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By Nina L. Khrushcheva - Oct 30,2019
NEW YORK — In the 1960s, the dissident poet Alexander Galich wrote about the mute complicity of Soviet apparatchiks in Joseph Stalin’s crimes, notably the Great Purges in which millions were detained or died in the Gulag.
By Nina L. Khrushcheva - Jul 27,2019
MOSCOW — US President Donald Trump’s recent declaration that four Democratic congresswomen of colour, Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, should “go back” to their countries was another reminder of his blatant racism and sexism.
By Nina L. Khrushcheva - May 01,2019
KYIV — In the 2000s, The West Wing was everybody’s favourite television show about an aspirational US administration, one that fought terrorism without waging war on an entire region or religion, refused to trample on the rule of law and generally made decisions that were in the
By Nina L. Khrushcheva - Mar 14,2019
NEW YORK — If life imitates art, Nikolai Gogol, who had a keen grasp of the delusional and demented, could have scripted many of the key political events of recent years.
By Nina L. Khrushcheva - Feb 28,2019
NEW YORK — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping have each championed a model of authoritarian capitalism, call it “development with a dictator’s face”.
By Nina L. Khrushcheva - Jan 05,2019
MOSCOW — In his widely broadcast annual press conference last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin was confident and condescending, animated only when criticising Ukraine for skirmishes in the Black Sea or railing against the West’s “unfair” complaints about Russia’s behaviour
By Nina L. Khrushcheva - Nov 07,2018
NEW YORK — Most of the world has spent the last two years thinking that Russian President Vladimir Putin is twisting his US counterpart, President Donald Trump, around his little finger.
By Nina L. Khrushcheva - Sep 16,2018
MOSCOW — From controlling the media to stoking nationalism, Russian President Vladimir Putin has always known how to keep his approval ratings high.
By Nina L. Khrushcheva - Aug 19,2018
TBILISI — Why do conspiracy theories and general charlatanism so often receive their strongest support from the world’s dictators? Sure, dictators are almost always oddballs themselves, but that cannot be all there is to it.
By Nina L. Khrushcheva - Aug 06,2018
NEW YORK — At a summit with US President Donald Trump in Helsinki last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin proved that he remains a master of the tradecraft he perfected in the 1980s as a Soviet operative in East Germany.

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