An amateur variety revue in battledress

Andrey Pertsev analyses Russian authorities' attempts to invent a military pop aesthetic

The Ministry of Happiness

Andrey Pertsev discusses how the Kremlin's political bloc is creating a new class of propagandists

‘We stand with Russia’, but why?

Andrey Pertsev on why the Kremlin is unwilling and unable to come up with an ideology for plebiscites in Ukrainian lands

Outpost state

Andrey Pertsev on why Kremlin is forming a modern version of service-class people in Donbas

Playing by new rules

Andrey Pertsev on how Russia’s siloviki and civilian elites have begun to change Russia’s system of power

A mad printer: An updated version

Andrey Pertsev looks at how Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin has been trying to win Putin’s favours back

Back in the USSR

Andrey Pertsev on how and why the Russian elite is restoring a Soviet-like state

Sergei Kirienko’s new sphere of influence

Andrey Pertsev looks into how the head of the Kremlin's domestic political bloc profited from Russia’s Ukraine invasion

What is the Russian party of war like?

Andrey Pertsev on the key characteristics and goals of Russian public policy hawks

From Kremlin courtiers to propaganda serfdom

Andrey Pertsev looks at how Russia’s ruling elite are under pressure to show loyalty to their boss through regular outbursts of propaganda

What does the Russian war «Z» stand for?

Andrey Pertsev on how the «Z-campaign» in Russia testifies to the ideological emptiness of the Ukraine invasion