Inside the Poisoning of a Russian Double Agent
The hit on Sergei Skripal.
The hit on Sergei Skripal.
Does anyone care?
In 2014, Russell Bonner Bentley was a middle-aged arborist living in Austin. Now he’s a local celebrity in a war-torn region of Ukraine—and a foot soldier in Russia’s information war.
Russians will be going to the polls on March 18, but it is already clear who will emerge victorious. Vladimir Putin has been at the helm for almost 20 years – both dramatically changing his country and subjugating it at the same time.
How the ex-spy tried to warn the world about Trump’s ties to Russia.
To the KGB and back.
The connections he made at a 2013 pageant in Russia may have helped give him the Presidency.
An investigation into the Russian troll farm called the Internet Research Agency.
The strange history of border fortifications.
“Choice is a great burden. The call to invent one’s life, and to do it continuously, can sound unendurable. Totalitarian regimes aim to stamp out the possibility of choice, but what aspiring autocrats do is promise to relieve one of the need to choose. This is the promise of “Make America Great Again”—it conjures the allure of an imaginary past in which one was free not to choose.”
Finland shares an 833-mile border with an aggressive and unpredictable neighbor––Russia. North of the Arctic Circle, the author trained with the elite soldiers who will be on the front lines if this cold feud ever gets hot.
“His goal is to stay in power another day, another year, and to deal with complications when—and if—they arise.”
How an American-born businessman became an enemy of the Russian state.
There the man in the shorts—later identified as a Russian agent using the alias Richard Murphy of New Jersey—handed Michael Zottoli from Seattle two items: a flash memory card and a bag that held $150,000 in cash.
Within nine months they’d both be behind bars.
How the Kremlin built one of the most powerful information weapons of the 21st century — and why it may be impossible to stop.
“The murder of Anna Politkovskaya was at once unbelievable and utterly expected.”
“I feel like we sort of choked.”
Fourteen people connected to resistance of Vladimir Putin have died on British soil. Every case has been closed, the deaths deemed of natural causes. American intelligence believes they were all assassinated by the Kremlin.
In 1936, Karp Lykov whisked his family into the Siberian wilderness to escape Bolshevik persecution. They remained there, alone, until discovered by a helicopter crew in 1978.
Searching for the world’s most prolific bank robber.
In Arctic Siberia, Russian scientists are trying to stave off catastrophic climate change—by resurrecting an Ice Age biome complete with lab-grown woolly mammoths.
On what lay behind Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and what lies ahead.
The many myths of Vladimir Putin.
The double life of a KGB spy living in 1980s Manhattan.
The mass deportation of the Siberian Kalmyk people by Stalin still reverberates.