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Russia Contemplates Major Population Redistribution: Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Kremlin is contemplating a major geographical redistribution of its population structure that would concentrate the majority of its citizens in ur...

Magnitsky and Russia's Opportunity Cost

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

Lawlessness has been working out pretty well for Putin -- when courts don't work, and when the investigators are specialized in inventing cases rather than solving crimes, the Kremlin becomes the ultimate arbiter in the system.

PHOTOS: Putin's Electoral Aspirations?

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's camp released pictures of the politician riding horses, carrying a hunting rifle, fishing and fording mountain...

Putin and Medvedev's Confusing Breakfast (PHOTOS): What the Hell Are They Trying to Say?

Simon Shuster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Simon Shuster

In another country this might have been engineered as a harmless and sentimental stunt. But here the room was cluttered with so much suggestive crap that Kremlin watchers nearly lost their heads trying to dissect the innuendo.

President Medvedev's Project Of Modernization

Adrian Pabst | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adrian Pabst

In short, Medvedev's ambition is to overcome the Soviet legacy of individual atomism and statist collectivism - when totalitarian state structures undermined social bonds of reciprocal trust and mutual cooperation. Without more human and social capital, Russia can neither modernize nor democratize.

Putin, ask yourself: Where did Medvedev get such chutzpah?

Simon Shuster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Simon Shuster

In the fall of 2007, when Vladimir Putin was choosing his stand-in for the Russian presidency, my editor at The Moscow Times got the idea to profile e...

The Lessons to be Learned From Russia's Fires

David Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Gordon

Russia's conflagration is a graphic demonstration of the consequences of the dependency on fossil fuels and poor forest management.

The Second Siege: Saving Seeds Revisited

Cary Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cary Fowler

Never before in history will so much crop diversity be lost intentionally and avoidably as the day the bull-dozers roar into Pavlovsk Station.

Force Majeure: Wildfires in Russia

Emile Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Emile Hirsch

2010-08-11-hischthinpull.jpg The fires, which have halted production on the movie I flew here to shoot, cover over 400,000 acres across the country.

Russian Wildfires Devastate Villages, Shroud Moscow In Smog (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) MOSCOW - A miasma of smoke from wildfires cloaked the sweltering Russian capital on Friday, turning the city's spires into ominous blurs and grou...

Russia "Gets" Climate Change

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Ostertag

There is no precedent in human experience for global warming. No human has dealt with this before. But everyone has to deal with it now. In this sense Medvedev is right, Russia is not alone. We are all is in this together.

Tweet Medvedev: Stop the Destruction of the Future of Food!

Cary Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cary Fowler

Outside of St. Petersburg, the Pavlovsk Station houses a huge collection of diverse apples, strawberries, and many more -- more than 5,000 varieties in all. Today, the Pavlovsk station is facing bulldozers.

Iran's leader calls Russia an American stooge

Simon Shuster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Simon Shuster

On Friday, Russia drew the kind of fire from the Iranian President that he usually reserves for the worst of the kafirs in the United States. As repor...

If Any Treaty Should Be Ratified, This Is the One

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

By any measure, the new START agreement is a good treaty that should be promptly ratified. So it's disheartening to hear some in the Senate suggest they may hold it hostage to additional, unnecessary conditions.

Dear President Medvedev: Stop Emulating Silicon Valley

Daniel Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Daniel Isenberg

Rather than wasting time and resources trying to recreate the ideal and impossible, consider these rules to jumpstart Russia's next entrepreneurial revolution.

Oh Boy, Spies!

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Giles Slade

Yesterday, sentimentally, on the 28th anniversary of Gouzenko's death, the FBI rounded up a dozen or so Russian sleeper agents. No kidding, the Russkies still have them!

From Russia With Love: The "Reset" Continues

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

It certainly looked like Dmitry Medvedev had a good time on his first trip to America last week as Russia's president. It was all a far cry from the bleak old days of the Cold War.

The Myth of the Russia Reset

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

The warm welcome of Medvedev by Obama served a clear domestic political purpose: the administration is parading Medvedev as a foreign policy success story. That perception depends on whom you are talking to.

Russian President Meets Silicon Valley Celebs (PHOTOS)

AP/Huffington Post | Brooke Donald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev toured Silicon Valley to see "the origins of success," and came away expressing optimism that h...

Medvedev Meets Obama: Russia-Iran Relations Should be Examined Closely

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

Iranian leaders need to know, up front, that Washington is serious about a genuine realignment of U.S.-Iranian relations, and is prepared to treat the Islamic Republic with respect as a fully sovereign state.

Medvedev Is Russia's Blogger-in-Chief

Darrell West | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Darrell West

Indicating an openness that one would not expect of someone portrayed as an autocratic leader, Medvedev said he regularly visits sites that express disagreement or even hatred of Russia.

Obama's Big Picture: Are You Missing That Old-Time Strategery?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

So he has a big meeting -- big deal. The top guys from 40-some countries, they all have to drop what they're doing and troop over to Washington. And meanwhile, they tie up traffic. Great.

Medvedev Mocks Bush? Russian President Says Obama 'A Thinker' In Contrast To 'Someone' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev thinks before he speaks, but he wouldn't say the same about, well ... somebody. During an interview with George Ste...

Wall Street, Nuclear Weapons, MLK Jr., and the Road From Ruin

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven G. Brant

From the latest news, you'd think America has turned the corner and is on the road to recovery. Far from it. There are major, structural deficiencies in our system that point in very negative directions.

Obama's Russian Miracle: How the Kremlin Backed Down on the Nuclear Treaty

Simon Shuster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Simon Shuster

The treaty Barack Obama signed with his Russian counterpart on April 8 is an astounding victory for the White House, perhaps the greatest one to come out of Obama's foreign policy so far.