How a Social Media Post in Russia Can Land You in Jail
A little-known police agency known as Center E is cracking down on dissent.
Will Pensions End Putin? Russia's Retirement Age Debate
Protesters and unions worry workers won't live to see the new retirement age.
Did Trump Help Putin Silence an Opposition Figure?
Igor Rudnikov, a Russian opposition figure and journalist, lost his newspaper—and his political career—over accusations that he's a U.S. resident.
Did White House Help Russia Silence Putin Critic?
Igor Rudnikov, an opposition figure and journalist, lost his newspaper—and his political career—over accusations that he's a U.S. resident.
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.
Russia Is Rounding Up Jehovah's Witnesses—Who's Next?
The Kremlin has closed Jehovah's Witnesses prayer halls and banned the group's translation of the Bible as part of a campaign against minority religions.
U.S. Sanctions on Russia Are Hurting Putin's Oligarchs
Russia's top business leaders saw their fortunes fall precipitously.
Six More Years of Putin
In Russia, Vladimir Putin's reign will continue until 2024 and maybe beyond. What will that mean for America - and the world?
Is Putin Worried About the 2018 Russian Election?
The Russian president is guaranteed to win the 2018 election. But the authorities are worried about turnout and legitimacy.
Putin's Corruption Crackdown May Be a Pre-Election Show
For Kremlin critics, the much-vaunted anti-corruption campaign is a sham aimed at boosting Vladimir Putin's image ahead of Russia's presidential election.
Super Putin: Do Russians Really Love Their President?
In Russia, poverty, corruption and inequality are rampant. So why do so many here seem to love Vladimir Putin?
Why Russia is having a meltdown over activists protesting its state nuclear agency.
Putin's Acolytes Are Beating Down the Opposition
Kremlin loyalists are attacking activists campaigning against Putin before next year's election with impunity.
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.
Moscow Home Demolition Plans Are Galvanizing Residents
Authorities are facing mass opposition to plans to forcibly remove residents from their homes in favor of new construction that many say will only benefit rich developers and their partners in government.
Is Alexei Navalny the Kremlin's Kryptonite?
Anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny has led massive protests in Moscow and beyond. But can he really challenge Vladimir Putin in 2018?
Tillerson's Moscow Ties Chill Kremlin Critics' Hopes
Some in Russia are lauding Trump's nomination of the Exxon CEO for secretary of state, although opponents say it 'would take a miracle for Tillerson to criticize Russia on human rights.'
The Grim Reality of Russia's Health Care System
17,500 towns and villages have no medical infrastructure.
As Syrian and Russian warplanes pounded rebel-held areas in Aleppo, Moscow residents seemed to respond with a collective shrug.
Why Russia Is Cracking Down on Religion
In the name of counterterrorism, Moscow now mandates that people share their religious beliefs only at state-registered places of worship.
Vladimir Putin's Red Scare? Communists Surge in Russia
As Russia's economy sputters, nostalgia for the country's Communist past continues to grow.
Down Syndrome Kids Made to Feel Undesirable in Russia
Russia's 12.5 million disabled people are rarely seen in public—and some Russians prefer it that way.
Satire Is Thriving in Russia—Many Russians Aren't
As the Kremlin clampdown on dissent has accelerated, and traditional forms of protest have become more dangerous, political satire is moving to the streets.
Torture by Police Is the Norm in Russian Prisons
Allegations of brutal abuse by Russian police are so common they barely register.
How Putin Failed To Crush Dissent in Russia
Is a Russia without Vladimir Putin in charge a possibility? Marc Bennetts profiles the activists struggling to bring about regime change.
The Kremlin Shows How to Make an AIDS Crisis Worse
Intravenous drug use, lack of sex education and conservative policies have sent HIV infection rates soaring in Russia.
Russian Paranoia Spurs Spike in Treason Trials
How the Kremlin has attempted to close Russians off from foreign influence.
The Kremlin Knows What You Like...on Facebook
Putin's Internet crackdown is putting Russians in jail and could sink the economy.
Putin's Syria Adventure May Backfire at Home
Russia's 20 million Muslims may include hundreds of thousands of Islamic State supporters.
Putin's Push to Revise Russia's History
President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly declined to offer an unequivocal condemnation of Stalin's three-decade rule.