The man really is Richard Nixon, and he wants Vladimir Putin to be his G. Gordon Liddy.
This Week: Russia, Media, Housing, Resources, Gender, and History!
Boris Lutskovsky grew up in the Eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, and for years he thought of himself as a Russian. As tensions rise in the Bloodlands, Boris reflects on what it means to be Ukrainian.
Justin Trudeau–Liberal leader, charmer, philosopher prince–isn’t having such a good go of it. The Grits just wrapped up their policy convention, which (since it was in the middle of the Olympics*) I didn’t really...
They were born two months apart. He grew up in a three-room apartment in Leningrad during the Brezhnev era. She came of age in the stucco suburbs of sunny 1970s Southern California. How two people from opposite universes met, fell in love, and managed to stay married despite, or perhaps because of, their cultural differences.
Step right up for some fearless prognostication!
Two punk rock artists are released from a prison in Siberia. Do we still care? Burt Likko thinks we should.
via Anna Nemtsova at the Daily Beast
Russia shows Ordinary Times how to take it to the next level. Let’s not actually go there.
Michelle and The Russian return to their old stomping grounds in the Pacific Northwest to pick blackberries and contemplate their gypsy past.
Regarding Russia’s decision to allow Edward Snowden to leave the airport, Andrew Sullivan lets loose a series of ridiculous statements.
(And, by the way, what were the odds before yesterday that I would have ever been able to write that headline?)
Pretend for a moment that you are a highly visible Republican Congressman needing to get the Russians to come to the table to discuss items of mutual national interest.
When I read this article by Mark Adomanis in Forbes online, I find myself a bit confused. Adomanis mantains that there is a significant strain of American conservatism that looks at l’affaire d’Pussy Riot in Russia and...
Three of the members of Russian punk rock collective Pussy Riot have been found guilty of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” and sentenced to two years of labor in a corrective institution, with credit...
Sounds like a term paper, no? Well, all you need to know about this particular subject can be found in one article about the abject failure of “The Apprentice” on Russian television:
From Simon Shuster, reporting for Time: Then, on Jan. 19, three weeks into the dispute, Kazakhstan stepped in with a game-changing offer. It said that if Russia refuses to provide oil to the Belarussian...
Michael Crowley ruins an otherwise good post on the Obama administration’s engagement with Russia over the Iranian nuclear program with this aside:
The decision to remove missile defense systems from Eastern Europe has provoked a lot of unusually silly commentary, but the latest from Townhall deserves special recognition: It is all too reminiscent of the Hungarian...
Nuclear disarmament is the college debate topic this year, so happily I’m paying closer attention to nukes than to, say, taxpayer-funded prostitution rings. The latest development is fairly straightforward: Obama plans to disassemble a...