Articles by Patrick Reevell



French 'Magnitsky Act' Is Gaining Momentum

As French President Francois Hollande met with President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, he was under serious pressure to raise the case of whistle-blowing lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, whose mysterious death in a Moscow jail led the U.S. to impose sanctions on Russians suspected of human rights violations.

Russian-Language Textbooks Stir Controversy

"Poekhali" (Let's Go) teaches Russian with a scandalous twist.

Cossacks March on Paris Ц Again

Deep in the Champagne region, on a stud farm surrounded by vineyards lain fallow and turning to mud in the autumn rain, Pavel Moshchalkov sits silently. An imposing presence Ч huge, with a tanned, hewn face Ч he sits with his head lowered.

Topless Ukrainian Feminists Open 'Boot Camp' in Paris

Femen, the Ukrainian feminist group whose members protest by exposing their breasts, has opened a new global headquarters and "boot camp" in a largely Muslim area of Paris.