Peter Pomerantsev

Stories by Peter Pomerantsev

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    Russia Is Dying

    Peter Pomerantsev on Oliver Bullough’s bleak mix of biography and reportage that looks inside the soul of a bitter country.
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    Dark & Delicious

    Nigella Lawson cooks for the living—and for the dead.
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    The Ballroom Dancer and the KGB

    In 2006, a Russian exile and former spy was poisoned to death in London. His dogged widow blames Vladimir Putin—and is suing for justice.
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    For God and Putin

    After years of repression under Communist rule, the Orthodox Church is back at the heart of Russian politics.
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    Clash of the Titans

    Battling over billions of dollars, Russian oligarchs settle scores in London courts.
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    Friend Me On Safaritube

    Clay Knight began his digital career by hacking into Deutsche Bank. Then Citi. Bank of America didn’t present too much trouble. Knight was one of the good guys: a double agent employed by the banks to penetrate the hacking community and work out the banks’ weaknesses. The anti-hacking software he helped develop was sold for $67 million: though after the venture capitalists got their money back, Knight only received enough to start up some small ventures of his own. He moved to a company that creates cutting-edge digital startups: always exploring, always hunting for that elusive “next big Internet thing.” But while the Facebooks and LinkedIns went mega, he could only look on.
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    Dasha Zhukova’s New Russia

    A glamorous Muscovite waves a magic wand over her menacing, dystopic city. And presto! She conjures a new museum.
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    Ghosts on the Telly

    Two new shows confront viewers with Britain’s colonial past—and multiethnic present.
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    Moscow Mon Amour

    Meet a mega-rich Pygmalion, his coarse ‘creation,’ and a romantic who battles the wrecking ball.
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    La Bellissima

    Anna Netrebko cleaned toilets as a student to make ends meet. Now she is a diva to die for.
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    Modern Mongolia: Country of the Khans

    Meet modern Mongolia—a mishmash of PlayStations, yurts, heavy metal, teenage shamans, Genghis Khan toilet paper, fried meat, and ancient glory.
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    The Lost Girl

    Why did a supermodel at the top of her game—hauntingly beautiful and only 20—kill herself in 2008? A filmmaker describes his three-year quest for clues, and answers.