Andrei Kolesnikov

Opinion 1 week ago

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin Is Now Russia’s Marketer-in-Chief (Op-ed)

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin Is Now Russia’s Marketer-in-Chief (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

Ahead of Sunday’s elections, the multifunctional Sobyanin brand was promoted like the latest washing machine.

Opinion 2 weeks ago

Saving Colonel Putin: Why Russia’s Pension Reform Just Got More Expensive (Op-ed)

Saving Colonel Putin: Why Russia’s Pension Reform Just Got More Expensive (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 weeks ago

Putin’s decision to soften pension reforms may have saved his ratings, but at what cost?

Opinion 2 months ago

Who Can Protest Russia's Pension Reforms the Loudest? (Op-ed)

Who Can Protest Russia's Pension Reforms the Loudest? (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 months ago

Opposition forces are competing for the spotlight.

Opinion 2 months ago

For Putin, Sport Is a State Affair (Op-ed)

For Putin, Sport Is a State Affair (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 months ago

It is victory at any cost, because victory has political significance.

Opinion 4 months ago

The End of the Annexation (Op-ed)

The End of the Annexation (Op-ed)

Opinion 4 months ago

The West now has no hope of haggling over Crimea

Opinion 4 months ago

Permanent Stagnation: Putin’s Invisible Fourth-Term Agenda

Permanent Stagnation: Putin’s Invisible Fourth-Term Agenda

Opinion 4 months ago

The powers that be are turning into a helpless and immoral authority.

Opinion 11 months ago

Alexei Navalny’s Permanent Revolution (Op-ed)

Alexei Navalny’s Permanent Revolution (Op-ed)

Opinion 11 months ago

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s recent tour of Russian cities was a success, as seen by the authorities’ reaction to it

News 1 year ago

Moscow Housing Demolitions: From Rubble to Riot (Op-Ed)

Moscow Housing Demolitions: From Rubble to Riot (Op-Ed)

News 1 year ago

In the “state capitalism” prevailing in modern Russia, the concept of property rights is blurred. But the “apartment—car—dacha” mantra remains as compelling as ever.

Opinion 1 year ago

Navalny Has Alleged the Russian Prime Minister Is Corrupt. Now What?

Navalny Has Alleged the Russian Prime Minister Is Corrupt. Now What?

Opinion 1 year ago

Russian officials believe their lifestyles are simply compensation for the gruelingly hard work of running the state

News 2 years ago

Out With the Old, in With the New for Russia’s Political Elite

Out With the Old, in With the New for Russia’s Political Elite

News 2 years ago

Putin won’t take all of the members of the old guard with him in 2018, as demonstrated by the recent removals of officials like Russian Railways boss Vladimir Yakunin, drug tsar Viktor ...