The united front seen during the World Cup is an illusion. Putin fears the convergence of grassroots and an elite opposition
This summer, the World Cup created the illusion Russia was a well-run country with a contented population. But now the sports pageantry is over, Russians are back to the grey reality of everyday life, and a dire lack of prospects. And the idea of the nation being united around Vladimir Putin is fiction.
Russia is often presented in binary terms: as a country divided...
Time magazine tweeted its latest cover on Thursday, a photograph of President Donald Trump’s face digitally morphing into Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Last time, he rocked the boat; this time, the sky’s the limit.” Before there was a Rodman and Jung-un, another celebrity/world ruler partnership was brewing. Get ready for some big news, all you fans of 90’s action movies: Moscow has chosen its emissary to the U.S. for “humanitarian ties,” and it’s none other than…Steven Segal. I’m serious. I know; you still don’t think | Read More