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...
Victoria Sakevich & Maria Lipman
12 Feb 2019
Soviet women commonly resorted to abortion as a way to end unwanted pregnancies. In the post-Soviet decades, the emergence of a market economy, the availability of modern contraceptive methods, and...
Alexander Kynev & Maria Lipman
04 Feb 2019
Over half of Russian governors have been replaced by the Kremlin in the past two and a half years. A large share of these new regional leaders are “outsiders,” individuals with no roots in or...
Maria Lipman & Denis Volkov
18 Jan 2019
Thanks to the rapid development of mobile Internet, practically every young Russian is an Internet user, regardless of whether he or she lives in a large urban center or in the provinces. The “...
Maria Lipman & Yulia Florinskaya
09 Jan 2019
Russia accepts about four million labor migrants annually, most of whom come from three Central Asian states. Less noticeable are internal migrant workers – Russian nationals who move to another...

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