The Growing Abyss

Ksenia Smolyakova on the context of the current elections in Russia

Riddle News Week
Putin Discovers and Unveils His Achievements
Andrey Pertsev sums up the week (July 15−19)
Andrey Pertsev sums up the week (July 15−19)
The Limit of Effectiveness

Olga Irisova explains how the terrorist attack at the Crocus City Hall affected the agenda of Russian media and social networks

Russia’s wartime Arctic economy

Nurlan Aliyev evaluates the impact of Russia’s Ukraine invasion on its economic development plans for the High North

«Getting rich at Russia’s expense»: How Chinese companies are gaining a foothold in the Russian commercial vehicle industry

Vakhtang Partsvania on how Chinese commercial vehicle manufacturers are enriching themselves at the expense of European companies that have left the Russian market

Defense Ministry: a motley crew, not a team

Andrey Pertsev explains how Putin prevented the Defense Minister from forming his own team, and what it might lead to

Tailored Propaganda

Alesya Sokolova shows how Russian propaganda spins different narratives for different demographics of social media users

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  • Ksenia Smolyakova

    Political Scientist

  • Andrey Pertsev

    Journalist, Meduza Special Correspondent

  • Olga Irisova

    Editor-in-Chief at Riddle, political analyst. Galina Starovoitova Fellow at Kennan Institute (2019). German chancellor fellow at Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2021−2022)

  • Nurlan Aliyev

    Ph.D. in philosophy and security studies. Lecturer in the University of Economics and Human Sciences in Warsaw. He is the author of «Reassessing Russia’s Security Policy».