U.S. officials are turning to Russia for help with Iran and Syria, even as the Ukrainian conflict persists.
Vladimir Putin is recruiting young officials to reshape Russia's bureaucracy in his own image.
This has happened before in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The rest of the world just wasn't paying attention.
The president's favorite journalist has floated an exit strategy.
Interpreting the meaning of an election conceived in chaos
How long can the Kremlin sustain the nationalist euphoria whipped up by its actions in Ukraine?
Fourteen years after assuming power, Putin's quest to remold the country in his image is complete.
One expert thinks the country would be better off if it were partitioned.
The Russian president is positioning himself as the world's leading defender of traditional values.
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Why a man who nailed his scrotum to the pavement in Red Square could be Russia's next human-rights champion
Russian nationalism, with its dangerous xenophobic overtones, is now spreading to the country's 'silent majority.'
His case is sending a message that the Kremlin is frightened of a blogger with a cult following who made his name exposing graft in high places.
If the opposition activist is jailed even as he manages to convince the public that he is innocent, his stature will only grow.
He and other elites have been vanquished, but the oligarchy remains. Just the names have changed.
The discipline that prevented skirmishes during Putin's first stint in the Kremlin is giving way to a free-for-all in which nobody is untouchable.
New signs of the regime's erosion from within
A shady smear campaign by Russia's elite signals that Putin may soon be a lame duck.
Putin is fighting corruption, but only to ensure loyalty among the country's oligarchs.
The Kremlin appears to have concluded that, with animosity toward the elite rising, the prevailing political status quo needs to be shaken up.