Holed up in isolation President Putin is facing the gravest crisis of his regime as domestic and foreign threats to his authority stack up faster than he can crush them.
Amy Knight, a former Woodrow Wilson fellow, is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and the Times Literary Supplement. She is the author of six books on Russian history and politics, including, most recently, Orders to Kill: The Putin Regime and Political Murder, published in 2017 by St. Martin's Press.
Putin and the Kremlin elite must be nervous about the improbable survival of the gadfly who exposed their corruption.
Most important to Putin and his cronies is their desire to share in the pillaged wealth of post-Soviet Russia, and their hatred of anyone who would hold them accountable.
Ramzan Kadyrov is president of the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation, and Vladimir Putin’s most dangerous protégé. How’s he fighting COVID-19? With fear.
A month ago, the Kremlin was gloating about Russia’s handling of the pandemic. No longer. And the disaster now threatens Putin’s autocratic ambitions.
Republicans hope problems in “The Steele Dossier” can discredit the well-documented Russian plot against U.S. elections. But that’s only if you refuse to look at the evidence.
Behind-the-scenes cooperation with U.S. agencies, particularly on cybercrime and terrorism, is a theme the Kremlin likes to push onto center stage. Trump likes it, too.
Mifsud’s deep connections with Putin’s foreign policy establishment and his glowing appraisals of Russia’s role in global affairs show Barr has barked up the wrong tree.
The Russian daily Kommersant on Tuesday published the name and biography of a man living under his own name with his wife and children near Washington, D.C.
Putin has only begun to use the enormous coercive power he has at his disposal, and as he blames the Americans his motive for interference in the U.S. grows.