By Leonid Bershidsky
Leonid Bershidsky
By Leonid Bershidsky

Opinion 1 day ago

President Trump, I'm Russian and I'm Not Laughing (Op-ed)

President Trump, I'm Russian and I'm Not Laughing (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 day ago

By Leonid Bershidsky
Leonid Bershidsky
By Leonid Bershidsky

I fear the indictment of Russian internet trolls may lead to less freedom for both Americans and Russians

By Oleg Kashin for Republic
Oleg Kashin for Republic
By Oleg Kashin for Republic

Opinion 2 days ago

Navalny and Deripaska – A Russian Drama Fit for Hollywood (Op-ed)

Navalny and Deripaska – A Russian Drama Fit for Hollywood (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 days ago

By Oleg Kashin for Republic
Oleg Kashin for Republic
By Oleg Kashin for Republic

What the investigation into a billionaire, a top official and an escort girl can tell us about Russia

By Eli Lake
Eli Lake
By Eli Lake

Opinion 5 days ago

Don't Be Fooled: Russia Attacked U.S. Troops in Syria (Op-ed)

Don't Be Fooled: Russia Attacked U.S. Troops in Syria (Op-ed)

Opinion 5 days ago

By Eli Lake
Eli Lake
By Eli Lake

Mattis gave Putin "plausible deniability" for a military assault that went badly awry

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

Opinion 5 days ago

Who's Sorry Now?

Who's Sorry Now?

Opinion 5 days ago

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

In the Orthodox Church the last Sunday before Lent is Прощённое воскресенье (Forgiveness Sunday). So how do you ask forgiveness in Russian? It's tricky.

By Leonid Bershidsky
Leonid Bershidsky
By Leonid Bershidsky

Opinion 1 week ago

Putin Is Struggling to Keep His Wars Separate (Op-ed)

Putin Is Struggling to Keep His Wars Separate (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

By Leonid Bershidsky
Leonid Bershidsky
By Leonid Bershidsky

The troops who died in Syria are called mercenaries, not heroes. Will the Russian people buy that?

By Natalya Zubarevich
Natalya Zubarevich
By Natalya Zubarevich

Opinion 1 week ago

Why 2018 Means Inertia for Russia's Regions (Op-ed)

Why 2018 Means Inertia for Russia's Regions (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

By Natalya Zubarevich
Natalya Zubarevich
By Natalya Zubarevich

Don't expect any political upheavals from the periphery this year

By Leonid Bershidsky
Leonid Bershidsky
By Leonid Bershidsky

Opinion 1 week ago

Estonian Spies Understand the Russian Threat (Op-ed)

Estonian Spies Understand the Russian Threat (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

By Leonid Bershidsky
Leonid Bershidsky
By Leonid Bershidsky

Finally, a comprehensive look at Putin's ambitions backed by real expertise.

By Artemy Troitsky
Artemy Troitsky
By Artemy Troitsky

Opinion 1 week ago

Is Russia Confused? #MeToo (Op-ed)

Is Russia Confused? #MeToo (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

By Artemy Troitsky
Artemy Troitsky
By Artemy Troitsky

The whole culture of sexual behavior differs from one country to the next

By Zoya Svetova
Zoya Svetova
By Zoya Svetova

Opinion 1 week ago

NGOs in Russia: Do They Still Stand a Chance? (Op-ed)

NGOs in Russia: Do They Still Stand a Chance? (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

By Zoya Svetova
Zoya Svetova
By Zoya Svetova

The Kremlin is steadily ramping up its control over civil society

By Pavel Chikov
Pavel Chikov
By Pavel Chikov

Opinion 1 week ago

Russia's Human Rights Groups No Longer Have a Role Model (Op-ed)

Russia's Human Rights Groups No Longer Have a Role Model (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

By Pavel Chikov
Pavel Chikov
By Pavel Chikov

The former Soviet Union is clinging on to values that reflect the worst of the current world order

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

Opinion 1 week ago

Be My Russian Valentine

Be My Russian Valentine

Opinion 1 week ago

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

When it comes to love, the Russian language is just spectacular.

By Marc Bennetts
Marc Bennetts
By Marc Bennetts

Opinion 1 week ago

The Kremlin Won't Tolerate Hooligans at Its World Cup (Op-ed)

The Kremlin Won't Tolerate Hooligans at Its World Cup (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

By Marc Bennetts
Marc Bennetts
By Marc Bennetts

The chances of large-scale football-related clashes at this summer’s event are about as low as the likelihood of Russia’s national team lifting the trophy

By Vladimir Frolov
Vladimir Frolov
By Vladimir Frolov

Opinion 1 week ago

Why the Directors of Russia’s Intelligence Agencies Visited Washington (Op-ed)

Why the Directors of Russia’s Intelligence Agencies Visited Washington (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

By Vladimir Frolov
Vladimir Frolov
By Vladimir Frolov

Confidential contact between the U.S. and Russia is the best hope for restoring relations.

By Alexei Smertin
Alexei Smertin
By Alexei Smertin

Opinion 1 week ago

A World Cup to Learn From (Op-ed)

A World Cup to Learn From (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

By Alexei Smertin
Alexei Smertin
By Alexei Smertin

It will be a World Cup which will change everything. And if not everything, then a lot.

By Leonid Bershidsky
Leonid Bershidsky
By Leonid Bershidsky

Opinion 2 weeks ago

How Elon Musk Beat Russia's Space Program (Op-ed)

How Elon Musk Beat Russia's Space Program (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 weeks ago

By Leonid Bershidsky
Leonid Bershidsky
By Leonid Bershidsky

The upstart billionaire's private passion enabled SpaceX to achieve things the Russian industry has given up on.

By Grigory Melkonyants
Grigory Melkonyants
By Grigory Melkonyants

Opinion 2 weeks ago

How to Monitor Russia's Next Election (Op-ed)

How to Monitor Russia's Next Election (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 weeks ago

By Grigory Melkonyants
Grigory Melkonyants
By Grigory Melkonyants

The authorities will go out of their way to show that everything proceeds fairly on Election Day itself. But it is up to monitors to reveal the entire campaign.

By Michael Kofman
Michael Kofman
By Michael Kofman

Opinion 2 weeks ago

Starving Wolf No Longer: Can Russia Sustain Its Military? (Op-ed)

Starving Wolf No Longer: Can Russia Sustain Its Military? (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 weeks ago

By Michael Kofman
Michael Kofman
By Michael Kofman

Not only is the Russian military actually unlikely to withdraw from Syria, it will probably continue operations there.

By Andrei Soldatov
Andrei Soldatov
By Andrei Soldatov

Opinion 2 weeks ago

The Kremlin’s Ticking Tech Bomb (Op-ed)

The Kremlin’s Ticking Tech Bomb (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 weeks ago

By Andrei Soldatov
Andrei Soldatov
By Andrei Soldatov

On the eve of the election, protests are feeding the Kremlin’s already high level of internet paranoia

By Nikolai Suetin
Nikolai Suetin
By Nikolai Suetin

Opinion 2 weeks ago

Digital Technology Will Move Russia Forward (Op-ed)

Digital Technology Will Move Russia Forward (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 weeks ago

By Nikolai Suetin
Nikolai Suetin
By Nikolai Suetin

Of all the technological trends that will affect Russians in2018, the spread of digital services will be the most important.