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Putin Sanctioned His Own People. But It Helped Him Win.

Anastasya Manuilova | Posted 09.23.2016 | World
Anastasya Manuilova

MOSCOW -- If the tough economic crisis hasn't impacted Putin's popularity, then there is not much else that could.

Russia Bolsters Military On Southwestern Flank Amid NATO Buildup

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 07.28.2016 | World

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has strengthened its southwestern flank as NATO builds up its military presence and Ukraine remains unstable, Russian Defenc...

The Ugly State of Russia's Economy

Sergei Aleksashenko | Posted 12.14.2015 | World
Sergei Aleksashenko

MOSCOW - The situation in Russia is not just bad, but downright ugly. The main reason for the poor state of the Russian economy is the lack of an effective system for protecting property rights. The gradual dismantling of state institutions led first to a decline in investments, then to a sharp drop beginning in 2013, and finally to massive capital flight, with economic growth slowing to a halt by mid-2014.

Stan & Deliver: Why Hip-Hop Fans Hate Talking Nas

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 05.05.2016 | Entertainment
Shane Paul Neil

Nas fans, by and large, are very similar to Knick fans. They rally around a past champion who put a city on his back at a time when she was an underdog fighting to reclaim prominence.

For Greater Europe We Must Embrace People-To-People Cooperation

Dominique de Villepin | Posted 06.26.2015 | World
Dominique de Villepin

The Greater Europe project, which many politicians, experts and opinion makers from many European countries have been trying to promote since mid-1980s, now looks like a fantasy completely detached from reality. Neither Russia nor Europe can afford a new "Cold War."

Is It a Crime Doing Business in Crimea?

Andre Bourque | Posted 05.24.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

Just two years ago, National Geographic featured the country of Crimea in its 2013 Best Trips report. All that changed last year. Russia sent troops into Crimea in early 2014. Regardless, the position of the United States is clear -- stay away from Crimea.

Kremlin Rules Out Handing Back Crimea To Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2015 | World

By Timothy Heritage and Darya Korsunskaya MOSCOW, March 17 (Reuters) - Russia ruled out handing Crimea back to Ukraine on Tuesday and ...

Russian Official Reportedly Says Nation Has The Right To Nuclear Weapons In Crimea

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2015 | World

MOSCOW, March 11 (Reuters) - Russia has the right to deploy nuclear arms in the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine las...

Putin's Former Judo Partner To Build Russian Bridge To Crimea

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2015 | World

By Elizabeth Piper MOSCOW, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Russia has handed a multi-billion dollar contract to build a bridge to the Crimea penins...

Ukraine's Donbass and Jim Crow -- A Poor Analogy

Lev Golinkin | Posted 03.15.2015 | World
Lev Golinkin

The overwhelming majority of eastern Ukrainians currently trapped in brutal winter conditions between separatist thugs and the Ukrainian army aren't Ku Klux Klan members, or fat cat bigots who delight in oppressing their ethnic Ukrainian neighbors. They are coal miners and steelworkers and children and pensioners. They are people who've watched their lives be shelled into oblivion by both Kiev's army and paramilitary brigades and Putin's warlords, and who are now isolated in what Amnesty and the UN describe as an unfolding humanitarian crisis. Painting them as a bunch of backward anti-Western hicks is neither progressive, nor tolerant, nor liberal, nor accurate.

Russia Threatens To Send More Troops To Crimea

Reuters | Posted 11.16.2014 | World

By Thomas Grove MOSCOW, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Russia threatened to send more troops to its newly-annexed territory of Crimea on Tuesday,...

NATO Sobers Up

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 11.11.2014 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

Despite many pressures on the body to take some sort of decisive action to counter the Russian threat to Ukraine -- beyond sanctions already instituted -- the 28 NATO countries agreed to make only a few limited measures on Ukraine, but mainly focused on strengthening their own security interests.

Former NATO Commander: Russia Is An 'Adversary' Until Proven Otherwise

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.05.2014 | World

As NATO leaders wrapped up a two-day summit in the city of Wales on Friday, the organization's former military commander warned that its member states...

Russia Today Versus the World

Frank A. Weil | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

We get bogged down in daily squabbles in the news. Perhaps it is time for a bigger, broader vision to be advanced on the world stage.

Sam Stein

Bob Gates: Russian Control Of Crimea 'Is A Done Deal'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The current Secretary of Defense declined on Sunday to label Russia an enemy, saying such characterizations were overly simplistic and d...

Poll: A Majority Of Russians Miss The Soviet Empire

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.08.2014 | World

A majority of Russians think it's a real shame the USSR isn't around anymore, according to a survey released by Pew Global Research on Thursday. Out o...

Am I a Russian Chauvinist?

Elizabeth Kiem | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Kiem

I would like to promise that I will not tune in to the Red Square parade on May 9, but I know that I will, shaking my head in wonder at the unrestrained propaganda and somewhere, in the back of my head, whistling Dva Tovarishcha: "the bullet whizzed by, my comrade fell, aga..."

Sabrina Siddiqui

Bob Corker Says Assad Was 'Wise' To Kill 1,200 With Chemical Weapons

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are following a formula in which the common denominator is to emba...

Why the UN General Assembly Is Unlikely to Sway Russian Foreign Policy

Anthony Ramicone | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Anthony Ramicone

Placing the 100-to-11 vote in an historical context suggests that the margin is indeed significant.

A Crimean Scenario in the Balkans?

Mirnes Kovac | Posted 06.12.2014 | World
Mirnes Kovac

Signals are already being sent to Mr. Vladimir Putin from Serbian "brothers" both from Bosnia and Serbia.

Why This Gay Community Worries About Having To Go 'Back In The Closet'

Agence France Presse | Anna Smolchenko | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Yelena, an openly gay teacher in Crimea who is raising four children with her partner, fears she could lose her family and her job now that her home h...

Could Russia's Revolutionary Past Guide Ukraine's Future?

The Washington Post | Will Englund | Posted 04.05.2014 | World

MOSCOW — Weak, under tremendous pressure, its authority uncertain, the new government of Ukraine faces some of the same risks that once undid anothe...

McDonald's Suspends Work In Crimea

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2014 | Business

* Says leaving due to reasons beyond its control * Operates over 400 outlets across Russia * Russia's Zhirinovsky calls ...

Russia Arrests 25 Ukrainians Suspected Of Attacks

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

MOSCOW, April 3 (Reuters) - Russia has detained 25 Ukrainians it suspected of preparing attacks in the southern and central part of the country, the...

Top NATO Commander: Russia Could Achieve Ukraine Incursion In 3-5 Days

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2014 | World

By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS, April 2 (Reuters) - Russia has massed all the forces it needs on Ukraine's border if it were to decide to c...