Trajectories of Putin’s regime and challenges faced by the opposition

Mikhail Turchenko on how a political regime can develop under Putin and transform after him

Cold civil war

Mikhail Turchenko on how Putin has been dividing Russian society for years

One year in the life of a consolidated personalist dictatorship

Mikhail Turchenko on why the scope and harshness of repression will only grow

The impact of Smart Voting on the 2020 elections

Mikhail Turchenko evaluates the effectiveness of smart voting

Unpacking the results of the Russian elections of Sept. 13

Mikhail Turchenko recounts the trials and tribulations of Russia’s September 13th elections, including Navalny’s Smart Voting 

How smart is Smart Voting?

Mikhail Turchenko weighs up the effectiveness of 'smart voting' by analysing its impact on municipal elections in St Petersburg

Putin’s fundamental amendment

Mikhail Turchenko unpacks what’s wrong with the constitutional amendments and the popular vote