Victor Davidoff

Opinion 1 year ago

Atheism on Trial in Russia's Stavropol

Atheism on Trial in Russia's Stavropol

Opinion 1 year ago

In a courtroom in Stavropol, Viktor Krasnov, a physician's assistant, is accused of the same crime as Giordano Bruno, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Salman Rushdie — atheism.

Opinion 1 year ago

Open Society and Its Enemies in Putin's Russia (Op-Ed)

Open Society and Its Enemies in Putin's Russia (Op-Ed)

Opinion 1 year ago

What's going on in Russia? It's simple to understand if you remember history.

Opinion 1 year ago

Russia Has Political Prisoner Deja Vu (Op-Ed)

Russia Has Political Prisoner Deja Vu (Op-Ed)

Opinion 1 year ago

The number of political prisoners per capita in Russia today is much higher than the number back in the Soviet Union, writes columnist Victor Davidoff.

Opinion 1 year ago

A New Iron Curtain Is Descending Over Russia

A New Iron Curtain Is Descending Over Russia

Opinion 1 year ago

On July 28, the office of the Russian prosecutor general declared the U.S. National Endowment for Democracy (NED) an "undesirable organization."

Opinion 2 years ago

Russians Will Suffer in Putin's New Cold War

Russians Will Suffer in Putin's New Cold War

Opinion 2 years ago

The destruction of Flight MH17 was the last nail in the coffin of the reassuring theory that a repeat of the Cold War was impossible, writes columnist Victor Davidoff.

Opinion 2 years ago

Duma Masks Internet Crackdown By Citing 'iPhone Pedophiles'

Duma Masks Internet Crackdown By Citing 'iPhone Pedophiles'

Opinion 2 years ago

How can you spot a pedophile? Just ask Russian Duma Deputy Yelena Mizulina. She knows: a pedophile always has an iPhone.

Opinion 2 years ago

Kremlin Wary of a Second Afghanistan in Ukraine

Kremlin Wary of a Second Afghanistan in Ukraine

Opinion 2 years ago

The situation in eastern Ukraine may be unusual for modern Europe, filled as it is with warring factions fighting for unclear objectives, but it is not without precedent in Soviet history, writes ...

Opinion 2 years ago

Russia Moves Ever Closer to the Soviet Union

Russia Moves Ever Closer to the Soviet Union

Opinion 2 years ago

In early June, the Dutch organization Human Rights Initiative for the Former U.S.S.R. published its most recent list of political prisoners in Russia. The publication does not usually get much attention. But ...

Opinion 2 years ago

High Casualties in Kremlin's Information War

High Casualties in Kremlin's Information War

Opinion 2 years ago

Russia's independent media is being punished for providing an alternative to state-controlled news on Ukraine, writes columnist Victor Davidoff.

Opinion 2 years ago

A Real Patriot Loves His Country, Not the State

A Real Patriot Loves His Country, Not the State

Opinion 2 years ago

Putin once famously said, "After Mahatma Gandhi died, there was nobody left to talk with." But Putin has no problem chatting with Assad and Iranian leaders.