Clifford J. Levy

Moscow Bureau Chief for the New York Times

Clifford J. Levy appears in the following:

Moscow Responds to Terrorist Attack at Airport

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Russia is reeling from Monday's suicide bombing, which killed 35 people in Moscow's largest airport. Although it is suspected that Chechen rebels were behind the attacks, no one has claimed responsibility. In the wake of the attack, President Medvedev harshly criticized airport security. Cliff Levy, Moscow bureau chief for The New York Times, explains the reactions to the bombing.


Embezzlement Trial Reveals Cracks in Russian Leadership

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Russia’s closely watched trial of former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky revealed a lot more than just the business dealings of one of the country’s most powerful and prosperous men. For many Russians, the court's ruling exposed a crack in the political unity that keeps Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev comfortably in power. Is Russia's rule of law suffering manipulation by executive power?  

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US and Russia Collaborate on Drug Raids in Afghanistan

Friday, October 29, 2010

Earlier this week, it was reported that Russia was considering several joint initiatives with NATO in Afghanistan. Today, a Russian news agency has quoted the country's top drug enforcement official, Viktor Ivanov as saying Russia and the United States have collaborated on drug raids in Afghanistan, destroying $250 million of heroin and morphine. Clifford Levy, Moscow bureau chief for The New York Times, says Russia's role in these raids is relatively small.


Russian Police Crack Down on Opposition Groups

Monday, September 13, 2010

Russian police have started cracking down on opposition groups by confiscating their computers, saying they might have pirated Microsoft software on them. Clifford Levy, Moscow bureau chief for our partner, The New York Times, describes the role that Microsoft has played in these crackdowns.

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Dagestan Becomes New Center of Turmoil for Russia

Monday, September 06, 2010

Three Russian soldiers were killed and over 30 officials were wounded yesterday when a suicide bomber drove a car rigged to explode into military installation in Dagestan, a Muslim region of Southern Russia. Although no group has taken responsibility for the attack, Sunday's events underscore the increasing strength of an insurgency movement in the region. Over the last two decades, Russia has fought two civil wars against Islamic separatists in the neighboring Caucasus Mountains region of Chechnya. Yet as violence in Chechnya has drawn down, Dagestan has become increasingly unstable. The region made headlines earlier this year when an attack on Moscow's subway system was credited to two female bombers from Dagestan. For the latest, we speak with New York Times Moscow Bureau Chief Clifford Levy from Moscow.


Suicide Bombers Attack Moscow Subway

Monday, March 29, 2010

Two female suicide bombers wearing belts packed with explosives blew themselves up on the Moscow subway just before eight o'clock this morning — a time when the city is busiest with commuters. Chechen rebels are believed to be responsible for the attack, which has left at least 37 people dead.

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On scene with the President in Russia

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

President Obama is in Moscow where he is working to renew U.S. relations with Russia. The President met with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as well as President Dmitri Medvedev. Now he...


Russian Arms Deal

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Clifford Levy, Moscow bureau chief for the New York Times, and Jacqueline Shire, senior analyst at the Institute for Science and International Security, talk about the about President Obama's trip to Moscow, and the proposal to cut U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals.

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The Death of the Dollar

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Brazil, Russia, India and China sometimes referred to as the BRIC group, meet today to work out how to exert more control over the global financial system. On their agenda is how to c...

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Presidents Obama and Medvedev meet today in London

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev are meeting for the first time today. Obama plans to open negotiation today to draft a new arms control treaty that could ...


Russia marks Afghanistan withdrawal with words of advice for the U.S.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Russia last week marked the 20th anniversary of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan with avowals from its leaders that they really, truly do not want the American military mission ...