Kevin Rothrock

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Say Hello to Russia's Hip, New Anti-Protest Anthem

Say Hello to Russia's Hip, New Anti-Protest Anthem

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Alisa Vox, formerly a singer in the Russian rock band Leningrad, released a new music video on Monday, mocking young men for participating in political protests.

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Alexei Navalny Is Now Russia's Outlaw Presidential Candidate

Alexei Navalny Is Now Russia's Outlaw Presidential Candidate

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A felony conviction against Alexei Navalny is now in force, effectively banning him from running for president for 15 years, though he says he isn’t stopping his presidential campaign.

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Following U.S. Airstrikes Against Syria, Trump's Russian Fans Run for the Door

Following U.S. Airstrikes Against Syria, Trump's Russian Fans Run for the Door

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They spent months hailing his presidency as a new opportunity for relations with Moscow, but now they're singing a different tune.

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Russian Military Training. In Kindergarten.

Russian Military Training. In Kindergarten.

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The city Cherepovets has just opened “Reserve,” a “military-patriotic club” that caters to youngsters just out of daycare.

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Russia's Foreign Ministry Is Telling Citizens How to Behave Abroad, and It's Everything

Russia's Foreign Ministry Is Telling Citizens How to Behave Abroad, and It's Everything

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The Russian Foreign Ministry has published a list of recommendations for citizens traveling the world. And it's amazing.

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Suck It Up, Foreign Agent

Suck It Up, Foreign Agent

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When suing the Russian news media for defamation, it helps to be a billion-dollar state-owned oil company, instead of a blacklisted nonprofit group.

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Opulence, Chechnya's Ruler Has It

Opulence, Chechnya's Ruler Has It

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Ramzan Kadyrov likes to maintain the appearance that he lives modestly, and he doesn’t like sharing photos that betray his apparently lavish wealth. But we still get sneak peeks.

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Russian TV's Favorite Chumps

Russian TV's Favorite Chumps

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A small group of token experts is playing the role of “whipping boy” on Russian television and fueling a renaissance for political talk shows.

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Moscow Says the NYT Reported Fake News About Russia's War on Fake News

Moscow Says the NYT Reported Fake News About Russia's War on Fake News

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It was fake news about real news about fake news, if you believe the Russian government.

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The Kremlin Reportedly Commissioned a Report on Russian State TV, and the Results Were Oof

The Kremlin Reportedly Commissioned a Report on Russian State TV, and the Results Were Oof

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The Putin administration reportedly commissioned an independent expert analysis of Russian network television, and the results are unflattering.