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Before last year ended, we asked a variety of people in Russian culture and the arts about the year ahead. Are they nervous or excited? Or both?
What will you be doing at 11:55 p.m. on Dec. 31 in Russia? Listening to the presidential address, of course!
In 2019, the Russian economy is expected to grow by 1.5 percent, with a slight increase in oil prices.
Diminished and demeaned, Putin has no incentive to reel in his spooks.
From the presidential election to the FIFA World Cup to increased tensions with the West, it was a big year for Russia.
The Kremlin’s finely tuned gears are rusting over.
Here's what Russia has in store for the world.
We should fully reject the concept of Western, or liberal, universalism in favor of developmental pluralism.
‘The demonization of Putin will make it difficult to improve ties between Russia and the West’.
Some supermarkets have already started charging for grocery bags.
It will take a long time to build the kind of relationship we want with Russia and it will be difficult.
Russia’s denials and obfuscation show a lack of respect for the victims’ relatives.
Alexei Levinson, the Levada Center’s head of research, discusses the science behind Vladimir Putin’s ratings.
But if we want to return to the democratic path declared during perestroika, our constitution will need an overhaul.