Alexander Morozov describes the first 90 days after a hypothetical death of the head of state
Yuri Tsarik reflects on the negotiations held in Sochi on December 6-7. These showed Minsk’s determination to uphold sovereignty, he writes, as well as the Kremlin’s determination to continue its game of “deepening integration”
Natalia Forrat on how state support programmes to leading universities have stunted their political solidarity and autonomy
Part seven of “Russian Media: Moscow and Beyond Calling”: who promotes Moscow’s position in Ukraine?
Maxim Trudolyubov on customizing repressions in Russia
Pavel Luzin on why the Russian army has once again become a source of bad news
Ivan Tkachev on when it is justified to talk about sanctions evasion and when it’s not
Serbia is attempting to set out some red lines in its relations with Russia. But can it still do so while maintaining its uneasy balance between great powers, asks Yulia Petrovskaya
Michael Kofman sees ties deepening between China and Russia. But there are limits to a defence pact based on few joint objectives besides their shared sense of confrontation with the United States.
Arbakhan K. Magomedov on the protest mood in Yamal
Anton Mardasov explains why Moscow’s peacemaking efforts in Syria ring hollow
The debate about sanctions’ efficacy must first consider how easy it is for Russian firms to violate the spirit, if not the word, of sanctions, argues Maximilian Hess.