Maxim Trudolyubov

Opinion 1 month ago

Moscow in Crisis: How Will the Kremlin Respond? (Op-ed)

Moscow in Crisis: How Will the Kremlin Respond? (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 month ago

A major foreign adventure and a sweeping political reform are the Kremlin's tried and tested options.

Opinion 2 months ago

Putin’s Managed Democracy Falters (Op-ed)

Putin’s Managed Democracy Falters (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 months ago

While Putin is credited with swinging the 2016 U.S. vote, electoral troubles are brewing at home.

Opinion 3 months ago

The Hidden, Self-Reliant Russia (Op-ed)

The Hidden, Self-Reliant Russia (Op-ed)

Opinion 3 months ago

The pension age hike has shed light on Russians' tendency to rely on themselves, not the state.

Opinion 7 months ago

In Syria, Moscow Is Defending a Narrative, Not a Country (Op-ed)

In Syria, Moscow Is Defending a Narrative, Not a Country (Op-ed)

Opinion 7 months ago

Moscow does not want a war—but it does want Russians to stick to a war mentality.

Opinion 8 months ago

Never Apologize: A Russian Bureaucrat’s Creed (Op-ed)

Never Apologize: A Russian Bureaucrat’s Creed (Op-ed)

Opinion 8 months ago

For Russian officials, the trick to keeping your job is knowing who to apologize to.

Opinion 8 months ago

The Last Thing Putin Wants Is To Be Russia's Lame Duck President (Op-ed)

The Last Thing Putin Wants Is To Be Russia's Lame Duck President (Op-ed)

Opinion 8 months ago

The Russian constitution will not allow him to stand for reelection and so Putin is entering lame-duck territory, a situation he will try to avoid at all costs.

Opinion 8 months ago

Putin Is Pushing a War Mentality on Unwilling Russians (Op-ed)

Putin Is Pushing a War Mentality on Unwilling Russians (Op-ed)

Opinion 8 months ago

If the president is trying to sell war back home, there may be fewer buyers than he thinks

Opinion 9 months ago

The Kremlin’s Parallel State Is a Feature, Not a Bug (Op-ed)

The Kremlin’s Parallel State Is a Feature, Not a Bug (Op-ed)

Opinion 9 months ago

From mercenaries to hackers, shady public-private partnerships are a part of Putin's regime

Opinion 10 months ago

Russian Meddling Is a Meme (Op-ed)

Russian Meddling Is a Meme (Op-ed)

Opinion 10 months ago

For the Kremlin, the Wall Street Journal running a column by a Russian opposition leader constitutes 'meddling'

Opinion 10 months ago

A Game with Unknown Rules (Op-ed)

A Game with Unknown Rules (Op-ed)

Opinion 10 months ago

The Kremlin's power lies in the unpredictable consequences of breaking unwritten laws