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May 22, 2014
Putin as conservative?
The word "conservative" means different things in the United States and Europe. American conservatives tend...
April 24, 2014
US troops deploy in Poland & the Baltics
In a show of force to counter Russian expansionism in the Ukraine, American troops are...
April 21, 2014
Tripwire to World War III
Many Americans are wondering, what difference does Russia's incursion into the Ukraine make for us? ...
April 09, 2014
More turmoil in Ukraine
Ethnic Russians in Ukraine--especially in the eastern regions where they are in greatest numbers (though...
March 24, 2014
“National Bolshevism”: Russia’s new ideology
Vladimir Putin's speech annexing the Crimea echoes the language of a new political ideology being...
March 19, 2014
Responding to Russia
The Obama administration has orchestrated sanctions against Russia for taking over the Crimea from Ukraine. ...
March 17, 2014
Crimea votes to join Russia
The plot also thickens in the Ukraine. Crimea, the heavily ethnic Russian section of the...
March 05, 2014
Russia backs off from Ukraine
Russia continues to hold the Crimea peninsula, but Vladimir Putin said that he would not...
March 03, 2014
Russia and Ukraine go to war
Russia has invaded Ukrainian territory--the Crimea, formerly an autonomous region that has been the flashpoint...
February 26, 2014
Ukrainians overthrow their president
Over the last few days, since our last post on the subject, 88 Ukrainians died...
February 21, 2014
“The final episode of the cold war”
Violence is intensifying in the Ukraine, as a truce between pro-Western protesters and the Russian-dominated...
February 19, 2014
The American plot to take over Russia
Russian state television's coverage of the Winter Olympics was interrupted--ironically, during the ice dancing event...
February 07, 2014
The Russian Olympics
The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, get started today. So far, much of the buzz...
December 02, 2013
In the course of a discussion of how Vladimir Putin is rebuilding Russia's Soviet-era spheres...
June 25, 2013
Obama dissed by Snowden’s escape
China and Russia both gave NSA-whistleblower Edward Snowden safe passage on his way to asylum...
April 05, 2013
I have to hand it to the Orthodox in this case, with their strong sense...
May 22, 2012
Stalin’s five-year-plan for atheism
Eighty years ago on this day, May 22, 1932, Josef Stalin began his program to...
November 18, 2011
A pro-life movement in Russia
In Russia, the most commonly-used method of birth control is abortion. It has the world's...
October 04, 2011
Vladimir the Great
Ralph Peters writes that the world has only one towering figure in the halls of...
May 20, 2011
Sect that believes Vladimir Putin is St. Paul
More weird religion: An all-female cult in Russia believes that the nation's strongman is the...
August 30, 2010
Color photos of Tsarist Russia
A Russian photographer used a complicated method to create color photographs way back before the...
May 14, 2010
The blood of Russians washed away their sins
So what is orthodox about this teaching from an Orthodox patriarch? Church debate in Russia...
March 24, 2010
Russians bust Lutheran “extremists”
The religious freedom organization Forum 18 tells of a police attack on a Lutheran church...
December 21, 2009
Climategate scandal gets a Russian front
New fronts are opening up in the Climategate scandal. One is a Russian front. A...
November 11, 2009
Two long-time foreign policy experts, Robert Kagan and Dan Blumenthal, critique the Obama administration's policy...
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