A new generation of government officials is gradually emerging, but old hands in Russia’s institutions have been unwilling to make space for fresh faces.
The pomp of Vladimir Putin’s fourth inauguration has a tsarist quality to it, and so does his government’s sanctioned violence against protesters.
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.
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There is nothing unique about the way Russians are responding to authoritarian rule
By approving of Ivan Ilyin’s philosophy, the Russian state is effectively sugar coating a holder of bitterly fascist views
The Putin regime will collapse when the political demand for change from both society and the elites outweighs the system’s inclination for self-preservation
How Kremlin propaganda turns its opponents into “Russophobes” and “Kremlin agents”
How RuNet users end up behind bars
Russia’s Federal State Duma is addicted to amending its election laws, a cynical way of wrong footing opposition forces and maintaining control
The virtual war with the West is smoothly turning into a conflict between the authorities and the opposition