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

Opinion 18 hours ago

Pulling Strings for Fun and Profit

Pulling Strings for Fun and Profit

Opinion 18 hours ago

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

Oh the tangled webs we weave, when first we practice to deceive. In Russian, too.

By Mikhail Gorbachev
Mikhail Gorbachev
By Mikhail Gorbachev

Opinion 1 day ago

Mikhail Gorbachev: A Nuclear Arms Race Will Produce No Winners (Op-ed)

Mikhail Gorbachev: A Nuclear Arms Race Will Produce No Winners (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 day ago

By Mikhail Gorbachev
Mikhail Gorbachev
By Mikhail Gorbachev

The last president of the U.S.S.R. Mikhail Gorbachev on why we cannot give up on the INF treaty he co-signed.

By Lincoln Mitchell & Tinatin Japaridze
Lincoln Mitchell & Tinatin Japaridze
By Lincoln Mitchell & Tinatin Japaridze

Opinion 2 days ago

Venezuela Sets the Stage for a Putin-Trump Confrontation (Op-ed)

Venezuela Sets the Stage for a Putin-Trump Confrontation (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 days ago

By Lincoln Mitchell & Tinatin Japaridze
Lincoln Mitchell & Tinatin Japaridze
By Lincoln Mitchell & Tinatin Japaridze

During the last weeks, the economic tragedy in Venezuela has evolved into a full-blown political crisis.

By Mark Galeotti
Mark Galeotti
By Mark Galeotti

Opinion 3 days ago

Surkov Hints Putin Himself No Longer Essential for the System to Persevere (Op-ed)

Surkov Hints Putin Himself No Longer Essential for the System to Persevere (Op-ed)

Opinion 3 days ago

By Mark Galeotti
Mark Galeotti
By Mark Galeotti

In his latest piece Surkov may be burying Putin with reassurance and respect.

By Yulia Vakhonina
Yulia Vakhonina
By Yulia Vakhonina

Opinion 3 days ago

Russia Not Ready for Reebok’s Feminist 'Sit on His Face' Ad (Op-ed)

Russia Not Ready for Reebok’s Feminist 'Sit on His Face' Ad (Op-ed)

Opinion 3 days ago

By Yulia Vakhonina
Yulia Vakhonina
By Yulia Vakhonina

Sports brand Reebok has been forced to pull part of its online campaign after a sex-themed slogan sparked fierce online backlash.

By Sam Greene
Sam Greene
By Sam Greene

Opinion 4 days ago

Kremlin Puppet Master Surkov Distracts Public with Putin Panegyric (Op-ed)

Kremlin Puppet Master Surkov Distracts Public with Putin Panegyric (Op-ed)

Opinion 4 days ago

By Sam Greene
Sam Greene
By Sam Greene

Putin's longtime aide Vladislav Surkov published another magnum opus that will almost surely have the pundits hopping.

By Dmitry Stefanovich
Dmitry Stefanovich
By Dmitry Stefanovich

Opinion 4 days ago

The INF Treaty Has Been Nixed. What’s Next? (Op-ed)

The INF Treaty Has Been Nixed. What’s Next? (Op-ed)

Opinion 4 days ago

By Dmitry Stefanovich
Dmitry Stefanovich
By Dmitry Stefanovich

Military expert Dmitry Stefanovich on the prospects of a new arms race.

By Maxim Samorukov
Maxim Samorukov
By Maxim Samorukov

Opinion 5 days ago

Macedonia Joining NATO Is a Self-Inflicted Defeat for Russia (Op-ed)

Macedonia Joining NATO Is a Self-Inflicted Defeat for Russia (Op-ed)

Opinion 5 days ago

By Maxim Samorukov
Maxim Samorukov
By Maxim Samorukov

The Macedonian government sees Russia as an enemy, while the Macedonian opposition has no intention of orienting itself on Moscow.

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

Opinion 1 week ago

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Opinion 1 week ago

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

By popular demand -- and knowing Moscow weather -- here's a short primer on how to chill in Russian.

