Putin

Graffiti for Crimea

There’s a new campaign in Moscow: “Two Thousand Russian Buildings.” The campaign seeks to paint two thousand buildings in the two capitals with patriotic graffiti.

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The Gendarme of Eurasia

My new article for Warscapes, “The Gendarme of Eurasia.” Here’s the opening excerpt: In 1830, in response to the crowning of Louis-Philippe as king of

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Infantilizing Putin

My new column for Russia Magazein, “Infantilizing Putin.” Here’s an excerpt: Last week, The New York Times lamented the dearth of Russian specialists to comment on the crisis

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Putin to Pardon Khodorkovsky

Putin is pardoning Mikahil Khodorkovsky. “In regard to Khodorkovsky, I’ve already said that Mikhail Borisovich must submit the corresponding papers [for a pardon] in accordance

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Will Pussy Riot be Amnestied?

Will Pussy Riot, several Bolotnaya participants, and all Greenpeace activists be amnestied? So reports Izvestiia: The president has jointly decided with human rights activists who

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