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How Russia saved the 2023 budget

Janis Kluge unpacks what a weakened rouble, persistent sanctions and oil price fluctuations will mean for Russia’s budgetary balancing

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Art Under Control
Andrei Pertsev sums up the week (December 4−8)
Andrei Pertsev sums up the week (December 4−8)
Russia’s mobilisation against mobilisation

Jeremy Morris anticipates that any larger-scale mobilization will provoke more avoidance and evasion

Russia and Israel: The End of «Special Relations»?

Vladimir (Ze'ev) Khanin describes the transformation of Russian-Israeli relations

The hidden strength of Russia’s anti-war movement

Dan Storyev, Daria Korolenko and Lauren McCarthy uncover a surprisingly resilient, varied and innovative modes of resistance to Russia’s war in Ukraine

Russia’s Strategic Forces after the START Treaty: Missiles and Bombers

Pavel Luzin on why Russia's decision to suspend its participation in the New START Treaty masks its weaknesses

Putin’s Assault on Abortion Rights

Mimi Reitz on how and why the Russian government has been targeting Russian women’s bodily autonomy — a move that goes against a longstanding Soviet tradition

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  • Andrey Pertsev

    Journalist, Meduza Special Correspondent

  • Janis Kluge

    Senior Associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin

  • Jeremy Morris

    Ethnographer of postsocialist societies and is Associate Professor of Global Studies at Aarhus University, Denmark.

  • Vladimir (Ze’ev) Khanin

    Lecturer in Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University