One Road for Russia and Kazakhstan?

For a long time, the political regimes of Russia and Kazakhstan were moving in one direction but, over time, the two countries began to display different trends.

The World Cup: A Reprieve For Russia’s Regions?

The 2018 FIFA World Cup has helped push federal investments into regional infrastructure. These were long overdue, and are turning selected cities into ‘decent’ living places. But only in the short term

Echoes of a deceased federation

The example of Tatarstan proves that formal institutions in Russia are eroding