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Has Russia Finally Found its Niche in the World?
The annexation of Crimea was the end of an uncertain phase in Russian history.
How Russia Took Over Crimea, and Crimea Took Over Putin
Five years after the Crimea annexation, the country has undoubtedly changed — but no less important is the change Putin himself has undergone.
The U.S. College Admissions Scandal Is So Post-Soviet
Academic corruption is typical for Post-Soviet countries because of the power of informal networks.
Boycotting the St. Petersburg Economic Forum Won’t Free Calvey
One month after Michael Calvey’s dramatic arrest, his future remains uncertain.
The Court Case Against Oyub Titiyev Is a Tragic Farce
After 14 months behind bars, Chechen human rights activist Oyub Titiyev gave his closing statement on Monday.
How Russia ‘Won’ the 2019 Winter Student Olympics
Russia's crushing victory at the 2019 Winter Student Olympics raised a few eyebrows.
Trump Is Winning, Putin's Losing in Global Arms Sales
Russia's arms sales are on the decline, a sign that Vladimir Putin’s geopolitical bets aren’t turning into long-term influence.
Taking to the Street Left Russia’s Opposition Out in the Cold
Now that Putinism is in transition, it is time for the opposition to get off the streets.
Nikolaus von Twickel
The State of Play in the Donbass
The European public has become comfortably numb about the war in the Donbass.
Who's to Blame for Gender Stereotypes in Russia?
On International Women's Day, Levada Center sociologist Alexei Levinson reveals Russian society's attitudes on gender roles.
Troika Bank Scandal Exposed Global Failure to Prevent Money Laundering
Ultimately, it is not Vardanyan who will suffer the consequences of the Troika Laundromat exposé .
Putin Turns Swathes of Russia Into Flyover Country
A major part of the country will be treated as a social and economic liability.
When Trust Fails: How Long Can the Russian State Withstand Waning Public Support?
Russians find themselves in the fifth consecutive year of falling real incomes, and the national mood is finally catching up with reality.
The Troika Laundromat Shows How Not to Combat Money Laundering
Focus on shady transactions, not the banks themselves.
Maria Zheleznova and Vladimir Ruvinsky
What Putin Thinks About Michael Calvey’s Arrest
The president doesn’t consider it necessary to share his opinion on the most heated case of 2019, and that is a bad sign
Russian Generals’ Biggest Fear? Ordinary Russians
What General Gerasimov and the Kremlin are really scared of is their own people.
New Russian Emigres Aren’t All Dissidents
The bulk of Russians moving to the West aren’t anti-Putin exiles.
A Year After the Skripal Poisoning, How Much Has Really Changed?
Mark Galeotti on the legacy of the Skripal poisoning.
Michele A. Berdy
Russian Boys Just Want to Have Fun
I finally figured out why Russian words for young men are so confusing. We think of age differently.
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