Tag: russia

  • Putin’s Escalation in Ukraine Is a Losing Strategy | The New Yorker

    Putin’s Escalation in Ukraine Is a Losing StrategyThe push to claim new territory and mobilize more troops is unlikely to reverse Russia’s losses on the battlefield—but it could move the war into its most dangerous phase yet.via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/putins-escalation-in-ukraine-is-a-losing-strategyWe are fighting alone, whereas Ukraine has many allies. And, as the fight goes on, […]

  • Inside Russia’s Vast Surveillance State: ‘They Are Watching’ – The New York Times

    ‘They Are Watching’: Inside Russia’s Vast Surveillance StateA cache of nearly 160,000 files from Russia’s powerful internet regulator provides a rare glimpse inside Vladimir V. Putin’s digital crackdown.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/09/22/technology/russia-putin-surveillance-spying.htmlUnlike more technologically savvy counterparts in China, where internet surveillance is more automated, much of the work of Russian censors is done manually, the documents show. But […]

  • Getting Brittney Griner Home | The New Yorker

    Getting Brittney Griner HomeThe attention commanded by the W.N.B.A. star, detained by Russia on a minor drug charge, could improve things for other Americans wrongfully detained around the world.via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/persons-of-interest/getting-brittney-griner-homeBrittney Yevette Griner grew up in Houston, Texas, the daughter of a homemaker and a cop. It was a fairly ordinary upbringing, except […]

  • The Mysterious Murder of Darya Dugina | The New Yorker

    The Mysterious Murder of Darya DuginaWhoever killed Dugina likely meant to kill her more famous father, but that reveals little about the motives and identities of the perpetrators.via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/the-mysterious-murder-of-darya-duginaAt one point during the service, Leonid Slutsky, who leads the (misnamed) Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, called out, “One country, one President, one […]

  • In Russians’ New Feed, a War Over Western Plans to Subjugate Them – The New York Times

    What Russians See in the News: A War Over Western Plans to Subjugate ThemIn the Kremlin-controlled news media, the war is not about Ukraine, but about a long history of enemies trying to keep Russia down.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/21/world/europe/russian-media-ukraine-war.html“Not everyone is rich enough to escape to Europe and to eat pain au chocolat in the morning,” she […]

  • Opinion | No One Will Get Rid of Vladimir Putin – The New York Times

    Opinion | Who Will Get Rid of Putin? The Answer Is Grim.Terror is always more persuasive than anything else.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/18/opinion/russia-putin-corruption.htmlWhat is called corruption in Russia would be more correctly called a system of incitement and blackmail. If you are loyal and if the president is pleased with you, you have the right to steal — […]

  • What Hundreds of Photos of Weapons Reveal About Russia’s Brutal War Strategy – The New York Times

    What Hundreds of Photos of Weapons Reveal About Russia’s Brutal War StrategyA New York Times analysis of visual evidence from Ukraine showed widespread use by Russia of cluster weapons banned under certain international treaties.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/06/19/world/europe/ukraine-munitions-war-crimes.htmlThe Times examined more than 1,000 pictures taken by its own photojournalists and wire-service photographers working on the ground in Ukraine, […]

  • How Russia’s Wagner Group Is Expanding in Africa – The New York Times

    Putin’s Shadow Soldiers: How the Wagner Group Is Expanding in AfricaBest known for its mercenaries, the Wagner Group also mines diamonds, spreads disinformation and props up autocrats in an effort to grow Russia’s footprint.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/31/world/africa/wagner-group-africa.htmlBut Wagner is far more than a simple guns-for-gold scheme. Operating through a sprawling web of shell companies, it has become […]

  • Putin Ally Mines Gold and Plays Favorites in Sudan – The New York Times

    ‘From Russia With Love’: A Putin Ally Mines Gold and Plays Favorites in SudanBacked by the Kremlin, the shadowy network known as the Wagner Group is getting rich in Sudan while helping the military to crush a democracy movement.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/05/world/africa/wagner-russia-sudan-gold-putin.htmlBut Wagner is far more than a war machine in Africa, and a close look at […]

  • Putin’s Pivot to a “Really Big War” in Ukraine | The New Yorker

    Putin’s Pivot to a “Really Big War” in UkraineAs his invasion enters its fourth month, the Russian leader is preparing for the long haul. Meanwhile, the military is chattering about its losses, and putting out calls for supplies on Telegram.via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/putins-pivot-to-a-really-big-war-in-ukraineYes. Unfortunately, now they accept it. When we first spoke, they were […]

  • Inside Putin’s Propaganda Machine | The New Yorker

    Inside Putin’s Propaganda MachineCurrent and former employees describe Russian state television as an army, one with a few generals and many foot soldiers who never question their orders.via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/annals-of-communications/inside-putins-propaganda-machineMost recent episodes have been devoted to mocking Ukraine and its allies—especially the United States and President Biden—and debating Russia’s options. “Should we just […]

  • Russian Tycoon Criticized Putin’s War. Retribution Was Swift. – The New York Times

    Russian Tycoon Criticized Putin’s War. Retribution Was Swift.Oleg Tinkov spoke out against his country’s war in Ukraine. Now he is in hiding. In an exclusive interview he said, “I don’t believe in Russia’s future’’ under Vladimir Putin.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/01/world/europe/oligarch-putin-oleg-tinkov.html“I’ve realized that Russia, as a country, no longer exists,” Mr. Tinkov said, predicting that Mr. Putin would […]