Political and Cultural Commentary, mostly on Russia, since 1987

  1. "Aleksei Balabanov’s Cargo 200: Russia’s Gray Underbelly,” The 2007 Film  Watch (Telluride, August 2007):73-74

  2. Response to Richard Taruskin on the "Klinghoffer Controversy" (John Adam's Website). Unpublished letter to the New York Times. December 16, 2001. Click here to read.

  3. Putin's Governing Style: One From Column A, One From B. Op-Ed, Los Angeles Times, January 14, 2001

  4. Putin's Dilemma: Can Bureaucrats Be Trusted? Op-Ed, Los Angeles Times, Sunday, August 6, 2000

  5. In the Days of Reform Fatigue, the Policeman Cometh. Op-Ed, Los Angeles Times, Sunday, March 26, 2000

  6. Victor Pelevin's Dzhenereyshen “P”. Foreign Policy. Spring 2000.

  7.  “Moscow Diary, 1992-1998.” Neprikosnovennyi zapas (Moscow), No. 1(3), 1999. In Russian

  8. “Without Cleopatra: Moscow In the Summer of 1992.” Neprikosnovennyi zapas (Moscow), No. 2 (4), 1999. Translated from English. For the original English, click here.

  9. PERSPECTIVE ON RUSSIA: Yeltsin Yields to the Oligarchs, Op-Ed, Los Angeles Times, August 28, 1998

  10. "Chain Saw Boris Revs Up For Change," Op-Ed, Los Angeles Times, March 27, 1998

  11. "Russia: Wishing the 'Swan' Well in His Mission," Op-Ed, Los Angeles Times, June 23, 1996

  12. "A Question of Political Language," Op-Ed., Los Angeles Times, May 12, 1996

  13. "Weimar Russia?," Op-Ed, Los Angeles Times, January 7, 1996

  14. "An Electoral System Turns Politics Into a Circus, Imperiling Democracy," Op-Ed, Los Angeles Times, November 12, 1995

  15. "Paradox in the Fog: Stabilization Russian Style," Opinion Section, Los Angeles Times, August 13, 1995

  16. "Memo to Yeltsin: How to Move Beyond Chechnya," Opinion Section, Los Angeles Times, January 8, 1995

  17. "Chechnya Remakes Russian Politics," Opinion Section, Los Angeles Times, December 18, 1994

  18. "Moscow Nouveau," Los Angeles Times, Opinion Section, August 21, 1994

  19. "A Vote for Zhirinovsky Meant a Vote for Yeltsin," Los Angeles Times, Opinion Section, January 19, 1994

  20. "The Yeltsin Mythology," Opinion Section, Los Angeles Times (Sunday edition), November 14, 1993

  21. "Or Did They [We] Live In Vain? Gorbachev's Values and Myths (With an Epilogue on Yeltsin)." In Russian (Win95 Cyr. fonts). Russian Culture in Transition (Stanford, 1993).

  22. "Without Cleopatra: Moscow Intellectuals in 1992"

  23. "Vestiges of Socialism: Two Perspectives on Justice", Rossiiskaia Gazeta (Moscow, September 3, 1992)

  24. "How Communist Is Communist Gorbachev?" ?" Dilemmas of Transition: Eastern Europe and the USSR. Ed. by George Breslauer. Center for Slavic and East European Studies (Berkeley, 1991)

  25. Did We Live In Vain? Mikhail Gorbachev and Evgeny Popov's "Tales About Communists," With an Epilogue on Boris Yeltsin (in Russian - Windows Cyrillic). Russian Culture in Transition (Stanford, 1993).

  26. "Elections in Tadzhikistan: A Postscript," The Uncaptive Mind (winter, 1992)

  27. "Coup II: Tadzhikistan's Havel Fights Back," The New Republic, (October 14, 1991):16-18

  28. "To the Barricades: A Street-Level View of Moscow, August 19," The New Republic (September 30, 1991):8-10.

  29. "Reform or Else (Communists 'For a While')," The New Republic (13 August 1990)

  30. "The Gorbachev Team (Communist Reformers Conspire)," The New Republic (30 July & 6 August, 1990)

  31. "The Soviet Dinosaur," The New Criterion (September 1989)

  32. "Gorbachev's Other Woman," The New Republic (December 28, 1987)



Photo: Outside the Courthouse during the Trial of the 1991 Coup Plotters, September 20, 1993. Copyright © 1993 by Gregory Freidin