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
Why Ivan Ilyin is not Putin’s Ideological Guru
A brief history of protests in contemporary Russia
The road to hell is paved with good intentions. This everyday expression is applicable to how experts in the humanities and social sciences determine whether a text is harmful or extreme
The example of Tatarstan proves that formal institutions in Russia are eroding
An analysis of Putin’s publicly stated promises shows how rarely the Russian leader gets pinned down to pledging anything large-scale, concrete and specific. And when that does happen, it is anyone’s guess whether those promises will be fulfilled.
Russia’s authorities are increasingly declaring states of emergency as a way to maintain and consolidate political control. It is becoming a default tactic, one that looks set to continue.
Russia and unreality – a menace for the EU, and Putin’s regime