'Presenting Princess Shaw' Shows Firsthand YouTube Fame
A new documentary shows how Samantha Montgomery went from lonely YouTuber with a dark past to Princess Shaw, viral singing sensation.
Martin Bisi: Indie Rock's Dying Breed
A documentary may finally give the owner of Gowanus's BC Studio the recognition he deserves.
Russian Startups Are Coming to the U.S.
More Russian entrepreneurs are going abroad, but it's not exactly because of Putin.
Russia Outlaws the National Endowment for Democracy
The D.C.-based nonprofit foundation is the first to be officially designated as an "undesirable organization" by Russian law enforcement.
Russia Plans to Burn Foreign Cheese
Vladimir Putin supported the Minister of Agriculture's move to destroy banned European and American food at the border.
How Russia Fights Art
'Newsweek' compiles a list of art projects that recently got into trouble in Russia.
The War Between Russia and Ukraine Is on Facebook Too
If there's one thing that unites the Russian opposition and pro-Putin bloggers, it's getting blocked on Facebook.
Meet the Hacker Who Terrorized the Russian Blogosphere
The trial of Sergei Maksimov, a.k.a. Hacker Hell, offers a rare glimpse into Russia's internal cyberwars.
Russian Parliament Creates a "Patriotic Stop-List"
The Federation Council wants to outlaw twelve international NGOs, including Freedom House and the MacArthur Foundation.
A Rave of the Future Starts at 7 a.m.
In New York and all over the world, a new kind of dance parties is trending. They happen in the morning, before you go to work, and there's cold brew coffee instead of fancy cocktails.
A Grim Meme Casts a Spotlight on Internet Censorship in Russia
In recent years, Russian authorities have increasingly tried to put a damper on "offensive" Internet humor.
A Rare Call for Tolerance of Gays in Russia
One member of parliament says it's time for a policy of "don't ask, don't tell."
Why Have Armenia's Youth Spent a Week Protesting?
Planned hikes in electricity tariffs of up to 22 percent have sparked demonstrations.
Yanukovich: Maidan Scared Crimea and Donbass
The former Ukrainian president blames last year's revolution for the secession of Crimea and ongoing war in Donbass.
Russian Music Festivals Are Militarizing
There are tanks, missile weapons and uniforms to try on. Meanwhile, other festivals get closed, because they destroy the morality of the youth.
France, Belgium and Austria to Seize Russian Assets
The conflict centers around Russia's refusal to pay $50 billion to the shareholders of the now-defunct oil company.
The State of Russian Media: Exiles and Activists
In times of war and censorship, new digital media keep popping up in Russia. How is this possible?
Klitschko: Kiev May Name Street After Boris Nemtsov
The mayor of Kiev is considering memorializing the murdered Russian opposition leader, but Moscow officials are reluctant to do the same.
Pussy Riot Member Detained in Moscow for Sewing in Public
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova had previously served 21 months in a Russian prison for a protest in a Moscow church.
Putin's Opposition Unites
Six Russian opposition groups are hoping to use local elections as a springboard for next year's national contest.
Survey: Russia Unpopular in the West but so is War
A new report from the Pew Research Center conducted in eight NATO countries found that most respondents favor economic aid over military action.
A Website Uses Kardashian to Make You Care About News
Two art directors from New York employ Kim Kardashian's "huge platform" "to spread awareness for news we should pay attention to".
How to Make It in America, Russian Indie Band-Style
These musicians are trying to conquer the West, but they don't want you to notice.
Prominent Russian Director to Work with Steven Seagal
Seagal, a friend of Putin, has a "big creative palette," according to Nikita Mikhalkov.
Chechen Human Rights Group's Office Ransacked
Thirty people were arrested after storming the office of the Committee Against Torture in Grozny.
The Best Documentaries of 2015 (So Far)
A round-up of staffers' favorite documentaries from the first half of a banner year for the medium.
Ex-Georgia President to Lead Ukraine's Odessa Region
Mikhail Saakashvili, now wanted in Georgia, has been advising Ukraine's president.
Russia Clamps Down on 'Undesirables' With New Law
Russians who work with foreign groups deemed to pose a threat to the state can be prosecuted.
Meet Boris Grebenshchikov, the Soviet Bob Dylan
A Q&A with the most important musician you've never heard of - but Russians have.
Ten Ways to Get in Trouble With the Law in Russia
Beware of twerking, toy soldiers and almost anything in front of a war memorial.