Vladimir Putin

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

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.

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