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Articles by Cathy Young (page 3)

October 14, 2022 5:30 am

How Putin’s Latest Attempts to Escalate in Ukraine Have Backfired

Plus: the moral degradation of Russian propagandists.
Cathy Young
October 10, 2022 5:30 am

Peace Prize Pettiness

Misplaced Ukrainian pique over the prize being shared with regime critics from Russia and Belarus.
Cathy Young
October 7, 2022 5:30 am

The Prescient Literary Visions of Vladimir Voinovich

The Russian satirist lampooned everything from the toxic apathy of his compatriots to Putin himself, but he never lost hope.
Cathy Young
October 5, 2022 5:30 am

Putin’s Crazy Days

Bluster about borders, a mobilization mess, a pathetic pep rally.
Cathy Young
September 27, 2022 5:30 am

The Dictator and the Diva

Meet Alla Pugacheva, the Russian pop mega-star who is challenging Putin.
Cathy Young
September 23, 2022 5:30 am

The Weakness of the Strongman

A clearly rattled Putin talks big and resorts to increasingly desperate measures.
Cathy Young
September 20, 2022 5:30 am

The Power of Words and the Need to Protect Free Speech

“It is in fact because of their power that we must protect them.”
Cathy Young
September 15, 2022 4:42 pm

Failing in the Field, Russia Targets Ukraine’s Civilian Infrastructure

Meanwhile, Putin steps up repression in Russia and more critics flee.
Cathy Young
September 12, 2022 5:30 am

Ukraine’s Momentum, Putin’s Fears

Even the Russian propagandists are starting to lose faith.
Cathy Young
September 9, 2022 5:30 am

Revisiting Casanova After #MeToo

A new biography reveals the man whose name is synonymous with seduction was more depraved, but also more complicated, than…
Cathy Young