Karina Orlova
Contributing Writer
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The Quiet War
Make America Vigilant Again

An open society needs to be keenly aware of the cynical perfidy of its adversaries.

Putin's World
Sechin’s Sausages

A glimpse of the seamy underbelly of Russia’s oil industry.

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Putin's Problems
Will Chechnya Detonate Russia?

Putin made a Faustian pact to keep peace in Chechnya. It’s now coming back to haunt him.

Junior's Russia Meetings
All The Dots, Connected

A look at the networks connecting the various Russians attending Donald Trump, Jr.’s notorious meeting shows us just what the Russian state is—and what it wants.

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.

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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