Michael Weiss

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Putin Sends His ‘Leopard’ to the Battlefield of Eastern Ukraine

Russia's invaded Ukraine -- again. Though this time, it appears to be moving in weapons systems hitherto unseen on the battlefield, signaling perhaps the next, ...

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The Kremlin’s $220 Million Man

In 2006, Igor Shuvalov, then one of Vladimir Putin's economic aides and now Russia's first deputy prime minister, used offshore companies to purchase close to ...

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You Wouldn’t Kill Margaret Thatcher if You Knew How Hot She Was

There is no lower form of an English cultural event than a manufactured literary scandal. For a few blissful months, it seemed as though the ...

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Ghosts of the Maidan

KIEV — "Don't listen to the police!" Oksana Forostyna was explaining why I was late to our meeting at Oliva, a restaurant just off Maidan ...

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A White Shining Lie

Leave it to Vladimir Putin to make relief sound menacing. "All excuses for dragging out the delivery ... are exhausted," the Russian Foreign Ministry announced ...

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Putin’s New Clothes

On the night of Aug. 14, the Telegraph's Roland Oliphant and the Guardian's Shaun Walker both witnessed, as the latter put it, "a column of ...

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The Chaos Convoy

A convoy of 280 Russian Kamaz military vehicles -- all painted a nice, soothing white, absent any license plates, and brandishing flags of the Red ...

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We Come in ‘Peace’

The joke among Ukrainians goes something like this: "What's happened today? Has Russia invaded us yet?" For those living the reality of having a portion ...

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How to Kneecap the Thug in the Kremlin

Since the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 by Russian-backed and Russian intelligence-led separatists in Ukraine, Westerners have learned a great deal about Vladimir Putin ...

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Russia Is Firing Missiles at Ukraine

Just as news broke today that the U.S. Treasury Department was instituting a new suite of sanctions against Russia, video evidence has emerged apparently showing ...

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About Michael Weiss

Michael Weiss is the editor in chief of the Interpreter, an online journal that translates and analyzes Russian media. Follow him on Twitter: @michaeldweiss.

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