Chrystia Freeland in Ottawa on Oct. 6, 2021. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

A young Chrystia Freeland impressed Soviet Russia’s KGB

Politics Insider for Oct. 12, 2021: The finance minister’s notable past; Premier François Legault’s power; and a Canadian Nobel prize winner
Alex and Tim in Bangkok in 2011. (Tim and Alex Vavilov)

The Russian spies who raised us

The Vavilov brothers were born in Canada to deep-cover Soviet agents, so Ottawa stripped them of their citizenship. Inside their fight to finally come home.
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How Medvedev defines democracy

Opposition leaders say Medvedev isn’t keeping his promise
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Under Attack

Suicide bombers bring the North Caucasus conflict to Moscow’s doorstep
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Blowing the whistle on Kazakhstan

President Nazarbayev is not pleased with the exposé