It’s hockey, it’s ice, but it’s not ice hockey. Welcome to one of Russia’s oldest yet least known sports at this week’s World Championship in Khabarovsk.

Andy Potts March 28, 2015

Mark Adomanis
March 28, 2015
Politics

Russia’s “tough” posturing just makes it look ridiculous.

Politics

At 1:30 am Kiev time Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accepted Igor Kolomoisky’s resignation as governor of the Dnipropetrovsk Region. It is unlikely to have been a willing resignation, and dismissing Kolomoisky is a decision Poroshenko may soon live to regret.

Ian Bateson March 25, 2015

PeoplePolitics

As Europe prepares to celebrate the 70th anniversary of World War Two, the traditional symbolism used for Victory Day celebrations across the former Soviet Union is taking on a new significance.

Matthew Luxmoore March 25, 2015

Mark Adomanis
March 24, 2015
Politics

Predictably, private militias have been a disaster for Ukraine’s war effort

PeoplePolitics

As Russia’s government tightens its belt in the aftermath of the oil price collapse, the country’s pension system has become the site of a heated political battle. So long as oil prices stay low and sanctions continue to bite, money will be tight.

Chris Miller March 24, 2015

Politics

Now nearing a month after the new season of the popular American political drama House of Cards was released on Netflix, most fans have finished season three’s thirteen installments.

Will Wright March 23, 2015

People

Though the media was focused last week on the whereabouts of Vladimir Putin, news from Russia’s Central Bank may prove more significant in the long run.

Chris Miller March 18, 2015

Mark Adomanis
March 18, 2015
Politics

An earnest and enthusiastic politician, Nemtsov failed to understand the nature of the game he was playing.

People

Elderly Russian Fan to Meet French-Armenian Crooner Aznavour.

RUSSIA! editors March 18, 2015

Politics

For 11 days Russian President Vladimir Putin was gone without a trace. Meetings between Putin and officials were shown by Russian media only for it to emerge that those meetings had taken place the week before.

Ian Bateson March 17, 2015

Mark Adomanis
March 16, 2015
People

Russia’s political system is clearly deteriorating, but in a lot of ways life has never been better for the average Russian.

Arts & Culture

Street photography in Russia is neither about globalized street style nor about the crowd. It's all about individuals and their untold stories.

RUSSIA! editors March 15, 2015

People

When it comes to Russia it is very hard to believe the simple version of events, and usually even harder to believe the official version.

Ian Bateson March 12, 2015

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