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The Cold War Report
January 26, 2008
Russia and the West in the Year of the Rat

Two thousand and eight is the year of the Rat, but 2007 was the year of Fun when it came to Russia and the West. Oh, how we laughed! Daily new threats were hurled, dark comparisons made, and old treaties shredded and replaced with new weapons programs. In the biggest yuck of all, Ed Lucas got a book deal...
December 11, 2007
The Cornerstone Crumbles

This week Russia suspended its participation in the Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe. Why? And who cares?

December 6, 2007
Megatons and Memory Holes

A couple of months ago I did something I’ve always wanted to do: I co-starred in a date-scene film montage...

November 19, 2007
Edward Lucas' Cold War Hustle

If you're reading this from the apparent safety of your Western country, then the Economist's Edward Lucas has bad news for you: You are not safe. Vladimir Putin is on the verge of conquering and enslaving you.
November 5, 2007
Retro MADness

Alexander Zaitchik kicks off a new column that looks at U.S.-Russian relations in the tense twilight of the Bush-Putin era.
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Save The eXile: The War Nerd Calls Mayday
The future of The eXile is in your hands! We're holding a fundraiser to save the paper, and your soul. Tune in to Gary Brecher's urgent request for reinforcements and donate as much as you can. If you don't, we'll be overrun and wiped off the face of the earth, forever.

Eleven Years of Threats: The eXile's Incredible Journey
Feature Story By The eXile
Good Night, and Bad Luck: In a nation terrorized by its own government, one newspaper dared to fart in its face. Get out your hankies, cuz we’re taking a look back at the impossible crises we overcame.

Clubbing Adventures Through Time
Club Review By Dmitriy Babooshka
eXile club reviewer Babooshka takes a trip through time with the ghost of Moscow clubbing past, present and future, and true to form, gets laid in the process.

The Fortnight Spin
Bardak Calendar By Jared Lindquist
Jared comes out with yet another roundup of upcoming bardak sessions.

Your Letters
Russia's freedom-loving free market martyr Mikhail Khodorkovsky answers some of this week's letters, and he's got nothing but praise for President Medvedev.

Scanning Moscow’s Traffic Cops
Automotive Section
We’re happy to introduce a new column in which we publish Moscow’s raw radio communications, courtesy of a Russian amateur radio enthusiast. This issue, eXile readers are given a peek into the secret conversations of Moscow’s traffic police, the notorious "GAIshniki."

Your Letters
Richard Gere tackles this week's letters. Now reformed, he fights for gerbil rights all around the world.

War Nerd Summer Reading Guide
The War Nerd By Gary Brecher
It’s summer, you’ve got a little more time off, so you can read up on war instead of trying to live in whatever boring suburb you live in. Lawns, neighbors, dogs, kids—it all sucks and the best thing you can do is get as far out of it as you can.


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