Matthew Bodner

Russia 4 days ago

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

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

Russia 4 days ago

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

Russia 1 week ago

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

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

Russia 1 week ago

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

Business 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago

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

Russia 2 weeks ago

A Foreigner’s Guide to Surviving Victory Day

A Foreigner’s Guide to Surviving Victory Day

Russia 2 weeks 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 3 weeks ago

Keeping Afloat: Russia Worries Over Appreciating Ruble

Keeping Afloat: Russia Worries Over Appreciating Ruble

Business 3 weeks 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.

Russia 1 month 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

Russia 1 month ago

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

Russia 1 month ago

Russian TV to Trump: It’s Over. We’re With Kim Jong-un Now

Russian TV to Trump: It’s Over. We’re With Kim Jong-un Now

Russia 1 month ago

State TV has executed an abrupt U-turn on Trump, and is now embracing North Korea. But it is too early to equate media posturing with official policy.

Russia 1 month ago

Russia’s Glare Turns to Home-Grown Threats

Russia’s Glare Turns to Home-Grown Threats

Russia 1 month ago

For a time, Russian authorities could claim to have managed the threat of domestic terrorism. But the St. Petersburg metro bombing on April 3 showed that the threat has not dissipated entirely.

Russia 1 month ago

Dear America, Russia Wants You to Know Its Bombs Are Bigger

Dear America, Russia Wants You to Know Its Bombs Are Bigger

Russia 1 month ago

The mother of all bombs goes head to head against the father.

World 1 month ago

12 Takeaways From Tillerson’s Moscow Visit

12 Takeaways From Tillerson’s Moscow Visit

World 1 month ago

The expectations for Rex Tillerson’s visit to Moscow were high. Some hoped it would provide evidence that U.S. president Donald Trump’s administration will play soft with the Kremlin.