Maxim Trudolyubov

Opinion 1 week ago

Russian Meddling Is a Meme (Op-ed)

Russian Meddling Is a Meme (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

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

Opinion 1 month ago

A Game with Unknown Rules (Op-ed)

A Game with Unknown Rules (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 month ago

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

Opinion 3 months ago

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

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

Opinion 3 months ago

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

Opinion 5 months ago

What to Tell an Alien About Russia’s Upcoming Elections

What to Tell an Alien About Russia’s Upcoming Elections

Opinion 5 months ago

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

Opinion 5 months ago

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

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

Opinion 5 months ago

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

Opinion 6 months ago

Moscow's Urban Facelift Is Skin-Deep (Op-ed)

Moscow's Urban Facelift Is Skin-Deep (Op-ed)

Opinion 6 months ago

The Kremlin should empower Russians throughout the country, not just create showcase urban centers

Opinion 6 months ago

With Trump’s Hands Tied, Putin Is Free to Act (Op-ed)

With Trump’s Hands Tied, Putin Is Free to Act (Op-ed)

Opinion 6 months ago

Putin is free to take his U.S. policy in any direction that he sees fit.

Opinion 6 months ago

Capitalizing on a Socialist System (Op-ed)

Capitalizing on a Socialist System (Op-ed)

Opinion 6 months ago

In Russia, business thrives on the backs of people receiving old Soviet services

Opinion 9 months ago

Russia's Imaginary Stalin

Russia's Imaginary Stalin

Opinion 9 months ago

In Russia, political struggle is waged using historical names as flags. For lack of real political representation we sometimes feel “represented” by people who have long been dead.

Opinion 10 months ago

Russia Is a Political Hazard Zone

Russia Is a Political Hazard Zone

Opinion 10 months ago

The rift between the elites and the masses in Russia is as real today as it was six or 26 years ago. Neither the annexation of Crimea, nor symbolic gestures aimed at ...