Politics Podcast: Americans Are Unified Against Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine

Politics Podcast: Adam Schiff Is Worried About American Democracy

Last week Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine, reshaping world affairs and prompting mass suffering within Ukraine. In this installation of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast Galen talks about the ongoing war and how Russian and Western tensions came to a head in Ukraine with Samuel Charap, a Russian/Eurasian expert from the RAND … Read more

Not just for memes: What Putin’s comically long table tells us about Russia’s inner workings

Not just for memes: What Putin’s comically long table tells us about Russia’s inner workings

Russian President Vladimir Putin has put himself at the center of world politics — only to be upstaged by a table. As his country troops massed on Ukraine’s borders, Putin was pictured sitting at one end of a very long white table during crisis meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron and later German Chancellor Olaf … Read more

Putin quoted song lyrics about rape and necrophilia to explain Russia’s demands from Ukraine

Putin quoted song lyrics about rape and necrophilia to explain Russia’s demands from Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin.Thibault Camus/AFP via Getty Images Macron with Putin on Monday to try to prevent a Russian invasion of Ukraine. After the meeting, Putin said Ukraine angered Russia by refusing to implement parts of a 2014 ceasefire agreement. Putin then quoted a lyric about rape, implying he wants Ukraine to accept his demands … Read more