Sergei Glandin wonders why “Navalny’s list” is so short and whether the defendants will be able to lift these sanctions in the EU Court of Justice
Mikhail Turchenko recounts the trials and tribulations of Russia’s September 13th elections, including Navalny’s Smart Voting
Grigorii Golosov and Mikhail Turchenko weigh up the effectiveness of ‘smart voting’ by analysing its impact on municipal elections in St Petersburg
Julian Waller on the evolution of ‘Smart Voting’: 2011 vs. 2019
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
With public patience for gross corruption at an all-time low, a ticking time bomb has been laid at the foundations of Russian politics for years to come, writes Ivan Davydov
The pomp of Vladimir Putin’s fourth inauguration has a tsarist quality to it, and so does his government’s sanctioned violence against protesters.