Denis Grekov considers how a weak economy and rising public indebtedness affect ordinary Russians’ readiness to protest
Denis Grekov argues that the Russian government’s latest moves towards censorship will only stimulate further public discontent
Recent protests in Ingushetia will prompt the Kremlin to rethink its North Caucasus policy
The story of Ukraine’s security police staging a planned assassination of the Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko provoked significant online anger and hate speech. It is an increasingly typical Russian public reaction to an ever widening range of current events.
Russia’s authorities are increasingly declaring states of emergency as a way to maintain and consolidate political control. It is becoming a default tactic, one that looks set to continue.