Eva Hartog

News 1 month ago

The Evolution of Homo Sovieticus to Putin’s Man

The Evolution of Homo Sovieticus to Putin’s Man

News 1 month ago

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

News 7 months 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 7 months ago

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

Business 7 months ago

Airbnb Checks Out of Russia

Airbnb Checks Out of Russia

Business 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months ago

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

News 7 months ago

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

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

News 7 months ago

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

News 7 months ago

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

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

News 7 months ago

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

News 7 months 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 7 months ago

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

News 8 months ago

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

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

News 8 months ago

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

News 8 months ago

Russia's Eurovision Battle

Russia's Eurovision Battle

News 8 months ago

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

Meanwhile… 8 months ago

God's Surprise Visit to Crimea

God's Surprise Visit to Crimea

Meanwhile… 8 months 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.