Vladimir Putin

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

The Bizarre End to Vladimir Putin's Bizarre Marriage
Hunting season's open: The Russian president is officially a stag
June 06, 2013

Hunting season's open: The Russian president is officially a stag

Foreigners in Their Own Land
Will Monday's anti-Putin protest in Moscow revive the movement?
May 06, 2013

Will Monday's Anti-Putin Protest in Moscow Revive the Movement?

We Told You So
How Russia responded to the Boston bombings
April 21, 2013

How Russia responded to the Boston bombings

What Tim Geithner Could Have Learned From Cyprus
At least one country said no to making the little guys bail out the big guys
March 25, 2013

Sure, Cyprus' government is comically inept. Their bailout still beat ours. Here's why.

Saving Cyprustan
How Russia Sees Cyprus
March 24, 2013

For Russia, spending a few billion bucks on a bailout could have bought an ally.

Russia's Past Is Ever Present
The "homosexual propaganda" ban is traditionalism at its worst
February 08, 2013

The "homosexual propaganda" ban is traditionalism at its worst.

Gerard Depardieu's Russian Citizenship Is a Passport to a Westerner's Playground
January 08, 2013

He gets all the benefits, without any of the drawbacks.

The Rise of Russia’s Gun Nuts
November 16, 2012

Maria Butina greeted her guests with a gun in her holster and her hands on her hips.

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