Alec Luhn is a Moscow-based journalist who has written for The Guardian, The Independent, Slate, GlobalPost and other publications.
A left-leaning student movement could provide an alternative to the right-wing dominance of Ukraine’s street protests and parliamentary politics.
Even before the whipping, the professionalism of the Cossack hosts springing up around Russia was unclear.
The brief detention of Pussy Riot members is only the latest in a series of oppressive arrests at this Olympics.
An activist who had been vocal in his opposition to Sochi’s environmental impact has been sentenced to three years in a prison colony.
It’s been ninety years since ski jumping became an Olympic sport. Today was the first time women could compete.
“A lot of money was spent, a lot of damage incurred, and now we don't know what to do with what we've got.”
Illegal waste dumps, displacement of residents, harsh retribution against local activists: Sochi has it all.
An expert on the North Caucasus rates the chance of attack as “high—four out of five.”
Coverage focused on the call for European integration has largely glossed over the rise in nationalist rhetoric that has led to violence.