Russia was not preordained to despotism nor to a clash with the West. So how did things go so wrong?
Russia Sets Rampart Against Islam in Case It Runs Rampant
“The Russians were here before, they’re here now, and they will be here in the future. To us it makes no difference who stands there, Tajiks or Russians.”
How Vladimir Putin’s Skewed View of World War II Threatens his Neighbors and the West
Remembering the Great Victory is more than an instrument to consolidate Russians. It has also become a way to prepare people for war.
Killing a Dissident’s Dream
By denouncing the war in Ukraine, Boris Nemtsov inspired the same hatred as Andrei Sakharov had by opposing the invasion of Afghanistan.
Chechnya or Bust
We arrive in Argun, on the outskirts of Grozny. Days after the Russian assault, Tagir Gadzhiyev escorted English and American journalists along the same highway. They had to turn around here because of an air raid.