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September 18, 2023 5:32 am

Putin’s Antisemitic Freakout

The fact that Volodymyr Zelensky is Jewish still has Russia’s furious fascist flailing.
Cathy Young
September 1, 2023 5:32 am

In Death, Prigozhin Becomes the Face of Late-Stage Putinism

The Wagner chief’s (likely) demise speaks to a much larger, troubling reality for the future of the Russian state.
Cathy Young
August 18, 2023 5:32 am

Lessons for American Democracy from a Russian Prison Cell

What we can learn Alexei Navalny’s meditation about what went wrong for his country.
Benjamin Parker
August 10, 2023 5:18 am

Sanctions on Russia Are Working—Just Not How Some People Thought

Economic pressure is more of a slow squeeze than a sudden shock.
Mark Galeotti
July 6, 2023 5:31 am

Will Prigozhin Bury Putinism?

The short-lived mutiny didn’t topple the dictator, but the aftermath is exposing the weaknesses and contradictions of the system he…
Cathy Young
June 7, 2023 5:31 am

Prigozhin Unbound

The mercenary magnate is talkative, opinionated, blunt-spoken—but what does he really want?
Cathy Young
May 19, 2023 5:31 am

What Was the ‘Soviet Century’?

A new book takes stock of the mundane features and ephemera of life in the USSR, but neglects one of…
André Forget
May 12, 2023 4:31 pm

Russia’s Victory Day Ain’t What It Used to Be

A downcast celebration in Red Square, led by a tired-looking Putin, as Russians fear the long-awaited Ukrainian offensive.
Cathy Young
May 3, 2023 5:30 am

The Russian Opposition: Bloodied But Unbowed

How much does a new, pro-Ukraine declaration from the anti-Putin, pro-liberalism forces matter?
Cathy Young
April 25, 2023 5:30 am

Russians Told to Man Up: The Meat Grinder of War Awaits

A gross new Russian recruitment ad, and how the Ukrainians have cleverly subverted it.
Cathy Young