“The best one-liner in Leviathan comes in the opening credits,” the New Yorker’s Anthony Lane noted in his review of the Russian entry for best foreign language picture at this year’s Oscars. “Reportedly, as much as 35 percent of the budget was supplied by government funding. This is like Kazakhstan using oil revenues to pay for Borat.”
A professor at Georgetown and former Russian government hand, Angela Stent has spent her career examining or participating in U.S.-Russia relations. In The Limits of Partnership she explains why America’s post-Cold War relationship with Russia has been so troubled.
Russian authorities ordered Facebook to shut down an event page created by supporters of Vladimir Putin’s biggest rival Alexei Navalny.
The Obama administration’s normalization of relations with Cuba has handed the Communist government an economic lifeline, critics say, just when its traditional foreign patrons are suffering from their own domestic troubles.
Two Russian strategic bombers circled the U.S. island of Guam last week in what U.S. defense officials say is the latest in a series of nuclear provocations by Moscow.
The Russian state-funded propaganda outlet RT has recently been advertising its English language news service around Washington, D.C., with posters, but not all residents are pleased about the campaign.
(Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors have launched a money-laundering investigation into a member of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Russia is sending additional military forces toward the border with eastern Ukraine, including units equipped with ballistic missiles, as part of Moscow’s ongoing destabilization effort in support of pro-Russian rebels.