Maxim Trudolyubov

Opinion 1 week ago

Magnitogorsk Explosion Touches Russia’s Raw Spots (Op-ed)

Magnitogorsk Explosion Touches Russia’s Raw Spots (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

The mood in Russia seems to be turning inward toward domestic issues.

Opinion 4 weeks ago

The Rasps of Putin’s Political Machine (Op-ed)

The Rasps of Putin’s Political Machine (Op-ed)

Opinion 4 weeks ago

The Kremlin’s finely tuned gears are rusting over.

Opinion 3 months ago

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

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

Opinion 3 months ago

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

Opinion 3 months ago

Putin’s Managed Democracy Falters (Op-ed)

Putin’s Managed Democracy Falters (Op-ed)

Opinion 3 months ago

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

Opinion 5 months ago

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

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

Opinion 5 months ago

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

Opinion 9 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 9 months ago

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

Opinion 9 months ago

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

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

Opinion 9 months ago

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

Opinion 9 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 9 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 10 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 10 months ago

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

Opinion 10 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 10 months ago

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