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Russian Sanctions: Are We There Yet?
Putin has yet to feel the full effects of the West’s blockade.
Kim Jong-un ‘Snubs China’ and Accepts Putin’s Invite to Moscow
North Korea's leader will go to Russia and not China in his first foreign visit according to South Korean press.
Putin Is Losing the Battle to Restrain Online Media
The Kremlin tries to silence “unpatriotic” media, but the Internet gives journalists endless outlets.
Putin’s Punitive Theater of the Absurd
Why does Moscow fear a small drama company?
Putin Seeks to Influence Radical Parties in Bid to Destabilise Europe
Fringe politicians now make up a fifth of MEPs - and Russia is looking to make friends.
Is Putin’s Hammer Rubber?
As the Kremlin cracks down on critics, the Russian leader’s aura of invincibility is fading.
How Russians Are Sent to Fight in Ukraine
Putin’s proxy war is fought by well paid army vets smuggled in alongside humanitarian aid.
The Madness of Mariupol
On Ukraine’s front lines, a strategic port city is awash with rumors about saboteurs, spies and imminent attack.
Putin Divides EU With Moscow Parade Invite, as Obama Declines and Kim Jong-un Considers
The 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, known as Victory Day in Russia, is expected to be the biggest to date
Will Russia’s Crumbling Economy Topple Putin?
The ruble is in freefall, prices are sky high. And everyone is to blame but Putin.
Anti-Putin Activist Sentenced to House Arrest as Muscovites Take to the Streets in Protest
Alexei Navalny was sentenced to house arrest, while his brother has been sent to jail for embezzlement charges
Stop NATO: Putin Signs New Military Doctrine
The new military doctrine say the expansion of NATO's military capabilities is a risk for Russia.
Who Gets Hurt With Russia's Falling Ruble?
The ruble crisis will hurt Turkish resorts, German retailers and Central Asian dictators.
What Is the Best Way to Tackle Putin?
Sanctions are hurting ordinary Russians. Punishing the elite would be popular there.
Do Sanctions Work?
Putin has been bolstered by the West’s financial squeeze on his cronies.
Dodging The Draft, Russian Style
Vladimir Putin’s army is largely made up of conscripts -- who do everything to stay out of uniform.
Russia Calls Crimea Sanctions 'Collective Punishment'
The Russian Foreign Ministry said it was preparing to retaliate
How Disruptive Is Russia’s Ruble Dive?
Robert Kahn answers questions on the collapsing Russian economy.
Russia’s Richest Lose $10 Billion in Two Days
The oligarchs have lost billions as Putin says that 30% of economic woes are caused by the West
The Wit and Wisdom of Vladimir Putin
The Russian president held forth on a range of topics during his annual press conference, including Iran, Coca-Cola and his love life
Putin Reassures Russians Rouble Will Rise Again
However, he warns it could take two years for the country to recover from the crisis
Russians Await Putin's Response to Economic Crisis
A prominent opponent has warned Vladimir Putin his days in power are numbered.
Russia Invites Kim Jong-Un for May Visit
Russia has invited the North Korean leader to attend a ceremony marking the end of World War Two
Court Orders Autopsy on German Lawmaker Who Criticized Russia
Andreas Schockenhoff, who died unexpectedly on Saturday, endorses tougher sanctions against Russia
White House Has Not Yet Decided on Russia Sanctions Bill
The 'Ukraine Freedom Support Act' passed by congress on Saturday seeks to put more pressure on President Putin
The Syrian Conflict According to Putin
The notion of regime change threatens the clique in the Kremlin.
How Strong Is the Russian Military?
With Putin menacing Ukraine and the Baltic States, a detailed assessment of Russia’s armed forces.
Putin and Modi Push to Revive Jaded Russia-India Relationship
At a summit on Thursday, the leaders talked about increasing nuclear and defense cooperation
Russian Spies Return to Europe in 'New Cold War'
One European expert claims that at least one third of all Russia’s diplomats work for Putin’s intelligence agencies
Chechens Loyal to Russia Fight Alongside East Ukraine Rebels
There are 300 members of Chechnya's "Death" batallion, mostly former state security troops