Russian Journalist Joins Ranks of High-Profile Faked Deaths

LONDON — In a twist straight out of a spy thriller, Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko showed up at a news conference in Kiev on Wednesday — a day after he was reportedly shot dead in the Ukrainian capital. Babchenko explained that his death had been faked...
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Is Trump Playing Right Into Putin’s Hands?

By Robert J. Pranger During the week of May 7th, President Vladimir Putin is likely enjoying the start of his fourth term as president of Russia. I use the term “enjoying” with some confidence because, compa...

Read This and You Will Better Understand Russia

Opinion by Greg Carleton If you want to understand Russia better, think of war. But not the one in eastern Ukraine or the frightening possibility of a conflict with NATO. Go back instead to Russia’s 1945 victory over Nazi Germany. That triumph is the ...