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EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager speaks about the Russian energy company Gazprom in Brussels on April 22. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

EU Antitrust Charges Open New Front Against Gazprom

The Russian energy giant's influence is weakening in Europe and at home. Read more…

An Armenian Tragedy: The Geopolitics of Terminology

The choice between "genocide" and "massacre" in describing the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915 indicates either support for a small country aligned with Russia or close ties with a rising power in the Middle East and the Russian periphery. Read more…

A Russian woman sorts cabbage heads in a field in Pushkin, outside St. Petersburg. (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

How Russia Is Lowering Its Food Prices

The Kremlin has eased the burden of the cost of food by ignoring some illegally re-exported goods from Europe. Read more…