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Why Russia Can Only Go Backward

Zhanna Nemtsova | Posted 12.28.2015 | World
Zhanna Nemtsova

MOSCOW -- Perhaps the social apathy and the public's lack of interest in politics is a defense mechanism, people's way of responding to the flood of lies and aggression from the authorities. Nobody can figure out where the truth lies, and so it is best not to even go looking for it.

Kremlin Critic Navalny Cuts Monitor Tag, Won't Comply With House Arrest

Reuters | Posted 03.07.2015 | World

MOSCOW, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said on Monday he would no longer comply with the terms of his house arrest and had cut off ...

The Russian Dream Is All About Empire

Svetlana Alexievich | Posted 09.24.2014 | World
Svetlana Alexievich

The Russian Dream is for the country to be a great empire and to inspire fear. Interviews I recently conducted in Moscow all ended with the same words: "First, the Olympic Games in Sochi, then we annexed Crimea. And now, we've won the hockey championships!"

Former Russian Finance Minister Fears Putin Is Isolating The Country

ITAR-TASS | Posted 07.23.2014 | World

MOSCOW, July 22. /ITAR-TASS/. Some forces in Russia are interested in the country's isolation but the Russian business wants to invest in global marke...

Putin, Ukraine and Syria: Russia's Carrots and Sticks

Richard Brodsky | Posted 05.24.2014 | World
Richard Brodsky

To many in the West, Vladimir Putin seems mysterious, as well as deeply troubling. Troubling he is. But mysterious not so much.

Helping Vulnerable Children in Moscow and St. Petersburg

Alexander J. Szikla | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Alexander J. Szikla

It is simply astounding to see how much more growth Russia has yet to achieve. Thankfully, there are institutions in Russia which have trail blazed forward in an attempt to equip the nation to respond to the challenges demanded by the modern global economy.

How Not to Achieve Foreign Policy Objectives With Russia

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.04.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

Scolding Russia has never resulted in warmer relations between the two countries; it is certainly not going to do so now. Rather, Russia will more likely prove to be an impediment on both subjects, at least in part in response to adoption of the Magnitsky Law.

Putin Orders Parliament Reforms

AP | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin submitted a bill Wednesday that would change how the upper house of the Russian parliament is formed, a move h...

New Jersey Nets Owner Founds Political Party

AP | Posted 08.04.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- Mikhail Prokhorov, a Russian tycoon who also contested the recent presidential election, has founded a political party. Prokhorov tweeted o...

Russia Police Arrest Dozens As Election Fraud Claims Grow

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA and MARIA DANILOVA | Posted 05.05.2012 | World

MOSCOW — An attempt by Vladimir Putin's foes to protest his presidential election victory by occupying a Moscow square ended Monday with riot po...

Russian LGBT Rights Activist Slams Anti-Homosexuality Bill

AP | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

MOSCOW -- Russia's top gay rights activist on Thursday condemned a bill passed in the country's second largest city that prohibits "propaganda of homo...

WATCH: Medvedev's Face-Off With Putin On The Badminton Court

Posted 12.24.2011 | World

Russian Prime Minister Vladmir Putin has become globally for his "alpha dog" image -- riding motorcycles, fly-fishing and diving for "sunken treasure"...

The Truth About Putin's 'Treasure Dive'

AP | Posted 12.05.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- The widely publicized incident in which Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin pulled up ancient Greek jug fragments from the seabed on a div...

PHOTOS: Putin And Medvedev, Gone Fishin'

Posted 10.17.2011 | World

Though the rumor mill continues to swirl over which of them will run for the Kremlin next year, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and President Dm...

Gorbachev: Don't Reelect Putin

AP | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 10.17.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev criticized the government on Wednesday for taking Russia backward and said that the nation needs free...

Putin Presidential Bid? Web Sites Hint At Possibility

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — A Russian state agency has registered two Web address appearing to signal Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's intentions to reclaim the pre...