Moscow must somehow avoid a humiliating climb-down, while anything less than total victory for Ukraine will look like capitulation. But it doesn’t look hopeful.
Shaltai Boltai, which gained notoriety after posting leaks from Russian officials’ computers, claimed responsibility and vowed to post more.
A new generation of “cat protest products.”
Prospect of a prolonged standoff on the border tailor-made for Russian TV looms large.
With a special guest appearance from Steven Seagal.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a ban on food imports Wednesday in response to sanctions. “Farewell, jalapeño pepper.”
“Do you want the Manpad that you supplied to the opposition to be the one that shot down the Malaysian airplane?”
But U.S. officials say Russia “created the conditions” for the downing of Flight 17.
Here are the current front pages of a few Russian news websites.
Even amid newfound tragedy, the truth remains as contested as ever in eastern Ukraine.
A new documentary about underground political theatre in Belarus feels especially timely with conflict ongoing in Ukraine and Vladimir Putin cracking down on dissent in Russia.
A new law requiring all Russians’ personal data to be stored in Russia creates a giant blacklist the Kremlin could use to block essentially anything.
A series of sensational leaks have made the Anonymous International a hot topic for Kremlinologists. But who are they? And are they more than what they seem?
Speaking with Canadian television CBC’s in an interview about her new book Hard Choices, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reflected on a personal anecdote Vladimir Putin told her about his mother.
In the eastern city of Donetsk, friends and neighbors have transformed into enemies, and people on both sides of the conflict worry that there’s no way out from a slide to civil war.
Coca Cola, McDonalds, and Burger King, keep advertising there, too.
Natalya and Asya have been together for more than a decade and are raising a child together. After leaving Russia, they celebrated a milestone that would have been impossible in their homeland — they got married.
“We can choose to do whatever we want — we could even join Mars if we wanted.”
Massive celebrations are taking place across Russia on Friday to commemorate victory in World War II. After the Soviet era, May 9 wasn’t always such a big deal — until Russian President Vladimir Putin brought it back.
The big French bank is the controlling shareholder of the Russian bank Rosbank and has been hammered by a decline in the ruble along with “growing uncertainty
concerning the environment and delayed performances.”
Let the wild rumpus start!
Attacks on LGBT people in Russia are driving a rise in asylum claims. In November, BuzzFeed documented why activist Viacheslav Revin fled Russia. Now, after nine months in the U.S., he’s still waiting to find out if he can call America his permanent home.
The paintings are part of an exhibit,”The Art of Leadership: A President’s Personal Diplomacy,” on display April 5-June 3 at the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
“I heard you predicated I would invade Ukraine?” Putin asks Palin.
As the U.S. confronts Putin over Crimea, federal investigators probe whether an American company enriched Russian officials.
With oil, shirtless horseback riding and religious references galore, Egor Zhgun’s animated video highlights many hallmarks of Putin’s rule.
Military assistance for Ukraine and further isolation for Putin are also on the table on Capitol Hill. “Russia has forfeited its right to sit at the world table with countries like the United States, Great Britain, France, and Germany,” Sen. Chris Murphy said Tuesday.
“This is a dangerous political game,” Ukraine’s acting president says.
“If you press the spring too hard, it will recoil.”