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For Nina Khrushcheva's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

/ Dec 16, 2013

Putin's display of a Peronist persona

After nearly 14 years in power, perhaps the best comparative description of Russian President Vladimir Putin may be a transgender cross between the former Argentine leader Juan Peron and his legendary wife, Evita

/ Jun 4, 2012

Final ride for the Putin showboat?

Vladimir Putin's new presidential term is just beginning, but it increasingly looks like the beginning of the end. Whenever Russia's people pour into the streets en masse, as they currently are doing, from that point on things never work out well for the authorities. In ...

/ Oct 5, 2011

Reformer for the delusional

The only vote that matters in Russia's 2012 presidential election is now in, and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has cast it for himself. He will be returning as Russia's president next year. When the news broke — together with the lesser news that the incumbent, ...

/ Oct 3, 2010

The resistance to Russia's political order

MOSCOW — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's decision to fire Moscow's long-entrenched mayor, Yuri Luzhkov, is the most decisive move of his presidency. Is it really part of his drive to modernize Russia, or part of an emerging power play with Moscow's real strong man, ...

/ Apr 16, 2010

Cruelty of chance deals Poland another blow

MOSCOW — In Russia, somewhere behind every event lurks the question: Who is to blame? In the tragedy that claimed the lives of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 other Polish leaders, we can answer that question with certainty in at least one respect: ...