As far as Ukraine goes, Russia has reached a kind of bloody stalemate: the mouse lost its tail, but ended up escaping westwards
China and Russia are dramatically expanding their navies in a bid to project power around the world.
Gulnara Karimova has been stuck in her mansion since February over allegations that run the gamut from corruption to black magic. Oh, and her dad's the president.
Putin's power is built on the one thing in Russia he can't control—the price of oil
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan is redrawing the Constitution.
St. Petersburg's Mikhailovsky theatre has hired a—gasp!—foreign choreographer to breathe new life into its shows.