Tanya Lokot
26 Nov 2018
Shrouded in its self-made mythology of security and privacy, Telegram offers a level playing-field to all kinds of actors in Russia, creating a portable private-public sphere where anyone can be...
Maria Lipman & Yekaterina Sokiryanskaya
22 Oct 2018
An attempt to demarcate the border between Chechnya and Ingushetia has provoked mass protests in Ingushetia, Russia's smallest region. Unusually for Russia, part of the Ingush elite has joined the...
Alexander Verkhovsky
11 Oct 2018
On October 3, 2018, President Vladimir Putin submitted to the Russian legislature a bill that decriminalized some of the deeds currently described in Article 282 of the Russian Criminal Code. The...
Maria Lipman & Sergey Chapnin
27 Sep 2018
Many among Ukrainian clergy and its government are anxious to gain full ecclesiastical autonomy for Ukrainian Church. The Ecumenical Patriarch appears willing to grant such status to the Orthodox...
Maria Lipman & Serhiy Kudelia
24 Sep 2018
Political scientist Serhiy Kudelia has studied the conflict in Donbas since its very early stages. In a recently published article, he discussed the possible approaches to ending the conflict. Maria...
By Maria Lipman with Natalia Zubarevich, Alexey Titkov, and Denis Volkov
07 Sep 2018
Moscow is Russia's wealthiest city with the largest concentration of highly-educated and critically-minded Russians. But the Moscow mayoral election is just as non-intriguing as all other regional...
By Brian Taylor
20 Aug 2018
Brian Taylor (Syracuse University) discusses his new book The Code of Putinism (Oxford University Press, 2018). Brian examines the political and economic governance systems that have developed in...
Maria Lipman & Artemy Kalinovsky
08 Aug 2018
Based on both archival work and oral history, the growing research on the 1960-80s development policies in the Soviet periphery offers a more nuanced picture of how the Communist regime managed its...

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