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Arts and Life
Articles by Maria Zheleznova
How Russia ‘Won’ the 2019 Winter Student Olympics
Russia's crushing victory at the 2019 Winter Student Olympics raised a few eyebrows.
Is Russian Negligence More of a Threat Than Terrorism?
In the wake of another tragedy, it’s worth asking what Russians themselves can do to prevent the next one.
Legal Loopholes Won’t Save Russian Citizens (Op-ed)
The story of a gay couple whose marriage was accidentally recognized in Russia is telling
Why Muscovites Raided Zaryadye Park (Op-ed)
The Western approach of creating a modern architectural project has run up against a lack of Western values
Addicted to Benefits
The state is driving itself into a corner by making citizens addicted to social payouts – after all, welfare budgets have a way of drying up during economic...
Russia’s Religion: Paternalism
Polls prove that Russians aren't making long term plans. Instead, they feel that the ruling authorities control events and that their own actions have...
A Small Victory for Liberals: With Oil Prices Rising, Russia Starts Saving
Without any reasons for optimism other than a rise in oil prices and a very illusive hope that the West will lift its sanctions, the government reasons...
Russia Hopes to End Agricultural Counter Sanctions by 2017
Which is more important to the Russian authorities: a winning foreign policy or the success of their import substitution program? “The time has come...
Individual Scandals: Russians Don't Believe in Anti-Corruption Campaign
Russians are having a difficult time making sense of the recent string of corruption scandals involving senior state officials. A case in point concerns...