| Mar 21, 2014
| 4:33 PM
LONDON — Ukraine was tugged in opposite directions Friday in a reminder of the Cold War past, with the government in Kiev pushing westward through closer ties to the European Union and Russia pulling Crimea eastward by formally annexing it....
| Mar 31, 2014
| 11:07 AM
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday paid the highest-level Kremlin visit to Crimea since the territory was seized from Ukraine last month, and promised lavish investment and aid for the newly annexed region's 2 million residents.
| Jan 3, 2014
| 9:58 AM
MOSCU, 3 ene (Reuters) - El presidente de Rusia, Vladimir Putin, comenzó a inspeccionar el viernes los recintos donde se realizarán los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno en el centro turístico de Sochi, cinco semanas antes del inicio de un evento que ha sido...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 9:23 AM
The debate over whether Edward Snowden should receive leniency from the federal government -- revived by a New Year's Day editorial in The New York Times -- tracks the larger debate over Snowden encapsulated in the question: "Hero or traitor?" In other...
| May 1, 2013
| 2:08 PM
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...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:00 PM
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...
| 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 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'...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...