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

Moscow 5 days ago

Russian Fun Fact Friday

Russian Fun Fact Friday

Moscow 5 days ago

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

I’ve been so caught up in false friends and politics that I’d forgotten some of the finer pleasures of language acquisition: fun facts.

By Dmitry Trenin
Dmitry Trenin
By Dmitry Trenin

Opinion 1 week ago

Here's a Breakdown of Russia's Foreign Policy Goals (Op-ed)

Here's a Breakdown of Russia's Foreign Policy Goals (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

By Dmitry Trenin
Dmitry Trenin
By Dmitry Trenin

Beyond presidential elections next year, Russia will aim to solidify its status outside the former Soviet Union

By Maxim Trudolyubov
Maxim Trudolyubov
By Maxim Trudolyubov

Opinion 1 week ago

Why Trump's North Korea Rhetoric Irks Russia (Op-ed)

Why Trump's North Korea Rhetoric Irks Russia (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

By Maxim Trudolyubov
Maxim Trudolyubov
By Maxim Trudolyubov

Russia would prefer Trump didn't try to solve problems at home by fueling conflict with North Korea

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

Moscow 1 week ago

Moscow Traffic Havoc

Moscow Traffic Havoc

Moscow 1 week ago

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

If you come to Moscow this summer, 15 minutes after you leave the customs area at the airport you will hear talk of моя улица (my street).

By Simon Saradzhyan
Simon Saradzhyan
By Simon Saradzhyan

Opinion 2 weeks ago

How Good Is Putin at Spearfishing Really? (Op-ed)

How Good Is Putin at Spearfishing Really? (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 weeks ago

By Simon Saradzhyan
Simon Saradzhyan
By Simon Saradzhyan

Seasoned spearos will see little more than a novice in Putin in the Kremlin's footage

By Maxim Trudolyubov
Maxim Trudolyubov
By Maxim Trudolyubov

Opinion 2 weeks ago

Moscow's Urban Facelift Is Skin-Deep (Op-ed)

Moscow's Urban Facelift Is Skin-Deep (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 weeks ago

By Maxim Trudolyubov
Maxim Trudolyubov
By Maxim Trudolyubov

The Kremlin should empower Russians throughout the country, not just create showcase urban centers

By Mark Galeotti
Mark Galeotti
By Mark Galeotti

Opinion 2 weeks ago

Stop Hyping Trump's Links to the Russian Mob (Op-ed)

Stop Hyping Trump's Links to the Russian Mob (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 weeks ago

By Mark Galeotti
Mark Galeotti
By Mark Galeotti

Anyone investing in Russia is probably dealing with grubby money.

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

Moscow 2 weeks ago

The Secret Life of Russian Words

The Secret Life of Russian Words

Moscow 2 weeks ago

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

An English word in Russian is like a long-time expat who, after a few years in Moscow, makes everyone wear slippers in his apartment and doesn’t consider a meal complete ...

By Igor Ivanov
Igor Ivanov
By Igor Ivanov

Opinion 2 weeks ago

After Sanctions, There's No Way Back (Op-ed)

After Sanctions, There's No Way Back (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 weeks ago

By Igor Ivanov
Igor Ivanov
By Igor Ivanov

Russia and the United States are capable of steering the world towards confrontation or cooperation

By Maxim Trudolyubov
Maxim Trudolyubov
By Maxim Trudolyubov

Opinion 2 weeks ago

With Trump’s Hands Tied, Putin Is Free to Act (Op-ed)

With Trump’s Hands Tied, Putin Is Free to Act (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 weeks ago

By Maxim Trudolyubov
Maxim Trudolyubov
By Maxim Trudolyubov

Putin is free to take his U.S. policy in any direction that he sees fit.

By Andrei Soldatov
Andrei Soldatov
By Andrei Soldatov

Opinion 3 weeks ago

The Kremlin’s VPN Ban Has KGB Roots (Op-ed)

The Kremlin’s VPN Ban Has KGB Roots (Op-ed)

Opinion 3 weeks ago

By Andrei Soldatov
Andrei Soldatov
By Andrei Soldatov

The Kremlin’s ban on VPNs is less about national security than self preservation

By Leonid Gozman
Leonid Gozman
By Leonid Gozman

Opinion 3 weeks ago

Is There a Rebirth of Stalinism in Russia? (Op-ed)

Is There a Rebirth of Stalinism in Russia? (Op-ed)

Opinion 3 weeks ago

By Leonid Gozman
Leonid Gozman
By Leonid Gozman

Stalinism was criminal, costly and inefficient. Today's Russia could meet the same fate.

By Vladimir Frolov
Vladimir Frolov
By Vladimir Frolov

Opinion 3 weeks ago

Russia's Response to Sanctions Shows Restraint (Op-ed)

Russia's Response to Sanctions Shows Restraint (Op-ed)

Opinion 3 weeks ago

By Vladimir Frolov
Vladimir Frolov
By Vladimir Frolov

The expulsions allow Russia to signal displeasure without doing serious harm. But that could change.

By Vasily Kashin
Vasily Kashin
By Vasily Kashin

Opinion 3 weeks ago

Why Russian and Chinese Warships Joined Forces in the Baltic Sea This Week (Op-ed)

Why Russian and Chinese Warships Joined Forces in the Baltic Sea This Week (Op-ed)

Opinion 3 weeks ago

By Vasily Kashin
Vasily Kashin
By Vasily Kashin

For years, Russian-Chinese naval exercises have been staged closer and closer to potential conflict zones and the training scenarios have become increasingly realistic.

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

Moscow 3 weeks ago

How Do You Collude in Russian? You Don’t!

How Do You Collude in Russian? You Don’t!

Moscow 3 weeks ago

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

With all this talk in the U.S. about collusion and Russians, I wondered: How do you collude in Russian? You never know when you may want to.

By Maxim Trudolyubov
Maxim Trudolyubov
By Maxim Trudolyubov

Opinion 4 weeks ago

Capitalizing on a Socialist System (Op-ed)

Capitalizing on a Socialist System (Op-ed)

Opinion 4 weeks ago

By Maxim Trudolyubov
Maxim Trudolyubov
By Maxim Trudolyubov

In Russia, business thrives on the backs of people receiving old Soviet services

By Vladimir Ruvinsky
Vladimir Ruvinsky
By Vladimir Ruvinsky

Opinion 4 weeks ago

In Siemens Turbines Scandal, Russia Has Most to Lose (Op-ed)

In Siemens Turbines Scandal, Russia Has Most to Lose (Op-ed)

Opinion 4 weeks ago

By Vladimir Ruvinsky
Vladimir Ruvinsky
By Vladimir Ruvinsky

The Kremlin has deprived the whole country of fully functioning turbines by transferring them to Crimea secretly

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

Moscow 1 month ago

50 Shades of Russian Flirtation

50 Shades of Russian Flirtation

Moscow 1 month ago

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

In a shop I saw a charming guy sweet-talking the saleswoman. He looked pleased with himself, she smiled in spite of herself, and I understood everything — except what she ...

By Vladimir Frolov
Vladimir Frolov
By Vladimir Frolov

Opinion 1 month ago

In Trump’s Russia Affair, The Dust Never Seems to Settle (Op-ed)

In Trump’s Russia Affair, The Dust Never Seems to Settle (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 month ago

By Vladimir Frolov
Vladimir Frolov
By Vladimir Frolov

Last week, it was revelations of an undisclosed meeting between senior Trump campaign officials, including the president’s son and son-in-law, and a Russian lawyer with clear ties to senior Russian ...