Russia Hated John McCain, and Will Miss Him Dearly

The idea that Russia is besieged by irrational haters who, no matter what the country does, will always seek to kill off Russia and its people, has flitted on the fringe of Russian thinking since the 19th century. That’s when a Slavophile poet and diplomat, Fyodor Tyutchev, coined the term Russophobia — which he said […]

Pushing Further into Africa, Russia Signs a New Military Accord

MOSCOW — Just three weeks after three Russian journalists were murdered while investigating the role of Russian mercenaries in the Central African Republic, Moscow and the turbulent African country signed an agreement on Tuesday to expand military cooperation. Details of the agreement were not announced but it seemed to relate to Russian military trainers, 175 […]