Boston's Allston neighborhood is a hub for the local Russian community. US-Russia relations have been a source of political intrigue this election season. So with the election of Donald Trump, many in Allston are keeping close tabs on the relationship between the US President and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Congratulations, US media! You’ve just covered your first press conference of an authoritarian leader with a massive ego and a deep disdain for your trade and everything you hold dear,” says Russian journalist Alexey Kovalev. “Don’t be fooled.”
Invitations went out over social media this week, informing journalists about inauguration festivities organized by the “White Star” art collective, which includes several prominent figures in Russia’s pro-Kremlin youth movement.
Russian intelligence has always tried to gather compromising information, or "kompromat," on prominent figures at home and abroad. It's also known that they try to use this as influence to help Moscow's interests.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists called the claims published by BuzzFeed and attributed to a former British intelligence operative a "total fake" — and "an obvious attempt to harm our bilateral relations."
US President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday furiously denied explosive claims that Russian intelligence has gathered compromising personal and professional information on him, hours before he faces the media for the first time since his election win.
A new state-sponsored movie in Russia commemorates the sacrifice of “Panfilov's 28” in the WWII battle for Moscow. Their story is as iconic for Russians as the flag-raising over Iwo Jima is for Americans. The only problem is, it's not quite true.
When Russia moved into Crimea last year, even NATO admits it was caught off-guard. But now a top NATO general says the West is alert to Putin's plans, and is developing its own moves to stop him from expanding any further.
The Tsarnaevs trained at the mixed martial arts gym under reporter Andrea Crossan's home. And, it turns out, that some of the best fighters in MMA come from the Caucasus region that also produced the Tsarnaevs.
The discovery of two giant holes in the ground in far northern Russia is raising all kinds of speculation about their origin. No one yet knows for sure how they were formed, but a leading scientist is pointing to an ever-more usual suspect—climate change.
Oleg Frish once taught Russian audiences to love forgotten Soviet music icons. Today, he's doing the same for American singers like Ben E. King, Gary U.S. Bonds and Melissa Manchester with a new album of duets between Frish and his idols.
The Soviet Union sacrificed a lot during World War II. Millions of Russians died, more than from any other country. And for them, the D-Day invasions were an answer to their appeals to the West to relieve pressure on the Soviet forces who were battling the Nazis.
During the Cold War, you could get a job at the Pentagon or State Department job if you spoke Russian. Today you're guaranteed nothing more than the agony of grappling with Russian grammar. Still, there are signs that a few Americans are taking the plunge.
Despite her better judgment, New York-based Russian writer Anya Ulinich uses the web to seek out potential mates. She finds it all but impossible to interpret the profiles of American men, and they don't understand her any better.