Latest from David Filipov

Yuri Luzhkov, transformative Moscow mayor, dies at 83

He led sweeping change, boosting his presidential prospects, but was brought down by corruption allegations.
  • Dec 10, 2019

This Russian presidential contender has zero chance against Putin. But a man can dream.

Pavel Grudinin, the surprise Communist nominee, could well be runner-up in the March vote.
  • Jan 6, 2018

Who is Pavel Grudinin?

Meet one of the presidential candidates running against Vladimir Putin in Russia.
  • Jan 5, 2018

A new Russian film takes us back to the U.S.S.R. to celebrate a Soviet Olympic miracle

“Going Vertical” glorifies the 1972 Soviet men’s basketball defeat of Team U.S.A. but saves its criticism for Soviet life.
  • Dec 31, 2017

Russia issues stern warning U.S. is fueling new bloodshed in Ukraine

Officials in Moscow reacted angrily to Washington’s announcement that it would provide lethal weapons to Ukraine to combat Russian-backed separatists.
  • Dec 23, 2017

Putin thanks Trump for CIA intel that foiled a planned terrorist attack in Russia

The CIA tip helped Russian law enforcement thwart planned bombings in St. Petersburg.
  • Dec 17, 2017

Putin blames Trump’s political opponents for poor U.S.-Russian relations

At his annual sit-down with reporters, Putin also said he would like more competition in Russian elections.
  • Dec 14, 2017

I didn’t get banned from the Russian State Duma, so I went there. Here’s what I found.

Russia’s lower house of parliament rails against America, but welcomed an American.
  • Dec 9, 2017

A look inside Russia’s lower house of Parliament

The State Duma, Russia’s lower house of Parliament, voted to ban a few American media outlets from reporting inside its walls. Here’s a look inside.
  • Dec 6, 2017

Vladimir Putin says he’ll run for reelection. Nobody is surprised.

The Russian leader is a hands-down favorite to win a new six-year term in March.
  • Dec 6, 2017