Part three of “Russian Media: Moscow and Beyond Calling”: on the factors influencing the Russian public’s trust in sources of information
Denis Volkov considers how reassessments of Stalin’s legacy reflect Russians’ changing views on the roles of the individual and the state
Ekaterina Borozdina and Margarita Zavadskaya ask whether, and how, views on gender relations are changing in Russia today
Margarita Zavadskaya reflects on whether opposition figure Alexei Navalny is carving out a new niche on Russia’s political left, and what he might stand to win or lose from a leftward pivot
Stepan Goncharov on what Russians expect from 2019, and why
It’s become fashionable to claim that young people are losing their taste for democracy. But, at least in Russia, the statistics prove otherwise: the youth are just as sceptical and just as enthusiastic as their elders
While Russian public opinion regards the US as a rival power, it simultaneously recognises the commonalities between Russian and American aspirations
Russians are experiencing a lack of stability, which reinforces a demand for an ‘iron fist’ that could restore order
Protests are occuring in Russia with greater frequency. In general, they have become more directly political and involve a widening geographic and demographic range. But the state is responding in ever more sophisticated ways to limit their impact.
Surveys point to a generally negative public perception of Russia’s pension plans. To what extent has this affected their attitude towards Vladimir Putin?
A gradual spread of public disenchantment with Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy is beginning to show. But will that help resolve a backlog of conflicts?
What does the Kremlin’s fight against Telegram reveal?