Maria Zheleznova

Opinion 6 months ago

Legal Loopholes Won’t Save Russian Citizens (Op-ed)

Legal Loopholes Won’t Save Russian Citizens (Op-ed)

Opinion 6 months ago

The story of a gay couple whose marriage was accidentally recognized in Russia is telling

Opinion 10 months ago

Why Muscovites Raided Zaryadye Park (Op-ed)

Why Muscovites Raided Zaryadye Park (Op-ed)

Opinion 10 months ago

The Western approach of creating a modern architectural project has run up against a lack of Western values

Opinion 1 year ago

Addicted to Benefits

Addicted to Benefits

Opinion 1 year ago

The state is driving itself into a corner by making citizens addicted to social payouts – after all, welfare budgets have a way of drying up during economic crises.

News 1 year ago

Russia’s Religion: Paternalism

Russia’s Religion: Paternalism

News 1 year ago

Polls prove that Russians aren't making long term plans. Instead, they feel that the ruling authorities control events and that their own actions have little to no impact.

Opinion 1 year ago

A Small Victory for Liberals: With Oil Prices Rising, Russia Starts Saving

A Small Victory for Liberals: With Oil Prices Rising, Russia Starts Saving

Opinion 1 year ago

Without any reasons for optimism other than a rise in oil prices and a very illusive hope that the West will lift its sanctions, the government reasons that it will probably need ...

Business 1 year ago

Russia Hopes to End Agricultural Counter Sanctions by 2017

Russia Hopes to End Agricultural Counter Sanctions by 2017

Business 1 year ago

Which is more important to the Russian authorities: a winning foreign policy or the success of their import substitution program? “The time has come to understand that sanctions or counter sanctions will ...

News 1 year ago

Individual Scandals: Russians Don't Believe in Anti-Corruption Campaign

Individual Scandals: Russians Don't Believe in Anti-Corruption Campaign

News 1 year ago

Russians are having a difficult time making sense of the recent string of corruption scandals involving senior state officials. A case in point concerns former Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev, whom the ...