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Putin Is Giving America a Taste of its Own Medicine

Fyodor Lukyanov | Posted 12.16.2016 | Home
 Fyodor Lukyanov

MOSCOW ― When America won the Cold War, its democratic ideology of political openness triumphed. According to America’s liberal world order, the w...

Are We All Just Gibbering Chimpanzees with the Attention Span of Goldfish?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.14.2016 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Like many of you, I have communicated with a number of friends abroad about the result of the U.S. election. Every one of them have been genuinely sho...

Ex-U.S. Ambassador To Moscow Says He Is Banned From Entering Russia

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 11.13.2016 | Home

Russia has banned Michael McFaul, a former U.S. ambassador to Moscow under President Barack Obama, from entering the country, McFaul and Russian Forei...

Russia Says It Was In Touch With Trump Campaign During The Election

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.12.2016 | Politics

MOSCOW, Nov 10 (Reuters) - The Russian government was in touch with members of President-elect Donald Trump’s political team during the U.S. electio...

India And Russia Sign Energy And Defense Deals Worth Billions

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.10.2017 | Home

GOA, India, Oct 15 (Reuters) - India and Russia signed billions of dollars of defense and energy deals on Saturday at a summit that sought to inject n...

Looking Back at the Holy and Great Council

Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis | Posted 10.07.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis

It is an immense privilege and blessing to welcome Fr. John Chryssavgis, Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, to «Fos Fanariou» (Light from the Phanar) for an extremely interesting and important interview.

Israeli Researchers Say Mahmoud Abbas Was A KGB Spy In The 1980s

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.08.2016 | Home

JERUSALEM, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Soviet-era documents show that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas worked in the 1980s for the KGB, the now-defunct inte...

Moscow: From the Kremlin to the Garage

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.09.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

For as long as I can remember, traveling to Moscow from St. Petersburg by train took about 8 hours overnight. Not anymore. I was surprised to discover...

Kiev: Beyond the Headlines

College Tourist | Posted 07.31.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

By Evan Przesiecki of Carleton University A one-way ticket that cost less than a Big Mac combo got me from Moscow to Kiev, the capital of Ukraine....

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

Riley Waggaman | Posted 07.22.2016 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home

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...