We Want The Airwaves, by Stevin Azo Michels

Lots of internet chatter recently, and especially this week, about media control and manipulation. In Russia since late last year there have been increasing restrictions on media outlets and media content. The Voice of Russia (formerly Radio Moscow) ended broadcasts this week and liberal leaning RIA Novosti was absorbed by RT in December of last…

“The Romantic Notion of Russian Spies – Not Exactly a Blast from the Past”, by Jacqueline Klapak

The phrase “Russian spy” evokes classic images of the Cold War—the days when Bert the Turtle flickered across gleaming American televisions, men in Chesterfield overcoats pretended to be diplomats, dark meeting rooms were filled with nail-darted leather chairs, State Department officials swapped briefcases in an alley during the blink of an onlooker’s eye, conference rooms…