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An 'Un-Holy' Endorsement of War: The Latent and Grave Consequences of of The Russian Church

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 01.03.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

As grave and heinous as it is, the focal argument of this article is not about the atrocities committed by Moscow as much as it is about the latent, subtle and protracted consequences of the statement of Russia's Orthodox Church at the opening of their military campaign back in late September.

'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 ...

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...