Putin

Putin and Russian History

Arch Getty’s comment, “Putin in History,” was included in today’s Johnson’s Russia List. I asked him if I could repost it here. He kindly agreed.

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Cyprus is Putin’s Victory

I’ve started writing a weekly column for the revamped Russia! Magazine. My first installment, “Cyprus Implodes, Putin Wins,” went online this morning. Here are the

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Speedy Delivery

Gerard Depardieu’s rapid naturalization as a Russian citizen has raised ire inside and outside of Russia. For one of the better comment’s on Depardieugate, I

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Six and Sixty

This post was also published at Warscapes. Sunday, October 7, marks six years since Anna Politkovskaya was murdered in her apartment elevator. The assailant shot

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The Power Vertical Myth

Alexander Golts, editor of the liberal Ezhednevnyi zhurnal, has written an editorial in the Moscow Times which I think is emblematic of the misunderstanding of

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Five Books on Putin

Stephen Kotkin, Professor of History at Princeton University, reviewed five recent books on Putin in the 2 March issue of the Times Literary Supplement. Kotkin

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