Alexey Kovalev

News 6 months ago

High on Moscow Hills: Why Russia Is Losing the War on Drugs

High on Moscow Hills: Why Russia Is Losing the War on Drugs

News 6 months ago

As a new, anonymous online marketplaces for drugs emerge, Russian law enforcement is struggling to cope.

News 7 months ago

Oliver Stone Has Launched Putin’s Re-Election Campaign

Oliver Stone Has Launched Putin’s Re-Election Campaign

News 7 months ago

Russian journalists were obliged to wait until Putin opened up to a complete stranger — a foreigner — to report that he was a happy and loving grandfather.

City 7 months ago

The City of Moscow Has Its Own Propaganda Empire

The City of Moscow Has Its Own Propaganda Empire

City 7 months ago

Mayor Sergei Sobyanin takes the tricks Russia plays on foreign audiences and puts them to use against his own constituents.

News 8 months 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 8 months ago

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

News 8 months 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

News 8 months 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.

News 9 months ago

Crippled by the Kremlin, Russia’s State Media No Longer Competes

Crippled by the Kremlin, Russia’s State Media No Longer Competes

News 9 months ago

In the eviscerated ecosystem of the Russian media, independent outlets are filling the new vacuum created by nationwide protests.

Meanwhile… 9 months ago

Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Report No Evil

Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Report No Evil

Meanwhile… 9 months ago

Russia witnessed mass anti-corruption protests on Sunday, but you’d never know it, if you only followed the state media.

News 9 months ago

Russia’s Infamous ‘Troll Factory’ Is Now Posing as a Media Empire

Russia’s Infamous ‘Troll Factory’ Is Now Posing as a Media Empire

News 9 months ago

A Russian news website has revealed how the ‘troll factory’ rebranded itself as a network of legitimate news sites. But it hasn’t quite abandoned its old ways.

News 9 months ago

'You're Fake News!': Russia Borrows the Worst from the West

'You're Fake News!': Russia Borrows the Worst from the West

News 9 months ago

Russian officials have now fully embraced “fake news” as a means of deflecting any criticism, following a long tradition of settling for the lowest common denominator when parroting the West.

News 10 months ago

The Secrets of Russia’s Propaganda War, Revealed

The Secrets of Russia’s Propaganda War, Revealed

News 10 months ago

Russia has a new military propaganda force to wage information war. An unauthorized reprint of a military intelligence handbook gives insight into what the new information troops might do.