Matthew Bodner

News 11 months ago

Game On: Russia's Cyber Athletes Have Asian Rivals in Their Sights

Game On: Russia's Cyber Athletes Have Asian Rivals in Their Sights

News 11 months ago

In a dimly lit hotel room, a pack of 20-year-olds in sweatsuits stare into computer screens lining the wall. But this is much more than your average college party: these are Russia's ...

News 1 year ago

Russia's Oil Bargain With Iran Has Political Overtones

Russia's Oil Bargain With Iran Has Political Overtones

News 1 year ago

When the news broke that Russia, the world’s largest oil producer, had brokered a deal to import oil from Iran, observers looked for ulterior motives.

City 1 year ago

Housing Demolition Protests in Moscow Are Spiralling

Housing Demolition Protests in Moscow Are Spiralling

City 1 year ago

Authorities may soon struggle to quell protests against a controversial housing demolition program in Moscow

City 1 year ago

Moscow Mayor Declares Overwhelming Support, But Protests Suggest Otherwise

Moscow Mayor Declares Overwhelming Support, But Protests Suggest Otherwise

City 1 year ago

If you happened to find yourself in the State Duma on Tuesday, June 6, you might be forgiven for thinking Russia had finally found something more popular than President Vladimir Putin.

News 1 year ago

Hot Air, Cold War: How Russia Spooks Its Arctic Neighbors

Hot Air, Cold War: How Russia Spooks Its Arctic Neighbors

News 1 year ago

Russia’s military build-up in the Arctic has polar countries on edge. But don’t worry — bullets aren’t flying yet.

News 1 year ago

U.S.-Russia Photo Scandal Highlights Mutually Assured Ineptitude

U.S.-Russia Photo Scandal Highlights Mutually Assured Ineptitude

News 1 year ago

Russia's desire to brag about improving relations actually damaged those same ties.

Business 1 year ago

Soviet Retro-Cool: A French Aristocrat's Crusade to Save Russian Fashion

Soviet Retro-Cool: A French Aristocrat's Crusade to Save Russian Fashion

Business 1 year ago

French aristocrat Jacques von Polier wants to make Russia cool again.

News 1 year ago

A Foreigner’s Guide to Surviving Victory Day

A Foreigner’s Guide to Surviving Victory Day

News 1 year ago

Victory Day can be hard for a foreigner, especially when it comes to discussion matters of World War II history with Russians. This year, we've got you covered with a practical guide ...

Business 1 year ago

Keeping Afloat: Russia Worries Over Appreciating Ruble

Keeping Afloat: Russia Worries Over Appreciating Ruble

Business 1 year ago

Vladimir Putin says the government is watching the creeping appreciation of the ruble closely, but has ruled out the possibility of returning to a fixed exchange rate.

News 1 year ago

Where Old Spooks Are Sent to Retire: Russia’s Institute of Strategic Studies

Where Old Spooks Are Sent to Retire: Russia’s Institute of Strategic Studies

News 1 year ago

U.S. intelligence officials think they found the smoking gun behind Russia's alleged 2016 election interference. The reality is much more benign.