U.S.-Russian relations are worse than they have been in decades, a situation not helped by the openly hostile rhetoric of the two countries’ presidents.
Posted on Sep 11, 2013
Although gay Americans have cause for celebration this week, Russia’s parliament has unanimously passed a blatantly homophobic law.
Posted on Jun 26, 2013
The collapse of the Cypriot banking system reveals much about the complex relationship among ordinary Russians, “offshore oligarchs” and a political system that depends on both.
Posted on May 14, 2013
AP/RIA Novosti/Alexei Druzhinin, Government Press Service
Russia’s weapons merchants are back in the international limelight and the industry is booming.
Posted on Mar 6, 2013
Russia is cracking down further on political dissent by requiring foreign humanitarian workers to register, more or less, as spies.
Posted on Dec 18, 2012
For motives that are not entirely clear, Vladimir Putin’s Russia has overcome stiff opposition at home and in the United States to take its place in the World Trade Organization.
Posted on Sep 25, 2012
The Pussy Riot case has become an international PR disaster for the Russian government, but domestically Russia’s conservative majority is rallying behind Vladimir Putin.
Posted on Aug 20, 2012
Ukraine and Poland had to overcome great prejudice and skepticism to pull off the Euro 2012 soccer tournament.
Posted on Jul 5, 2012
Like the United States, Russia struggles with crumbling infrastructure, but Moscow has devised a novel solution: lower standards.
Posted on Jun 12, 2012
There is one day when it never rains in Moscow, a day when Russia’s air force literally shoots down rain-bearing clouds with a chemical agent to reinforce the spectacle.
Posted on May 21, 2012
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