Will Putin's World Cup Gamble Pay Off for Russia?

Russia is hoping the World Cup will improve its international image, which may be a challenge considering the Kremlin has been accused of war crimes in Syria and Ukraine, spy poisonings in Britain and election meddling in the U.S. and other Western countries.

The Grand Theft Auto Killers

One of the most horrific killing sprees under Putin was also one of the most mystifying, giving rise to explosive rumors of high-level cover-ups and terrible vengeance.

What's Aleppo?

As Syrian and Russian warplanes pounded rebel-held areas in Aleppo, Moscow residents seemed to respond with a collective shrug.

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