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Russia's War Reopens the 'Nationality Question'
The more the government pushes the "Russian world," the more the country's non-Russians fight it.
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5 Graphs Explaining Russia’s Wartime Economy
As Russian officials play down the economic impact of President Vladimir Putin’s order to invade Ukraine, the emergence of end-of-year data from...
5 Graphs Analyzing 10,000 Russian Soldiers Confirmed Killed in Ukraine
Over 10,000 Russian soldiers have been killed since Moscow invaded Ukraine, according to a tally of confirmed military deaths kept by the BBC Russian Service...
‘Spared the Noose’: Crowdfunding Helps Russian Anti-War Protesters Pay Fines
The 30,000 ruble ($497) fine handed to Sergei Stafeyev by a Russian court earlier this year for breaking wartime censorship laws amounted to more than...
‘I Don’t Trust What They Say’: Russian Draft Dodgers Stay in Hiding Even as Putin Announces Mobilization’s End
Nikita moved to his family’s summer cottage outside the Russian capital to lie low after President Vladimir Putin announced a “partial&rdquo...
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Diabetics in Russia Suffer Wartime Supply Disruption, Price Rises
For several weeks following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Alina used a needle every other hour to prick her two-year-old diabetic son’s finger...
Timothy Frye's 'Weak Strongman' Overturns the Putin Myth
This Pushkin House Book Prize nominated book looks at the constraints on Putin's power.
What Do You Meme?
Memes are pure folk art: made by anyone, shared by everyone.
In Graphs: Russia Hits 5,000 Independently Confirmed Military Deaths in Ukraine
The Moscow Times put together six graphs using available data on Russian soldiers killed in the Ukraine war.
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Russia Struggles to Replicate Google Play in Tech Analogue Drive
Three Russian replicates of Google Play have appeared since the invasion of Ukraine: RuMarket, RuStore and NashStore
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Anti-War Playlist: Russian Music Against the War
Russian-language musicians are speaking out the only way they know how - in their music.
How Russia 'Removed' Priceless Kuindzhi Artworks from Ukraine's Mariupol
As street fighting raged, valuable museum exhibits were tracked down by Russian forces.
The Decline of HSE: Top Russian University Stifles Dissent Amid Ukraine War
Politically motivated dismissals, “prophylactic conversations” with students and the closure of academic programs have reportedly increased.
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Explainer: Explosions, Fires and Fatal Attacks Afflict Russian Regions Near Ukraine
Ukraine has not claimed responsibility for any of the incidents on Russia’s side of the border.
Explainer: How a Ukrainian Pensioner Became a Pro-War Symbol in Russia
Why has an elderly Ukrainian woman holding a Soviet flag become a viral hero for pro-war Russians?
Born Under Putin, Dead Under Putin: Russia’s Teenage Soldiers Dying in Ukraine
Young contract soldiers lacking military expertise are being sent to the frontlines.
Who Is the Author of Russia’s ‘Blueprint for Genocide’ Essay?
Timofei Sergeitsev has worked for figures including former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych and billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov.
Russia Plays Tug-of-War as Its Talented IT Workers Head for the Door
A government plan to entice IT workers to stay in Russia despite sanctions and political crackdowns gets a lukewarm response.
Russian Student Editors Defiant as Criminal Trial Draws to Close
“We have no future,” said editor Armen Aramyan. “I have tried to shield myself from hoping for one.”
Young Russians View Moscow’s Attack on Ukraine with Responsibility, Not Guilt
Many young people who have taken part in anti-war efforts try to channel their sense of responsibility into action.
'I Love My Country and Hate the State'
Russia may see the greatest exodus of young, talented citizens since 1917.