Maxim Trudolyubov

Opinion 3 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 3 months ago

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

Opinion 4 months ago

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

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

Opinion 4 months ago

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

Opinion 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 months ago

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

Opinion 5 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 5 months ago

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

Opinion 6 months ago

Russian Meddling Is a Meme (Op-ed)

Russian Meddling Is a Meme (Op-ed)

Opinion 6 months ago

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

Opinion 7 months ago

A Game with Unknown Rules (Op-ed)

A Game with Unknown Rules (Op-ed)

Opinion 7 months ago

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

Opinion 9 months ago

The Russian State’s Lost Birth Certificate (Op-ed)

The Russian State’s Lost Birth Certificate (Op-ed)

Opinion 9 months ago

The revolution is modern Russia’s birth certificate, but Russia does not like what it says

Opinion 11 months ago

What to Tell an Alien About Russia’s Upcoming Elections

What to Tell an Alien About Russia’s Upcoming Elections

Opinion 11 months ago

The country's political system runs on the trust of its citizens

Opinion 1 year ago

Why Trump's North Korea Rhetoric Irks Russia (Op-ed)

Why Trump's North Korea Rhetoric Irks Russia (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 year ago

Russia would prefer Trump didn't try to solve problems at home by fueling conflict with North Korea