Kremlinology 2012

Kremlinology 2012

Powder Keg

What will it take to push Russians over the edge?

Julia Ioffe |

Kremlinology 2012

The Undiplomat

Obama's ambassador to Moscow has gotten a rude welcome in Putin's Russia. But he's not going to take it anymore.

Julia Ioffe |

Kremlinology 2012

Vladimir the Unstable

For Putin, third time might not be the charm.

Julia Ioffe |

Kremlinology 2012

The Last Waltz

After a week of soul-searching and post-mortems of "the revolution," the final anti-Putin rally felt like the closing chord of a long and ebullient improvisation.

Julia Ioffe |

Kremlinology 2012

'This Is How You Elect a F*cking President?'

Putin cracks down on Moscow's protesters before the victory tears are dry on his face.

Julia Ioffe |

Kremlinology 2012

Cleaning Up in Moscow

A dispatch from Vladimir Putin's election day.

Julia Ioffe |

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Who Will Win Russia’s One-Man Election?

Once again, it all comes down to Putin versus himself.

Julia Ioffe |

Kremlinology 2012

Tightening the Screws

It might be just coincidence that Moscow is messing with opposition media as a shaky Putin looks toward the elections, but it’s beginning to look a lot like a nasty pattern.

Julia Ioffe |

Kremlinology 2012

Upping the Ante

With 100,000 protesters -- young, old, and everything in between -- out in the freezing streets of Moscow, the heat is being turned up on Vladimir Putin's drive for the presidency.

Julia Ioffe |

Kremlinology 2012

The End of Putin

Alexey Navalny on why the Russian protest movement will win.

Julia Ioffe |

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Won't Get Fooled Again

With unprecedented protests in Moscow this weekend, Russia's growing opposition movement is making it clear they won't stand for Putin's march to power.

Julia Ioffe |

Kremlinology 2012

The Condomnation of Vladimir Putin

Russia’s embattled ruler meets his public.

Julia Ioffe |

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Nine Days That Shook the Kremlin

But what's next for Russia's newly emboldened protest movement?

Julia Ioffe |

Kremlinology 2012

The Decembrists

No one's quite sure what's going on in the streets of Moscow -- or what to call it -- but it's growing and powerful ... and could all end badly.

Julia Ioffe |

Kremlinology 2012

Election Hardball, Kremlin Style

In advance of Sunday's parliamentary ballot, the pro-Putin camp is cracking down hard on independent election monitors.

Julia Ioffe |

Kremlinology 2012

Putin and the Boo-boys

A new wave of anti-Putin sentiment is sweeping Russia, but with the once-and-future president still loved by more than two-thirds of the population, there's little hope for change.

Julia Ioffe |

Kremlinology 2012

Meet the New Putin, Same as the Old Putin

As the de facto president seeks to reassure foreign investors, it's clear that everyone's a little on edge.

Julia Ioffe |

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Twilight of a Seat-Warmer

Medvedev's worst week ever just keeps on going.

Julia Ioffe |

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Disaster Politics

The real story behind Putin's return to the throne: Russia is headed for economic catastrophe, and nothing he does can stop it.

Julia Ioffe |

Kremlinology 2012

The Return of the King

It's official: Vladimir Putin is Russia's once and future president. So how come we're surprised all over again?

Julia Ioffe |

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The Kremlin's Spin Machine … and Me

My adventures on Russia's first televised political debate in a decade.

Julia Ioffe |

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She's Number 3!

After a shady city council election, St. Petersburg's deeply unpopular governor appears poised to become the third-most powerful politician in Russia. How on earth did this happen?

Julia Ioffe |

Kremlinology 2012

Surreal Politik

Russia enters its political silly season a little early. But what do all the bikini babes and music video hymns to Putin really tell us about a system gone horribly, horribly wrong?

Julia Ioffe |

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Opposing the Opposition

As the billionaire New Jersey Nets owner steps into his new role as Kremlin-approved opposition leader, what do voters actually think?

Julia Ioffe |

Kremlinology 2012

Empty Words

When are Westerners going to learn that reform talk is cheap in the Kremlin?

Julia Ioffe |

Kremlinology 2012

Road Rage in Russia

Moscow's elite has decided it doesn't need to follow the traffic laws. Will there be a pedestrian revolution?

Julia Ioffe |

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All Tomorrow's Parties

When one fake opposition party stops effectively distracting the Russian people, what's the Kremlin to do? Give them a new one, of course.

Julia Ioffe |

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Putin's Puppets

How do you win a Russian election? First, invent a coalition.

Julia Ioffe |

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The Countdown Begins …

But no one knows where it's going to end. A skeptic's look at the 2012 Russian election.

Julia Ioffe |