By Mark Galeotti
Mark Galeotti
By Mark Galeotti

Opinion 1 week ago

The Kremlin's New Ogre (Op-ed)

The Kremlin's New Ogre (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

By Mark Galeotti
Mark Galeotti
By Mark Galeotti

In a time when much of politics is about signal and drama, the Kremlin needs figures to represent the worst and the most unpredictable side of the system.

By Roman Lunkin
Roman Lunkin
By Roman Lunkin

Opinion 1 week ago

Russia's Crackdown on Jehovah's Witnesses Hits Critical Milestone (Op-ed)

Russia's Crackdown on Jehovah's Witnesses Hits Critical Milestone (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

By Roman Lunkin
Roman Lunkin
By Roman Lunkin

Russia has made the Jehovah’s Witnesses the first individuals since the Soviet era to be persecuted exclusively for their faith.

By Pavel Aptekar
Pavel Aptekar
By Pavel Aptekar

Opinion 1 week ago

The Russian Youth Are Packing Their Bags (Op-ed)

The Russian Youth Are Packing Their Bags (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

By Pavel Aptekar
Pavel Aptekar
By Pavel Aptekar

The fact that young people are willing to leave should cause alarm considering that they are the most active and innovative members of society.

By Tatyana Stanovaya for Riddle
Tatyana Stanovaya for Riddle
By Tatyana Stanovaya for Riddle

Opinion 1 week ago

The Kremlin’s Chef Lurks in the Shadows (Op-ed)

The Kremlin’s Chef Lurks in the Shadows (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

By Tatyana Stanovaya for Riddle
Tatyana Stanovaya for Riddle
By Tatyana Stanovaya for Riddle

Today, the Putin regime has an increasing need for those shadowy intrigues and murky escapades on the level of both foreign and domestic policy. Yevgeny Prigozhin fits the bill.

By Jon Huntsman
Jon Huntsman
By Jon Huntsman

Opinion 1 week ago

A Forced Decision: Why the U.S. Withdrew From the INF Treaty (Op-ed)

A Forced Decision: Why the U.S. Withdrew From the INF Treaty (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

By Jon Huntsman
Jon Huntsman
By Jon Huntsman

An arms control treaty that one side violates is no longer effective at keeping the world safe, U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman writes.

By Andrei Kolesnikov
Andrei Kolesnikov
By Andrei Kolesnikov

Opinion 1 week ago

Five Years After Crimea, Russia Has Come Full Circle at Great Cost (Op-ed)

Five Years After Crimea, Russia Has Come Full Circle at Great Cost (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

By Andrei Kolesnikov
Andrei Kolesnikov
By Andrei Kolesnikov

Putin needs second Crimea to boost falling ratings.

By Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg
Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg
By Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg

Opinion 1 week ago

Russia’s Economic Growth Seems Too Good to Be True (Op-ed)

Russia’s Economic Growth Seems Too Good to Be True (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

By Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg
Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg
By Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg

Rosstat has a clear incentive to massage numbers. Putin’s approval is down, and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s numbers are suffering even more.

By Steven Pifer
Steven Pifer
By Steven Pifer

Opinion 1 week ago

Moscow and Washington Are Heading Down a Very Risky Path (Op-ed)

Moscow and Washington Are Heading Down a Very Risky Path (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

By Steven Pifer
Steven Pifer
By Steven Pifer

Steven Pifer on the disturbing prospect of a new arms race.

By Leonid Kovachich
Leonid Kovachich
By Leonid Kovachich

Opinion 2 weeks ago

Russia Flirts With Internet Sovereignty (Op-ed)

Russia Flirts With Internet Sovereignty (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 weeks ago

By Leonid Kovachich
Leonid Kovachich
By Leonid Kovachich

When it comes to internet censorship, Russia has long followed China’s example.

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

Opinion 2 weeks ago

The Secret of Russian Mysteries

The Secret of Russian Mysteries

Opinion 2 weeks ago

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

I love a good Russian language question. Keep those cards and letters coming, folks!