in Russia, and Obama Can't Do Anything About It
July 18, 2013

It's been nearly a month since NSA leaker Edward Snowden landed in Moscow, en route to Ecuador.

Поэт и царь
Две России

Всего какой-то век назад Россия была столицей мировой литературы. В Ясную Поляну на поклон Толстому стремились писатели со всего мира, как пилигримы в Иерусалим.

The Perfect Show-Trial for the Putin Era
The trial of Moscow's May 6 protesters begins today. There's little doubt about how it will end.
June 24, 2013

The trial of the Moscow protesters begins today. There's little doubt about how it will end.

Edward Snowden's Strange Layover in Moscow
Who knew that Moscow was on the way from Hong Kong to Quito?
June 23, 2013

As I write this, Edward Snowden waits in a "capsule" at a new hotel at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport until he takes off for Havana at 2:05pm tomorrow afternoon.

Those $%@#&! Russians Aren't Always Wrong
June 18, 2013

It was no surprise that, after speaking in private for two hours in Northern Ireland, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin looked “tense and uncomfortable,” or, as the pool report put it, “serious and unsmiling.” Not only did t