In 1939, Winston Churchill coined a phrase that has enthralled Russia watchers ever since. “Russia,” he said, “is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.”
Our founding of Riddle represents not only a recognition of Russia’s complexity, but also a resolution to seek out answers. After all, riddles have solutions; mysteries can be explained; and the enigma code was ultimately decrypted. By bringing together a diverse community of experts, we aim to provide independent, balanced analysis on Russia without fear or favour. While many in our community are experienced international Russia watchers, we also provide a platform for a new generation of analysts from all corners of Russia studies, and to run it in both English and Russian.
Successor to Intersection: Russia/Europe/World
For all pitches and inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us here: Riddle@ridl.io
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