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‘The Putin Interviews’ and the Kremlin’s Useful Idiot

Oliver Stone just filmed another tribute to another dictator. Previous main parts of Stone documentaries have gone to Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, …

When literature is in exile: Russian Émigré Short Stories

Émigré Russian writers' dreams of a snowy St. Petersburg and sunny Russian birch forests are for the first time published in English.<p>One hundred years ago the Russian Revolution forced many writers into exile, primarily settling in Paris or Berlin, where they wrote some of the 20th-century’s finest …


Vladimir Putin Is Trying to Get Down With the Cool Kids

After years of wooing the middle aged and elderly, the Kremlin is attempting to court young voters. And it's extremely awkward.<p>Last month, Russia’s …


Where to find the Amber Room, a cultural treasure stolen by the Nazis

A symbol of both Russian and German greatness, the Amber Room was the pride and joy of the House of Romanov. Its contents mysteriously disappeared during World War II and have never been found. In recent decades, Russian craftsmen and scientists have recreated this marvelous chamber. However, …


Soviet censorship: How did the USSR control the public?

Russian authorities are currently discussing blocking the Telegram messaging app, as it can be used by terrorists. We examine cases from the past when the Soviet elite banned different information sources.<p>The Bolsheviks seized power in Russia in 1917 while championing freedom, yet one of their …


How Putin Seduced Oliver Stone — and Trump

Watching four hours of Oliver Stone interviewing President Vladimir Putin of Russia is not a lesson in journalism. Mr. Stone is an inept interviewer, and he does not get Mr. Putin to say anything the world hasn’t heard from him before. Watching the interviews for entertainment is a questionable …

Meet the 25 Most Influential People on the Internet

Chrissy Teigen<p>Some of the most common words returned in Google searches of Teigen’s name are “real,” “relatable” and “all of us” — not exactly what …


Stalin Named World's 'Most Remarkable' Public Figure — Poll

Soviet dictator Josef Stalin has been named by Russians as the world's most outstanding public figure, new data has revealed.<p>Some 1,600 Russians were …

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The Gay Men Who Fled Chechnya’s Purge | The New Yorker

In late February or early March, Ali was in his apartment in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, when he got a phone call from a local police officer. “Get dressed, we have to take you in,” the man said. Ali took the <i>SIM</i> card out of his cell phone, inserted it into a spare, blank phone, and hid his …


Peak Obsession: How Russia's Love for Cult U.S. Drama Twin Peaks Defined the 90s

Young crime reporter Sergei Sokolov was working for Moscow’s Novaya Gazeta newspaper in the early 1990s when the first series of cult U.S. television …


Russia targets Telegram app after St Petersburg bombing

<b>Russia's FSB security agency has said the Telegram mobile messaging app was used by a suicide bomber who killed 15 people in St Petersburg in April.</b><p>Authorities have already threatened to block the app, founded by Russian businessman Pavel Durov, for refusing to sign up to new data laws.<p>Mr Durov has …


Trump is terrified of the investigation into his relationship with Russia — and he should be

Donald Trump has been having a meltdown about former FBI Director Robert Mueller pretty much ever since the special counsel was appointed on May 17.<p>On Twitter he has been fulminating that he is a victim of “the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history — led by some very bad and …

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To Deal with the Russians, America Must Think Like the Russians

<b>THE CURRENT</b> low point in U.S.-Russia relations echoes the worst days of the Cold War. In March 1983, President Ronald Reagan called the USSR an “evil …

Ancient Suzdal: From Prokudin-Gorsky to the present

The town’s churches exemplify medieval Russia’s architectural heritage.<p>During the 11 years Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorsky traveled and documented the Russian Empire, his vision of photography as a form of education and enlightenment was demonstrated with special clarity through his photographs …


Stephen Colbert went to Russia to ‘announce’ his 2020 run for president

For Russian ears only: Stephen Colbert is running for president of the United States in 2020.<p>In an appearance Friday on the Russian late-night show “Evening Urgant,” “The Late Show” host sat on the other side of the desk for once, bantering with host Ivan Urgant through an interpreter and playing …


Is this Russia's green screen queen?

At an age when a lot of people are nervous of new technology, 62-years-old Russian YouTuber Tatiana Subbotina is winning hearts with her video editing skills.<p><i>Video Journalist: Suniti Singh; images and videos courtesy of Tatiana Subbotina</i>


7 aphorisms that are essential to understanding Russian civilization

"Russia can’t be understood with the mind only," and "Russia has two misfortunes…" What do these and other famous quotes about Russia and Russians mean, and where do they come from?<p><b>1. 'Our land is great and rich, but there’s no order in it'</b><p>These words are from <i>The Tale of Past Years</i>, better known as …


Bruun Rasmussen Sets a New World Record for the Russian 16th Century Icon from Zeiner-Henriksen Collection | Russian Art + Culture

Frederik Bruun Rasmussen sets the World auction record on Russian icons with a hammer price of DKK 4.6 million (€ 620,000 / € 806,000 including …

Russian opposition leader banned from standing against Putin

Alexei Navalny, the leader of the opposition in Russia, can not run for presidency because of his criminal conviction, the country’s Central Election …


7 facts about a sumptuous English palace on the Black Sea coast

The Vorontsov Palance – an English castle in Crimea – was Churchill's residence and Beria's dacha. RBTH has collected the most interesting facts about an architectural gem of the Crimean coast.<p><b>1. It was built to the design of the British Royal Court architect</b><p>The first owner of the palace, …


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Putin is behind the assassination of Boris Nemtsov, his colleague says

<i>Russian police washing off the blood of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was slain in the vicinity of the Moscow Kremlin, the area of</i> …

Russian official spent millions on Miami real estate, Trump condos

Out-of-town money pouring into South Florida real estate is as old as Henry Flagler.<p>But the tale of Igor Zorin offers a 21st-century twist with all …


It Took Two to Make Russian Meddling Effective

A Washington Post report on 2016 election interference raises the question: What could Obama have done differently?<p>If there is one thing <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post’s</i> story on the Obama administration’s anemic response to Russian meddling in the 2016 election makes clear, it’s that it took two to make the …


Alexei Navalny barred from Russia presidential poll

<b>Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been formally barred from standing in next year's presidential election.</b><p>The Central Electoral Commission has ruled he may not stand because he was found guilty of embezzlement and given a suspended sentence.<p>Mr Navalny has said the case against him was …

Russia’s Big Brother Is Trying To Watch You (But Is Annoyed You Won't Let Him.)

Russian authorities want to wipe anonymity out of the Internet. But is it possible?

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Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault


Saint Petersburg's Gilded Church of Blood and Potatoes

Prison subculture in Russia | DW Documentary