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McDonald’s to Sell Its Russian Business

McDonald’s said Monday that it has started the process of selling its Russian business, which includes 850 restaurants that employ 62,000 people, making it the latest major Western corporation to exit..


Brittney Griner’s Detention in Moscow Extended for One Month

MOSCOW — The lawyer for WNBA star Brittney Griner said Friday her pre-trial detention in Russia has been extended by one month.

Alexander Boykov told The Associated Press he believed the relatively s..


Russia’s Conspiracy-Laden Claims that Israel Is Supporting Neo-Nazis Could Change Tel Aviv’s Stance on the War in Ukraine

For a lesson in defending the indefensible, Sergei Lavrov is your man. Russia’s Foreign Minister’s comments broadcast Sunday that Hitler had “Jewish blood” and the “most rabid antisemites tend to be J..


Russia Releases U.S. Marine Vet as Part of Prisoner Exchange

(Washington, D.C.) — Russia and the United States have carried out a dramatic prisoner exchange, trading a Marine veteran jailed in Moscow for a convicted Russian drug trafficker serving a long prison..


‘Hope Gives You the Strength to Act.’ Portraits of Russians Risking Everything to Support Ukraine

When words are so closely controlled that it’s a crime to call a war a war, what drives someone to speak out?

The Russian protesters seen here cite a variety of things. One is a sense of moral respon..


For Putin, It’s All About the Money—And I Learned That the Hard Way

As we watch the murderous carnage that Putin has unleashed against innocent Ukrainians, we are all trying to understand Putin’s motivations. Some say he’s reacting to NATO expansion, others contend th..


Putin’s Daughters Risk E.U. Sanctions Amid Outrage Over Ukraine

The European Union is discussing sanctioning Russian President Vladimir Putin’s daughters, according to people familiar with the matter, as the continent tries to respond to the killing of Ukrainian c..


Why YouTube Has Survived Russia’s Social Media Crackdown—So Far

Six days after Russian forces invaded Ukraine, the YouTube account of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny posted a new video.

In a style part investigative journalism, part polemic, the v..


Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Convicted of Fraud

A Russian court on Tuesday convicted jailed opposition leader Alexey Navalny on new fraud charges, according to his allies, in a ruling that may keep President Vladimir Putin’s top critic in a maximum..


Russian Creatives Are Fleeing the Country. For Actors, the Decision Is Not So Simple

The main character of Mephisto, the Oscar-winning film based on a 1936 novel by Klaus Mann, is a brilliant theater actor who thinks he can outsmart the Nazis by collaborating with them. By the film’s ..