By Michele A. Berdy
Michele A. Berdy
By Michele A. Berdy

Opinion 5 days ago

What’s in a Russian Word? Just About Everything

What’s in a Russian Word? Just About Everything

Opinion 5 days ago

By Michele A. Berdy
Michele A. Berdy
By Michele A. Berdy

You know you're in trouble with a Russian word that means everything from a piece of equipment to mentality.

By Pavel Aptekar
Pavel Aptekar
By Pavel Aptekar

Opinion 6 days ago

Russia’s Economy is Falling Woefully Behind (Op-Ed)

Russia’s Economy is Falling Woefully Behind (Op-Ed)

Opinion 6 days ago

By Pavel Aptekar
Pavel Aptekar
By Pavel Aptekar

Government policy in recent years has created an economy increasingly out of step with global trends.

By Michele A. Berdy
Michele A. Berdy
By Michele A. Berdy

Opinion 1 week ago

Blowing Your Top the Russian Way

Blowing Your Top the Russian Way

Opinion 1 week ago

By Michele A. Berdy
Michele A. Berdy
By Michele A. Berdy

Feeling a little testy? Experiencing some rage? Losing it? Great. Here are some ways to say that in Russian.

By Elizaveta Osetinskaya
Elizaveta Osetinskaya
By Elizaveta Osetinskaya

Opinion 2 weeks ago

Forbes Russia Is Losing Its Independence. Should the World Care? (Op-Ed)

Forbes Russia Is Losing Its Independence. Should the World Care? (Op-Ed)

Opinion 2 weeks ago

By Elizaveta Osetinskaya
Elizaveta Osetinskaya
By Elizaveta Osetinskaya

A case of editorial manipulation at Russian Forbes spells trouble for one of the last truly independent publications in Russian media.

By Eugene Rumer
Eugene Rumer
By Eugene Rumer

Opinion 2 weeks ago

Russia Is Winning — or Is It? (Op-Ed)

Russia Is Winning — or Is It? (Op-Ed)

Opinion 2 weeks ago

By Eugene Rumer
Eugene Rumer
By Eugene Rumer

Russian critics of the West should ask themselves what it will be like if China supplants the West as the global rule-maker.

By Victor Davidoff
Victor Davidoff
By Victor Davidoff

Opinion 2 weeks ago

Vladimir Voinovich and his Moral Compass

Vladimir Voinovich and his Moral Compass

Opinion 2 weeks ago

By Victor Davidoff
Victor Davidoff
By Victor Davidoff

The writer Vladimir Voinovich died on Friday night in Moscow at the age of 85.

By Michele A. Berdy
Michele A. Berdy
By Michele A. Berdy

Opinion 2 weeks ago

Let's Play in Russian

Let's Play in Russian

Opinion 2 weeks ago

By Michele A. Berdy
Michele A. Berdy
By Michele A. Berdy

"So how about those Mets?" sounds different in Russian.

By Oleg Kashin
Oleg Kashin
By Oleg Kashin

Opinion 2 weeks ago

Will a Video of Torture Change the Russian Prison System? (Op-ed)

Will a Video of Torture Change the Russian Prison System? (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 weeks ago

By Oleg Kashin
Oleg Kashin
By Oleg Kashin

The authorities cannot brush aside the video from the Yaroslavl Penal Colony, but that doesn’t mean it will bring lasting change.

By Dmitry Trenin
Dmitry Trenin
By Dmitry Trenin

Opinion 3 weeks ago

Russia Must Show Caution Now That It Has Publicly Sided With Trump (Op-ed)

Russia Must Show Caution Now That It Has Publicly Sided With Trump (Op-ed)

Opinion 3 weeks ago

By Dmitry Trenin
Dmitry Trenin
By Dmitry Trenin

Having publicly entered internal U.S. politics, Russia must be prepared for unpleasant surprises.

