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Karina Orlova
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Lies and Objective Truth
Inside Putin’s Echo Chamber

What a silly set of lies about a doctored YouTube clip in the Oliver Stone documentary tells us about how Putin gets his information.

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Russia Today
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Watch what happens when you go out of your way to praise Putin.

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The Noose Tightens
Award-Winning Russian Director Detained, Theater Raided

As Putin heads to meet French President Emanuel Macron next week, his security services are interrogating a celebrated Cannes-winning director in Moscow.

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Putin’s Isolation on Display at Victory Day

International media like to portray Putin’s maneuvering in Ukraine and Syria as having wrested him a seat at the big boys’ table. But in truth, his corrupt regime has fewer and fewer friends around the world.

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Of Heart Attacks and Hit Men
Following the Trail of Dead Russians

Russia is a violent place, and not all the assassinations that happen there are connected. But sometimes they look like they might be…

Keeping Up With Medvedev
The Russian PM Dodges a Bullet, Sharpens His Knives

Now that Dmitry Medvedev knows beyond a reasonable doubt that he is being attacked, he will ruthlessly clean house when he gets his hands on the throne. And his enemies know he knows who they are.

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Of Moscow Meetings
When Rex Met Sergey

Behind all the talk of tension and impasses, one can see the outlines of Donald Trump’s transactional diplomacy taking shape.

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Pretenders to the Throne
The Kremlin Intrigue Behind the Anti-Corruption Protests

The story is more about a power struggle than about people power.

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He Said He Said
Protests Planned Against Medvedev

All corruption revelations are due to tactical leaking in Russia. So who’s out to get Dmitry Medvedev?

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The Sick Man of Russia
Diagnosis for Medvedev Not Looking Good

An offhand remark by Vladimir Putin has Russians reading the tea leaves on the Prime Minister’s future.

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