Stanislav Shkel on the role of elections in shaping democratic values (on the example of the Perm Krai)
Arbakhan K. Magomedov on the protest mood in Yamal
On Russia’s regional governors. Part five of our ‘Russia’s Human Resources’ series
Chechnya’s recent move to grab territory from a neighbour is unlikely to be its last
Too often development policies in Russia are geared towards its mega cities and border areas — all at the expense of smaller towns and rural areas. As wealth inequalities spiral out of control, that has to change.
Experts and officials have known about flooding risks in southern Russia for years. But the government’s flood mitigation strategies have been hopelessly bogged down in bureaucracy and ineptitude. If new measures are not enacted right away, many more people and properties remain at risk.
Recent protests in Ingushetia will prompt the Kremlin to rethink its North Caucasus policy
A few electoral setbacks for the Kremlin in the regions has forced a rethink. Next time, the strategy will be more focused
The 2018 FIFA World Cup has helped push federal investments into regional infrastructure. These were long overdue, and are turning selected cities into ‘decent’ living places. But only in the short term
The example of Tatarstan proves that formal institutions in Russia are eroding
Russia’s regional governments owe vast sums to commercial banks and the federal government in Moscow. Those debts are spiralling out of control and need repaying. But where will those repayments come from?