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25 May 2017

The Curious Rise of ‘Non-Political’ Protests

The latest events in Moscow are proof that modern Russian protests can be divided into two distinct types: political and ‘non-political’

18 May 2017

The Great Russian Phantom

In order for Russia to become anything modern – a country, society, state, commonwealth or republic – it should stop being a gosudarstvo

16 May 2017

Champions of inefficiency

The saga of the St. Petersburg stadium, set to host 2018 FIFA World Cup matches, demonstrates that the regime is no longer even capable of coping with projects aimed at improving its image

7 May 2017

The Renovation of Politics in Moscow

A careless, state-backed renovation project in the Russian capital is reigniting political activism

3 May 2017

The Dizzying Whimsy of Russia’s Election Laws

Russia’s Federal State Duma is addicted to amending its election laws, a cynical way of wrong footing opposition forces and maintaining control