Russia's President-elect Vladimir Putin may have won the presidential election, but he lost Moscow. And he faces an engaged, active generation that did not grow up as Soviets. Political legitimacy is more than an official election result; it requires trust.
Russian jet crash Wednesday killed most of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team and follows a string of tragic airline accidents in Russia.
Smith’s seventh Arkady Renko novel serves as a textual "film noir" glimpse of today’s Russia.
Putin burnishes his image by unjamming 200 miles of traffic and helping 500 laid-off workers get back pay in a single-industry town. But critics say Russia's economic woes are beyond the reach of one individual.
The Nobel Prize-winning writer gave voice to millions imprisoned in Stalin's Gulag. He died Sunday.