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Aleksei Navalny's movement against Putin may be successful. / Photo courtesy Larry Koester, Creative Commons
Aleksei Navalny's movement against Putin may be successful. / Photo courtesy Larry Koester, Creative Commons

World Scope: Navalny’s oppositional role against Putin

With the formation of the Progress Party (formerly known as the People’s Alliance party), Navalny has decided to push an anti-corruption message instead of targeting Putin directly.

by × April 3, 2017 × 3 comments

Editorials, Opinion

Editorial: BuzzFeed’s decision reckless, unethical

Editorial: BuzzFeed’s decision reckless, unethical

If we can’t fully trust established, high-level news outlets, where do we stand?

by × January 12, 2017 × 5 comments

City, Featured Content

Pussy Riot protests Putin

Pussy Riot protests Putin

Monday night saw Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova, political activists and founding members of punk rock outfit Pussy Riot, engaged in a dialogue about Putin’s Russia, civil disobedience and methods of protest held atHarvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

by × September 18, 2014 × 18 comments


Vladimir Spivakov gives Hilde Schwab a kiss at the Crystal Award Ceremony.

Spivakov sparks protest at Sanders

“Flowers for the performers,” said the woman handing out yellow and blue carnations across from the bilingual picket line that had formed outside of Harvard’s Sanders Theatre. But Vladimir Spivakov was not the performer she had in mind — it was a fellow Russian activist playing for free further on down the road. Blue and yellow are the colors of the Ukrainian flag.

by × May 14, 2014 × 9 comments


Ukraine out of Russia Summer II Dialogue

After months of protest and the collapse of the Ukraine government, the Northeastern Office of International Study Programs (OISP) has taken precautionary measures for the Russia/Ukraine summer II Dialogue of Civilizations by removing the Ukraine portion of the program.

by × March 20, 2014 × 11 comments


Editorial: US should lead by example

Among the many controversies leading up to the XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, the host country’s record on gay rights took center stage. Although fears of gay athletes being arrested at the Games have, as expected, proved thus far to be superfluous, Russia’s practices have still fallen under reasonable scrutiny during this international spectacle.

by × February 20, 2014 × 4 comments

Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letter: Criticisms of Olympic host are founded in fact

The recent column by Chris Benevento, “The Cold War is Over” [Jan. 16], is dismaying in its dizzying level of irresponsible journalism. The column maintains that the general criticism in regards to the Winter Olympics being held in Russia is due to the Cold War mentality of baby boomers, as it suggests that these individuals are “stuck between Stalin and the Cold War.”

by × January 23, 2014 × 51 comments


Column: The Cold War is over

As the hype surrounding the Winter Olympics rises to a fever pitch, so too does the criticism of the location of the games this year – Russia. It seems as though American baby boomers are still stuck somewhere between Stalin and the Cold War on the country’s timeline.

by × January 16, 2014 × 34 comments