Alexey Kovalev

Russia 2 weeks 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

Russia 2 weeks ago

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

Russia 1 month ago

Oliver Stone Has Launched Putin’s Re-Election Campaign

Oliver Stone Has Launched Putin’s Re-Election Campaign

Russia 1 month 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.

Moscow 2 months ago

The City of Moscow Has Its Own Propaganda Empire

The City of Moscow Has Its Own Propaganda Empire

Moscow 2 months ago

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

Russia 3 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

Russia 3 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.

Russia 3 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

Russia 3 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.

Russia 3 months ago

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

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

Russia 3 months ago

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

Meanwhile… 3 months ago

Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Report No Evil

Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Report No Evil

Meanwhile… 3 months ago

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

Russia 3 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

Russia 3 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.

Opinion 3 months ago

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

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

Opinion 3 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.

Russia 4 months ago

The Secrets of Russia’s Propaganda War, Revealed

The Secrets of Russia’s Propaganda War, Revealed

Russia 4 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.