29 September 2017
Inside Tomsk’s Political Machine

The Siberian city’s gubernatorial election, rigged and managed from above, illustrates how the electoral system really works in many Russian regions. From openDemocracy.

By Rinat Miftakhov
26 September 2017
UN Says Russia Abusing Human Rights in Crimea Premium

New report gathers evidence for arbitrary detentions, abductions, torture and systematic repression since the annexation of the Ukrainian territory.

22 September 2017
German Elections Reveal Political Rise of Russian Minority Premium

Although most have been in the country for two decades or longer, many Russians don’t follow German media and look to Moscow for support.

21 September 2017
Russia to Pay Damages to Beslan Survivors – Reluctantly Premium

2004 tragedy opened fault lines between the government and critics of its shoot-to-kill approach to terror incidents.

Kurt Volker US Ukraine envoy
18 September 2017
Washington, Kyiv Dismiss Putin Peacekeeper Plan: Report Premium

White House envoy says he will discuss the Ukraine war with Kremlin official next month.

Moscow Zaryadye Park
18 September 2017
Moscow’s New Ultra-Modern Park Wins Praise Premium

More amusement zone than traditional island of greenery, Zaryadye Park is a sibling of New York’s High Line.

15 September 2017
Russia Mystified by Wave of Bomb Threats Premium

The false alarms have been blamed on Ukrainian terrorists, ISIS, ultra-Orthodox fanatics, even Russian security.

Agnieszka Holland
14 September 2017
Netflix Rolls into Poland as Russia Slams the Gate Premium

Internet TV giants make slow progress in CEE market, but locally made content remains a rarity.

13 September 2017
G-Men on the Trail of Russian Media Premium

Russian media could find themselves subject to Washington’s version of the notorious Russian ‘foreign agent law,’ reports suggest.

11 September 2017
Moscow Election Springs a Few Surprises Premium

The opposition’s better-than-expected showing could have a bearing in next year’s more important elections in the capital and nationwide.



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