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'Arma Virumque Cano' - Militarism and Parades in Asia

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

Military parades are an indispensable political platform for communicating power and ambition and are now amplified by the tools of mass media, which can orchestrate and glamourize rhythmic ranks of well-booted warriors and rolling chariots of gleaming steel.

If You Want To Understand Putin, You Have To Know These 15 Facts

HuffPost Germany | Sebastian Christ | Posted 11.11.2014 | World

When the crisis in Ukraine first escalated in February, many German experts on Russia were caught off guard. Almost none of them had foreseen that the...

Putin Is Losing Eastern European Energy Gamble

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he doesn't think the European community can do without the natural gas it gets from energy monopoly Gazprom. With a Russian economy starting to decline, however, it may be Gazprom that's too strongly interconnected to the European market to break free.

10 Surprising Facts About Putin's Extraordinary Past

Posted 03.20.2014 | World

Russian President Vladimir Putin has stood -- often bare-chested -- at the helm of Russian politics since 1999, rotating between the presidency and th...

Tsar Putin

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Russian President Vladimir Putin is escalating the stakes by intervening in the Ukraine, and effectively taking control of the Crimean peninsula.

Injured Olympic Skier Can't Feel Anything From Waist Down

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 02.27.2014 | Sports

Russian Olympic freestyle skier Maria Komissarova says she can’t feel anything from the waist down. The devastating announcement comes after she bro...

Putin Touts Record $14 Bln In Arms Sales

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2013 | World

MOSCOW, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Russian arms exports reached a record $14 billion this year, President Vladimir Putin said on Monday, extending a run of ...

What Does Russia Make Of Putin?

AP | LYNN BERRY and LAURA MILLS | Posted 07.02.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- The success and possible future undoing of President Vladimir Putin lies in the contrast between people like provincial housewife Yekaterina...

200 Activists Occupy Moscow Plaza

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 07.11.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Some 200 activists are camping out in central Moscow to protest the election of Vladimir Putin and the arrest of two opposition leaders...

Russia's Tiananmen Moment

Posted 05.09.2012 | World

Right time, right place; Julia Ioffe, Moscow correspondent for The New Yorker and Foreign Policy, had the wherewithal to capture a potentially iconic ...

Putin Shows No Change In Style In Return To Presidency

Reuters | Posted 07.03.2012 | World

By Timothy Heritage MOSCOW, May 3 (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin will need to show less of his old swagger, master the art of compromise w...