Maria Lipman & Maxim Trudolyubov
29 May 2019
A Levada Center poll on the perception of Stalin taken in April has caused an emotionally charged public debate. Maria Lipman discusses the causes and substance of the controversy around the Levada...
David Szakonyi
13 May 2019
Banking has increasingly become nationalized in Russia, raising concerns that all private banks may be forced from the market within 10 or 15 years. In the short run, this consolidation enables the...
Ivan Kurilla
08 May 2019
May 9, the Victory Day over Nazi Germany, has long been the main national holiday, the principal day on which Russians turn to the past. In recent years, the Immortal Regiment, a march of people...
Samuel Greene and Graeme Robertson
03 May 2019
The co-construction of Russian authoritarianism, say Samuel Greene and Graeme Robertson in their new book, Putin v. the People: The Perilous Politics of a Divided Russia, occurs in millions of homes...
Alexander Verkhovsky
26 Apr 2019
The anti-extremist legislation is a fairly broad, flexible toolkit that is well adapted to legal abuse; it is a striking example of what, early in Vladimir Putin’s tenure, was referred to as the “...
Saken Aymurzaev
02 Apr 2019
One hundred days after the establishment of the autocephalous Ukrainian Church, it faces grave opposition from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. Nor is there any unanimity...
Sergiy Kudelia
20 Mar 2019
The frontrunner in the Ukrainian presidential campaign is someone who has never held a government position and has no record of political or civic activism. Rather, Volodymyr Zelenskiy has risen to...
Maria Lipman & Nikolay Petrov
11 Mar 2019
In recent years, the Kremlin has stepped up its repressive policies against individuals and groups. While the media and political experts have largely focused on the persecution and prosecution of...
Maria Lipman & Tanya Lokot
21 Feb 2019
Earlier this month, a new bill aimed at protecting “Internet sovereignty” passed the first reading in the Duma. This legislative initiative has raised fears that the Kremlin seeks to isolate Russian...

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