Tag: Russia

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Body Politics

How artist Petr Pavlensky uses his body and the Russian legal system as canvases.

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The Patriot and the Correspondent

A pro-Ukraine activist goes silent in separatist-held Donetsk. A foreign correspondent goes looking for him.

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The Day We Discovered Our Parents Were Russian Spies

Their entire lives, Alex and Tim Foley thought their mom and dad were typical, boring American parents. Then the FBI showed up.

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The Man Who Solved His Own Murder

In 2006, Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian spy working for British intelligence, was poisoned. As he lay dying, he worked with detectives to find his killer.

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My Accidental Career as a Russian Screenwriter

“In this scene, set at a government dacha, they are joined by their American counterparts at the State Department for a daylong picnic that grows increasingly informal, involving drinks, flirtation, a guitar jam and (spoiler) contact between two spies. At times in my new job, I feel like a spy myself, and one with a shaky cover. I don’t have a good answer for how I got here.”
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The Czarlings: Putin's Daughters

Putin's daughter Katerina has been attending college under the surname Tikhonova and is one of the top "acrobatic rock'n'roll dance" competitors in the world.

She is the also the rumored spouse of the son of one of Russia's richest bankers. While Putin reported only $119,000 on last year's tax return, his daughter's fortune could now stretch into the billions.

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On Chernobyl

An oral history of the disaster:

Someone said to me, or maybe I read it, that the problem of Chernobyl presents itself first of all as a problem of self understanding. That seemed right. I keep waiting for someone intelligent to explain it to me.
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Corn Wars

The Chinese want to steal our genetically-engineered grain secrets. Why?

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Perfect Compromise

On Finland, the country most afraid of Russia.

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The Agency

An investigation into a Russian “troll farm.”