How Russians were abandoned by politicians
An ambitious round of social welfare spending and greater worker protections are the Kremlin’s only refuge from voter dismay
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.
Thinking in broad, generational terms about Russia’s young people will only lead to conflated and patronising conclusions.