By Natalya Zubarevich
Natalya Zubarevich
By Natalya Zubarevich

Opinion 13 hours ago

The Fall of Russia's Regional Governors (Op-ed)

The Fall of Russia's Regional Governors (Op-ed)

Opinion 13 hours ago

By Natalya Zubarevich
Natalya Zubarevich
By Natalya Zubarevich

Russians are again being taught that autonomy in the regions is unnecessary. Moscow knows best

By Sergei Kapkov
Sergei Kapkov
By Sergei Kapkov

Opinion 1 day ago

Waking the Russian Spirit of Urbanism (Op-ed)

Waking the Russian Spirit of Urbanism (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 day ago

By Sergei Kapkov
Sergei Kapkov
By Sergei Kapkov

Never again will Russians be content with dull and uninspired public spaces

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

Moscow 4 days ago

25 Russian Words For 25 Years: Part Two

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Moscow 4 days ago

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

This week I begin my trek through time stuck in a traffic jam. The place: Moscow. The year: 2005.

By Irina Prokhorova
Irina Prokhorova
By Irina Prokhorova

Opinion 4 days ago

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Opinion 4 days ago

By Irina Prokhorova
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For most of my generation the 1990s remain a territory of freedom

By Rüdiger von Fritsch
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Opinion 5 days ago

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Opinion 5 days ago

By Rüdiger von Fritsch
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The German Ambassador to Russia shares his view on Russian-German relations

By Pavel Felgenhauer
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Opinion 6 days ago

Russian Military Strategy, Stuck in the Past

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Opinion 6 days ago

By Pavel Felgenhauer
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By Pavel Felgenhauer

It’s amazing how little has changed in the strategic outlook of the Russian military

By Elizaveta Osetinskaya
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By Elizaveta Osetinskaya

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Opinion 1 week ago

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Will Vladimir Putin run in the next presidential elections, and if he does, who will the Kremlin handpick to run against him?

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The Murky Mechanics of Russia’s Governor Reshuffle (Op-ed)

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Opinion 1 week ago

By Nabi Abdullaev
Nabi Abdullaev
By Nabi Abdullaev

Aged governors, the regional barons with strong ties to regional political and business elites, are being replaced by younger, often little-known, bureaucrats.

By Andrei Kolesnikov
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Opinion 1 week ago

Alexei Navalny’s Permanent Revolution

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Opinion 1 week ago

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Andrei Kolesnikov
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Opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s recent tour of Russian cities was a success, as seen by the authorities’ reaction to it

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25 Russian Words For 25 Years: Part One

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Moscow 1 week ago

By Michele A. Berdy
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To celebrate The Moscow Times' 25th anniversary, I'm walking down a linguistic memory lane...

By Yury Barmin
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What’s Behind the Saudi King’s Historic Visit to Russia (Op-ed)

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Opinion 1 week ago

By Yury Barmin
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By Yury Barmin

Riyadh sees Russia as a resurgent global player who could fill the U.S. vacuum

By Charles Robertson
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By Charles Robertson

Opinion 1 week ago

Why the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution Was bad for Russia's Economy Today (Op-ed)

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Opinion 1 week ago

By Charles Robertson
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By Charles Robertson

Without the Bolshevik revolution in 1917, Russia might have become considerably more prosperous and populous

By Michele A. Berdy
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By Michele A. Berdy

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Moscow 2 weeks ago

By Michele A. Berdy
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By Michele A. Berdy

A funny thing happened on the way to work this morning…

By Vladimir Frolov
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By Vladimir Frolov

Opinion 2 weeks ago

Two Years on, the Stakes of Russia's War in Syria Are Piling (Op-ed)

Two Years on, the Stakes of Russia's War in Syria Are Piling (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 weeks ago

By Vladimir Frolov
Vladimir Frolov
By Vladimir Frolov

Russia may have helped Assad win the war, but crucial decisions lie ahead

By John F. Tefft
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By John F. Tefft

Opinion 2 weeks ago

On the Day of My Departure (Op-ed)

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Opinion 2 weeks ago

By John F. Tefft
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We need to rebuild trust between our two countries.

By Elizaveta Osetinskaya
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By Elizaveta Osetinskaya

Opinion 2 weeks ago

Yandex, a Russian Success Story and Putin’s High-Tech Tiger (Op-ed)

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Opinion 2 weeks ago

By Elizaveta Osetinskaya
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How the giant Russian search engine can become the Kremlin's toy.

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By Michele A. Berdy

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The Sweet Smell of Russian Money

The Sweet Smell of Russian Money

Moscow 3 weeks ago

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

It's not always proper to discuss money in Russia and in Russian, but sometimes you have to. And if you have to, you might as well do it right.

By Yulia Latynina
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By Yulia Latynina

Opinion 3 weeks ago

The Kremlin’s Lack of Control Has Made Me Flee Russia (Op-ed)

The Kremlin’s Lack of Control Has Made Me Flee Russia (Op-ed)

Opinion 3 weeks ago

By Yulia Latynina
Yulia Latynina
By Yulia Latynina

After years of working as an independent journalist in Russia, Yulia Latynina has decided to leave.

By Yauheni Preiherman
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By Yauheni Preiherman

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Belarus Is the Real Victim of Russia's Zapad War Games (Op-ed)

Belarus Is the Real Victim of Russia's Zapad War Games (Op-ed)

Opinion 3 weeks ago

By Yauheni Preiherman
Yauheni Preiherman
By Yauheni Preiherman

The hysteria around the exercises puts unprecedented pressures on Minsk.