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Politics

7 February 2018

Russia’s Recurring States of Emergency

Russia’s authorities are increasingly declaring states of emergency as a way to maintain and consolidate political control. It is becoming a default tactic, one that looks set to continue.

15 December 2017

Putin's 150 Promises

An analysis of Putin's publicly stated promises shows how rarely the Russian leader gets pinned down to pledging anything large-scale, concrete and specific. And when that does happen, it is anyone’s guess whether those promises will be fulfilled.

14 December 2017

Two Landmark Cases that will Change Russia

By allowing one of the largest state-controlled companies to determine what is lawful and who is guilty, the Russian state has placed itself in a very difficult position

13 December 2017

The Fate of Putin’s Minister

The verdict in the Ulyukayev case will be the first serious step in Putin’s reelection campaign

27 November 2017

Surveillance in Russia

The Russian authorities are keeping an ever closer eye on their citizens, all in the name of public safety. Yet there are limited checks and balances in place for what gets gathered and when. And increasingly, the state has been a leak-prone holder of its citizens’ private data.