Andrei Kolesnikov

Opinion 3 weeks ago

No, Communism Is Not Making a Comeback in Russia (Op-ed)

No, Communism Is Not Making a Comeback in Russia (Op-ed)

Opinion 3 weeks ago

We shouldn't confuse left-leaning protest with an appetite for socialist revolution.

Opinion 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

Opinion 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

Opinion 5 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 5 months ago

Opposition forces are competing for the spotlight.

Opinion 5 months ago

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

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

Opinion 5 months ago

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

Opinion 6 months ago

The End of the Annexation (Op-ed)

The End of the Annexation (Op-ed)

Opinion 6 months ago

The West now has no hope of haggling over Crimea

Opinion 6 months ago

Permanent Stagnation: Putin’s Invisible Fourth-Term Agenda

Permanent Stagnation: Putin’s Invisible Fourth-Term Agenda

Opinion 6 months ago

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

Opinion 1 year ago

Alexei Navalny’s Permanent Revolution (Op-ed)

Alexei Navalny’s Permanent Revolution (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 year 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