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Putin critic murdered in Moscow

Putin critic murdered in Moscow

Alexa Gagosz

March 4, 2015

Boris Nemtsov, a Russian scientist, statesman, and liberal politician who was one of President Vladimir Putin’s biggest critics was killed last week in front of his girlfriend, the Ukrainian model Anna Durytska, according to media reports. The couple was walking in Moscow when a car  pulled up...

Russia’s economy takes a blow

Alexa Gagosz

December 17, 2014

Back in April, Forbes Magazine reported that the U.S. Treasury Department announced further sanctions on seven Russian officials and 17 Russian companies. One of those companies was Rosneft, Russia’s largest oil economy, led by Igor Sechin. The other companies included several financial institutions...

North Korea sending envoy to Russia to strengthen old ties

North Korea sending envoy to Russia to strengthen old ties

Alexa Gagosz

November 19, 2014

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is sending a special envoy to Russia, without any explanation on the trip, according to North Korean state media. The Korean Central News Agency also did not give out any such information about when the communist party official Choe Ryong-hae would be leaving. The New...

Ukraine under pressure

Ukraine under pressure

Alexa Gagosz

September 24, 2014

By Alexa Gagosz The conflict with Russia and Ukraine never had a true beginning, nor has it had a true ending. Ukraine never fully declared itself under attack, so it can never say that the country has been defeated. Although Ukraine has had some victories, their failures have been more notable. After...

International Analysis: Ukraine launches “anti-terror” operation against opposition forces

International Analysis: Ukraine launches “anti-terror” operation against opposition forces

Matt Bacon

April 16, 2014

Over the last several days, the worsening crisis in Ukraine has escalated rapidly. Inspired by the events in Crimea, pro-Russian militias and activists have seized control of government buildings in several cities across eastern Ukraine. Until Tuesday, the Ukrainian government seemed to be taking...

Tensions heighten in international row over Ukraine

Tensions heighten in international row over Ukraine

March 27, 2014

By: Pierre Bono Over the past five months, Ukrainians have suffered a tremendous amount of domestic strife and now international pressure from Russia, which recently annexed Crimea after a quick occupation. The NATO countries of Western and Central Europe were scorned by former Ukrainian President...

Pussy Riot makes a statement in Sochi

Pussy Riot makes a statement in Sochi

David Frederick

February 19, 2014

Amid the chaos and pun-ridden buffoonery that has plagued the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, another footnote has been added to that legacy. The politically charged and just as equally rambunctious Pussy Riot just narrowly avoided arrest after being detained in Sochi after an alleged theft from the Hotel Adler. Clearly,...

Hey America, stop laughing at Russia

Hey America, stop laughing at Russia

Ally Thibault

February 19, 2014

With the Olympics being held in Sochi over the last couple of weeks, Americans have taken to social media to relentlessly make fun of and complain about the other superpower -- Russia. Well, not really “the other” superpower anymore, because there are many powerful countries and trade unions that...

On the recent anti-homosexual legislation in Russia

On the recent anti-homosexual legislation in Russia

Matt Bacon

October 9, 2013

Russia has recently taken a lot of flak from around the world, especially from the Western media and governments, regarding its new laws prohibiting “homosexual propaganda.” The backlash against these laws has been so passionate that the country has had to pass additional laws prohibiting protesting in...

Opinion: On the recent anti-homosexual legislation in Russia (Pt. 1)

Opinion: On the recent anti-homosexual legislation in Russia (Pt. 1)

Dani Marrero

October 9, 2013

In the past months, Russia has been the central focus to the international campaigns promoting equal recognition for LGBTQ people. From politicians proposing bills allowing for authorities to take custody of children of same-sex couples, to the controversy over gay and lesbian athletes in the Olympics, Russia ...

From All Corners: International Opinion – Russian Democracy: Yea or Nay?

Gareth Jones and Doe Sebanakitta

October 11, 2012

Using the words “Russia” and “democracy” in a sentence is like going to Fenway Park and looking for a fair price on beer. It’s not there. To recap briefly Russian history in one sentence, there  were the Middle Ages, a series of Czars (1574-1917,) Lenin for about ten minutes, then Stalin (1927-1953)...

The Problem with Russia

Alex Pearlman

November 14, 2009

News Commentary by: Alex Pearlman Even though Russian Prime Minister Putin made headlines earlier this year for riding bare-chested through the Siberian wilderness, looking foxy as ever, the muscles don’t distract from the real problem brewing in the East: Russia is once again becoming a pain in everyo...

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