Yakemenko Loves You

Vasili, Vasili, Vasili.  How far you’ve fallen.  To think that only a few years ago you were the leader of your own youth army, Nashi.  Now, you’re just a bureaucrat.  As for Nashi, with the “orange threat” vanquished, their only presence in Russian society is to pull pranks (some of which I admit are funny), […]

Cleaning the Slate

Every once and I while I get emails from editors of magazines and newspapers alerting me to their articles on Russia.  The intent of their communique is clear: Can you plug this?  They rarely say this outright.  Usually the request is masked with statements like “this might interest you” or “your readers might like . […]