By Michele A. Berdy
Michele A. Berdy
By Michele A. Berdy

Opinion 3 weeks ago

Muddling the Masses, Russian Style

Muddling the Masses, Russian Style

Opinion 3 weeks ago

By Michele A. Berdy
Michele A. Berdy
By Michele A. Berdy

What do you call that unpopular new law? Oh, something good. Something really good.

By Ala Creciun Graff
Ala Creciun Graff
By Ala Creciun Graff

Opinion 4 weeks ago

Russia Struggles to Mourn the Romanovs 100 Years On (Op-ed)

Russia Struggles to Mourn the Romanovs 100 Years On (Op-ed)

Opinion 4 weeks ago

By Ala Creciun Graff
Ala Creciun Graff
By Ala Creciun Graff

There is still no national consensus on the legacy and death of the last royal family.

By Vladimir Frolov
Vladimir Frolov
By Vladimir Frolov

Opinion 1 month ago

What to Expect From The Helsinki Summit (Op-ed)

What to Expect From The Helsinki Summit (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 month ago

By Vladimir Frolov
Vladimir Frolov
By Vladimir Frolov

The Kremlin’s expectations are high — too high, given the limited scope of the discussion.

By Simon Kuper
Simon Kuper
By Simon Kuper

News 1 month ago

Meeting Russians in the Regions Will Be My World Cup Souvenir (Op-ed)

Meeting Russians in the Regions Will Be My World Cup Souvenir (Op-ed)

News 1 month ago

By Simon Kuper
Simon Kuper
By Simon Kuper

I glimpsed lives I hadn't known existed but nonetheless felt remarkably familiar.

By Evan Gershkovich
Evan Gershkovich
By Evan Gershkovich

Opinion 1 month ago

Retired Opposition Mayor Yevgeny Roizman Predicts a Crackdown

Retired Opposition Mayor Yevgeny Roizman Predicts a Crackdown

Opinion 1 month ago

By Evan Gershkovich
Evan Gershkovich
By Evan Gershkovich

The end of the World Cup will bring Russia back to a harsh reality.

By Michele A. Berdy
Michele A. Berdy
By Michele A. Berdy

Opinion 1 month ago

Thanks For the (Linguistic) Memories

Thanks For the (Linguistic) Memories

Opinion 1 month ago

By Michele A. Berdy
Michele A. Berdy
By Michele A. Berdy

Foreigners leave Russia with kokoshniki and happy memories. What do they leave behind? Words, of course!

By Loretta Marie Perera
Loretta Marie Perera
By Loretta Marie Perera

Opinion 1 month ago

Russian Enough, but for How Long?

Russian Enough, but for How Long?

Opinion 1 month ago

By Loretta Marie Perera
Loretta Marie Perera
By Loretta Marie Perera

Will Russia still be friendly to foreigners after the World Cup? I hope so.

By Grigory Yudin
Grigory Yudin
By Grigory Yudin

Opinion 1 month ago

Overzealous Regulators Are Closing in on Russian Universities (Op-ed)

Overzealous Regulators Are Closing in on Russian Universities (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 month ago

By Grigory Yudin
Grigory Yudin
By Grigory Yudin

Mountains of pointless paperwork are making it nearly impossible for independent universities to survive.

By Marc Bennetts
Marc Bennetts
By Marc Bennetts

Opinion 1 month ago

'We Wanted to Prove That Football Is Alive' (Op-ed)

'We Wanted to Prove That Football Is Alive' (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 month ago

By Marc Bennetts
Marc Bennetts
By Marc Bennetts

Only a cynic could dismiss Russia's World Cup successes.

By Michele A. Berdy
Michele A. Berdy
By Michele A. Berdy

Opinion 1 month ago

Moscow's Merchants, Malls, and Walls

Moscow's Merchants, Malls, and Walls

Opinion 1 month ago

By Michele A. Berdy
Michele A. Berdy
By Michele A. Berdy

The names of Moscow's most important landmarks might not mean what you think.