The Most Dangerous Blogger in the World
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
It's been nearly a month since NSA leaker Edward Snowden landed in Moscow, en route to Ecuador.
Поэт и царь
July 01, 2013
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
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
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
The Bizarre End to Vladimir Putin's Bizarre Marriage
June 06, 2013
Hunting season's open: The Russian president is officially a stag
Foreigners in Their Own Land
May 06, 2013
Will Monday's Anti-Putin Protest in Moscow Revive the Movement?
We Told You So
April 21, 2013
How Russia responded to the Boston bombings
What Tim Geithner Could Have Learned From Cyprus
March 25, 2013
Sure, Cyprus' government is comically inept. Their bailout still beat ours. Here's why.