Eva Hartog

News 11 months ago

The Evolution of Homo Sovieticus to Putin’s Man

The Evolution of Homo Sovieticus to Putin’s Man

News 11 months ago

The tumultuous decades have left their mark on Russians' inner life

News 1 year ago

Road Rage: How a New Tax Has Turned Dagestan's Truckers Into Russia's Most Stoic Protesters

Road Rage: How a New Tax Has Turned Dagestan's Truckers Into Russia's Most Stoic Protesters

News 1 year ago

A road tax that could cut truckers’ salaries by half is escalating one of Russia’s most enduring protests.

Business 1 year ago

Airbnb Checks Out of Russia

Airbnb Checks Out of Russia

Business 1 year ago

The San Francisco rental site Airbnb came to Russia in 2012. It promised to usher in the era of the sharing economy—replacing Soviet-era kommunalkas with hipster apartments. Less than 5 years later, ...

News 1 year ago

How a New Law Is Making It Difficult for Russia’s Aggregators to Tell What's New(s)

How a New Law Is Making It Difficult for Russia’s Aggregators to Tell What's New(s)

News 1 year ago

A new law that came into effect this year might have turned Russian news aggregators' algorithms accomplices of state censorship.

News 1 year ago

The Story of Vedomosti — A Russian Newspaper's Struggle for Independence

The Story of Vedomosti — A Russian Newspaper's Struggle for Independence

News 1 year ago

Does the departure of Vedomosti’s veteran editor pose yet another threat to Russia’s already embattled independent media scene?

News 1 year ago

Why Russia's Opposition Now Takes Pride in 'Brilliant Green' Attacks

Why Russia's Opposition Now Takes Pride in 'Brilliant Green' Attacks

News 1 year ago

The battle against Russia’s political opposition is being waged with a bright green liquid that comes in a tiny glass bottle.

News 1 year ago

How a Bank’s Collapse Sparked Russia’s Least Likely Street Protests

How a Bank’s Collapse Sparked Russia’s Least Likely Street Protests

News 1 year ago

A banking crisis has exposed Russia's murky financial sector and made Tatarstan the unlikely setting for political protest.

News 1 year ago

Three Years After Crimea's Annexation, Russia Is Still Celebrating

Three Years After Crimea's Annexation, Russia Is Still Celebrating

News 1 year ago

Three years after the annexation, Crimea is beyond the point of no return.

News 1 year ago

Russia's Eurovision Battle

Russia's Eurovision Battle

News 1 year ago

Russia has claimed the moral high ground by nominating a singer in a wheelchair. But how much of that is calculation?

Meanwhile… 1 year ago

God's Surprise Visit to Crimea

God's Surprise Visit to Crimea

Meanwhile… 1 year ago

Since Duma Deputy Natalya Poklonskaya announced on national television that a bust of Tsar Nicholas in Crimea had started weeping, Russians have been divided over whether to cry foul — or hallelujah.