The National Interest
January 23, 2014
By Dr. Ariel Cohen
Next month, the Winter Olympics in Sochi will bring many of Russia’s systemic problems in focus. It won’t be a pretty picture. The terrorist threat, rampant corruption, a problematic human-rights record, and rising xenophobia and nationalism will all be on display.
January 22, 2014
By Philip Ewing
Official Washington says it’s confident Russia can handle security at the Winter Olympics next month — but better to be safe than sorry.
The Moscow Times
January 11, 2014
In an address published on the Kremlin’s website as Russia assumed the presidency on New Year’s Day, Putin preached cooperation, dialogue and shared responsibility in achieving the group’s goals and advocated “a spirit of partnership based on trust” among its members- the U.S., UK, Germany, Italy, France, Japan, Canada, European Union and Russia.
The Heritage Foundation
January 6, 2014
by Cassandra Luccacioni and Ariel Cohen
Two bomb attacks, carried out by suicide bombers at a railway station and a bus in Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad), 500 miles southeast of Moscow, shattered the pre-holiday spirit as Russians prepared to celebrate the New Year. Up to 45 people, including children, were killed, and over 100 were injured, many of them severely; the death count is sure to climb.
January 2, 2014
What people are saying about the terrorist attacks in Volgograd before Winter Olympics.