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Set against the wintery landscape of Siberia|Greene’s lively travel narrative offers a glimpse into the soul of twentieth-century Russia: how its people remember their history and look forward to the future.
A successful IPO for a kids’ chain augurs an economic recovery | Russians “spend a larger share of income on their children”
The highlights from seven days of reading about the world
A look ahead to some of the major global anniversaries in the coming year
Once you lose faith in one institution, you start to lose faith in them all. Lessons from Putin’s Moscow.
The ruble’s collapse has dragged salaries below levels in China | The nation “may become the region’s factory”
It's not just price—vodka is becoming uncool.
THERE ARE THOSE OUTSIDE THE U.S. WHO WILL HAVE welcomed Donald Trump’s arrival as the 45th President of the United States. Russia will cheer his skepticism of NATO’s value and his suggestion of a thaw in relations. The Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte, T
State-run outlets are essential to making the case for Putin’s intervention in Syria
The historic concord between the U.S. and Europe made the West safe and rich. Now it’s in danger of collapse
There’s room for cooperation but also competition | “If you take the sanctions off, you have no leverage” with Russia
One story of coming to America from the Soviet Union
EVERY DAY AMERICAN PILOTS fly scores of sorties against terrorist targets in Syria. And on every mission, the pilots watch their instruments for signs that one of the Syrian government’s thousands of surface-to-air missiles, including Russian batteri
RUSSIA’S ON A ROLL. IT HAS BLOCKED Ukraine’s turn to the West and claimed Crimea as a trophy. Finger-wagging Europeans are struggling with refugees, Brexit, populism, terrorism and a dozen chronic problems. Nervous Americans fear that Russian cyber-m
17,500 towns and villages have no medical infrastructure.
President Obama said the expulsion of 35 diplomats and the measures against intelligence agencies are “not the sum total” of the U.S. response to Russian hacking.
The Kremlin is doing more in the region than bombing Aleppo | Putin uses “small, victorious wars to keep himself popular”
Lessons from Eastern Europe and the Baltics
The president announced new sanctions against Russia in response to its alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election.
Caleb Melby and Keri Geiger, with Michael Smith, Alexander Sazonov, and Polly Mosendz • Down on his luck, the mogul found help from émigrés from the old Soviet empire • “I gave him 30 days, and in exactly 30 days he paid me back” On the 78th floor
And why he may have overplayed his hand
The Kremlin is ordering domestic versions of imported applications | Dependence on foreign tech is the same as “dismissing the army”
President Trump is not the first to make this claim.
BEFORE THE SHOCKS of 2008, Europe was intoxicated with self-satisfaction. Historians and politicians spoke of the “European Dream” and of a “New European Century.” European values would spread south and east, replacing American hegemony with contagio
IN THESE LAZY DAYS OF LATE AUGUST, WE NEED TO BEAR in mind that a reckoning is coming with the Russian Federation. It is easy to feel the slow burn in Moscow as an Olympics unfolds without the Russian athletes, who are justifiably barred from taking
An attack in London, Manafort’s links to Russia, intel committee infighting, and more.
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