Arguably, Russia needs another Mikhail Gorbachev. The events of 1989 showed the transformative power of facts in vivid detail and substantiated the maxim "information is power."
The three-day summit held this week in Paris has exceeded all expectations, marking a turning point in a deepening Franco-Russo military and economic alliance.
Russia's presentation of a new face echoes its Soviet past more than its leader may realize or admit. We got a taste of this as we said good-bye to Vancouver and hello to Sochi.
At the Vancouver Olympics, Evgeni Plushenko was not given the gold. Plushenko, whose feelings were hurt, told his wife, Yana Rudkovskaya, that he thought the figure skating world was "stopped."
In recent years, dozens of lawyers have been forced into prison, out of the country, or worse. Yet despite these outrages, and the fraud schemes they're associated with, not a thing is being done to stop this.
Russian political groups have just gained a tremendous amount of expertise in financing and managing election campaigns. This developed skill may one day be brought to use closer to home.
According to the spokesperson, the CIA first noted a dramatic increase in the unintelligible utterances around the time of the launch of Gov. Palin's book, Going Rogue.
How rewarding to people like Oleg Deripaska that after the indignities Russia suffered at the hands of the West in the 90s, they today see the flow of power and money in the opposite direction.
It may surprise many readers to hear that anti-Americanism represents one of the cardinal principles of current Russian domestic policy. Obama, however, is doing his best to change that.
Blood libel is Putin's Big Lie, and it is the ultimate mendacious recourse that the Kremlin falls back upon in times of desperation.
Late on Monday the Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky suffered a rupture of the abdominal membrane causing death. How many more dead Russians will it take before the world takes notice?
As democracy and civil rights in Russia diminish every year, the country is becoming more of a police state. The voice of dissent is silenced by cynical and cruel country leadership.
Sunday Oct. 25, 2009 will mark the sixth anniversary of the arrest at gunpoint of the Russian political prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Over these lon...
China is emerging as the new power in the global economic pantheon, and their embrace of Russia is a clear sign that they wish to become less engaged with the U.S. rather than more.
To admit our part in emotional and educational and political violence, through our modeling of hatred and righteousness or through our passivity, we would have to begin to turn the notion of perfectionism on its head.
Obama is not a miracle maker, but he will have at least tried to win the IOC bid. And during it all, he and the government will continue in any necessary actions.