About Riddle

In 1939, Winston Churchill coined a phrase that has enthralled Russia watchers ever since. «Russia,» he said, «is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.»

Our founding of Riddle represents not only a recognition of Russia’s complexity, but also a resolution to seek out answers. After all, riddles have solutions; mysteries can be explained; and the enigma code was ultimately decrypted.

By bringing together a diverse community of experts, we aim to provide independent, balanced analysis on Russia without fear or favour. While many in our community are experienced international Russia watchers, we also provide a platform for a new generation of analysts from all corners of Russia studies, and to run it in both English and Russian.

For all pitches and inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us here: riddle@ridl.io