Naumov

03 Sep 2020
(PONARS Eurasia Commentary) On Sunday, August 30, Yegor Zhukov was beaten outside his home in Moscow. He is a 22-year-old recent bachelor’s degree graduate from Moscow’s Higher School of Economics (HSE) and is active in opposition politics. His experience must have been difficult for his friends and supporters in the ill-omened context of the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most...
PONARS Eurasia 17 Aug 2020
(PONARS Eurasia Commentary) How do Russians in the West want to influence their country’s future? On July 1, Anton Konev drove two and a half hours from Albany, NY, to cast his ballot at the Russian Consulate in Manhattan. Like millions of other Russian citizens, he participated in the country’s constitutional referendum on new amendments. It was also a referendum on allowing Vladimir Putin to...
PONARS Eurasia 29 May 2020
(PONARS Eurasia Commentary) On May 8, at exactly 7:40 p.m., without a declaration of war, Russian comments inundated the social media pages of the White House. The presidential Instagram account had just posted a video clip of President Donald Trump’s visit to the World War II Memorial to mark Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day) alongside a caption that read: “On May 8, 1945, America and Great...