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"Consequences" for Russia's Aggression

David L. Phillips | Posted 04.10.2014 | World
David L. Phillips

Sanctions should not be seen as an instrument to punish Russia. However, a credible threat of sanctions can adjust Russia's approach.

Further Proof That They Do Things Differently In Russia

Christine Dalton | Posted 04.04.2014 | Comedy

News broke yesterday that Vladimir Putin is finally single after 30 years of marriage. Jimmy Kimmel explained that Putin and his wife divorced over th...

Russophobia, a Pretext for a War on Information

Christophe Deloire | Posted 03.28.2014 | World
Christophe Deloire

You cannot snuff out the right to news and information in the same way that you seal Chernobyl's radioactivity under layers of concrete.

Ukraine: 'Kremlin Agents' Stirring Up Violence To Justify Invasion

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2014 | World

* Two dead in Kharkiv violence after one killed in Donetsk * Kiev fears Moscow may exploit threat to ethnic Russians * M...

Putin' on the Ritz: Why Western Business Undermines Sanctions to Put Profits Ahead of Patriotism

Terry Connelly | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

It turns out our own devotion to liberty and international law only goes so far when somebody's profits and dividends and executive compensation are put at risk. Talk is cheap, but patriotism is expensive, as it turns out.

Of Telexes, Typewriters and Old-Fashioned Journalism

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.17.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

While I thoroughly enjoy blogging, tweeting and using all manner of light digital mobile devices, there was something endearing about the bulky equipment we had for turning out hard-hitting, solid journalism.

Covering Russia in a Time of Censorship

Shai Baitel | Posted 04.01.2014 | Media
Shai Baitel

"The move is the latest in a series of shifts in Russia's news landscape which appear to point towards a tightening of state control in the already he...

Book Review: Red Fortress, History and Illusion in the Kremlin

George Mocharko | Posted 02.18.2014 | Books
George Mocharko

One begins to comprehend the profound depth of the Russian story after reading through the first few chapters of Catherine Merridale's magnificent new book Red Fortress: History and Illusion in the Kremlin.

Slow Boat to Moscow

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 02.11.2014 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

I recently cruised the Viking Waterways of the Czars excursion from St. Petersburg, Russia to Moscow on this, the largest fleet of river vessels in the world.

Why Won't Cuban News Tell Us What's Happening in Ukraine?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 02.08.2014 | World
Yoani Sanchez

I imagine that many viewers, like me, watching that incoherent sequence, are asking themselves, "What? What's happening in the Ukraine?" But the official press can't answer us, because they can't even fulfill their role of telling us what's happening in Cuba.

Putin Foe Navalny Freed But Still Under Kremlin's Thumb

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.17.2013 | World

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny on Thursday returned to Moscow a free man after a court in the northern Kirov region turned his five-year penal ...

Around the World in Eight Days

Jamal Hammadi | Posted 11.30.2013 | Travel
Jamal Hammadi

The eight day trip started out with an absolutely must see stop at the Tsukiji Fish Market at 5 a.m. Even at that hour the place is bustling with activity.

Is This Leading Russian LGBT Activist Being Pressured By The Kremlin To Quit Activism? (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Nikolai Alexeyev, a leading Russian LGBT rights activist and outspoken critic of Russia's homophobic culture of fear and violence, appeared to have a ...

Instead of Punishing Russia, IOC May Punish Pro-Gay Olympians

John Becker | Posted 10.07.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

The New York Times' Jeré Longman reports that the Olympic Charter "prohibits athletes from making political gestures during the Winter and Summer Games," and that this prohibition could be used to "banish" Olympians who choose to protest, even silently, against Russian homophobia.

Top Putin Critic Released On Bail

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 09.18.2013 | World

KIROV, Russia — A court's abrupt decision Friday to release Russia's most charismatic opposition leader less than a day after handing him a five...

Top Putin Critic Jailed

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 09.17.2013 | World

KIROV, Russia — Alexei Navalny, a charismatic and creative Russian opposition leader who exposed high-level corruption and mocked the Kremlin, ...

Kremlin Turns Back To Typewriters To Avoid Security Leaks

Agence France Presse | | Posted 09.10.2013 | World

A Russian state service in charge of safeguarding Kremlin communications is looking to purchase an array of old-fashioned typewriters to prevent leaks...

Putin's Only Slightly Ridiculous New Mode Of Transportation

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.17.2013 | World

Russian President Vladimir Putin is to switch from car to helicopter for short hops from the Kremlin, his spokesman said Thursday, delighting drivers ...

Why Moscow Is Important to Pyongyang

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.16.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

If war were to break out, the presumed influx of refugees into Russia could create a humanitarian crisis and a burdensome price tag for the Kremlin -- just as it would for China. Russia is similarly vulnerable to any radiation that may blow from the peninsula on to Russian territory.

Report: Long-Time Kremlin Foe Found Dead

AP | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD | Posted 05.23.2013 | World

LONDON — Boris Berezovsky, a self-exiled and outspoken Russian tycoon who had a bitter falling out with Russian President Vladimir Putin, was fo...

Blind Teen Blasts Adoption Ban In Open Letter To Putin

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

An impassioned letter by a blind Russian teen has taken the world by storm and caused even the Kremlin to take notice. High school student Natasha ...

Russians March To Protest Law Banning Adoptions By Americans

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 01.14.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- Thousands of people marched through Moscow on Sunday to protest Russia's new law banning Americans from adopting Russian children, a far big...

Kremlin's Anti-U.S. Adoptions Campaign Has Unlikely Poster Boy

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 03.12.2013 | World

MOSCOW — A Russian teenage orphan who uses an American family's name on Facebook has become the unlikely poster boy of a Kremlin campaign to sto...

Insider Tips For Moscow Trips

TravelSort | Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel
TravelSort

Moscow is one of the largest cities that may still, in the minds of many Westerners, seem to qualify as "adventure travel" thanks to a mountain of bad press. Here are some tips that will make your journey more fun -- and less of the wrong kind of "adventure."

Russia Targets Prominent Opposition Leader

AP | MAX SEDDON | Posted 12.14.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- Russian investigators on Friday accused a prominent opposition leader of fraud and money-laundering, intensifying legal pressure on the anti...