Peter Hobson

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Hunter Becomes Prey: The Fall of a Russian 'Attack-Dog' Investigator

Hunter Becomes Prey: The Fall of a Russian 'Attack-Dog' Investigator

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Denis Nikandrov, the 37-year-old deputy head of the Moscow branch of the Investigative Committee, was arrested on July 19. His rise was meteoric; his fall was equally spectacular. His career has spanned ...

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Warning: This Is Not Cheese. In Russia, Watch What You Eat

Warning: This Is Not Cheese. In Russia, Watch What You Eat

News 1 year ago

If you live in Russia, you may already be worried about what you’re eating. If you’re not worried, maybe you should be. Watchdogs say dairy producers routinely added starch, chalk and soap ...

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After Euro 2016 Disaster, Can Russian Football Recover?

After Euro 2016 Disaster, Can Russian Football Recover?

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The ousted coach of Russia's national football team has admitted the team is "sh*t." Sports pundits discuss "Why Russian football is f*cked." And a new petition calls for the country's football team ...

Business 1 year ago

Reluctantly, Russia Starts Sell-Off of Major State Companies

Reluctantly, Russia Starts Sell-Off of Major State Companies

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Back in April, President Vladimir Putin was asked at a press conference why he planned to sell state companies just when the market was at bottom. Putin’s reply was blunt: “We need ...

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Will Russia Be First to Build Elon Musk's Hyperloop?

Will Russia Be First to Build Elon Musk's Hyperloop?

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In mid June, Shervin Pishevar, co-founder of Hyperloop One, sat under the high, decorated ceiling of a palace in St. Petersburg. Men in suits lined the large, rectangular table. “Eighteen heads of ...

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Is the Kremlin Really Forcing Mikhail Prokhorov to Sell His Russian Assets?

Is the Kremlin Really Forcing Mikhail Prokhorov to Sell His Russian Assets?

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Russian tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov once said he likes to completely overhaul his professional life every eight years. And so things have turned out. In the 1990s, Prokhorov was a banker, scooping up ...

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Erdogan Blinks First in Russian-Turkish Impasse

Erdogan Blinks First in Russian-Turkish Impasse

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Seven months ago, the country watched on television as a Russian fighter jet fell to earth in a stream of flame. It had been shot down by a Turkish warplane over the ...

Business 1 year ago

Lipstick on a Bear: Russia Seeks to Impress at SPIEF

Lipstick on a Bear: Russia Seeks to Impress at SPIEF

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Russia has an image problem. Whether it's doping in sport, soldiers in Ukraine or corruption in the Kremlin, every new headline seems to bolster a negative stereotype.

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Hanging in There: A Guide to Russia's Economy

Hanging in There: A Guide to Russia's Economy

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In late May, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev inadvertently caught the mood of the nation.

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Radical Russian Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Walks Free After Verdict

Radical Russian Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Walks Free After Verdict

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Russia’s most radical political performance artist, Pyotr Pavlensky, had languished in jail for seven months after setting fire to the headquarters of Russia’s security services last year.