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
Ben Noble questions the extent of political stability in Russia
Nick Trickett on how the economic struggles for Putin’s regime in wartime are underscoring the drawbacks of Russia’s approach to central planning
Ivan Fomin discusses the ideological heterogeneity of the Russian political elite
Marlene Laruelle and John Chrobak on the mixed success of the French far right in tuning down its Russophilia
Allyson Edwards looks at why Vladimir Putin offered up an underwhelming Victory Day performance this year
Who is dying for the «Russian World»?
Adam Charles Lenton illustrates how ethnic minorities from poor regions figure disproportionately among Russian military casualties
Russia, Ukraine, and the emergence of ‘disconnective society’
Gregory Asmolov on how the Kremlin’s war in Ukraine is furthering the disconnect between Russia and the rest of the world
The Unreformed Russian Military
Jeff Hawn on why Russia’s military never outgrew the brutal mindset of its Soviet origins
What is the Russian party of war like?
Andrey Pertsev on the key characteristics and goals of Russian public policy hawks
What dictators talk about
Olesya Zakharova discusses the main devices in dictators' language
Back to the past?
Vladislav Inozemtsev on whether the future of the Russian economy will resemble the late Soviet Union or Russia of the 1990s
The End of Russia’s Balancing Act in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Milan Czerny on how Russia is reverting to a pro-Palestine stance to gain leverage over Israel amid the Ukraine war
On the harmfulness of Russian polls
Margarita Zavadskaya on how to interpret opinion polls on support for the war in Ukraine
Journalist, Meduza Special Correspondent
Associate Professor of Russian Politics, University College London; and Associate Fellow, Chatham House
PhD in Political Science. Specialist in the field of political semiotics, researcher of Russian political discourse.
Associate Director and research professor at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George Washington University