Topic: Alexander Lebedev
After Russian elections on Sunday, expect what amounts to a fourth term for Putin. But Putin 4.0 faces a tough choice. His KGB officer instincts call for tightening the grip. But Russia's future – and thousands of protesters – demand greater freedom and reforms.
While Russian President Dmitry Medvedev came into office advocating political and cultural reforms, so far he hasn't delivered significant change.
02/18/2011 02:39 pm
Alina Kabaeva is gracing the January cover of Russian Vogue. Notable in her own right for being a Gold medalist and Russian parliamentarian, the spotlight instead is on her rumored affair with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
12/15/2010 01:27 pm
Saturday's brutal beating of Oleg Kashin highlights not only a withering of press freedom in Russia but also a broader effort to silence dissent ahead of 2012 elections.
11/08/2010 12:24 pm
The US-Russia spy swap today in Vienna was aimed at bringing a quick close to spy tales that have transfixed the media. But London – a magnet for Russians – is likely to remain a hotbed of spies.
07/09/2010 04:05 pm
Opposition candidates are crying foul at official results from Sunday's controversial mayoral elections in Sochi, Russia, the venue of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
04/27/2009 01:00 am
Medvedev launches a new blog just as the Kremlin cracks down on Internet free speech in Russia.
04/24/2009 01:00 am
Support for independent world press is going to have to become an exercise in philanthropy.
04/22/2009 01:00 am
Is the Russian president making a peace offering to liberals by choosing Novaya Gazeta, four of whose journalists have lost their lives after probing corruption and human rights abuses?
04/15/2009 01:00 am
The crowded race for Sochi mayor may signal a backlash against Putin's 'managed democracy.'
03/30/2009 01:00 am