Vladimir Ryzhkov

Opinion 2 years ago

Usual Suspects Gobble Up Russia's Budget Pie

Usual Suspects Gobble Up Russia's Budget Pie

Opinion 2 years ago

Adverse changes on the world scene, the loss of energy markets, the decline in oil prices, Western sanctions, a lack of domestic reforms, capital flight and diminishing investment have turned this into ...

Opinion 2 years ago

Syrian Adventure Will Cost Russians Dearly

Syrian Adventure Will Cost Russians Dearly

Opinion 2 years ago

"Has the country run out of poor people?" is a fitting question to today's Russian leaders who, not having ended the geopolitical and military conflict in eastern Ukraine, have unhesitatingly thrown the ...

Opinion 2 years ago

Attitude to Stalin Reveals Russia's Considerable Divide

Attitude to Stalin Reveals Russia's Considerable Divide

Opinion 2 years ago

It is ironic that the monument to the victims of Stalin's terror — which the country has been waiting for since the former Soviet dictator died on March 5, 1953 — will ...

Opinion 3 years ago

Electoral Changes Make Duma Less Legitimate

Electoral Changes Make Duma Less Legitimate

Opinion 3 years ago

Electoral law is the most unstable area of Russian legislation.

Opinion 3 years ago

Putin Has Russians' Loyalty, But for How Long?

Putin Has Russians' Loyalty, But for How Long?

Opinion 3 years ago

President Vladimir Putin has built up huge reserves of popular support during his 15 years in power.

Opinion 3 years ago

Direct Elections Won’t Help Russia’s Opposition

Direct Elections Won’t Help Russia’s Opposition

Opinion 3 years ago

One of the few things the mass protests in the winter of 2011-12 achieved was the return of direct elections for State Duma deputies representing single-member districts.

Opinion 3 years ago

Gaidar's Departure Is a Sad Sign of the Times

Gaidar's Departure Is a Sad Sign of the Times

Opinion 3 years ago

Maria Gaidar's decision to go to Ukraine to serve as vice governor of the Odessa region under former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and to take on Ukrainian citizenship in addition to her ...

Opinion 3 years ago

Pivot East Won't Solve Russia's Problems (Op-Ed)

Pivot East Won't Solve Russia's Problems (Op-Ed)

Opinion 3 years ago

Simply moving business to the East or South cannot provide Russia with the modernized financial resources it needs, writes columnist Vladimir Ryzhkov.

Opinion 3 years ago

Yerevan Shows Fragility of Post-Soviet Regimes

Yerevan Shows Fragility of Post-Soviet Regimes

Opinion 3 years ago

Armenia is Russia's main ally in the Caucasus and, at the same time, one of the poorest countries of the world.

Opinion 3 years ago

Russian Orthodox Church Facing Ukraine Split

Russian Orthodox Church Facing Ukraine Split

Opinion 3 years ago

President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly said that he considers Russians and Ukrainians "a single people." He justified annexing Crimea and providing military and political support to the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's ...