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.
Russia steps up efforts to fill gaps left by America’s waning interest in Africa. From The Conversation.
Historian Renat Bekkin uncovers an untold side to Russia's ‘northern capital.' From Global Voices.
A new study of the fraught state of international relations covers a lot of ground but fails to dig deep enough.
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.
Videoblogging shaman walks to Moscow to ‘exorcise’ Putin, and expects to reach the Kremlin by 2021. From Global Voices.
Buying gold, dumping U.S. assets – many countries are doing it, but Moscow’s reasons are as much political as financial.
The St Petersburg activist’s name recently appeared on a homophobic hit-list. From Global Voices.