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Turkey's Coup Attempt Had Nothing to Do With Restoring Democracy or Human Rights. Sorry?

Riley Waggaman | Posted 07.22.2016 | World
Riley Waggaman

Despite the shocked reactions of your worldly Facebook friends, there was nothing particularly surprising about the recent coup attempt in Turkey. For...

Pine Penises, Pink Penguins - New Moscow Decoration

Anastasya Manuilova | Posted 07.14.2016 | World
Anastasya Manuilova One of the central Moscow squares, the square of the Revolution, recently received a new decoration from the...

Vladimir Medinsky -- "deus conservat omnia"

Lena Hades | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
Lena Hades

"Deus conservat omnia" is the motto on the coat of arms of Count Sheremetev, it means "God preserves all". The Sheremetev family was one of the wealthiest and most influential noble families of Russia.

Operation Death Bird in Moscow

Lena Hades | Posted 06.25.2016 | World
Lena Hades

The 18th-century Kuskovo park and the Dormition church at Veshniaki (built in 1644) are under threat of demolition... Photo credit: Lena Hades. Kus...

Orlando Shows That ISIS is Today’s Cold War Moscow

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 06.14.2016 | World
Anhvinh Doanvo

The National Review’s headlines might lead one to believe that we are at war. In the common struggle against the single enemy of ISIS they say, we h...

From Russia With Love: Are Riyadh And Moscow Getting Closer?

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 06.10.2016 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

Regardless of whether it can convince the Arab street of its stance, Moscow would benefit much more from a stronger presence on mainstream and credible Arabic media outlets.

Moscow: A City Guide to Russia's Capital

College Tourist | Posted 06.09.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

The College Tourist By Evan Przesiecki Moscow: The capital of the Motherland. It's the largest easternmost city on the European continent and is any...

Modest Objectives for the Russian-Gulf Dialogue

Raghida Dergham | Posted 05.28.2016 | World
Raghida Dergham

The objectives of the strategic dialogue between Russia and the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council are not complicated, but fulfilling them...

Russia and Israel's Middle East Dance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Russia and Israel have a long history of diplomatic and military collaboration in the Middle East, dating back to the Arab-Israeli war of 1948, when Israel's triumph over its neighbors was largely attributable to Moscow's military support.

Moscow Should be on Your Wanderlust Radar: Here Is Why.

Vivian Lee | Posted 04.26.2016 | Travel
Vivian Lee

Moscow is one of the most misunderstood cities in the world. There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding the Russian Capital: from being boring to h...

Top 5 Most Beautiful Cities to Visit in 2016

Tomas Laurinavicius | Posted 03.29.2016 | Travel
Tomas Laurinavicius

Traveling is the most enriching thing you can spend your money on. Nothing compares to the chance to explore this planet we live on (until we've got t...

The West Is Oblivious to Russia's Geopolitical Game in Syria

David Oualaalou | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics
David Oualaalou

If history is any indication, this would not be the first time Mr. Putin has used a military drawdown to resolve a deadlocked political scene such as the one in Syria.

Syria: Maybe the Bridge to Nowhere Is Best, After All

Ambassador Frederic C. Hof | Posted 03.28.2016 | World
Ambassador Frederic C. Hof

When Kerry launched his latest Syrian peace initiative last October in the wake of Russia's military intervention, this writer warned that the objective might be a process without end: a bridge of empty talk over Syria's troubled water.

​Moscow Police Arrest Woman Carrying Decapitated Head Of Young Child

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 02.29.2016 | World

Russian authorities arrested a woman in Moscow Monday after she paraded in front of a metro station holding the severed head of a child. Video obtaine...

Egypt's Sisi Says Russian Airliner Was Downed By Terrorists

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.24.2016 | World

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday that the Russian plane that crashed in Sinai last year was downed by terrorists seeking to d...

'Smoking Kills More People Than Obama,' Russian Ad Claims

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.19.2016 | World

A Russian anti-smoking poster spotted at a bus stop in Moscow claims that cigarettes are killers -- just like President Barack Obama. It features a ph...

A New Chapter in the Scandal of Russian Troops Begging for Food

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 02.12.2016 | World
Armine Sahakyan

News coverage of the trial of a Russian soldier accused of killing all seven members of an Armenian family in 2015 has revived the issue of Russian neglect and mistreatment of its troops.

Dozens Of Ex-Soviet Military Officials Charged With War Crimes In Lithuania

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.27.2016 | World

VILNIUS (Reuters) - A trial opened in Lithuania on Wednesday against dozens of former Soviet military officials accused of war crimes and crimes again...

Iran Nuclear Deal: Success of Diplomacy and Opening of a New Era

Milad Jokar | Posted 01.19.2016 | World
Milad Jokar

Those who ideologically opposed the negotiations with Iran on the nuclear issue have been proven wrong. Diplomacy works and the results are a clear su...

War and Peace Is Stunning!

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.14.2016 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

There is a real event on the television horizon. It is the production of War & Peace that will air simultaneously on Lifetime, A&E and History. It takes a special movie to air on that many channels and War & Peace fills that bill.

Saudi Arabia's Anti-Terror 'Coalition' Is a House of Cards

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.28.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Given the conflicting interests and lack of military experience on the part of the coalition's members, there is ample reason to conclude that this alliance lacks substance.

America Is Dramatically Changing its Syria Policy. Here's Why.

Alastair Crooke | Posted 12.18.2015 | World
Alastair Crooke

BEIRUT -- Washington may be coming to the understanding that neither Russia nor Iran nor Hezbollah believe for one second the U.S. narrative that if Assad stepped down, somehow ISIS would melt away, and that responsible rebels would turn against ISIS to finish them off.

Putin Praises Trump: 'He’s A Really Brilliant And Talented Person'

The Hill | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.17.2015 | World

Russian President Vladimir Putin had kind words for his “stablemate” Donald Trump during an annual end-of-the-year Q&A session in Moscow....

Fire At Russian Neuropsychiatric Home Kills 23

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.13.2015 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — A fire swept through a Russian home for people with mental illnesses, killing 23 patients and injuring another 23, the emergency servi...

Free Wi-Fi Is Coming To Moscow's Most Famous Graveyards

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.11.2015 | Technology

MOSCOW (AP) — As part of their campaign to bring Wi-Fi to crowded public spots in the Russian capital, Moscow authorities are connecting up an unlik...