Vladimir Putin

Arts Commentary: Perceptions of Putin –“The Wizard” and What Lies Behind the Curtain

November 20, 2023
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How well “The Wizard of the Kremlin” will be received here is an interesting question, especially when the novel is evaluated in the light of Mstyslav Chernov’s visceral documentary “20 Days in Mariupol.”

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Film Interview: “The New Greatness Case” – Caught on Camera, But Who’s Guilty?

June 12, 2022
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In the annals of Russian repression, The New Greatness Case was a display of government overkill — until the events of this year redefined overkill.

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Book Review: Russia’s “Vodka Politics” — An Inseparable Duo

April 3, 2014
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What about today? Has Russia finally hit bottom and recovered? Is the political economy of vodka a thing of the past?

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