I fled Putin’s Russia for Canada. It opened my eyes.

Canada showed me the importance of Indigenous rights. Now I want the same for Indigenous people in Russia.

Vladimir Putin’s war against truth, justice and Sergei Magnitsky

Marcus Kolga: Canadian advocates for Magnitsky legislation have become victims of Russian government propagandists

China is a bigger threat than Russia—but you won’t hear Trudeau say it

Terry Glavin: Trudeau is quick with harsh words for Putin, but when it comes to clear cases of Chinese meddling in Canada why does he stay mum?

Donald Trump failed a simple test on his Russian ties

Stephen Maher: Trump fired the Secretary of State right after he denounced Russia for a nerve gas attack on British soil. It speaks volumes.

Farewell to Rex Tillerson, Chrystia Freeland’s man in Washington

Rex Tillerson’s firing as U.S. secretary of state is a heavy blow for Canada’s foreign minister, who worked in step with him on North Korea and Russia

The Hamburg G20: What could possibly go wrong?

With Trump, Putin and Merkel at the table, consensus isn’t likely. This will be chess, played over a shark tank.

Vladimir Putin’s grim win

Why the assassination of the Russian ambassador in Ankara forces Turkey ever closer to an already ascendant Russia

Russia’s other war in Eastern Europe

Western governments are struggling with how to counter a sophisticated, entertaining and popular Kremlin-backed media

NATO’s risky plan to stop Putin

The military alliance is preparing to bulk up its presence in Eastern Europe. Will it thwart Russia, or merely prod the bear?

Your morning five: Putin still has allies

Also: Space is a politics-free zone

Russian dissident Masha Gessen on Pussy Riot, Putin and Sochi

How Pussy Riot’s arrest was a turning point, and why Putin will get worse after Sochi


With friends like these, does Pussy Riot need enemies?

The verdict in Russia’s trial of feminist punk group Pussy Riot is expected this morning; it will probably have been announced by the time you read this. The group was arrested after staging a brief impromptu performance at the famous Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, rebuilt in 2000 after being demolished to make way for the never-built Palace of the Soviets in 1931. The performers have been formally charged with khuliganstvo (“hooliganism”), the old catchall term that meant in Soviet days, and means now, that one has done something not otherwise criminal of which the Organs do not approve.