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News 3 weeks ago

Raising the Retirement Age Hurts Some Russians Support for Putin

Raising the Retirement Age Hurts Some Russians Support for Putin

News 3 weeks ago

In the worst-off areas, some Russian men may never see their pension if the current bill becomes law.

News 7 months ago

When Russian Officials ‘Nightmare’ Your Business, You Can Lose Everything—Even Your Life

When Russian Officials ‘Nightmare’ Your Business, You Can Lose Everything—Even Your Life

News 7 months ago

In Russia, courts almost always sympathise with the state, sending Russian businessmen into torturous prison conditions

News 9 months ago

Vladimir Putin Has Some Very Liberal Opponents in His Backyard

Vladimir Putin Has Some Very Liberal Opponents in His Backyard

News 9 months ago

Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin might maintain a strong grip on Russia, but since a Sept. 10 election, the ancient fortress on the Moscow River is surrounded by the opposition.

News 1 year ago

Liberal vs Illiberal: Welcome to the New Bipolar World (Op-Ed)

Liberal vs Illiberal: Welcome to the New Bipolar World (Op-Ed)

News 1 year ago

The main immediate result of Trump’s victory is that the structured and more-or-less predictable post-1991 world is gone. In its place is a window of possibility for both horrible and unbelievably optimistic ...

News 1 year ago

On Russia, Trump and the Picture of Dorian Grey

On Russia, Trump and the Picture of Dorian Grey

News 1 year ago

Looking at Russia, the West has always been looking at its darker self in reflection. Putinism is as much a product of Western political culture as a threat to it.

News 2 years ago

Our 1991: Why the World Risks Repeating Russia's Post-Soviet Nightmare

Our 1991: Why the World Risks Repeating Russia's Post-Soviet Nightmare

News 2 years ago

Toxic nationalism and pack instincts undid the 1991 democratic revolution. Today, the same forces are at play far beyond Russia’s borders.

Opinion 2 years ago

Mikheil Saakashvili Proves There's an Evolving Russian-Speaking Space

Mikheil Saakashvili Proves There's an Evolving Russian-Speaking Space

Opinion 2 years ago

As the president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili rarely missed a chance to present himself as a man whose mission was to dismantle every vestige of Soviet or Russian imperial legacy.