U.S. sanctions are supposed to hobble Putin’s top allies, but the World Cup has handed them multimillion-dollar contracts and tie-ups with some of America’s biggest brands.
The Season 3 episode of ‘Parts Unknown,’ released in 2014, saw the late TV traveler venture to Russia. It remains one of the most extraordinary episodes of his CNN program.
There are still questions about whether the sting operation that ‘killed’ Arkady Babchenko really helped catch criminals. But it attracted attention to a dangerous mob connection.
A photo of Arkady Babchenko dead in a pool of blood shocked the world. But it was phony. He was working with the security service to nab terrorists. Okay. Where are they?
The gathering of a few world leaders and a lot of businessmen, including big names from America, often seemed surreal—not for what was said, but for all that went unspoken.
The faulty premise of a supposed ‘joint declaration’ was that Assad protects religious minorities. The pope gave it a pass, but the Russian Orthodox Church put his name on it.
Russia’s president has put forth amazing and utterly implausible plans to grow its economy while ignoring civil and human rights. Some Russians feel like they’re back in the USSR.