Massachusetts Daily Collegian

‘Pussy Riot’ shakes up Putin’s Russia

By Hannah Sparks

October 7, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Russia is having a moment, partially because its highly visible leader, President Vladimir Putin, has become an increasingly formidable character in international politics. Putin has had a hand in many of the foreign policy negotiations that the United States has also been involved in,...

Russia’s inconvenient opposition

By Mike Tudoreanu

March 13, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last weekend, presidential elections took place in Russia. Vladimir Putin, the leader of the ruling United Russia Party and the man who has been running the show in Russia for the past 12 years, won 64 percent of the vote according to official results. But many observers, both inside and outside Rus...

Tune in and speak up

By Mike Fox

November 7, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion

On the other side of the world, in a prison in the Siberian wastelands, Mikhail Khodorkovsky is suffering through a show trial pulled out of a Soviet time capsule. At the dawn of the new millennium, Khodorkovsky emerged from...