20 October 2017
An experiment by the Levada Center reveals a minority of the population willing to express an opinion on a presidential candidate who does not actually exist. What does this say about Russian voting intentions ahead of next year’s presidential elections?
18 October 2017
Recent bouts of religious fundamentalism in Russia can be traced to neo-Oprichnik unions and brotherhoods
16 October 2017
Politics in Hungary and Russia seem similar these days. A closer look shows two rather different shades of authoritarian rule
12 October 2017
Despite the AfD’s success at the ballot box this September, Germany’s right wing populists are experiencing growing pains
11 October 2017
What US and Russian delegations discussed at the bilateral forum
6 October 2017
The Russian government is now having to respond to those who are simply following extreme ideas that the state has been encouraging for years through its propaganda
5 October 2017
While Kremlin officials themselves have to play down their support of Catalonia for diplomatic and domestic reasons, state media channels have been full of emotive coverage of the Catalan Crisis
3 October 2017
For all the strong arguments that conscription is expensive, archaic and ineffective when it comes to defending territory in a modern war, conscripted troops are seen as a useful internal political tool for Russia’s authorities
2 October 2017
Overshadowed by immigration from the Middle East and Africa in recent years, the migration of Chechens from Russia to Europe is a topic that few discuss.
27 September 2017
Russia’s Central Bank launched a recent clean-up operation to stop Russia’s largest private bank Otkritie from going bankrupt. A one trillion-rouble “hole” had been discovered in Otkritie’s assets. Almost immediately after that, the Central Bank had to bailout another – BinBank, Russia’s 12th largest. Where does this leave the country’s private banking sector?