The KGB Playbook for Turning Russians Worldwide Into Agents
The Funniest Political Comedy of the Year
The latest from comedy genius Armando Iannucci (‘Veep,’ ‘In the Loop’) is a rip-roaring farce about the death of the former Soviet dictator and the chaos that ensued.
Bill Maher Clashes with Trump Surrogate
The ‘Real Time’ host mixed it up with the controversial ex-Trump White House staffer.
Trump Rains on Vlad’s Victory Day Parade
Reports in Russian media of an American destroyer coming a little too close have caused a military scramble—and cut into the military show in the annual Victory Day parade.
How The West Stymied Russian Aggression
America’s man in Moscow was the first to recommend strategic containment of Russian leaders. It’s an idea whose time has perhaps come again with Putin’s meddling in the U.S. election.
Cloak and Dagger
Estonia: The Little Spycatcher Who Could
Every year the Estonians come out with an unvarnished and all too accurate assessment of Russian skullduggery. The latest is very interesting indeed.
Freedom’s Poet & the Totalitarian State
Yevgeny Yevtushenko, the Soviet poet whose powerful voice transcended borders in the 1960s, died last week in Oklahoma.
Stalin’s Mad Scientists
The Soviet Union more or less wrote the book on bending science to ideology, and the result was that hacks, has beens, and nut cases became the Newtons and Burbanks of Russia.