Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt has served as the Russian capital’s chief rabbi for 25 years, overseeing what he calls a ‘crazy’ time for the country’s 1 million Jews. He reflects on his spell serving the community and the unusual circumstances he's encountered
Amie Ferris-Rotman is a journalist based in Moscow.
Days after announcing his plan to seek reelection next March, the Russian president tells his countrymen their sons are coming home from an unpopular and costly war
Analysis Trump Admonishes Traditional Ally - and It's Bound to Have Stark Implications on Fight Against Terror
Trump's striking departure from the Obama administration's policy on Pakistan during his speech on Afghanistan could signal the beginning of the end for the Washington-Islamabad alliance
Russian officials say that if Trump votes to implement new sanctions 'it will confirm that he’s a hostage of anti-Russian hysteria'
If the gifts could talk, they may have said, 'See, we’re not so unalike, we’re from the same place.' In other words, Trump's son-in-law may have been born in New Jersey, but his roots are in Russia
The first face-to-face between Putin and Trump is no doubt the most hotly anticipated political meeting of the year
'Everything will be fine, I can confirm this,' Putin told Russians at the close of a live four-hour question marathon that had a few surprises, including offering Comey asylum
'We're the Next Monica Lewinsky' In Moscow, Comey's Explosive Testimony Is Knocked as anti-Russia Witch Hunt
While Americans were glued to TV screens for Comey's testimony, Russians shrugged it off as over-hype, U.S. clutching at straws to prove Russia interfered in election
From refugees to the Mexican wall and from NATO to suppressing unrest in Bahrain, the U.S. president cast a long shadow on the 2017 Aurora Dialogues
Like the firing of FBI's Comey or the flaunting of Russian hacking, Trump’s shock announcement that he gave the Russians classified information is yet another Russian 'win' in the Cold War reprise that's unfolding
Russia is revisiting one of the key Cold War proxy battlegrounds, Afghanistan, where 15,000 of its Red Army soldiers died fighting the American-backed mujahedeen
Merkel will not abandon the EU’s agenda, despite how unpalatable it may be in Moscow
Moscow now finds itself in a curious position. It is unlikely to give up on its commitment to the region – and therefore lose face in a part of the world it knows well – but it does appear to be increasingly fed up with Assad
With Russia still fuming over Trump's Syria strikes, what could be the year's most important political meeting is nearing. Here's how it could go down
In Russian, the region is not called the Middle East, but the Near East, and Russia does not appreciate Washington’s footprint on what it considers its own battlefields.
The Russian president may have annexed territories and become increasingly authoritarian at home, yet he remains relatively popular around the world - including with some Israelis and Palestinians.
Russian dissidents gathering to honor lawyer who died in jail in 2009 warn that the February murder of a key opposition figure may go unsolved.
Kiev's blacklist of journalists has become an unintentional gift for Moscow, already an expert in curbing freedom of expression.
The idea of a well-trained Russian reserve force, which can jump into action whenever called, is likely to further spook Russia’s neighbors.
The Israeli army has set up the largest foreign-run field hospital after the massive quake in Nepal, treating 1,000 Nepalis.
Zaur Dadayev and Shagid Gubahsev have been charged with Boris Nemtsov’s murder, but the Kremlin has a long history of blaming Chechen for crimes they didn't commit.
Boris Nemtsov wasn't murdered because he was Jewish; but his background has renewed the discussion of what it means to be Jewish in Russia today.