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News 2 months ago

Raising the Retirement Age Hurts Some Russians Support for Putin

Raising the Retirement Age Hurts Some Russians Support for Putin

News 2 months ago

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

News 9 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 9 months ago

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

News 11 months ago

Vladimir Putin Has Some Very Liberal Opponents in His Backyard

Vladimir Putin Has Some Very Liberal Opponents in His Backyard

News 11 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 2 years ago

On Russia, Trump and the Picture of Dorian Grey

On Russia, Trump and the Picture of Dorian Grey

News 2 years 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.