Russia

13 November 2019
Putin’s Y2024 Problem

Whoever is chosen, the Kremlin will need to come up with a powerful narrative to convince people that it is time for Putin to leave – and that his successor is up to the job.

By Peter Rutland
 
30 October 2019
A Continent for the Taking

Russia steps up efforts to fill gaps left by America’s waning interest in Africa. From The Conversation.

By Theo Neethling
 
16 October 2019
New York Law Shines Light on Shadowy Real Estate Deals
Wealthy powerbrokers from the former Soviet Union have long relied on the use of shell companies to buy Manhattan real estate. From Eurasianet.
By Jack Strosser
 
18 September 2019
Rediscovering the Riches of St. Petersburg's Muslim Heritage

Historian Renat Bekkin uncovers an untold side to Russia's ‘northern capital.' From Global Voices.

By Filip Noubel
 
16 September 2019
Russia vs. the West: Question Time Is Over Premium

A new study of the fraught state of international relations covers a lot of ground but fails to dig deep enough.

By Jonas Syrovatka
 
6 September 2019
Moscow's Revolution Will Be Memed
This Telegram user embellishes famous Russian artworks with riot police. From Global Voices.
By Emily Couch
 
5 September 2019
Russia’s $150 Billion Bet on Arctic Warming Premium

France’s Macron slams the northern shipping route as an ecological disaster in the making, but Asian and European companies are lining up for a share of its (potential) riches.

By Ky Krauthamer
 
26 August 2019
The Long Walk

Videoblogging shaman walks to Moscow to ‘exorcise’ Putin, and expects to reach the Kremlin by 2021. From Global Voices.

By Maxim Edwards
 
13 August 2019
Russia Intensifies De-Dollarization Drive Premium

Buying gold, dumping U.S. assets – many countries are doing it, but Moscow’s reasons are as much political as financial.

By Ky Krauthamer
 
2 August 2019
Russia's LGBTQ+ Community Reels After Murder of Activist Yelena Grigoryeva

The St Petersburg activist’s name recently appeared on a homophobic hit-list. From Global Voices.

By Eilish Hart
 

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