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China Syndrome Tops Davos Agenda This Week

Diane M. Francis | Posted 01.18.2016 | World
Diane M. Francis

Too bad Donald Trump isn't going to deliver a keynote at next week's World Economic Forum in Davos. But the Americans have been less keen on Davos for years.

Russian Resources Start to Flow Into Renewable Energy

Woodrow Clark | Posted 09.29.2015 | World
Woodrow Clark

For Russia, the ability to develop a viable renewable energy sector carries a special significance.

Putin Pumps Iron In New Pictures Aimed To Prop Up Image

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.30.2015 | World

MOSCOW, Aug 30 (Reuters) - The Kremlin has released pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin working out at the gym with Prime Minister Dmitrty M...

The Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival: From Vladimir Putin to Margaux Hemingway

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2015 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

And if the festival is not enough to intrigue, one can always walk around the port of Thessaloniki, brimming with bars and outside tables, with people enjoying grilled octopus, kalamata olives, melted feta cheese and animated conversation (where is that crisis?)

Russia Is Worried About the Wrong Neighbor - A case of Continuously Poor Leadership

Edward Goldberg | Posted 07.07.2014 | World
Edward Goldberg

Whether on account of poor leadership, or the curse of being blessed with extraordinary energy resources, modern Russia has for now lost the only power game that really counts today: the game of globalization.

Russia Takes Big Stance On Ukraine

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 04.26.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — A successful Olympics behind him, President Vladimir Putin is facing what may become the most dramatic challenge of his rule: how to r...

What It Will Take to Reset Relations Between the U.S. and Russia

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.09.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Messrs. Obama's and Kerry's challenge is to make a reset more of a priority. Both sides need to shake off the remnants of the Cold War and embrace the new normal.

Putin-Medvedev Tandem Back On Track

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2012 | World

By Timothy Heritage and Gleb Bryanski MOSCOW, May 8 (Reuters) - Russia's lower house of parliament confirmed former president Dmitry M...

The Russian Muses Are Heard (and Seen)

Shai Baitel | Posted 07.03.2012 | Arts
Shai Baitel

Arts and culture are a link, sometimes even a lifeline, between countries, as they remind us of our humanity and instill respect of other cultures. And, all things considered, they do. Russian audiences experience American orchestras and Americans experience Russian ballet. But not all is well, however, at least temporarily.

Both Sides: Is Scalia a Pol in Robes? What If Races Reversed in Shooting?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgMatalin and Kuby clash over health and race. If five Republican justices again rule along party lines, who are the judicial activists? What about Fox's complaint about a rush-to-judgment in Trayvon -- i.e., the Sherrod-Wright cable network? Then: Gaffe-Gate!

Obama's Microphone Gaffe

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2012 | World

SEOUL, March 26 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama was caught on camera on Monday assuring outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev he will have "...

Russia Completes Ballistic Missiles Test

AP | Posted 02.26.2012 | World

MOSCOW — A ballistic missile that is to be a cornerstone of Russia's nuclear arsenal has completed its rocky test program and will be commission...

On Vaclav Havel, Kim Jong Il and Regular Russian Citizens

Tereza Nemessanyi | Posted 02.21.2012 | World
Tereza Nemessanyi

Most people who know me know my parents defected from Czechoslovakia, and that its Velvet Revolution changed my life. I went from being "from nowhere" to "from somewhere."

Medvedev's Twitter Obscenity

Reuters | Posted 02.06.2012 | World

(Note strong language in paragraph 4) MOSCOW, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev caused shock and jeers on Wednesday ...

Medvedev Flexes Muscles Over U.S. Missile Defense Plans

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 01.29.2012 | World

MOSCOW — President Dmitry Medvedev officially commissioned a new military early warning radar Tuesday, saying it shows Russia's readiness to res...

Medvedev To Reduce Unpopular Military Draft

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 01.25.2012 | World

MOSCOW — The Russian military will rely increasingly on volunteer soldiers and sharply reduce the number of draftees, President Dmitry Medvedev ...

WATCH: Russian President Shows Off His Dance Moves

Posted 11.25.2011 | World

Look at those moves! During a visit to a school in the Karelia region Thursday, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (albeit reluctantly) showed off one ...

Medvedev: Russian Missiles May Target U.S. Missile Defense Sites

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 01.23.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Russia threatened on Wednesday to deploy missiles to target the U.S. missile shield in Europe if Washington fails to assuage Moscow's c...

Russian Finance Minister Resigns After Confrontation With Medvedev

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 11.26.2011 | World

MOSCOW — Russia's influential finance minister was forced out Monday following a televised confrontation with President Dmitry Medvedev, who had...


Jeff Danziger | Posted 11.25.2011 | World
Jeff Danziger


Top Russia Official Takes Swipe At President

AP | By LYNN BERRY | Posted 11.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- Russia's finance minister has said he will step down rather than serve under Dmitry Medvedev if the president becomes prime minister next ye...

Russian Tycoon Abandons 'Puppet Kremlin Party'

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 11.15.2011 | World

MOSCOW — One of Russia's richest tycoons abandoned his efforts Thursday to build up a political party and enter parliament, saying he was unwill...

In Russian Leadership Battle, Medvedev Hints He Lacks Fire

The New York Times | Ellen Barry | Posted 11.12.2011 | World

YAROSLAVL, Russia — When President Dmitri A. Medvedev of Russia took the lectern here at his annual political forum last week, the circles under his...

UN Fiddles While Syria Burns

Michael Hughes | Posted 08.21.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

The core problem isn't whether or not the global powers have reacted quickly enough to oust a given tyrant. The focus should be on how we got here.

Medvedev Sees 'Fires For Decades' In Arab World

AP | DAVID NOWAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday predicted decades of instability in the Arab world if protesters whom he called fanatics c...