Latest stories about Russia
19 November 2013
Is former Minister of Defense Serdyukov's new appointment a reward for his silence in a large-scale corruption scandal?
18 November 2013
Ethnic nationalism now seems to be enjoying a renaissance in Russia. The nationalist theme is especially pronounced in RuNet commentary, and Anglophone Russia bloggers have noticed this trend, too.
15 November 2013
Poland's National Independence Day, traditionally celebrated on November 11, ended in violence this year during a march organized by a nationalist movement. Police detained around a dozen individuals.
Petr Pavlensky, the political artist who recently nailed his scrotum the pavement in Red Square, now faces the same “hooliganism” charges at the center of the Pussy Riot trial.
14 November 2013
Are modern hospitals shown on television fakes rolled out to bamboozle VIPs like Prime Minister Medvedev?
12 November 2013
One of Russia's most infamous artists has staked his scrotum to the cobblestones outside Lenin’s Mausoleum in Red Square. How have Russians reacted?
11 November 2013
Russia's Investigative Committee is targeting a Chechen lawyer for bribery in a murder case, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov to the rescue.
10 November 2013
Regional authorities in Russia are cracking down on local opposition bloggers, persecuting them for alleged "extremism."
8 November 2013
Journalist Oleg Kashin was severely beaten and almost killed three years ago, presumably for his political writing. His assailants are still at large.
7 November 2013
A Vladivostok maternity ward reignited Russia’s immigrant debate, when obstetricians refused to admit a woman in labor, because she lacked both health insurance and money to pay the delivery fee.