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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

14 April 2017

The (Hushed Up) Story of Russia’s Trucker Revolt

Long distance truckers are protesting, but state media and officials are strangely silent

13 April 2017

Ivan Ilyin: A Fashionable Fascist

By approving of Ivan Ilyin’s philosophy, the Russian state is effectively sugar coating a holder of bitterly fascist views