Michael Weiss


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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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