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Protesters in Russia Today Are Younger, Poorer and Further Left than a Decade Ago
If protests are happening, young people want to be part of that.
Mueller Provides Scant Real Relief for Russia
The Mueller report is unlikely to make any real impact on U.S.-Russian relations.
R.I.P. Russiagate. Here's What We Learned
It’s important now to be clear-eyed, no matter if you bought the conspiracy theory or not.
Not All Is Quiet On the Arctic Front
Arctic expert Elizabeth Buchanan on the state of play in the region.
Nazarbayev’s Resignation Is an Attempt to Institutionalize His System
The "leader of the nation" for life has a plan.
Denis Grekov for Riddle
Russia is Censoring More Than Just the Internet
The Kremlin risks pushing people out of the virtual world and into the streets.
Removed From Russian Influence, Ukraine Election Is Unpredictable on Its Own Terms
Moscow does not seem to be attempting to influence the outcome of this contest.
Kazakh Autocrat Shows Putin How to Keep Power
Both Russia and Kazakhstan have been run by the same leader, continuously “re-elected.”
Michele A. Berdy
A Russian Boyfriend
What do you call the guy bringing you flowers and serenading you? In Russian it's tricky.
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.
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