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Andrew Ryvkin

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The View from Here

Why is president for life Vladimir Putin bothering with an election campaign?

The Tortured Musicians Department

Vladimir Putin is resurrecting a Soviet-era, Eurovision-like competition—and crushing musicians’ dissent

Putin’s Gold Rush

Russian archaeologists are looting Ukrainian museums of gold, artifacts, and weapons that the Kremlin says prove that Russia is an ancient civilization many thousands of years old. (It’s not)

Putin’s Baiting of Jews Could Backfire

Anti-Semitic mobs viciously attacked Israelis arriving from Tel Aviv, but the Muslim majority in Dagestan hate the oppressor in the Kremlin even more

Trump on the Volga

Yevgeny Prigozhin, Putin’s chef turned mercenary, is a gaudy egomaniac with a message: Make Russia (and me) Great Again

The View from Here

Putin’s work-around for sanctions

Gulag for the Glitterati

The arrest of a socialite known to some as “Moscow’s Truman Capotski”—and the flight of Putin’s own goddaughter—signals a purge of the Kremlin-coddled plutocracy

The View from Here

Here’s why Putin thinks basketball superstar Brittney Griner is a fair trade for ex-K.G.B. arms dealer Viktor Bout

Putin Turns on the Jews

The Kremlin is both increasingly anti-Semitic and intent on staunching the brain drain to Israel and the West

The View from Here

Back home in Russia, Vladimir Putin is facing the first serious challenge to his leadership, but it’s not coming from the direction you’d expect

The View from Here

Vladimir Putin watches TV and believes the lies he imposes on the Russian media about Ukraine and the United States. Who does he sound like?

The View from Here

Putin’s absolute rule is challenged by a noisy majority of Russian, woke-hating anti-vaxxers

The View from Here

Putin’s allies weaponize wokeness to cancel the leader of the opposition, Alexei Navalny

First Lady in Red

Now that Alexei Navalny is headed for prison, his wife, Yulia, is the new face of the anti-Putin opposition

Sputnik Nyet

Russians have all the coronavirus vaccine they need, but nobody wants to take it

Doctors Without Choices

Why Russia is fighting the coronavirus like it’s 1943