A Movement Builds Against Putin’s War in Ukraine

February 6, 2024 | THE WASHINGTON POST
Support for Putin’s war is faltering among Russians. Read full article>>

Prigozhin’s Apparent Death Shows Putin Acts More Like A Mafia Boss Than A Government Leader

August 24, 2023 | THE GLOBE AND MAIL
Western observers, including U.S. President Joe Biden, have said that they were not surprised to hear that Yevgeny Prigozhin, the boss of Russia’s infamous Wagner Group, met his apparent demise on Wednesday when his business jet crashed en route from Moscow to St. Petersburg. Read full article>>

Putin Survives, With Permanent Damage

Russia’s president now appears as a weak leader whose misjudgments led to an armed rebellion. Read full article>>

Putin’s Folly

A year after the invasion of Ukraine, Russia is mired in a seemingly endless military conflict. Read full article>>

Is a coup against Putin possible? Russia’s history offers clues

April 06, 2022 | THE WASHINGTON POST
Vladimir Putin has never faced a serious challenge to his power. But his disastrous war in Ukraine could change that. Read full article>>

Putin’s Soft Spot for His Favorite Crony Is Wrecking His Precious War

March 24, 2022 | THE DAILY BEAST
One of Putin’s favorite insiders has been accused of plundering Russian assets instead of focusing on his day job. Sadly for the Kremlin, he’s supposed to be running the war. Read full article>>

These Putin Pals Were Mysteriously Spared From U.S. Sanctions

March 16, 2022 | THE DAILY BEAST
Banking tycoons Petr Aven and Mikhail Fridman worked hard to embed themselves among Washington’s elite over the years—and their ties to Putin run deep. Read full article>>

The Russian People May Be Starting to Think Putin Is Insane

March 01, 2022 | THE DAILY BEAST
The more desperately Putin tries to demonstrate his authority ahead of elections in 2024, the more his grip on power may slip away. Read full article>>

Will Putin’s war threaten his hold on the Kremlin?

February 28, 2022 | THE GLOBE AND MAIL
As the Russian invasion of Ukraine proceeds with breathtaking pace, a key question is how much support Vladimir Putin can count on at home. Read full article>>

Why we shouldn’t believe Russia’s leaders when they claim they’re afraid of the West

February 10, 2022 | THE WASHINGTON POST
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s entourage never tires of railing against the West. Take, for example, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Here’s what he wrote in an essay last June: “In a number of Western countries, students learn at school that Jesus Christ was bisexual. Attempts by reasonable politicians to shield the younger generation from aggressive LGBT propaganda are met with bellicose protests from the ‘enlightened Europe.’” Read full article>>

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