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March 21, 2023 5:30 am

What Happens When Russia’s Criminal Soldiers Come Home

The widespread use of criminals as cannon fodder could transform Russian society for the worse.
Natalia Antonova
March 20, 2023 5:30 am

Why Would Ukrainian Patriots Feud with Russian Dissidents?

You’d think the two anti-Putin groups would get along—but their disagreements point to important questions about the war and the…
Cathy Young
March 16, 2023 5:30 am

A Russian Jet Hit an American Drone. It Probably Won’t Be the Last Time.

Frequent encounters between NATO and Russian military aircraft are raising the odds of an accident—or an “accident.”
Ralph Clem and Ray Finch
March 15, 2023 5:30 am

‘Navalny’ Won an Oscar, But Navalny and Kara-Murza Are Still in Prison

The documentary is an excellent reminder of why Russian dissidents need international support.
Ellen Bork and David J. Kramer
February 15, 2023 5:30 am

Why Russian Energy Giant Gazprom Is Mustering a Private Army

It’s less about command and control than currying favor.
Benjamin Parker
December 16, 2022 5:30 am

Right-Wing Creeps Claim Bringing Brittney Griner Home Was Woke

Echoing Kremlin talking points.
Cathy Young
December 9, 2022 5:30 am

The Torn Loyalties of Russian Liberals

Plus: Three criteria for telling whether someone is a true supporter of Ukraine’s cause.
Cathy Young
December 5, 2022 5:30 am

Russia to Gays: Shut Up and Disappear

With anti-LGBT law, Putin wants to distract from Ukraine.
Cathy Young
November 17, 2022 5:30 am

New Depths of Russian Insanity as Putin’s Ukraine Debacle Continues

The absurd, the desperate, and the just plain sick.
Cathy Young
October 27, 2022 5:30 am

Russians Accuse Ukraine of Nazism—But Look at How Russian Propagandists Talk

The gruesome rhetoric of Putin’s talking heads.
Cathy Young