Yeltsin: the Problem, Not the Solution
Too much of Western energy, resources, and political capital has been sunk into schemes whose primary goal is propping up Yeltsin's regime, while not listening to what Russians themselves want and need.
The Wild East
Sinking into poverty amid its natural riches, Vladivostok is almost totally controlled by organized crime.
Don't Isolate Us: A Russian View of NATO Expansion
There was and is a wide consensus within the Russian political establishment that NATO expansion contradicts basic Russian national interests. The few dissenting voices in the Russian media and academic circles are marginal.
Power Failure: American Policy in the Caspian
Whereas in Central Europe Washington barely acknowledges Russian sensibilities, in Central Asia and the Caucasus it indulges them to excess.
Suddenly and Peacefully, Review of Michael Dobbs' Down With Big Brother: The Fall of the Soviet Empire
The "park of fallen heroes" is the ironical name Muscovites have given to the patch of waste land across Krymsky Val from Gorky Park, where the statues of Soviet leaders are dumped.
One Country, Two Capitals, Review of Solomon Volkov's St. Petersburg: A Cultural History
TThis century has seen power swing with unambiguous force from St. Petersburg to Moscow.