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Powder Keg

What will it take to push Russians over the edge?

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VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images

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
Julia Ioffe

Vladimir the Unstable

For Putin, third time might not be the charm.

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ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images

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.

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Oleg Nikishin/Epsilon/Getty Images

‘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.

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NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images

Cleaning Up in Moscow

A dispatch from Vladimir Putin's election day.

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YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images

Who Will Win Russia’s One-Man Election?

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

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ANDREY SMIRNOV/AFP/Getty Images

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.

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KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images

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.

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Konstantin Zavrazhin/Getty Images

The End of Putin

Alexey Navalny on why the Russian protest movement will win.

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Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP/Getty Images

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.

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ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/Getty Images

The Condomnation of Vladimir Putin

Russia’s embattled ruler meets his public.

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Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Nine Days That Shook the Kremlin

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

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OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/Getty Images

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.

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ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO/AFP/Getty Images

Election Hardball, Kremlin Style

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

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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.