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How To Screw Up A War Story: The New York Times At Work

From the moment Georgia launched its invasion against the breakaway region of South Ossetia this past August, sparking a wider war with neighboring Russia, the New York Times‘s news coverage depicted Georgia as an innocent victim of Russia’s neo-imperialist evil….

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How Do I Get Outta Russia Alive?

Today’s question comes from a reader named Artiom. Send in your own questions, concerns and worries to ask@exiledonline.com. Team eXiled is here to help. ****** Dear eXiled, I need to sneak out of Russia and travel to Belgium without getting…

December 16th, 2008 | Comments (4)

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From Russia With Heroin: Moscow Pharmacy’s X-Mas Display

Ho ho he-ro-in!

December 5th, 2008 | Comments (4)

Tyolka Tuesday: Russian Calendar Girl Collection Vol. 2

This is part two of our ongoing Russian Calendar Girl series, in which we showcase hot Russian office workers featured in their companies’ souvenir calendars.

December 2nd, 2008 | Comments (15)

First Estonia, then Georgia and now America: “Suspicions of Russian involvement … Military electronics experts have not pinpointed the source or motive of the attack.”

November 28th, 2008 | Comments (1)

Tyolka Tuesday: Russian Calendar Girl Collection

Russian companies know that sex sells. They also have a ridiculous amount of hot chicks working in them. Putting tyolka and tyolka together, they had a light bulb marketing moment: “Let us not imprison our talent in offices and simply…

November 25th, 2008 | Comments (7)

Ames’ Antiwar.com Interview On The Bullshit War In Georgia

Listen:

November 16th, 2008 | Comments (11)

Larry Summers: A Suicidal Choice

We all know in the backs of our minds that Barack Obama’s incredible victory will eventually be followed by disappointment. But does it have to come so soon, and hit so hard? The answer will be yes, if Lawrence Summers…

November 11th, 2008 | Comments (7)

Candy Raver Russian Revolutionaries

Last weekend, a Russian anarchist revolutionary art group called War pulled a fast one on Prime Minister Putin. Or at least they thought they did. Russian revolutionaries sure do fall far from the tree these days. On the night of…

November 10th, 2008 | Comments (1)

The New Cold War’s Premature Ejaculation

You may not have noticed it, but a couple of weeks ago, the New York Times slipped in a story that completely contradicted a narrative that it had been building up for two straight months, one that was leading America into…

October 23rd, 2008 | Comments (1)

Horrific Flashback From My Soviet Childhood

A few weeks ago, I went to see a new Russian horror film called S.S.D. (the acronym translates to “Death to Soviet Children”) about a bunch of annoying Moscow urbanites who get slaughtered while shooting a reality TV show in…

October 8th, 2008 | Comments (1)

Postcard from Georgia: The Russian Toilet Protest

I was in Georgia last week researching a magazine story on the Russo-Georgian conflict, when I stumbled upon the shuttered Russian embassy in Tbilisi. The gated compound looked normal — no bullet holes or anti-Russian graffiti — but there was…

October 6th, 2008 | Leave Comment

Tyolka Thursdays: Russian Girls on Vacation

The Russian vacation season has finally come to an end, but for fans of Tyolka Thursdays, this means the real fun has just begun. It is a little known fact that in Russia, autumn is the official start of the…

October 2nd, 2008 | Leave Comment

Faces Of Death: Russia’s Duma Deputy Hunks

No this isn’t from the mugshot section of Smoking Gun. These are official portraits of the men in the Russian Duma, which is what they call the parliament around those parts. Looking at these caring faces, you just know that…

September 19th, 2008 | Leave Comment

Russian Hate Crime: Brutal Beheading Caught on Tape, Case Solved?

Last summer, I grossed out a bunch of my guests at a small party I had at my apartment. We watched a gruesome beheading video that was posted on the Internet that day. The video showed two masked Russian skinheads…

September 18th, 2008 | Leave Comment

These photographs, dating back to early June, are from a graduation ceremony for Moscow’s MVD Academy. These totalitarian tyolkas almost make you wish that Russia would come and occupy your country (i.e. our country). Serve up some of that sovereign…

September 18th, 2008 | Leave Comment

Fear and Impoverishment in Moscow

Last weekend, I was at an opening of a new Tibetan restaurant by the Red Square with a bunch of American expats. The new Cold War never came up, but that was because nobody wanted to ruin a good party…

September 16th, 2008 | Leave Comment

Tyolka Thursdays: In Russia Sex Sells…Website Hosting

eXiled Alert! Tyolka Tuesdays has been moved. From now on it’s going to be called “Tyolka”Thursdays” and will appear every Thursday, naturally. Relax, it’s still the same ol’ Russian chick fix, just on a different day of the week. This…

September 11th, 2008 | Comments (4)

Is CNN Getting Kicked Out of Russia?

You probably didn’t know that CNN censored Putin for being just too darn sensible. Yep, it’s true. About two weeks ago, Putin gave the network an exclusive 30-minute interview. And you know what happened? Nothing. It was never allowed to…

September 10th, 2008 | Leave Comment

War Nerd: Ossetia: All Over But the Whining

It’s been tons of funs watching the dust settle over South Ossetia, watching everybody go crazy and do their best to avoid the fact that Putin kicked our proxy ass. If you’ve ever wondered how countries deal with military defeat,…

September 9th, 2008 | Leave Comment