| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Russia's decision Thursday to grant political asylum to Edward J. Snowden for a year frustrates — at least for the foreseeable future — the Obama administration's attempt to return the former National Security Agency contractor to the U.S....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:56 PM
I haven’t drawn Vladimir Putin in a very long time. He’s easy enough. He’s got that pouty mouth and deep-set eyes. He’s much easier to draw than Mikhail Gorbachev. Gorby looked like an average western businessman. The only thing...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:14 PM
U.S.-Russian relations have been deteriorating since President Vladimir Putin returned to the Kremlin last year and began ratcheting up anti-American rhetoric that has played into "old stereotypes about the Cold War,” President Obama said at a White...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 12:17 PM
MOSCOW — A candidate favored by the Kremlin, acting Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, held a narrow lead Sunday in his bid for a full term at the helm of Russia's capital, exit polls showed.
The tense and dramatic race drew international attention because...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 2:40 PM
MOSCOW--A Kremlin-favored candidate declared victory in Sunday's election for mayor of Moscow, although an independent monitoring group questioned whether he received enough votes to avoid a runoff.
Shortly after midnight Sunday, acting Mayor Sergei...
| Sep 12, 2013
For more than a decade — after he replaced Boris Yeltsin in the Kremlin and even during the time he had to serve as prime minister under his protege, Dmitry Medvedev — Russian President Vladimir Putin has systematically and consistently...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:14 PM
As I read Vlad's op-ed in The New York Times, a Judy Collins tune kept replaying in my head: "Isn't it rich? Isn't it queer?"
The song, actually written by Stephen Sondheim, is "Send in the Clowns" and seems an apt soundtrack for current events. As we'...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:52 AM
President Obama has been burned again by a hot microphone, with an offhand joke that he had to quit smoking “because I’m scared of my wife,” captured during the U.N. General Assembly.
“I hope you quit smoking,” Obama told...
| May 1, 2013
| 5:00 AM
World War II lingers for Russia and Japan. Nearly 68 years after the fighting ended, the two Asian powers have yet to sign a peace treaty.
That could change now that the leaders of both countries have solid nationalist credentials and could pull off...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 4:45 AM
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Tobacco restrictions came into force in Russia on Saturday which President Vladimir Putin hopes will create a healthier workforce and help reverse a population decline, but they face stiff opposition in a country where four in ten...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:41 PM
The Russian Proton-M rocket that blew up seconds after blastoff Tuesday destroyed three satellites worth $200 million, spurred authorities to indefinitely delay two other launches this month and damaged the image of Russia’s lucrative commercial...