If the Kremlin is taking its cues from Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Eastern Ukraine is only a first step to "rebuilding Russia."
Transdniestria, a pro-Russian breakaway province, is keeping Moldovans out of the European Union. Sound familiar?
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Can the shadowy Petro Poroshenko pull off an upset win against Yulia Tymoshenko?
Barack Obama and Ukraine's new government have warned Russia not to intervene militarily in Crimea—a region long plagued by tensions.
Despite Cold War tensions, newly released tapes show the two found plenty of room for jokes in a 1973 meeting.
While his positions are broadly endorsed by Russia's opposition, some have voiced alarm about past ethnically charged statements.
A rash of new laws have made things even tougher for the country's dissidents.
If the ruling clique doesn't like what dissidents are doing, they can always just accuse them or being pornographers or drug addicts.
The Orthodox Church wants an abortion ban as boys continue to outnumber girls.
How the country's informal power networks undermine formal institutions.
Why one man was both the Stalin and Trotsky of our time.
Bosco Ntaganda has been charged with the first. Here's what it means.
The Soviet labor camps had both punitive and economic functions.
From bizarre border policies to the forced deportation of ethnic groups, the policies that gave rise to today's Central Asian strife.
Politics and religion are becoming even more intertwined in a country already riven with ethnic and sectarian tension.
Behind the anti-Putin movement's symbolic protest
A new documentary charts the redemption of two gameshow contestants who thought the Nazi genocide campaign for a type of wallpaper adhesive.
Behind the culinary metaphor being used by the Kremlin
The post-Soviet nation held a landmark parliamentary election this year, which saw the defeat of the country's long-tenured ruling party. Now for the hard part.