The fate of nations often comes down to the choices made by a handful of individuals at a particular moment in history.
At his annual year-end news conference, Russian President Vladimir Putin was as informal, audacious and offensive as his favorite American presidential...
In his play “Murder in the Cathedral,” T. S. Eliot describes the murder of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, as a silently ordered hit.
In his 1979 novel “The Island of Crimea,” Vasily Aksyonov imagined the region’s flourishing independence from the Soviet Union.
Remember the year 2007? Russia was starting to look like a world power again.
For more than two decades, August has been the cruelest month for Russian leaders.