Maxim Trudolyubov delves into whether sanctions have been ‘effective’ at holding authoritarian regimes to account
Maxim Trudolyubov on the origins and specifics of the Russian “intelligence”
Maxim Trudolyubov on the meaning of Putin’s “revolution” and its historical parallels
Maxim Trudolyubov on customizing repressions in Russia
Is Vladimir Putin’s Russia a harbinger of global populism, or its next victim?
By promoting a culture of constant and automatic finger pointing, Russia’s president is stifling and distorting public discourse. Stories that claim others are always to blame may be gratifying, but they are also willful delusions.